The SAR k2p -A Quality 9mm on a Budget

  1. SavageGuy
    The SAR k2p -A Quality 9mm on a Budget
    by "SavageGuy"

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    I'd like to take this time to share my experience thus far with the SAR k2p 9mm.

    I was on the hunt for a quality, full-size 9mm that didn't break the bank. I had already turned down the SD9VE, didn't like the trigger, and I am partial to hammer fired guns. I choose this gun for several reasons:

    1. Hammer fired
    2. Hi capacity
    3. Fit and overall feel of the gun
    4. Price
    5. Adjustable sights

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    Little bit about the gun.

    (SAR is based out of Turkey and is distributed through EAA in Florida. SAR supplies the Turkish army with the K2p as their sidearm)

    Barrel: 3.8"
    Action: SA/SA
    Sights: Adjustable windage/elevation
    Safety: Manual Thumb
    Weight: 30 oz (empty)
    Height: 6"
    Length: 7.5"
    Capacity: 17+1 / 19+1

    Street price: $290-350.

    The CZ 75b magazines will work with this gun. I have a Mec-Gar cz 75b 19 rounder that works flawlessly with this gun.

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    The factory 17 rounder has also been flawless.

    As for holsters, there is a paddle holster available that fits this gun. The Fobus sp-11. I use this holster when I carry this gun in the woods.

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    I've put hundreds of issue-free round through this gun so far. ALL have been my handloads using my cast boolits [Editor Note: "boolits" is slang for cast-at-home alloyed lead bullets]

    I have not used any hollow points.

    Accuracy has been very good. At 15 yards, I can keep all 19 rounds in a hand-sized group. Recoil is very manageable.

    Field stripping the gun is simple. Pull the slide back about 1/4" to align the two dots on the slide and frame.

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    Then, keeping the two dots aligned, push out the takedown pin.

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    Then disassemble as normal.

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    The only thing that I don't particularly care for about this gun would be the trigger. It's a little gritty with a bit of over travel. The DA pull is heavy, but the SA is pretty good.

    Overall, I couldn't be more pleased with this gun, especially for the price I paid. It shoots well, is very reliable, and seems to be a quality handgun!

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