Tristar

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by Barney1023, May 6, 2013.

  1. Barney1023

    Barney1023 New Member

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    Hay guys been wanting a cz 75b for a while now, went to both my local gun shops and was told there are non to be had right now one shop spent half and hour On the computer for looking for one while I waited. I ended up Puting a ria 9mm in lay away but the first shop I went to showed me a tristar. It was a good looking gun it was Crome model fit and finish looked nice but I didn't get it because I'd never even heard of them. They also had a compact model they I really liked but was just too apprehensive about buying a gun ive never heard of. Has anyone here owns one, shot one or got any input on them. Oh ya it's a cz75 clone.
     
  2. BClayton357

    BClayton357 New Member

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    Barney, I looked at a lot of Tristar Kanik 55s at a gun show yesterday. I was really interested in any of the 120 models but only saw the compact100's. For me there were two problems. 1 - the safety was too stiff to operate with my strong had while presenting. From what I read that should break in fairly quickly. A more serious problem for me was that the grip was so big and the DA trigger so far forward that I could barely get my finger tip on the trigger. This was disappointing because I had read a lot of highly favorable stuff about these CZ clones.

    What I did buy, but haven't shot as yet, is a SarArms B6 Hawk. All steel version. Grip felt like it was made for me. Comparable to a 1911 but more comfortable. Stiff And long DA trigger, but the best SA trigger I have ever seen on a stock gun. If it is over 4 lbs I would be surprised. This gun looks identical to a 75B but the safety operates in reverse. Up to fire, down to safe. They also make a B6P that is very similar but with a polymer lower, priced maybe a little lower than the TriStar. IMO if you are interested in. CZ75B the Sar B6 will be a lot closer match than the TriStar.

    Should get to the range this week and will get back here with hopefully more meaningful comments. Here is a link to the same gun I got at the show. http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=334278391#PIC
     

  3. dnlsoz

    dnlsoz New Member

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    I have the Canik 55 / TriStar C-100 9mm stainless and out of the several guns I have... Iam most accurate with it! Very tight tolerances on the construction / fit! So far I have shot about 1200 rounds thru it without any problems... No failure to feed & no jams. My only problem with the gun is how to pull it apart to clean it. It can be tricky!
     
  4. Barney1023

    Barney1023 New Member

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    Yea I've been researching them some there's not alot of reviews on them but the ones I have read are good also I checked out the sar b6 it's a very close looking match to a cz75 eaa is importing I seen the on there web page only real reasons I was interested in the tristar was the local gun store had them in stock. I may have to try out the compact. I'm glad I didn't buy it that day after looking at some prices I found out they were going to sell it to me at full retail ($429) if I can get it for 350 or so ill probably try one out in the near future.
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2013
  5. sandman3511

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    i purchased a Canik Tristar C-100 9 mm last year at my local Academy for $320.00. Hard Chrome slide, alloy frame, 3 dot sights with two 15 rd mags and a cleaning kit in a case. being a retired police officer and homicide detective from duty habit i always have at least three mags for each gun i own. these mags are a bit hard to come buy. i finally found that the CZ75 compact mags fit perfectly and hold 14 rds. the gun shoots flawlessly. it points almost automatically, easy to hold and fills the hand well. not heavy at all. recoil is light. the double action trigger pull is a bit long but you can get used to it with practice. the single action is crisp and light. it handles all types ammo with no problems from cheap russian steel to high quality brass and from ball to hollow point including all copper rds. for the range i use a Fobus paddle holster with passive retention for a Taurus 24/7. you do have to modify the topmost vent hole as the take down pin on the Tristar tends to hang up there.

    that being said the Canik Tristar C-100 is an excellent handgun well worth the price and more.
     
  6. sandman3511

    sandman3511 New Member

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    forgot to mention, accuracy is excellent! i shot just as well with it at the range as i used to with my duty weapon, a Sig P226 in 40.