First Look: SAR9 Compact Handgun

posted on October 19, 2021
pistol facing right

Sarsilmaz is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of firearms, and now the company is rolling out its new SAR9 Compact pistol. The SAR9 Compact is built on the same platform as the previous SAR9, which is proudly carried by NATO and elite forces around the world.

“The SAR9 Compact was inspired by feedback that we received from elite shooting professionals, dealers and consumers,” said Todd Pearson, COO SAR USA. “We listened to the shooting sports community when they asked for the same incredible durability and performance of the SAR9 in a more compact version.”

The SAR9 Compact is chambered in 9 mm and strikes a balance between a micro and full-size pistol. The gun us small enough and light enough to be easily concealed and comfortably carried, yet has the capacity of a full-size pistol. Other features of the SAR9 Compact include a hammer-forged barrel with a recessed crown for increased accuracy, three interchangeable backstraps and side plates for better ergonomics and a black oxide slide.

The lightweight polymer framed, striker-fired, SAR9 Compact has a low barrel axis to grip ratio to lessen muzzle climb and a 20-degree grip angle that providing superior control and fast second shot recovery. The SAR9 Compact comes standard with two 15 round magazines with a 10-round option for capacity restricted states.

SAR9 Compact Technical Specifications:

  • Caliber: 9 mm
  • Operating System: Striker-Fired
  • Magazine Capacity: 2, 15-round magazines (10-round magazines also available)
  • Overall Length: 7.2 inches
  • Barrel Length: 4.0 inches
  • Width: 1.4 inches
  • Height: 5.1 inches
  • Weight: 26.8 ounces

MSRP for the SAR9 Compact in black is $452, and the stainless steel model has an MSRP of $484. To learn more about these pistols and the complete SAR USA product line, please visit



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