The SAR 9X Platinum features a silver Cerakote finish to the slide, along with several upgrades.

The SAR 9 is rapidly earning a reputation for exceptional quality at an affordable price. We recently reported on the SAR 9 after a day on the range at the Athlon Outdoor Rendezvous. Now SAR comes back with an upgraded variant, the 9X Platinum.

SAR 9X Platinum Details

“The SAR 9X Platinum’s DNA comes directly from the SAR 9 pistol which is one of the latest offerings from SAR USA,” said Todd Pearson, COO of SAR USA. “The SAR 9 was originally designed and engineered to compete on the world stage as a military sidearm, and to fill a military contract. Now we are offering the SAR 9 in the X Platinum package which includes Cerakote finished slide, paddle holster, double mag pouch, magazine loader and accessory flashlight. All are packaged in a handsome carrying case.”

The striker-fired 9X Platinum features a lightweight polymer frame. It comes with an accessory rail and a serrated slide with Cerakote platinum finish. A 4.5-inch hammer-forged barrel sports a recessed crown for better accuracy. Meanwhile, a three-dot sight and optic-ready mount helps shooters get on target.

The pistil exhibits a low barrel axis, which helps control muzzle rise. A 20-degree grip angle provides better follow-up recovery, according to SAR. An ambidextrous safety trigger helps provide even more versatility.

A unique safety trigger incorporates a tab safety in the center, preventing inertial discharges. A bright-red insert at the top indicates when the trigger is forward. A “striker status indicator,” it enables shooters to see when the gun is cocked. The pistol comes with one 17-round and one 19-round magazine. Retailing for under $450, the 9X Platinum deserves a look. Fore more information, visit

SAR 9X Platinum Specs

  • Caliber: 9x19mm
  • Height: 5.5 inches
  • Capacity: 10+1 or 17+1
  • Overall Width: 1.4 inches
  • Overall length: 7.6 inches
  • Barrel Length: 4.4 inches
  • Overall Weight: 27.5 ounces
  • MSRP: Black: $422.21, Stainless: $444.43

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