BUL Armory's SAS II: A Hybrid 1911 Design From Israel

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posted on January 11, 2023
BUL Armory SAS

Israel-based BUL Armory, which was established in 1990, entered the firearm market by offering the M-5, its take on the M1911. The company later expanded its offerings to other pistols based on the CZ 75, but its lineup today includes more, even pistol-caliber carbines.

With three decades of experience under its belt and an unwavering focus on detail, the company has gained a solid following among competitors and knowledgeable enthusiasts alike. The firm’s SAS pistol focused squarely on dominating the Limited division of USPSA and quickly proved popular on firing lines across the globe. It’s been upgraded, and the resulting SAS II versions available today have proven extremely popular. The assets that make them so fast, reliable and accurate are equally attractive for any enthusiast, for obvious reasons.

There are currently 11 SAS II models available, and the lineup has expanded to include carry and duty versions as well. The guns are based on the venerable M1911, but have double-stack magazines for increased capacity.

The full-race, ready to compete right out of the box SAS II Bullesteros (above right) is the company’s flagship in the line. It, like all the firm’s competition versions, is hand-fitted and wears that striking silver finish. This one is available in 9 mm Luger and .38 Super, has a one-piece, match-grade 5.7" barrel with a compensated, ramped bull barrel. Trigger weight comes around 2 lbs. as shipped from the factory. It’s optic ready, weighs 3 lbs., 4.8 ozs., ships with three magazines and comes with virtually every feature imaginable for that podium finish. MSRP comes in at $4,890.

There are seven models of the SAS II in the company’s line for competition. Chamberings available include 9 mm Luger, .38 Super and .40 S&W. Prices run from $4,890 to $2,290.

Four models—each wearing a businesslike black finish and chambered in 9 mm Luger—are tailored for duty and carry. Prices range from $1,890 to $1,480.

The SAS II Ultralight 3.25" (above left) is the least expensive of the defensive models. It has a compact grip module, 3.25" barrel, ships with two 16-round magazines. It also comes with an ambidextrous thumb safety and the slide features an optic-ready treatment, providing everything needed for a compact carry gun.

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