SAR USA is the exclusive American importer for 140-year-old Turkish gunmaker Sarsilmaz. Although they are not a major household name in the US, their parent company produces a significant number of firearms for many countries all over the world. Their catalogue includes a dozen handgun models chambered in 9mm and .45 ACP, and as you might expect from Turkey, a line of shotguns. Their shotguns come in both semi-auto and break-open flavors. Sarsilmaz is also the sole pistol supplier to the Turkish Armed Forces.
The Opelika, Alabama-based US subsidiary champions the SAR9 as their “first designed specifically for the American concealed-carry market”. It is a polymer-frame, striker-fired 9mm. Glock, SIG Sauer, Smith & Wesson, and many more manufacturers employ this formula for a host of some of their best-selling models, so it makes sense for other companies like Sarsilmaz to follow suit. By now we are all well aware of the massive uptick in firearms sales that 2020 has seen so far, and SAR USA/Sarsilmaz have felt this just like everyone else. In response, they have announced efforts to boost their production levels in an attempt to keep up with the market’s current tremendous demand. They have issued the following press release detailing this initiative.
SAR USA “Ramps Up Production”
Auburn, AL- SAR USA by Sarsilmaz, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of firearms, announces that, in an effort to meet the unprecedented number of SAR firearms being sold in the US, Sarsilmaz, SAR USA’s parent company in Istanbul, Turkey, has added a fourth shift. This will enable round-the-clock manufacturing and production to help meet the demand for their premium firearms. In addition, Sarsilmaz is adding one to two of the latest and greatest CNC machines available per week.
“It’s not often that we can say, ‘This is a great problem to have’,” said Todd Pearson, COO of SAR USA. “We are thrilled with the way the customer has supported this great brand. It reinforces the fact that quality and technology has swung the pendulum in SAR’s favor. We also benefit greatly by acquiring the latest and greatest machines in manufacturing. This will, moving forward, cement the foundation that SAR USA was built on: the highest quality products, proudly carried by the world’s most elite forces and trusted by millions of civilians around the world.”
Founded in 1880, Sarsilmaz is known as a well-established manufacturer of small arms with an enviable reputation worldwide. Their state-of-the-art firearms manufacturing facility is considered one of the world’s largest. Their massive facility has 118,000 square feet of indoor space and over 164,000 square feet outdoor space. This modern marvel of a factory utilizes the latest technology available in CNC machining equipment, including eleven-axis mills and robotic cells incorporating high-end production software to eliminate any human error.
Continuous investment into R&D, technologically advanced equipment and expanding product lines have resulted in the company’s ability to produce outstanding pistols and shotguns for customers in 78 countries, including the Turkish military, NATO and law enforcement around the world.
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