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…
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
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.
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!
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.
The workmanship is excellent quality, no rough edges, no tooling or machining marks.
The barrel and guide rod (spring included) are top notch quality.
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.