Sarsilmaz ST10 pistol (Turkey)
|Type||Double Action semiautomatic|
|Caliber(s)||9x19 Luger / Parabellum / NATO|
|Weight unloaded||900 g|
|Barrel length||115 mm|
|Magazine capacity||15 rounds|
Sarsilmaz ST10 pistol is manufactured in Turkey by Sarsilmaz company. This is a service-type pistol which is suitable for military, police and security use, as well as for self-defense. It is designed according to the U.S. Military standards, specification code MIL-P-48655. As with other Sarsilmaz pistols, such as Kilinc 2000, ST10 pistols are made from quality materials (forged steel and aluminum alloy; manufacturer states service life for this pistol for at least 25,000 rounds) and with fine workmanship.
Sarsilmaz ST10 pistols are short-recoil operated, locked breech semi-automatic pistols that use modified Browning-type action with tilting barrel. The barrel is locked to the slide by a single lug, which engages the ejection port. The slide rides outside of the frame by means of the external rails machined on the steel made and patented Slide Rail Part that is mounted on the lightweight aluminum alloy frame. Frame of the pistol is manufactured from lightweight aluminum alloy, slide is manufactured from forged steel. 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. Additionally it features automated firing pin (drop) and hammer safeties. Sarsilmaz ST10 pistols use double stack, single-feed high capacity magazines which hold 15 rounds, magazine release button is located at the base of the trigger guard. ST10 pistols are produced with fixed front and adjustable rear sights which are dovetailed to the slide. Front part of the frame is shaped to provide integral Picatinny rail for accessories such as laser aiming modules or tactical flashlights. Depending on the customer preferences, ST10 pistols can be produced with standard or polygonal rifling in barrels.