Watch: Sarsilmaz ST9 9mm Pistol Review
Kevin Felts 12.13.17
Sarsilmaz is a company I had never heard of until this video was posted on YouTube. According to the Sarsilmaz website, the company was founded in 1880 and is a privately owned company in Turkey which produces a variety of handguns, rifles, and shotguns.
The handgun in the video is a ST9, which is chambered in 9mm. In typical Sootch00 fashion, he does an excellent video review of the ST9.
From the ST9 web page:
- Capacity: 17+1
- Barrel length: 4.5 inches
- Overall length: 7.8 inches
- Frame material: Polymer
- Slide material: Alloyed Forged Steel
- Safety: Ambidextrous manual; drop safety; firing pin block
- Picatinny Rail
- Transparent magazine
Now for the video.
I like that the ST9 comes with a manual safety. Some people may say, “Your finger is your safety,” which is not true. A safety is a mechanical device that “is not” affected by stress or emotions. Your finger “is” affected by stress, emotions, and reflexes. What are reflexes? Movements we do not control. I honestly wish more companies would give consumers a wider range of safety options.
Cheaper Than Dirt has an ST9 listed for $392.50, which makes the handgun very attractive. There are a number of people who cannot afford a $600 handgun. So it is nice to see a company making a sub-400 dollar handgun.
Ambidextrous controls are a nice feature.
No magazine safety, so the handgun can be fired without the magazine.
Overall, the ST9 seems like a nice handgun.
Special thank you to Sootch00 for another excellent video. Keep up the great work.