Just got a Canik55 C100b today and took it home. Paid just over $300 plus tax at Gunenvy in Columbus, OH. Sweet pistol!
The finish is good and the fit is tight. Apart from some inconsistent depth in the warning text on the right side it was near perfect. Inside is also good. No strange machine markings or sloppiness. The recoil spring is not solid though. It is a wire spring made of more than one wire coiled together instead of a solid metal spring. Not sure if that is good or bad...works well so far. Sights are good and luminescent - noticeably so when you bring it back indoors - but not tritium filled - and hey work great inside or out. It has a little rattle in a full magazine but this is not the only gun that does that. Something about the double stack 9mm guns...some have a round loosen and rattle. Not too bad, I did not take the time to try to correct or reload the magazine.
Hammer spring and slide return spring are pretty strong. This combined with the small area of the slide available to grab and it takes a stronger grip than I am used to to rack the slide. My S&W 4506 (huge .45) is easier to rack than this thing. I have strong hands so it is not an issue but my wife can't do it without it hurting her hand...just something to be mindful of.
I picked up a few hundred rounds of the cheapest, dirtiest 9mm FMJ (PMC and Silver Bear) I could find and blasted away in the back yard. I did some pretty tight groups from 25m with aimed fire - hands rested on porch railing. Then some rapid fire at 10m. The last time I shot a gun this fun was my dear departed PT92 (sold it...unfortunately). It comes back right on target quickly and does not twist or flip as much as my Bersa Thunder UC9 or Ruger LC9. Recoil is noticeable due to the light weight, but it is ultra controllable and very quick and natural to return on target for additional shots. This gun is so comfortable to shoot. I handed it to my 12 year old daughter who is small for her age and she proceeded to empty the magazine with aimed fire and was more accurate than when she shoots her S&W 22LR. She was shooting at 10m and except for one flier she was hitting the target consistently. Even in the hands of a 66lb girl it fed perfect.
It did shoot about 4 inches low and a couple inches to the right at 25m. Not an issue for me with a pistol this small. All in all the shooting was nearly perfect. No failures of any kind in the ammo I put through it. I had a bunch left so I did not put much more than 100 or so rounds through it. The only weird thing I noted that on a magazine change when I smacked the new full magazine into the pistol with the heel of my hand (old army habit) the slide released (glad I did not have my finger on the trigger). Not sure why this happened. I did not oil the magazines but that should not be a problem like this. I did not mind it too much, I had it pointed downrange and I was going to release it in a few seconds anyway.
Single action trigger pull was light but had a little creep. It will take some getting used to as it will sneak a shot on you if you are returning from reset too quickly while bringing it back on target. I suspect this will just take some practice to master. Double action was pretty strong pull - not as much effort as my model850 .38 taurus, but more than I am used to. It has a little resistance in the middle of the pull but I think it will smooth out with some wear. Since you can carry it "cocked and locked" the strong DA pull may not be an issue for every day carry.
So far this thing is a real shooter. Very easy to acquire sight picture quickly, natural to point for quickfire as well. Unusual that a pistol this small is so effortless to shoot well. I just picked it up as something to shoot with when my other guns were in the shop or loaned out, or when I needed some variety. Shooting it has changed that. This is a fun little pistol. I will feed some JHP through it before I carry it, but I expect that to feed just as perfect as the rest.
The guy at Gunenvy told me that he liked the feel of it better than the CZ in stock form due to the grips. Not sure what I think as I have not handled a CZ. I may have to pick up a CZ to find out how the real thing shoots since I like this clone so much.