The Ruger Security 9 and the Sarsilmaz Sar 9 were released prior to Shot Show 2018 to reach budget-minded shooters who wanted a compact size and quality made pistol from a reputable company. Both of these models are feature-loaded 9mm handguns with polymer frames, quick triggers and sport double stack magazines. I have the pleasure of owning both firearms, so comparing these side-by-side on the table along with range shooting just made sense.
The mechanics of the Ruger Security 9 are based on their popular Ruger LCP II in .380 ACP. The trigger component group and hammer-fired action were duplicated to create a larger 9mm pistol. The Security 9 sports a 4-inch barrel, 15 + 1 magazine capacity (two magazines included), and weighs only 29.5 ounces fully loaded with 15 rounds. It has front serrations and a full pictinny rail for accessories. Best of all, it is budget priced with an MSRP of $379, but the average gun store is selling the Security 9 for right around $275.
Not to be outdone, Sar USA imported the Sar 9 to create a pistol that duplicates an HK P30 polymer frame, with interchangeable back-straps and grip panels, and a squared-off upper slide that resembles a striker-fired Glock. This combination works perfectly to reach both HK and Glock fans who prefer a less expensive alternative. The Sar 9 has a 4.4-inch barrel, includes two 17-round magazines, front serrations and a full pictinny rail for a light and/or laser. The striker-fired trigger is light and quick for follow-up shots. The budget-friendly Sarsilmaz Sar 9 is selling online for the mid $300s.
Both the Ruger Security 9 and the Sarsilmaz Sar 9 performed excellently at the range. I put a good amount of rounds through each of them and have yet to have a failure of any kind. When firing the guns side by side, it was clear that although each has different features and trigger actions, they both respectively shot accurately on target. The fact is, we no longer have to spend more than $500 to get a quality gun. Both Ruger and Sar Arms created budget guns that work exactly as they are intended for a price that won’t kill the budget.
Check out the comparison video below and let us know your experiences with these pistols, and which of the two you prefer more.
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