Reviewed By: Herman Scott K on 02/25/2013
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
I was torn between the Sarsilmaz ST10 and a FNH FNX9. I decided to buy this gun because I'm just not a fan of paying hundreds of dollars for a gun with a plastic stock.
Took about a week and a half from the time I ordered till it arrived at my FFL. I used Electronic Check so that slowed things a bit. But still very fast.
When I opened the case the lower plastic molded separator was broken badly. I don't blame Bud's, most likely that was UPS's fault for rough handling the package. The gun had a small ding on the side of the top slide near the front sight. Nothing major that touch-up paint couldn't fix. The rest of the gun was flawless.
The quality of this gun is amazing. Every part fits snugly and no rattles. The gun has some heft to it. The stock is CNC'd aluminum and the top slide and barrel are made of stainless steel. One of my annoyances with most semi-auto pistols is the gap between the stock and the top slide. To me it just detracts from the looks of a gun. Fortunately this gun has no annoying gap. The gun fits very snugly in my hand. WARNING if you have small hands this gun is not for you. Even though it doesn't have interchangeable backstraps like many guns now days. Because of the shape of the back of the handle on this gun, I really don't need any adjustment. The single action trigger pull is about 8 pounds (quite stiff). This gun has a secondary single action pull. If I pull the trigger slightly until I hear a click, the trigger is set into a half pull single action position. Still an 8 pound pull, just half the pull distance. I can also set the trigger into that position by pulling the hammer back. Which is nice, it keeps the hammer off the firing pin and a shorter single action pull. The double action pull is about 3 pounds and is very crisp. The safety on this gun is just that, it DOES NOT have a decocker function. And the gun is for right hand operation only. I'm a left handed shooter but I can still eject the magazine with my left middle finger. I have to operate the side release with my right hand. As for how it shots, it's has almost no recoil. Getting back on target is very quick. Some of my friends shot this gun and they were amazed at the lack of recoil. Probably due to it weighing more than a gun with a plastic stock. I could probably limp wrist it and it would still feed. Seems to be very accurate. Wasn't able to do any serious target practice yet. The flat black on the gun makes it look very tactical. The only shiny thing is the barrel.
As you may have noticed, this gun looks very similar to the H&K USP 9mm. That is a good thing, because it gives me a lot of holster choices. The top slide is the exact same dimensions of the USP. I bought a Serpa Blackhawk USP Competition holster and the ST10 fit it perfectly. Considering buying a USP threaded tactical barrel just to see if it would actually function properly in my ST10. The ST10 barrel is almost carbon copies of the USP 9mm. Also the magazines from the SIG P226 will fit this gun. Life is good.
Thanks to Bud's for making my buy a gun online so easy. Top notch company in my book!
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