SAR9 GEN 3, Black, Full-Size 9mm Pistol, 17+1 | SAR9G3BL

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UPC: 810075873108

Manufacturer: SAR USA

Introducing the black Full-Size SAR9 Gen 3, now with a new Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) cut slide for unmatched durability and a new optic cut compatible with the Shield RMSc footprint. This compact powerhouse blends robust performance with the flexibility for optics customization, making it ideal for both tactical and everyday use.

Model: SAR9G3BL

Introducing the black version of the Full-Size SAR9 Gen 3, a state-of-the-art handgun engineered for both tactical and everyday use. Setting the standard for durability and performance, this sleek firearm features a Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coated slide, renowned for its exceptional wear resistance and low friction properties. Its aesthetic elegance is matched by its functional prowess, as it is optics-ready with a Shield RMSc Type footprint, allowing compatibility with a wide range of miniature red dot sights. This cutting-edge weapon combines the best of both worlds: a strikingly durable design and the flexibility for optics customization. Whether you’re a professional looking for a reliable sidearm or an enthusiast seeking the next level of handgun innovation, the Full-Size SAR9 Gen 3 in black is designed to exceed your expectations. Visit our SAR9 guns page to see the SAR 9 pistol sizes compared side by side.

Full-Size SAR9 Gen 3 Features and Specifications

  • Origin: Same platform of the SAR 9 from Sarsilmaz Turkey that went through rigorous testing during development.
  • Design: Upgraded serrated slide with DLC coating.
  • Frame: Striker-fired polymer-frame pistol.
  • Safety: Ambidextrous safety features. Also includes a firing-pin block.
  • Trigger: New trigger with a lever in the center to prevent accidental firing if dropped.
  • Slide Lock and Magazine Release: Easily manipulated.
  • Magazines: Tapered, high-capacity 9mm magazines, two 17-round steel magazines included.
  • Light Rail: Modern light rail molded into the frame.
  • Backstraps and Side Panels: Changeable for customization.
  • Packaging: Comes in a hard plastic box with an instruction manual and cleaning rod.

SAR9 GEN 3 Full-Size Interesting Features

  • Optic Footprint: RMSc (Reflex Mini Sight Compact) is a type of optic footprint.
  • Red Insert Behind Trigger: Indicates when the trigger is ready to fire.
  • Changeable Side Panels: Allows some customization for different hand size.
  • Magazine Springs: Stout and reliable.

More about the Optic Ready Slide

  • Shield RMSc Type Footprint: The RMSc (Reflex Mini Sight Compact) is a type of optic footprint developed by Shield Sights, a British company specializing in optics. The RMSc footprint has become somewhat of a standard in the industry for compact and subcompact handguns that are optics-ready.
  • Compatibility: Having an RMSc footprint means that the SAR9 Gen 3 would be compatible with various miniature red dot sights that also use this footprint, providing users with more options for customization.
  • Design Advantage: The RMSc footprint is designed to offer a low-profile yet robust mounting solution, making it ideal for everyday carry (EDC) and tactical use.

This optic cut footprint standardization allows for greater flexibility when choosing optics, simplifying the process for users who may be looking to add or switch optics on their handguns.

SAR9 Full-Size Performance

  • Overall Utility: Suitable for home defense, personal defense, and informal target shooting.
  • Reliability: Based from the original SAR9 Gen 1 used in combat by the Turkish military and proven reliability.
  • Sights: Three-dot sights low profile.
  • Trigger Weight: Heavier at about 5.5 pounds.
  • Accuracy: Good accurate shooting.

Additional Notes

  • Comparison: Considered superior in its price range, can hold its own against higher-priced competitors.
  • Operation: Standard double-action-only, striker-fired operation.
  • Ammo Preferences: Designed to use 124 grain NATO ammunition.

Your SAR9 Gen 3 questions answered.

The full-size SAR9 Gen 3 features a Shield RMSc Type Footprint, a standard developed by Shield Sights, a British company specializing in optics. This RMSc footprint has become an industry norm for compact and subcompact handguns that are ready to be fitted with optics. The advantage of having an RMSc footprint is its compatibility with a variety of miniature red dot sights, offering users ample room for customization. In addition to its versatility, the RMSc footprint is designed to provide a low-profile yet robust mounting solution, making the full-size SAR9 Gen 3 an ideal choice for both everyday carry (EDC) and tactical use.

The Shield RMSc footprint has become increasingly popular among manufacturers of subcompact red dot sights, including industry leaders like Vector Optics, ADE, JP Enterprises, Sig Sauer, UTG, Swampfox, and Sightmark. Additionally, Shield itself offers an extensive range of red dot optics that utilize this footprint.

As the market continues to grow, the number of red dot sights adopting the RMSc footprint is also on the rise. This compatibility allows for easy mounting using a standardized device designed for the RMSc pattern.

Here’s a list of current red dot sights that share this common mounting pattern and are compatible with the Full-Size SAR9 Gen 3 model:

  • ADE Advanced Optics RD3-018 Spike
  • ADE Advanced Optics RD3-021 Nuwa
  • JP Enterprises JPoint
  • Shield AMS
  • Shield SMS
  • Shield SMS 2.0
  • Shield SMSc
  • Shield RMS
  • Shield RMS 2
  • Shield RMSc
  • Shield RMSd
  • Shield RMSw
  • Shield RMSx
  • Sig Sauer Romeo Zero
  • Sightmark Mini Shot A-Spec M3
  • Swampfox Sentinel 1×16
  • UTG OP3 Mini Micro
  • Vector Optics Frenzy-S 1x16x22
  • Vector Optics Frenzy-S 1x17x24 MIC

This shared footprint offers users a wide array of optics options, simplifying the customization process for their firearms.

Additional information



Magazine Size




Trigger System

Single Action

Barrel Length

4.4 inch

Barrel Length Filter

4.00" to 4.99"


27.8 oz




Manual Ambidextrous


Low Profile Combat Sights








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