Girsan Regard

General Discussion Section for All Other Makes and Models of Handguns and Rifles, including Aftermarket Accessories. Please keep Canik Firearm discussions in the Canik section.
Post Reply
HSmaxim
Member
Posts: 20
Joined: Thu May 16, 2019 3:26 pm

Girsan Regard

Post by HSmaxim » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:25 am

Considering how pleased I've been with my Canik's (a TP9SFT is my latest) I decided to try one of the Girsan Regards that came into the local shop.
I already am flush with Beretta 92 mags so why not.

So far so god.
The pistol is not an exact copy.
Many differences in the size of the frame and of many of the small parts.
My Beretta slide will not go onto the Girsan frame or vice versa.

I typically swap out grips on every handgun I own if possible and go with either a Hogue or G10 of some sort.

Nobody that I could find is making anything for the Girsan and none of my Beretta grips would fit.
So I took a $50 risk and picked up a set of G10's from Amazon and broke out the Dremmel and the 400/600 wet sandpaper.

The result:
Image
Image
2 x

User avatar
TL1000RSquid
Global Moderator
Posts: 1595
Joined: Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:24 pm
Founding Member #: 007
Location: Texas

Re: Girsan Regard

Post by TL1000RSquid » Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:00 am

Nice, I'd be interested to see how it stacks up against the PT92, I believe they're both in the same ballpark price.
0 x

Tejas Products
Supporting Vendor
Posts: 939
Joined: Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:10 pm

Re: Girsan Regard

Post by Tejas Products » Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:02 am

I’ve been looking at that as well. Reviews are good on it. Let us know how it shoots and your overall impression
0 x
NRA Pistol Instructor / RSO
Manufacturer of firearm accessories

User avatar
Janik
Staff Member
Posts: 2687
Joined: Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:59 pm
Founding Member #: 001
Location: Iowa
Contact:

Re: Girsan Regard

Post by Janik » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:08 am

Looking forward to your range review. I'll have to look into this more. I've been looking at the Taurus variant, but will look more closely at this now.
0 x

HSmaxim
Member
Posts: 20
Joined: Thu May 16, 2019 3:26 pm

Re: Girsan Regard

Post by HSmaxim » Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:34 pm

So far I've only gotten 500 rounds through the gun.

Not a single hitch.
I've used 124gr in WWB and some S&B.
Mecgar mags for the Beretta 92 including the 18 and 20 round ones work just fine as do the 15 round GI mags.
The 17 round factory Beretta mags don't like to drop free.

I shoot mainly steel and at 7 and 21 yards hitting 6 and 8" round plates is easy.

So far so good, another buddy of mine has both the black and the FDE and he's up to 3000 through the black and 2000 through the FDE with the same results as I'm having.

Talked to the shop owner where I got mine and he says they are coming out with factory models wearing G10 grips...
0 x

User avatar
Bish1309
Member
Posts: 41
Joined: Sat May 25, 2019 9:19 pm
Location: Eastern Iowa

Re: Girsan Regard

Post by Bish1309 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:57 pm

Thanks for the information. I recently ran my eyeballs over a couple of their models but know nothing about them.
0 x
Signature here **==

Whitecastle123
Member
Posts: 13
Joined: Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:51 am

Re: Girsan Regard

Post by Whitecastle123 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:46 am

ImageImageI bought a Girsan Regard about 1 1/2 years ago from Classic Firearms for $439.00 imported by Zenith. They stopped importing now EAA took over. Classic has the EAA for around $330.00. Looks identical but not sure if it’s the same finish or not. I think it’s a very well made pistol, shoots great, never a jam with range ammo and a pretty nice trigger. I have a Taurus 92 also but the Girsan wins.

Image

Image
Sorry just messing around with photos just seeing what works. The first is a crappy shot of a Girsan Regard and a Beretta m9-22lr and a Sar B6p.
1 x

rakpm63
Member
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:47 pm

Re: Girsan Regard

Post by rakpm63 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:50 pm

I own Girsan Regard MC and I want to grips replace with Wilson Combat Ultra Thin grips

1.Will it fit out of the box?
2.If not what modifications do I need to make?
3.Or will not fit with any modifications?

