Sarsilmaz K2 .45 ACP (video)

Steve Woods photo. As a full-time gun writer and tester,…

Steve Woods photo.

As a full-time gun writer and tester, true surprises are pretty rare. One of the biggest exceptions to that rule is the Sarsilmaz K2 .45 ACP pistol I tested a couple months back. Upon arrival, my first thoughts were that it was a typical, middle-of-the-road foreign pistol—a preconception that was blown away almost immediately. Right out of the box it had a fit and finish commensurate with many far more expensive pistols. It was smooth, comfortable in the hand and well-balanced.

As soon as it hit the range, any idea I had that this was not an excellent pistol was wiped away. It was incredibly accurate, easy to shoot, comfortable to carry and 100 percent reliable. Even after another several hundred rounds, it has yet to miss a beat. Given my fondness of the pistol, it needed a second look. Please enjoy the short video, and watch for further review, as it will be used in a couple of tactical schools in the near future. If you are looking for a great buy in a solid tactical or self-defense pistol, this is an excellent place to start.


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  • Christian

    For the JM Kydex, is that holster with or without a light attachment?

  • Christian

    What brand glock 21 holster? Lot’s of different retention styles among them.


    The tactical holster for a Glock 21 works perfectly if carried cocked and locked. That is what was used. It has worked so far with a surefire x300, TLR 1, and the new Insight light and laser combination.

    It also fits nicely in a JM Custom Kydex holster that is set up for a M&P 45. That seems to be the norm so far. We have not tried it in any other Kydex yet, but so long as it does not attach at the trigger guard it seems to work.

  • Darren

    What holster were you using in that video? I am really interested in this pistol and would love to hear about what holsters would fit, especially with a tactical light attached.