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by McCanik
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: HOT DEALS ON GUNS & GEAR
Topic: Cool 55 Stingray-C in (mm
Replies: 15
Views: 98

Re: Cool 55 Stingray-C in (mm

High priced isn't accurate. $459 for a used Canik is flat out crazy. The 2013 review cites a MSRP of $400 with expected dealer prices at $350ish.
Somebody at J & G thinks the Stingray C is a real collector's item.
by McCanik
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: HOT DEALS ON GUNS & GEAR
Topic: Cool 55 Stingray-C in (mm
Replies: 15
Views: 98

Re: Cool 55 Stingray-C in (mm

I found a 2013 review of the Stingray compact. Its 2.5lbs fully loaded but 2.25 unloaded. Buyer beware, there is no support for these pistols. Canik importer for the "fish" series changed from Century to Tristar. Neither offer parts or service now since Tristar renamed the models and they are slight...
by McCanik
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: A retrospective look at Canik safety warning
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: A retrospective look at Canik safety warning

Agreed. If a Canik had fired from being dropped I'm sure the story would have been BIG news in the gun world.
I didn't bother with the upgrade either.
by McCanik
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: A retrospective look at Canik safety warning
Replies: 4
Views: 83

A retrospective look at Canik safety warning

Well, its been a year since the internet went crazy over the "Canik Safety warning and Severe Duty Upgrade". I was looking at three YouTube videos about this and was surprised that Canik's notice was being represented as a design flaw. I was not surprised by the comments on the videos' channels call...
by McCanik
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: High round count Caniks?
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: High round count Caniks?

It will be interesting to see what parts and integrated pieces will fail prematurely, say before 50,000 rounds. I doubt most of us will ever find out, with the exception of wear items like firing pins and springs. Minor parts cost a few dollars and can be replaced. I'm more concerned about integrate...
by McCanik
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Favorite 22LR and why.
Replies: 7
Views: 83

Re: Favorite 22LR and why.

I would recommend buying a variety to run through your specific gun to see what it runs best before buying 5000 rounds that your gun may not like. .22lr guns vary in ammo feed/fire reliability and can vary depending on how long since last cleaning. People universally recommend CCI Standard Velocity ...
by McCanik
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: EDC (EVERYDAY CARRY) PREPARDNESS & SURVIVAL
Topic: Buy it cheap, stack it deep
Replies: 62
Views: 1640

Re: Buy it cheap, stack it deep

We already have some crazy state and local laws restricting amounts that can be bought in a month or requiring background checks for ammo purchases. If we get an actual blue wave nationally there will be significant costs added to shooting sports. We are living in the good old days right now.
by McCanik
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: EDC (EVERYDAY CARRY) PREPARDNESS & SURVIVAL
Topic: Buy it cheap, stack it deep
Replies: 62
Views: 1640

Re: Buy it cheap, stack it deep

I bought a Prime Membership at Target Sports so I'm buying exclusively from them until my membership expires next September. Good prices, free shipping. I'm stocking up because I assume my home state will exercise the mandate for internet vendors to collect sales tax sometime in the near future. Tha...
by McCanik
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Screwy Tristars
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: Screwy Tristars

Now that you have seen it's location you can see how it would interfere with the trigger bar once it is loose. Absolutely.... I put a screwdriver on it....it was tight. But- I will remember this. Edit: I wonder?.......do the CZ's have this??? Haven't finished my first cup of coffee yet so to early ...
by McCanik
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Screwy Tristars
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: Screwy Tristars

higgybaby wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:24 pm
Thanks for the tip... I had a hard time locating the screw! Kept looking on the side of the frame.
I never saw that screw before.
Now that you have seen it's location you can see how it would interfere with the trigger bar once it is loose.
by McCanik
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Screwy Tristars
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Screwy Tristars

Just a heads up about a minor, recurring problem with Tristars that has an easy fix. This week my new Tristar T-120 developed a trigger problem after only 400 rounds fired. Trigger was dead, wouldn't release hammer but would return forward. I was disappointed because my original T-120 has been a wor...
by McCanik
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: reading the current issue of Combat Handguns
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: reading the current issue of Combat Handguns

LT USN (Ret.) wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:33 am
hoosiercodger wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:30 am
Way to go Wilson Combat, sign me up (NOT). =))
If it says Wilson, it costs bunches.
Add another bunch for the "Vickers" name association.
by McCanik
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Just visited Canik home site, no more Shark?
Replies: 11
Views: 195

Re: Just visited Canik home site, no more Shark?

It's been a few years since any of the Shark's were even imported under the Canik name. I think the C and P series under Tristar are still coming in but the T's and S's I think are discontinued but new ones are still available for now. If you're wanting a T120 now would be the time to grab one whil...
by McCanik
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: SAR-USA SAR 9 Review
Replies: 29
Views: 300

Re: SAR-USA SAR 9 Review

The mystery copper colored substance on the rails looks like Glock's factory break in lube. Maybe SAR uses a similar substance or someone at the LGS thought it operated a bit gritty and put some on the rails to help break in.
by McCanik
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Anyone know what a Tristar Z919 is?
Replies: 24
Views: 627

Re: Anyone know what a Tristar Z919 is?

To clarify, Tristar didn't say they would or wouldn't continue to provide parts and service on the T. They just didn't respond to that part of the question. Since they plan to continue to import I assume they are implying that parts and service will always be provided. CGW offers a separate line of ...
by McCanik
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Anyone know what a Tristar Z919 is?
Replies: 24
Views: 627

Re: Anyone know what a Tristar Z919 is?

The Canik product line is evolving. I just checked their homepage to see if the Z model had been added (it hasn't) and found that they have dropped the T models. That's a shame because I really like the T-120. They still have the L-120 as a alloy frame. I assume Tristar will begin importing the L m...
by McCanik
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Field & Stream (Dick's) may close....
Replies: 9
Views: 175

Re: Field & Stream (Dick's) may close....

Believe it or not...... not too many years ago- here in Mobile the BIG gun stores were Sears, T.G.& Y. and JC Penney's. Now we have Academy....we have 2 of them. On occasion you can get a real deal there. There is a Bass Pro over across the Bay. Most of my guns, ammo purchases are done online. Ther...
by McCanik
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Anyone know what a Tristar Z919 is?
Replies: 24
Views: 627

Re: Anyone know what a Tristar Z919 is?

Yeah.....I "assumed" it was Canik made..... and more than likely that is not the case. Canik's home Turkish website doesn't list this model and it would be highly unlikely that Canik would produce another striker fired model so similar to the TP line. I'm guessing that Tristar decided to expand the...
by McCanik
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Anyone know what a Tristar Z919 is?
Replies: 24
Views: 627

Re: Anyone know what a Tristar Z919 is?

ncjw wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:26 am
Is that an ambi-safety that I see?
They haven't posted a description and the specs don't address ambi safety, but yeah that's what it looks like.