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Re: Whats the difference

 by McCanik ¦  Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:30 pm ¦  Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS ¦  Topic: Whats the difference ¦  Replies: 6 ¦  Views: 389

If you are looking for an all steel compact you want the P-100. Tristar's P-100 and P-120 are their version of the CZ SP-01. The C-100 & T-100s used to sell for $350-$400. The panic buying has pretty much bought all the available inventory because first time buyers don't want to spend much. Tris...

Re: Availability on Tristar Canik pistols

 by McCanik ¦  Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:49 pm ¦  Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS ¦  Topic: Availability on Tristar Canik pistols ¦  Replies: 9 ¦  Views: 827

I like mine, though wouldnt pay $500 for one could buy real cz75 for that. They're not exactly high demand pistols so not surprised they're hard to come by right now. I looked on Armslist and checked the entire site for them. About 1/4 of the listings were wtb listings for Tristar/Canik55 models I'...

Re: Logbook on ANY firearms?

 by McCanik ¦  Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:50 pm ¦  Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS ¦  Topic: Logbook on ANY firearms? ¦  Replies: 18 ¦  Views: 1444

Buddy, that's a lot of information. I keep information of my guns too but you are taking it to another level.
I agree that price, serial number, rounds fired, date parts replaced, last date cleaned can be useful info down the road.

Re: Century arms on Canik ?

 by McCanik ¦  Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:47 pm ¦  Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS ¦  Topic: Century arms on Canik ? ¦  Replies: 14 ¦  Views: 1252

Federal law requires importer identification roll stamp on all imported guns. From ATF website: Name of Importer Must be conspicuously engraved, cast or stamped (impressed) on the firearm frame, receiver, barrel or slide For firearms imported after January 30, 2002, the engraving, casting or stampin...

Re: Favorite gun you’ve owned?

 by McCanik ¦  Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:07 pm ¦  Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik) ¦  Topic: Favorite gun you’ve owned? ¦  Replies: 68 ¦  Views: 16151

Well this is going to be embarrassing. I wish I could say it is something rare and valuable but it it the lowly $300 SW22 Victory. With a Tandemkross trigger and hammer the trigger pull is now 1.5 lbs. Altamont grips and a Vortex Venom red dot sight make this the easiest gun to shoot. Any gun that y...

Re: Outdoor pistol bench rest.

 by McCanik ¦  Sat May 23, 2020 11:43 am ¦  Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik) ¦  Topic: Outdoor pistol bench rest. ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 709

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...

Re: Canik P120

 by McCanik ¦  Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:55 am ¦  Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS ¦  Topic: Canik P120 ¦  Replies: 10 ¦  Views: 1389

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...

Re: Canik P120

 by McCanik ¦  Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:02 am ¦  Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS ¦  Topic: Canik P120 ¦  Replies: 10 ¦  Views: 1389

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 T...

Re: Canik and Panic Buying

 by McCanik ¦  Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:31 pm ¦  Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS ¦  Topic: Canik and Panic Buying ¦  Replies: 27 ¦  Views: 3940

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...

Re: Canik and Panic Buying

 by McCanik ¦  Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:50 am ¦  Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS ¦  Topic: Canik and Panic Buying ¦  Replies: 27 ¦  Views: 3940

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...

Re: What's your favorite Canik model?

 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: 4098

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...

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

 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: 10922

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 ...

Re: Canik55

 by McCanik ¦  Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:32 pm ¦  Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS ¦  Topic: Canik55 ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 1164

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).

Re: TP9SFL Discontinued?

 by McCanik ¦  Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:54 pm ¦  Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS ¦  Topic: TP9SFL Discontinued? ¦  Replies: 2 ¦  Views: 820

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

Re: Salvaging my Tristar parts

 by McCanik ¦  Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:29 pm ¦  Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS ¦  Topic: Salvaging my Tristar parts ¦  Replies: 5 ¦  Views: 1381

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 ...

Re: Canik\Tristar P-120

 by McCanik ¦  Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:48 pm ¦  Forum: CANIK REVIEWS AND RANGE REPORTS ¦  Topic: Canik\Tristar P-120 ¦  Replies: 10 ¦  Views: 2687

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...

Re: CGW and CZ recoil springs in a Tristar

 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: 1299

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...

CGW and CZ recoil springs in a Tristar

 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: 1299

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 ...

Re: Can anyone define +P?

 by McCanik ¦  Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:09 pm ¦  Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS ¦  Topic: Can anyone define +P? ¦  Replies: 8 ¦  Views: 2247

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 pres...

Re: Can anyone define +P?

 by McCanik ¦  Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:49 pm ¦  Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS ¦  Topic: Can anyone define +P? ¦  Replies: 8 ¦  Views: 2247

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...

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