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Sarsilmaz ST9 by POF–Handgun Review

 

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Sarsilmaz ST9 from POF is a striker fired 9 mm pistol. It is available like the B6 through POF although it is made in Turkey by Sarsilmaz. One of my friends got it ad I couldn’t stop myself from taking a closer look at it. The pistol comes in a plastic case with the POF logo on top of it. A brief review is presented…

 

 

 

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Here’s what the handgun looks like. Polymer frame, polymer magazines! The plastic case includes pistol ST9, two polymer mags, plastic cleaning rod, cleaning brush, oil bottle, user manual and two back changeable back straps. The ST9 technical specs are:

  • Caliber: 9 x 19 mm
  • Action: SA
  • Mag Capacity: 15 + 1
  • Barrel length: 4.5”
  • Overall pistol length: 7.8”
  • Pistol height: 5.8”
  • Pistol width: 1.2”
  • Weight: 820 grams
  • Frame: Polymer
  • Sights: 3 Dot, dovetail front and rear
  • Slide: Forget Steel (Alloy)
  • Barrel: Forged Steel (Alloy), Chrome lined
  • Safety: Manual and Drop with firing pin block
  • Trigger Pull: 5.5 +/- 2.2 lbs

 

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It has Picattiny rails to mount red dot or flashlight. The safety and mag release both are ambidextrous. However, I found that the mag release works by index finger and not through thumb. It is on the base of trigger guard and so not at a place where the thumb can be used to release the mag. And you do not have to push it in you actually have to push it down. Takes a little bit of practice to get used to it.

 

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The slide stop has markings to make the disassembly easier. Serrations at the front and back of the grip make it more stable in sweaty hands. I guess it’s a good tactical weapon. With two changeable back straps the grip can be changed to suit ones hands, big or small. A great feature!

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Even the slide stop is ambidextrous! The gun will perform good in left and right hands. See the safety lever  at the top and the mag release at the base of trigger guard.

 

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The workmanship is excellent quality, no rough edges, no tooling or machining marks.

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The barrel and guide rod (spring included) are top notch quality.

 

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The three dot sight makes it easy to acquire target. And with a red striker indicator at the back one knows when the gun is ready to shoot.

The Sarsilmaz ST9 has a barrel life of 25,000 rounds. The gun exudes quality and ruggedness. In Pakistan it is selling from 58k to 60 plus depending on where you buy it from. Its only available in Black color here in Pakistan, but else where on the web I saw it in Desert Tan and Green color which simply spruces up its looks. With a barrel life of 25,000 rounds this gun is poised to serve its owner for a long time. And with spares available from POF, the price and excellent workmanship I think it offers excellent value for money in Pakistan.

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22 thoughts on “Sarsilmaz ST9 by POF–Handgun Review

    1. Dr sb, POF was supposed to make these pistols. But I have been told the Turks told them to purchase 30,000 or more pistols after which they would install the production plant. I think the negotiations have stalled. But in any case this would have been good for Pakistan.

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    1. Ahem, Ahem! The info you have is rather old. POF recalled all guns with strike issues and replaced them free of cost, also the issue was resolved by Sarsilmaz and the newer guns are trouble free.
      Cheers

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  1. nmafzal your review is very good. I want to purchase one pistol among B-6 and St-9 but confuse to decide which one in good. Please suggest me one pistol among B-6 and St-9 with strong reasons, if possible please e-mail me your contact number to talk personally. Thanks.
    Waiting for your response.

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    1. Hello Dr MIN. Both are good. I like hammer fired guns so I got the B6. Also B6 is based on the CZ platform which is well tried and I am a big fan of CZ 😀 hence my reasons for getting a CZ.

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      1. hi i hope you reply
        can you tell me how is b6 performing any idea of how many miss fire till now or any faliure to feed and roughly how many rounds have you fired

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  2. an excellent value for money you pay is st9,
    I bought non POF, directly imported Sarsilmaz st9 and found it’s adjustable grip as an added feature.

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  3. I have st9 good handling, no problem with accuracy but one problem I got is that the slider lock for reload after I fired some of the shots but last round remain in megzine I don’t know what is the problem can you help ?

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    1. Can you please retry firing with different magazine and different ammo. That should single out the problem. So if its not the ammo and mags then it definitely is the handgun. If you bought it form POF then they will definitely help. Please keep us posted. Thanks
      🙂

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  4. Hello dear all
    Please I need you guys to help me out
    One friend ask me to buy canik instead of buying st9
    I am going to buy st9 tomorrow
    I am switching from 30bore to 9mm
    Can you guys help me & guide me which one will be more reliable .
    Thanks

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