Sarsilmaz Kilinc 2000 / K10 / Armalite AR-24 pistol (Turkey)
Sarsilmaz K10 pistol
Sarsilmaz Kilinc 2000 Light pistol
Sarsilmaz Kilinc 2000 Mega pistol
Sarsilmaz Kilinc 2000 pistol, sold in the USA under brand Armalite model AR-24
Sarsilmaz K10C compact pistol
|K10||K10C||Kilinc 2000 Light||Kilinc 2000 Mega|
|Type||Double Action semiautomatic|
|Caliber||9x19 Luger / Parabellum / NATO|
|Weight unloaded||1190 g||950 g||990 g||990 g|
|Length||210 mm||190 mm||210 mm||205 mm|
|Barrel length||116.5 mm||96.5 mm||116.5 mm||114.5 mm|
|Magazine capacity||15 rounds||13 rounds||15 rounds||15 rounds|
The Kilinc 2000 line of pistols is manufactured in Turkey by company Sarsilmaz. These pistols are based on the famous and well-proven design of the Czechoslovak CZ-75 pistol, and are made from quality materials (mostly forged steel; manufacturer states service life for this pistol for at least 25,000 rounds) and with fine workmanship. The line started as full-size K10 pistol, that later evolved into compact model K10C and several improved full-size Kilinc 2000 models with better ergonomics and aestetics. Sarsilmaz Kilinc 2000 pistols are officially adopted by Turkish Army (model Kilinc 2000 Light) and Turkish Police (model Kilinc 2000 Mega), and also widely exported throughout the world.Sarsilmaz Kilinc 2000 pistols are NATO-certified and have NATO stock numbers (NSN) assigned. In USA Sarsilmaz Kilinc 2000 handguns are sold under the Armalite trade name, as AR-24 model pistols, in both full-size and compact versions.
Sarsilmaz Kilinc 2000 pistols are short-recoil operated, locked breech semi-automatic pistols that use modified Browning-type action with tilting barrel. Frame and slide are manufactured from forged steel, and available in a variety of finishes. Trigger is of traditional double action type, with exposed hammer and automatic firing pin block safety. Manual safety lever is conveniently located on the frame, above the pistol grip, and locks the hammer and sear in lowered or cocked positions. Kilinc 2000 pistols use double stack, single-feed magazines which hold 15 (full-size) or 13 (K10C compact model) rounds, magazine release button is located at the base of the trigger guard. Kilinc 2000 pistols are usually produced with fixed sights which are dovetailed to the slide.