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.