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Sarsılmaz Presents a Wide Range of Products to Its Users with Its Design Ability

by Buse Köse

Sarsılmaz, through its engineering and design abilities, present many different kinds of small arms answering various needs of users. A wide range of products ranging from pistols with steel and polymer frames to modern assault rifles are among those. Sarsılmaz designed 9×19 mm pistol K12 SPORT X for sportive shooters and 5,56×45 mm assault rifle SAR 56 for armed forces and law enforcement agencies.

SAR 56

Competition Pistol K12 SPORT X

K12 SPORT X, a new version of K12 SPORT with steel frame and hammer firing, developed by Sarsılmaz, is a sportive pistol like the previous member of the family.  Barrel, slide and frame of the X version are forged from stainless alloy steel like its previous model.

Along with this, K12 SPORT X, differing from its previous model, has ventilation cuts on its slide. These cuts make it easy for the barrel to cool down during consecutive shots. Thus, it prevents the pistol from decreasing in performance due to heat in case of consecutive shots. These cuts also make the pistol lighter compared to K12 SPORT. Another feature making the pistol lighter is the thinner design of the frame’s frontal part. Cooling cuts in the slide and the thinner frontal frame lighten the pistol by 160 grams compared to K12 SPORT.

Latif Aral Aliş, Chairman of the Board of Sarsılmaz

The new model keeps K12 SPORT’s various features such as an adjustable trigger, adjustable rear sight. Thanks to the adjustable trigger, users can change the reset distance of the trigger. Thus, the reset distance can be shortened or extended according to the habits of the users in order to reduce the loss time between consecutive shots. Thanks to the adjustable rear sights the user can reset the gun according to the conditions in the range and the bullet weight of the ammunition to be used.

The pistol’s safety system consists of hammer safety and firing pin block. Hammer safety is controlled through a catch. The firing pin block is located inside the slide assembly and prevents the gun from firing unless the trigger is pulled. Thus, the gun does not fire even if it falls to the ground when it is loaded and the trigger is cocked.

Since the K12 SPORT X is designed with an extended magazine release button and extended safety catch, shooters can access all these controls very quickly and operate them all with one hand.

Since the pistol is designed with an extended magazine release button and extended safety catch, shooters can access all these controls very quickly and operate them all with one hand. This increases the rate of fire especially during a competition.

The rear sight of the K12 SPORT X is user-adjustable.

K12 SPORT X offers the user a high level of ergonomics with its new grip that makes it easier to grasp. The marks on the grip prevent the pistol from slipping in the user’s hand. Cerakote coating on the aluminium grip covers extends life of the pistol.

Thanks to the adjustable trigger of the K12 SPORT X, shooters can change the trigger’s reset distance according to their preferences.

Table 1. Technical Specifications of K12 SPORT X

Action Hammer fired
Barrel Diameter 9×19 mm
Trigger System Single action
Body material Forged alloy steel
Barrel and slide material Forged alloy steel
Barrel length 120 mm
Overall length 218 mm
Overall height 141 mm
Overall width 35 mm
Weight 1,170 gr
Magazine capacity 17 rounds
The cooling cuts on the slide of K12 SPORT X make it easy for the barrel to cool down during consecutive shots.

Sarsılmazs New Assault Rifle: SAR 56

SAR 56 assault rifle with a barrel diameter of 5.56×45 mm is one of the weapons developed recently by Sarsılmaz for those fighting on the front. Sarsılmaz developed SAR 56 by blending all its know-how in assault rifles with the feedback received from the users in the field.  Thereby a user-friendly and ergonomic weapon is created.

K12 SPORT X is chambered for 9×19 mm rounds.

The outstanding ergonomic features of SAR 56, operating with a short stroke gas piston system are as follows:

  • 5 position, cheek rest butt stock
  • Long and detachable handguard
  • Ergonomic and support-type grip
  • Trigger group with a safety catch that can be engaged even when not set up
  • Double sided latch group, suitable for tactical use
  • Polymer ejection port dust cover
  • Easy to use strap link ring
  • Magazine with indicator
Different versions of the SAR 56 with 7.5-inch (at the top), 11-inch (in the middle), and 14.5-inch (at the bottom) barrel lengths.

Another significant feature of SAR56 is different barrel length options. SAR 56 comes with 7.5”, 11” and 14.5” barrel length options whereby it stands out as a suitable solution to all missions requiring varying ranges from close to long range. Sarsılmaz has now launched the mass production of SAR 56.

Sarsılmaz operates in a wide range in terms of infantry rifles along with SAR 56. The company takes part in the mass production of Turkey’s authentic assault rifle while it continues to produce another authentic assault rifle, SAR 223P.

SAR 56 has a magazine with a capacity of 30 cartridges.

Table 2. Technical Specifications of SAR 56

SAR 56 7.5Barrel  SAR 56 11Barrel SAR 56 14.5Barrel
Type Assault Rifle
Barrel diameter 5.56 x 45 mm
Dimensions Overall length (stock extracted) 670 mm 803 mm 890 mm
Overall length (stock retracted) 600 mm 740 mm 827 mm
Overall height 270 mm
Overall width 27 mm
Barrel length 190 mm 279 mm 368 mm
Twist rate 1:7”
Type and number of rifling 6, Twisted to the Right (6RH)
Rate of fire per minute 750-950 shots/min.
Muzzle velocity 700 ± 10 m/s 850 ± 10 m/s 875 ± 10 m/s
Firing modes Fully Automatic / Semi-automatic
Safety system Safety catch
Sight system Adjustable rear sight (100-400 m)
Magazine capacity (polymer magazine) 30
Dry weight without magazine 2,850 gr 3,250 gr 3,550 gr
Thanks to the accessory rails designed according to NATO standards, different accessories can be attached to the SAR 56.

Exquisite Engineering and Design Abilities

Latif Aral Aliş, Chairman of the Board of Sarsılmaz, says the following about their engineering and design abilities: “We always aim to offer the best to armed forces and law enforcement agencies. Thus, engineering and design activities have an essential place among our works. We have a wide range of products from          pistols to heavy machine guns. However, we are not satisfied with this. We continue to design new products in line with the needs of the users and to improve our existing products day by day. We will continue to offer products that will meet all the needs of our users in the coming periods.”

SAR 56 with a user-friendly design has ergonomic features such as supported type of hand grip, double sided latch group, double sided latch group, polymer dust cover, magazine with indicator and a trigger group with a safety catch that can be engaged even when not set up.

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