New SAR9 Compact X

In more Turkish polymer pistol news, Florida’s SAR USA– the folks that have been bringing Sarsilmaz pistols across the Atlantic for a generation– has a new compact 9mm with lots of goodies and a (kinda) budget price.

The new SAR9 Compact X is a very Glock 19-sized polymer-framed striker-fired pistol with a 4-inch barrel. Using the same DNA of the larger SAR9 pistol, which had been developed to pursue NATO pistol contracts, it has 3-dot combat sights on an optic-cut slide, an accessory rail, and a semi-modular frame.

The pistol will be offered in black, stainless, “platinum” and OD green variants with two 15-shot mags and a box of budget-looking accessories including a paddle holster, double mag pouch, a magazine loader, and weapon light that I am telling you right now, you should not use.

The asking price is $632, which in hindsight, isn’t that much of a deal when compared to the rest of the market.

By Michael Crites

Michael Crites is el jefe around here. He has spent more than 30 years shooting, learning about guns, and collecting firearms old and new. He holds his Oregon Concealed Handgun License, and enjoys testing products in the back 40 of his farm.

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