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Sarsılmaz has developed the latest member of the SAR 9 pistol family, namely the SAR 9 SP, to suit the needs of the Turkish Special Forces Command. This pistol is equipped with features such as suppressor connector, elevated tritium iron sights, magwell, and lanyard ring in addition to the standard features of the SAR 9 family. SAR 9 SP has become the newest member of the SAR 9 product family after SAR 9 SC.
Sarsılmaz exhibited both the SAR 9 SP and SC models for the first time at the 3rd Productivity and Technology Fair held between June 9-12 in Ankara.
SAR 9 SP: Tailor-Made for Special Missions
The SAR 9 SP comes with many important features for special task forces. The first of these is the suppressor connector at the muzzle of the pistol. All standard sized suppressors can be fitted to the pistol thanks to this connector. In addition, shooters can easily aim even with a suppressor attached to the pistol, thanks to the pistol’s elevated tritium iron sights. In addition, the tritium on the iron sights makes it easy to create the correct sight picture even in inadequate light conditions. It may not be possible to aim with the standard iron sights with a suppressor attached since the outer diameter of the suppressor usually overflows the pistol’s aiming line.
The SAR 9 SP also has features such as a magwell and lanyard ring. The magwell serves as an apparatus that expands the magazine inlet on the handle of the pistol and facilitates an easier reload by guiding the magazine. In this way, the shooter can quickly reload without taking their eyes off the target.
The lanyard ring, which is located just below the handle, allows the pistol to be connected to a point in the belt or holster by means of a flexible lanyard. This feature provides the user with various advantages during certain scenarios. For example, sometimes pistols fall out of their holsters in the heated pace of combat. The personnel may not notice this during the firefight. The lanyard ensures that the pistol remains attached to the user’s body in such cases.
The cooling cuts on the slide of the SAR 9 SP allow the barrel to cool faster, especially after consecutive shots. In addition, the striker set indicator on the trigger informs the shooter whether the trigger is cocked. The Cerakote brand special ceramic coating on the pistol prevents it from being worn down due to reasons such as temperature, humidity, and sun rays.
In addition, SAR 9 SP includes all the hereditary features of the SAR 9 family that it is a member of.
SAR 9 SC: Smallest Member of the Family
Sarsılmaz developed the SAR 9 SC model for the security forces who will perform secret missions. However, this pistol is in the sub-compact class in terms of its size. Therefore, it is easy to carry and conceal as a secondary pistol. It has the potential to gain significant success in markets where civilians use pistols, especially in the USA, in this respect.
SAR 9 SC, which is also the smallest member of the SAR 9 pistol family of Sarsılmaz, has a capacity of 12 cartridges and a barrel length of 85 mm. The SAR 9 SC has the standard features of the SAR 9 family, just like the SAR 9 SP.
SAR 9: Extended Product Family
SAR 9 series is a comprehensive product family meeting the needs in a wide range. This family consists of pistols developed for various purposes and each pistol have different properties. The body of these striker fired pistols are manufactured from polymeric materials while their barrels and slides are manufactured from forged alloy steel. All models are chambered in 9×19 mm and has a single action mechanism. Grips of pistols have side and back plates with 3 different sizes. These plates could be changed easily by the user. All models also have striker and trigger safety. Another common property of these pistols is the picatinny rail. Standard accessories can be installed on all the members of SAR 9 family except the SAR 9 SC thanks to this rail.
Table 1. Technical Specifications of SAR 9 SC and SAR 9 SP
|Model||SAR 9 SC||SAR 9 SP|
|Action||Single action||Single action|
|Barrel and slide material||Forged Alloy Steel||Forged Alloy Steel|
|Barrel length (mm)||85||129|
|Overall length (mm)||165||216|
|Overall height (mm)||122||145|
|Overall width (mm)||27||37|
Latif Aral Aliş, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sarsılmaz, says the following about these new pistols: “At Sarsılmaz, we are always moving forward with the goal of delivering the best to the worlds security forces. We have observed that security forces, which carry out special tasks, need special pistols suitable for the nature of such tasks. Security forces need a pistol that they can carry under everyday civilian clothes and conceal underneath these clothes in some undercover missions. We have developed SAR 9 SC for this need. This pistol can be easily carried under clothes with its compact design and provides effective firepower to the user when needed. On the other hand, security forces needed a handgun that they could use during raid missions. This handgun should be able to be fitted with a suppressor and offer a higher firepower to the users with its barrel length, and magazine capacity. We respond to this need with SAR 9 SP. We will continue to offer products aimed at different needs in the coming periods.”