The Bul SAS II Saw 5.7 is a Flat-Shooting Race 1911/2011 – SHOT Show 2019

This year at the Industry Day at the Range, Bul Armory was showing off their newest addition to the SAS II Saw series. The latest Saw, the 5.7, is a double-stack long slide 1911 for competition shooting.

The new model is the SAS II Saw 5.7 with an extended 5.7-inch barrel. One standout feature is that the front sight and slide extension is mounted to the barrel, not the slide. These setups have a real accuracy advantage over conventional slide-mounted sights. The slide extension acts as a weight to curb muzzle flip, too.

Like the other Saw-series guns, the 5.7 is built on a stainless steel chassis with a polymer grip. The frame has a full-length, full-width dust cover to put even more weight toward the muzzle.

Another recoil-mitigating touch is that the SAS II Saw 5.7 uses a Commander-length slide and recoil assembly. This reduces the mass of the reciprocating material resulting in even less felt recoil. That weight reduction can also help when shooting lightened race gun loads.

Other game-gun features include an extended magazine release lever, ambidextrous, shielded thumb safeties and a skeletonized adjustable trigger and hammer. The factory trigger is set with a very light 2.5-3-pound pull so it’s ready to shoot without tuning.

It comes standard with a front fiber optic sight and adjustable rear target sight. Like other Saw-series pistols, the 5.7 has very aggressive forward and rear slide serrations as well as topstrap serrations to reduce glare.

The SAS II Saw 5.7 grip is designed to be more ergonomic than a typical double-stack 1911. It sports a deeply undercut trigger guard to make the grip feel smaller in the hand. It also has a very large magazine well for fast reloads.

The SAS II Saw 5.7 will most likely be offered in 9mm Luger, .40 S&W, 9x21mm and 9x23mm for European and other markets.

Bul is a popular builder for the international pistol competition market. When these become available the prices will be up there, but for someone looking for what is essentially an out-of-the-box custom handgun, their money is well-spent here.

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About the author: Max Slowik is a writer with over a dozen years of experience and is a lifelong shooter. He has unwavering support for the Second Amendment and the human right to self-defense. Like Thomas Paine, he’s a journalist by profession and a propagandist by inclination.

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  • Rick P. April 27, 2020, 7:47 pm

    I just read a review on the Ruger 5.7. They say it’s half the price as the FN 57 and just as reliable and more ergonomic. The ammo is still expensive with a small selection of ammo manufacturers. I read what another commentator said a .22 WMR achieves similar ballistic results.

  • MaddDog May 11, 2019, 9:07 am

    Waiting on mine to make it to America. It will be a 40cal model.

  • Rev Andrew January 31, 2019, 3:00 pm

    For those who did not read the article. The 5.7 in the name referred to the barrel length. It’s available in calibers 9x 19, 9 x 21, 9 x 21 mm and .40 S&W. It’s a “race gun” for target shooting. It’s not in caliber 5.7 mm which is a shame as we really need more interest in this caliber. New guns are always welcome, look at the endless copies of the Colt 1911, or the CZ75 or the Glock..maybe someone will do it better. I welcome this new pistol , we all should.

  • Jdog Nutts January 31, 2019, 12:17 pm

    What the phuck, I thought it was a FN 5.7 mm. Wasted my time reading the article 5.7mm that would of been interesting.

  • Bad Penguin January 31, 2019, 10:34 am

    Another solution without a problem. The 5.7 is no better than a ,22mag and a lot more expensive. Why waste money on it.

    • I can read January 31, 2019, 7:18 pm

      Did you even read the article before you shit talk. It’s not chambered in 5.7 you fucking idiot. The barrel is 5.7 inches long meaning it’s probably longer than your dick. You didn’t even watch the video he’s clearly shooting 9mm and the article clearly states what they’re are chambered for why do you subscribe to a website just to knock everything they say.

    • Jizz dog February 1, 2019, 10:11 am

      Really retard, ask that to the people at Fort Hood shooting. 5.7 got over 1000fps on 22mag

  • Jeffrey L. Frischkorn January 31, 2019, 9:20 am

    “A fool and his money are soon parted.”

    • Bubba Bill January 31, 2019, 10:26 am

      Do you say this about everything that isn’t Milsurp or for fuddery?

      I swear, the comment section of GunsAmerica is filled to the rafters with the types of gun guys that I wouldn’t want to hang out with……many of the same ones that would come up the gun counter when I worked there and brag about how much they knew and how everyone else was an idiot. This is why the Dems will eventually get all the gun control they want…..because we have no unity and too many people criticizing everything new in the gun world.

      If you guys can’t understand that while YOU may not like this or that gun there are others the DO…..and they aren’t “fools” parting with their money. I saw your same comment to that effect on the KelTec KS7 article…’s like you just copy and paste to stir the pot and feel better about yourself.

      I miss the old days, pre-internet, where we didn’t have to hear the selfish opinions of all the haters worldwide.

    • Michael January 31, 2019, 3:47 pm

      Is this your common, simplistic response to anything featured here? It seems like it.

      I’m not into competition guns but I certainly don’t believe that anyone who has different interests is a “fool” and it’s pretty arrogant to think that way.

  • johnnyraygun January 31, 2019, 7:51 am

    I believe this article is short on info. Premature, to say the least. The pistol seems interesting, but how would I know.

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