The optics-ready and Compact models join the SAR9 Pistol line.

SAR USA quietly continues building to its legacy. Quickly becoming known as a company turning out quality, affordable pistols, the SAR9 stands out. The flagship platform now adds two new variants, the SAR9 Compact and SAR9 Optics-Ready, giving shooters exactly what they’ve asked for.

New SAR9 Compact, Optics-Ready Pistols

Chambered in 9mm, the SAR Compact provides balance between a micro and full-size pistol. Small enough for carry, it still delivers full-size capacity.

“The SAR9 Compact was inspired by feedback that we received from elite shooting professionals, dealers and consumers,” said Todd Pearson, COO SAR USA. “We listened to the shooting sports community when they asked for the same incredible durability and performance of the SAR9 in a more compact version.”  

The Compact features a hammer-forged barrel with recessed crown. Interchangeable backstraps and side plates provide customization to the fit. Meanwhile, 17- and 19-round magazines come standard. The striker-fired platform utilizes a lightweight polymer frame. Finally, a low barrel axis to grip ration, and 20-degree grip able, help control recoil.

The SAR9 Compact delivers the same high-capacity in a smaller package designed for concealed carry.

SAR9 Compact Specs

  • Caliber: 9mm x 19                                                  
  • Overall Length: 7.2”                                                    
  • Operating System: Striker-Fired                             
  • Barrel Length: 4.0”
  • Magazine Capacity: 10/17/19                                 
  • Width: 1.4”
  • Case Discharge: Right side                                    
  • Height: 5.1”    
  • MSRP: $799.99                                                     
  • Weight: 26.8 oz.

The SAR Optics-Ready follows the red-hot trend of pistols wearing red dot sights. The Optics-Ready SAR9 is based on the popular SAR9, used by NATO forces and elite units around the world.

“There are more first-time buyers of handguns than ever before, and the trend seems to be for pistol mounted optics,” Pearson said. “With an overwhelming response to the SAR9, which is likely the most rigorously tested firearm on the planet, this is the perfect platform to launch our first optics-ready pistol. The new optics-ready SAR9 aids these first-time shooters in quick target acquisition, which makes finding the bullseye an easy task.”

The striker-fired SAR9 optic-ready pistol features a 4.5-inch hammer-forged barrel. Interchangeable backstrap and side plates provide customization. A balck oxide slide, polymer frame and striker-fired system provide a familiar platform. Magazines come in 17- and 19-round capacities.

A low bore axis and 20-degree grip angle help shooters control recoil. Finally, a smooth safety trigger helps shooters get the most accuracy out of the gun. Meanwhile, each gun retails for around $800. For even more info, please visit

The Optics-Ready SAR9 delivers the same well-known SAR9 platform, but with the ability to attach a red dot optic.

SAR9 Optics-Ready Specs

  • Caliber: 9mm x 19                                                  
  • Overall Length: 7.5 inches                                                 
  • Operating System: Striker-Fired                             
  • Barrel Length: 4.4 inches
  • Magazine Capacity: 10/17/19                                 
  • Overall Width: 1.4 inches
  • Case Discharge: Right side                                    
  • Height: 5.5 inches
  • MSRP: $799.99                                                     
  • Weight: 27.8 ounces

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