Sarsilmaz CM9- short review

The Sarsilmaz CM9 is a short recoil operated locked breech semi-automatic compact Turkish 9 mm pistol. It has Polymer frame and Forged steel barrel and slide. It comes with adjustable rear sights, the front sight is fixed. The pistol has manual safety with firing pin block. Front rails under the barrel allow accessories like the flashlight to be added. Here the short review:


Sarsilmaz CM9 specs:

  • Caliber: 9 x 19 mm
  • Action: Double action
  • Mag capacity: 15 + 1
  • Pistol length: 7.3″
  • Barrel length: 3.8″
  • Pistol height: 5.6″
  • Width: 1.1″
  • Pistol weight: 800 grams (approx)
  • Front Sight: Fixed
  • Rear Sight: Adjustable
  • Safety: Ambidextrous manual




It has double stack single feed magazines with round count indication.


The pistol comes with LPA adjustable sights. Safety is includes firing pin block.


This is a compact pistol with good ergonomics. The grip is good for average sized hands. I have found the workmanship to be quite impressive. Glaring features are ambidextrous safety, LPA adjustable sights and slide serrations. However, the magazine release is only on one side. This is a good pistol for self defense considering its size and features. A small beaver tail give good grip and helps reduce the muzzle flip. Initial operation has found it to be quite hard, but with some rounds after lubrication and de-greasing the gun works well. Presently it is selling in Pakistan (in 2010) in the Rs 180k plus minus range. This is not some out of the world pistol with a lot of shebang, neither is it the lowest category stuff. It is a middle range handgun that does the job. Still I would rate it well if it sells for around Rs 150k, that would be good value for money. Cheers 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Sarsilmaz CM9- short review”

  1. Sir this is the Gen1.
    one of the better things is the CZ Design in compact form. Also the chamber witness window which enables the user to see if the chamber is loaded.

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