The question is should I or shouldn't buy WC grips
0 x

Tejas Products
Supporting Vendor
Posts: 939
Joined: Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:10 pm

Re: Girsan Regard

Post by Tejas Products » Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:19 pm

I don’t have the Reguard, but I’ve got the Girsan 1911. I’d put it on par with a RIA.
0 x
NRA Pistol Instructor / RSO
Manufacturer of firearm accessories

rakpm63
Member
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:47 pm

Re: Girsan Regard

Post by rakpm63 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:34 pm

nice but Girsan 1911 is quite different gun
0 x

Tejas Products
Supporting Vendor
Posts: 939
Joined: Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:10 pm

Re: Girsan Regard

Post by Tejas Products » Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:11 pm

rakpm63 wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:34 pm
nice but Girsan 1911 is quite different gun
Of,course, was just relaying that Girsan as a whole is making pretty decent low cost firearms.
0 x
NRA Pistol Instructor / RSO
Manufacturer of firearm accessories

ModerateExtremist
Member
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:31 pm

Re: Girsan Regard

Post by ModerateExtremist » Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:10 pm

I emailed EAA to ask if they sold any spare parts for this pistol as I was considering it. The answer I got was "NO". Reminds me too much of the crap that went on with the Veprs to even bother. There are a bunch of nice Veprs out there for sale with no bolts because the bolts broke, try find a new bolt for a Vepr.

Without spare parts support I just cannot fathom buying one. I am not sure how much of the Beretta parts will interchange with the Regard, I will rather let someone else gamble with that one.

My 2 cents at least.
0 x

HSmaxim
Member
Posts: 20
Joined: Thu May 16, 2019 3:26 pm

Re: Girsan Regard

Post by HSmaxim » Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:44 am

rakpm63 wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:50 pm
I own Girsan Regard MC and I want to grips replace with Wilson Combat Ultra Thin grips

1.Will it fit out of the box?
2.If not what modifications do I need to make?
3.Or will not fit with any modifications?

The question is should I or shouldn't buy WC grips
Sorry I didn't reply sooner, I don't seem to get notifications to my phone.

If you haven't already tried the grips you will have to modify one of the bottom holes to fit, it will be about 1.5mm or so off.
I accomplished this with a small dremmel bit after securing the grip to a piece of wood.
I also had to deepen and cut out the relief cuts for the safety.

Again, I apologize for the very late reply, I'm replying now in case anyone else with a similar question understands it's not just a drop in fit for Beretta grips.
0 x

rakpm63
Member
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:47 pm

Re: Girsan Regard

Post by rakpm63 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:54 am

@HSmaxim
THX
0 x

ncjw
Supporting Member
Supporting Member
Posts: 1256
Joined: Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:16 am

Re: Girsan Regard

Post by ncjw » Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:16 pm

Canik, c'mon man!

This month's American Rifleman magazine cover has the Girsan equivalent of the Combat Elite with a Girsan labeled RMR.

https://eaacorp.com/product/mc28-sa-tv-bx/

$400 street price with RMR included.

Canik is being out-marketed.
0 x

gunn
Supporting Member
Supporting Member
Posts: 211
Joined: Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:57 pm
Location: State of Jefferson

Re: Girsan Regard

Post by gunn » Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:47 pm

After reading the American Rifleman article, I am intrigued about this brand. I have had great luck with products either pistol or shotgun from Turkey. So when I can find one, I will probably purchase it.
0 x
Aut Pax Aut Bellum
45 ACP, Because short fat and slow will get the job done.

User avatar
TL1000RSquid
Global Moderator
Posts: 1595
Joined: Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:24 pm
Founding Member #: 007
Location: Texas

Re: Girsan Regard

Post by TL1000RSquid » Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:11 pm

are these safety only or decocker too?
0 x

Tejas Products
Supporting Vendor
Posts: 939
Joined: Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:10 pm

Re: Girsan Regard

Post by Tejas Products » Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:22 am

TL1000RSquid wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:11 pm
are these safety only or decocker too?
Both, when you pull the safety down it decocks the hammer but then it stays in safe mode. I bought one for a night stand gun. I ended up selling only because I wanted something smaller. I put the D spring upgrade in it as well. I have no complaints at all. Functioned 100% for me.
1 x
NRA Pistol Instructor / RSO
Manufacturer of firearm accessories

Post Reply