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by McCanik
Sat May 23, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Outdoor pistol bench rest.
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: Outdoor pistol bench rest.

I also recommend using a laser bore sight as the easiest way to zero a red dot. However, if you would like to have a rest I bought a Caldwell Deadshot Shooting Bag Rest. I got this to shoot longer distance targets with a .22lr pistol and it provides a stable base for accurate shots. I think a sand b...
by McCanik
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Canik P120
Replies: 10
Views: 437

Re: Canik P120

Can these be found in the US?? Really digging on these right now. Since you are referencing this gun as a Canik I thought I should point out that they are sold in the US as Tristar brand. While Canik is the manufacturer, Tristar is the importer and sells them under their name. You are looking for a...
by McCanik
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Canik P120
Replies: 10
Views: 437

Re: Canik P120

Can these be found in the US?? Really digging on these right now. https://www.classicfirearms.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=tristar#q=tristar&idx=magento_default_products&p=0&fR%5Baction%5D%5B0%5D=Semi%20Automatic&hFR%5Bcategories.level0%5D%5B0%5D=Handguns&is_v=1 Classic has the T120 which is almost ...
by McCanik
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Canik and Panic Buying
Replies: 21
Views: 1217

Re: Canik and Panic Buying

I got an email this morning from my LGS that said they are getting some M&Ps and Caniks in today and warning that they won't last long. I'd be curious to know what models they get in. Not that it matters, but if they are the latest greatest (EC, SC, etc), or if it's more of a "send us what you got"...
by McCanik
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Canik and Panic Buying
Replies: 21
Views: 1217

Re: Canik and Panic Buying

Price points, many panic buyers probably looking to be as cheap as possible plus limited number of Caniks on hand til more get through customs vs most newer glocks being made in Georgia so quicker to resupply. But I agree good to see more Canik's getting out there. I bet most of the eaa, tristar, t...
by McCanik
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: What's your favorite Canik model?
Replies: 32
Views: 1815

Re: What's your favorite Canik model?

For shooting, the T-120 after replacing the sights with Truglo TFX Pro (factory sights suck). I like the balance, the trigger and the capacity of 17 round mags. The Elite is a pretty close second, great sights and trigger. Polymer frame limits your ability to customize the grip to your hand. For car...
by McCanik
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Low PF 9mm for us non-reloader competition shooters
Replies: 34
Views: 7933

Re: Low PF 9mm for us non-reloader competition shooters

Up until they kinda went balls up, I would have recommended Freedom Munitions 147grFMJ. I have a closet full of their remans. Soft shooting and VERY accurate. Trouble is, their pricing now is more than what you can get factory new ammo for. I've talked with a few shooters who are using the Federal ...
by McCanik
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Canik55
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: Canik55

I have a T-120 with a 2015 serial number and it is stamped Canik 55. I believe they dropped the 55 in 2016 or 17. I have a C-100 and another T-120 with 2018 serial numbers and they are stamped Canik (no 55).
by McCanik
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: TP9SFL Discontinued?
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Re: TP9SFL Discontinued?

Maybe Century has chosen not to import the SFL and SFT but Canik Firearms website still lists them in their product line.
http://canikarms.com/tr/products
by McCanik
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Salvaging my Tristar parts
Replies: 5
Views: 767

Re: Salvaging my Tristar parts

Project completed and I'm pleased with the results. The T-120 slide has beveled sides from the rear of the extractor to the muzzle leaving little real estate on the top to mount an optic. Luckily the Vortex Venom just barely fits in the length of full width slide behind the extractor. The machinist ...
by McCanik
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: CANIK REVIEWS AND RANGE REPORTS
Topic: Canik\Tristar P-120
Replies: 10
Views: 1327

Re: Canik\Tristar P-120

Tristars of all the P, T and C line 120 and 100s shoot pretty darn good. I love my T-100 and I have yet to order any springs just yet from CGW. I wanted to see how it faired after break in and so far I have not been disappointed. I definitely can see a 120 model in my future after my other purchase...
by McCanik
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: CGW and CZ recoil springs in a Tristar
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Re: CGW and CZ recoil springs in a Tristar

I encourage replacement at the factory recommended 2500 round mark in the aluminum frame Tristar models just as an inexpensive precaution. I don't know that my gun cracked from a worn out recoil spring but I also don't know whether Canik's aluminum frame is capable of holding up to hot ammo and high...
by McCanik
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: CGW and CZ recoil springs in a Tristar
Replies: 4
Views: 614

CGW and CZ recoil springs in a Tristar

I have bought Tristar, CZ and Cajun Gun Works recoil springs and they are all different. This is a heads up to full size Tristar (P, S or T 120mm) owners as to the differences and what WON'T WORK. You can call Tristar and order a spring. It is the same as the factory OEM spring. Kinda pricey at $20 ...
by McCanik
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Can anyone define +P?
Replies: 8
Views: 1367

Re: Can anyone define +P?

Thanks Doc. I follow what you are saying although I'm getting to the edge of being confused. I guess I'll quit fixating on muzzle velocity and accept that barrel pressures are what to worry about. Since neither Fiocchi or S&B rate their ammo +P I guess I won't worry about damage since their pressure...
by McCanik
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Can anyone define +P?
Replies: 8
Views: 1367

Re: Can anyone define +P?

Thanks, now I just need to translate pressure into muzzle velocity. Can any reloaders out there tell me what a 3,000 lb pressure difference between standard ammo and +P translates into in muzzle velocity? Edit: SAAMI standards reference maximum pressures. What minimum pressures, and more importantly...
by McCanik
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Can anyone define +P?
Replies: 8
Views: 1367

Can anyone define +P?

Is there a minimum muzzle velocity for each grain bullet that classifies the ammunition as +P? I have been shooting Sellier & Bellot 115 grain and recently looked at the specs for it. S&B is spec'd at 1280 fps which is higher than some ammo that is spec'd at 1180 fps but rated as +P. Same with Fiocc...
by McCanik
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Salvaging my Tristar parts
Replies: 5
Views: 767

Re: Salvaging my Tristar parts

I doubt many people are willing to invest upgrade money into a sub $400 gun. Milling and red dot cost would likely equal the gun cost new and certainly exceed the used value of a Tristar.
Hadn't thought about cerakoting but it would be cool to have the slide match the frame.
by McCanik
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Salvaging my Tristar parts
Replies: 5
Views: 767

Re: Salvaging my Tristar parts

I'm thinking the steel removed would weigh double or triple what the optic would, depending on what optic I use. I've got a SFX and the standard plate that you remove weighs much more than the Vortex Venom (1+ oz). It balances out by adding the mounting plate weight back on to the slide. But a mille...
by McCanik
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Salvaging my Tristar parts
Replies: 5
Views: 767

Salvaging my Tristar parts

I mentioned in a previous thread that one of my Tristar T-120s developed a crack in the frame. I'm thinking that I might like to put a red dot optic on a T-120. Now that I have a spare slide I could have it milled without a complete commitment to the red dot. I'm looking for any experience/advice fr...
by McCanik
Fri May 31, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Love and hate, life with a Tristar
Replies: 14
Views: 1267

Re: Love and hate, life with a Tristar

I already have a CZ75 and I already have another T-120 that I bought in anticipation of the T line being discontinued.
CZ also makes aluminum framed pistols but they are in the compact line, not full size. The P-01 and PCR are aluminum frames.