Turkish military industry has begun to flourish in recent years and its reach has allowed for more indigenous solutions to be found for outstanding local defense requirements. The Sarsilmaz "Kilinc 2000", introduced in 2007, is a locally-made semi-automatic pistol in service with the Turkish military as and select police forces. It is a largely conventional semi-automatic design relying on a short-recoil principle with locked breech action while chambered for the ubiquitous German 9x19mm Luger Parabellum pistol cartridge. 10-, 13-, and 15-round magazine round counts are featured across two major versions - the Turkish Kilinc 2000 and the AR-24, the latter being an American market variant released by ArmaLite. Kilinc 2000 guns are manufactured in Turkey by Sarsilmaz Silah Sanayi.
Externally, the Kilinc 2000 features design elements consistent with semi-automatic pistols encountered in many armed forces. Its upper section is dominated by a heavy milled slide protected from general corrosion and wear and tear through a manganese phosphate treatment. Accordingly, the frame is of forged steel for robustness. Overall weight is around 35 ounces depending on the model in question with lengths reaching 8.27 inches overall. Sighting is through either a fixed or adjustable arrangement depending on installation. The ArmaLite concern has marketed several subvariants of the main form as the AR-24/15 Standard, AR-24/15C Tactical Custom, and the AR-24K/13 Compact / AR-24K/13C Compact Tactical Custom - varying in their choice of barrel lengths, ammunition counts, and grips.
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
✓Pistol / Sidearm
Compact design for close-quarters work or general self-defense.
210 mm 8.27 in
118 mm 4.65 in
2.18 lb 0.99 kg
Iron Fixed or Adjustable (model dependent)
Short Recoil; Locked Breech
(Material presented above is for historical and entertainment value and should not be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation - always consult official manufacturer sources for such information)
Rounds / Feed
10-, 13-, or 15-round detachable box magazine (model dependent)
*May not represent an exhuastive list; calibers are model-specific dependent, always consult official manufacturer sources. **Graphics not to actual size; not all cartridges may be represented visually; graphics intended for general reference only.
80 ft (24 m | 27 yd)
850 ft/sec (259 m/sec)
Kilinc 2000 - Turkish Designation
AR-24 - American market product designation by ArmaLite
AR-24/15 Standard - Dovetail (fixed) rear sight; parkerized finish.
AR-24/15C Tactical Custom - Rear notch adjustable sight; checkered from and back grip straps.
AR-24K/13 Compact - Compact version; fixed iron sights; shortened barrel and frame; 13-round magazine count.
AR-24K/13C Compact Tactical - Compact version; adjustable sights; 13-round magazine count.
Ribbon graphics not necessarily indicative of actual historical campaign ribbons. Ribbons are clickable to their respective campaigns / operations.
The "Military Factory" name and MilitaryFactory.com logo are registered ® U.S. trademarks protected by all applicable domestic and international intellectual property laws. All written content, illustrations, and photography are unique to this website (unless where indicated) and not for reuse/reproduction in any form. Material presented throughout this website is for historical and entertainment value only and should not to be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation. We do not sell any of the items showcased on this site. Please direct all other inquiries to militaryfactory AT gmail.com.
Part of a network of sites that includes GlobalFirepower, a data-driven property used in ranking the top military powers of the world, WDMMA.org, the World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft, and SR71blackbird.org, detailing the history of the world's most iconic spyplane.