Modern Firearms - Yavuz 16
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Yavuz 16 pistol (Turkey)

Yavuz 16 Regard (full size) pistol

Yavuz 16 Regard (full size) pistol

 

Yavuz 16 Bora (compact) pistol with fully enclosed slide

Yavuz 16 Bora (compact) pistol with fully enclosed slide

 

Yavuz 16 Compact pistol

Yavuz 16 Compact pistol

 

 

  Yavuz 16 Regard Yavuz 16 Bora Yavuz 16 Compact
Type Double Action semiautomatic
Caliber(s)  9x19mm
Weight unloaded 850 g 895 g 800 g
Length 217 mm 197 mm 200 mm
Barrel length 125 mm 106 mm 110 mm
Magazine capacity 15 rounds 15 rounds 15 rounds

 

Yavuz 16 pistol is a relatively recent development of Turkish Yavuz company. Its basic variant, Yavuz 16 Regard, is closely patterned after famous Italian Beretta 92FS pistol, although it is also available in several visually different versions. According to available information, Yavuz 16 pistol has passed official Turkish military trials and is in use with certain elements of Turkish armed forces and police.

Yavuz 16 pistol is short recoil operated, locked breech pistol that uses Walther P38-type vertically tilting locking piece to lock the barrel and slide. Models such as regard and Compact use Beretta-type open-top slide, while models such as Bora and Zirve used enclosed-top slide with small ejection window on the right. Internally these pistols are basically similar to each other. Trigger of Yavuz pistol is of double action type, with exposed hammer and ambidextrous, slide-mounted safety/decocker levers. Magazines are double stack, magazine release button is located at the base of triggerguard.