Turkish Indigenous Pistol METE: SAR9 Mete

Turkish Indigenous Pistol METE: SAR9 Mete 19 March, 2020

The Presidency of Defence Industries launched the Domestic Pistol Development Project in 2019 to equip the security forces with a modern and lightweight, effective gun. In this context, it was announced that more than 200,000 weapons were delivered to the users in the past days.

In the tender, hard specifications determined. These were 12 cm spread shooting from 25 meters, preserving effectiveness at high temperature, suitable for use in low temperature conditions and barrel life of 30,000 shots. Samsun Yurt Savunma TP9 SF Mete and Sarsılmaz production SAR9 Mete pistols have won the tender where all the limits of weapons were pushed. Samsun Yurt Savunma will produce 100,000 and Sarsilmaz was responsible for the production of more than 180,000 weapons in the process, which is expected to exceed 280,000 units.

SAR9 Mete, developed and produced by Sarsılmaz, comes as lightweight, new generation polymer body service pistol. The gun, which ergonomics are at the forefront for the user, has three interchangeable pistol grips developed with special studies. In the manufacture of the gun, which prevents accidental firing thanks to the single action safety trigger, composite polymer was preferred to reduce the weight. SAR9 Mete can fire 9x19 mm Parabellum rounds and. Gun is delivered to the user with a magazine option of 15 or 17 cartridges. The gun, which is 193 mm long, 140 mm high and 37 mm wide, has a cold forged steel alloy barrel which is 113 mm long and a trigger guard in the structure that allows use with gloves. Thanks to its modular structure, the pistol, which is suitable for ambidextrous use, has a Picatinny rail in that allows the use of equipment such as laser pointers and tactical flashlights under the barrel. The weight of the gun, which draws attention with its light structure, is 790 grams.

Turkish Indigenous Pistol METE: SAR9 Mete

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