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Since I know there are lots of CZ fans on this board -

I just purchased a new Sarsilmaz K2. Quick description - .45 ACP, 14+1, DA/SA, steel frame, 4.5" barrel, 40 oz, with rail, Turkish made - looks like the Turks are putting out some nice stuff - and under $500.

Wonderful gun - may have the best single action trigger of any gun I have ever purchased. Eats everything - 300 rounds in - 300 downrange and no feeding issues. Because it is so heavy, shoots very softly. Factory sights are the bomb - adjustable, bright - not as cool and useful as the trapezoid, but for three dot system, very nice.

Ergonomics and design are solidly CZ inspired - I have heard rumors that they might actually be CZ licensed. The grip is a bit thicker, of course, but I have rather large hands and love how it fits. Think hefty CZ-75.

This is the gun that the CZ 97 should have been. To me, quality of the fit/finish matches guns I have paid 2 or 3 times more for.

Sorry to gush like a schoolboy in love.......
 

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Hiya *roer :)

Its OK ta gush, just keep it off the pillow! ;)

Anyway, by comparison, the K2 looks to be of CZ design...maybe even with a few improvements. <shrug>





Take care, Bro.

Wulf <-- hmmmmm, wonderin' if the dovetail rear sight slot is the same for both? :popcorn:
 

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Which taking a look into it is the same as the Tanfoglio Force / EAA Witness ??? :confused:




 

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There are probably similarities..I wanted a range shooter and stay-at-home so I welcomed that fact that it is at 40 oz. vs. about 10 oz less for the polymer examples. Also liked 14+1, vs. 10+1. Liked adjustable sights. And the EAA Witness polys I have seen did not have the buttery SA trigger that the K2 does, though I did not know that at the time I purchased.
 

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Since I know there are lots of CZ fans on this board -

I just purchased a new Sarsilmaz K2. Quick description - .45 ACP, 14+1, DA/SA, steel frame, 4.5" barrel, 40 oz, with rail, Turkish made - looks like the Turks are putting out some nice stuff - and under $500.

Wonderful gun - may have the best single action trigger of any gun I have ever purchased. Eats everything - 300 rounds in - 300 downrange and no feeding issues. Because it is so heavy, shoots very softly. Factory sights are the bomb - adjustable, bright - not as cool and useful as the trapezoid, but for three dot system, very nice.

Ergonomics and design are solidly CZ inspired - I have heard rumors that they might actually be CZ licensed. The grip is a bit thicker, of course, but I have rather large hands and love how it fits. Think hefty CZ-75.

This is the gun that the CZ 97 should have been. To me, quality of the fit/finish matches guns I have paid 2 or 3 times more for.

Sorry to gush like a schoolboy in love.......
Been some real buys in shotguns coming out of Turkey for quite some time. If their handguns are of equal value you have a nice weapon.
 

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The Cz 75 is the second most copied pistol of all time. Only the 1911 outdoes it for copies. Tangfolio licensed the design from the Czechs in the 80s I believe (too lazy to look it up right now). The Turks have build weapons for Tangfolio, and also licensed the Czech design. The cz97 is a nifty .45 weapon.

The prices of Cz 75bs are in the same ballpark as the Turkish weapon, but to each their own.
 

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I love CZ75s as well, which is the main reason I went with the K2 actually - I have been looking at the 97 for years, but just could not pull the trigger, so to speak. It is about $275 more than I paid for the K2, has 4 fewer in the mag, does not have the rail, does not have adjustable sights. I paid $450 for the K2, and a 75 would be rare at that price today. Even the Duty is at $450 now.
 

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How well I understand the argument from budget. Happily, that's how I got involved with Steyr in the first place. The $339 M40-A1s in the CDNN catalog. It let me buy 2 for the price of a single SIG. Such a deal!
 

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Doing a search on K2, looking for another place to rave about this gun as I was at the range today to put another 100 downrange, and every time I shoot it I like it better than I recalled.

Still an awesome gun, I have only one complaint and that is that I do not like how the sight adjustment screws work...other than that, this is a fantastic gun with a simply marvelous trigger out the box. Has eaten everything and comes back seeking more.

Now that guns are starting to become available again, if you are looking for a .45 with big mags and real heft in a DA/SA action, this is the guy to go for...
 
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