First Look: Sarsilmaz SAR9 X Platinum 9mm

First Look: Sarsilmaz SAR9 X Platinum 9mm

SAR9 X Platinum

Coming with everything you require to carry out of the box, the SAR9 X Platinum ends up a tidy upgrade package.

What Does Sarsilmaz's 9mm Come With:

  • Paddle holster
  • Double magazine pouch
  • Magazine loader
  • Accessory flashlight
  • Carrying case

Sarsilmaz is one of the largest small arms manufacturers in the world that many haven’t heard of. Yeah, historically there's been a few import geeks here and there who’d have one of the Turkish concern’s guns, but not enough of them to really start a trend. This changed somewhat a few years back with the introduction of SAR9 to the American market, giving shooters a Glock-ish option at a decidedly non-Glock-ish price.

Sarsilmaz continues to profit off the tidy striker-fired pistol, recently expanding the line to include the SAR9 X Platinum. While not wandering too far off the company’s winning formula, the gun boasts enough upgrades and extras to pique the interest of those after a decked out 9mm at a decent price. How decent? Sarsilmaz released the black-finished version of the 9mm with an MSRP of $422 and the stainless-steel model with an MSRP of $444. In the scheme of things, not bad for a duty-sized striker-fired.

As to the gun’s bells and whistles, much of it comes in the accessories pack, which includes a paddle holster, double magazine pouch, magazine loader, accessory flashlight and carrying case. Though, the SAR9 X Platinum has a few upgrades on the original iteration, including a Cerakote finished slide with cuts to reduce weight, and a match-style barrel, crowned to ensure the integrity of the bore.

From there, the pistol gets fairly familiar to the SAR9. If you want the full lowdown on the original, Richard Mann did an extensive review on the SAR9. But in thumbnail, like the SAR9,  SAR9 X Platinum is a polymer-framed striker-fired pistol with a fairly low bore axis, which makes it a relatively manageable and quick shooter. It also has a manual thumb safety, which will draw cheers or jeers depending on who you are. And the Platinum comes in at a fairly manageable 27.5 ounces and sports a 4.5-inch barrel. It comes with one 17- and one 19-round magazine or two 10-round magazines in capacity restricted states.

SAR9 X Platinum Specs:
Caliber: 9mm
Capacity: 15+1 / 17+1
Barrel Length: 4.4″
Overall Length: 7.6″
Overall Heigth: 5.5″
Overall Width: 1.4″
Weight: 27.5 oz.

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