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Offline Aiden528

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TriStar C-100 Coming Soon?
« on: June 25, 2012, 12:59:32 PM »
While catching up on new products at Tactical-Life.com I came across a new pistol being offered by Tristar Arms, Kansas City MO. The C-100 series looks to be a CZ 75D Compact clone that will be offered in .380 as well as 9mm and I'm wondering if they may be coming from Canik.  From the photos on the Tristar site the pistols look clean and well made.  Though I prefer the PCR for its decocker the C-100's look like a very nice clone.

Did anyone see these at SHOT Show, or in a local shop? I emailed Tristar Arms this afternoon with some questions so we'll see how long it takes to hear back.
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Re: TriStar C-100 Coming Soon?
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2012, 02:44:11 PM »
I saw one at a Boise, Idaho dealer on Saturday (6/23).
It is very close to a 75C in every way.
The frame was some metal alloy, the grips were plastic, it worked single action/double action and had three dot sights.
It felt good in my hand.
The askling price was $379.

http://www.tristararms.com/pistols-semi-automatic.php

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Offline couchcommando

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Re: TriStar C-100 Coming Soon?
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2012, 03:00:21 PM »
These are the same pistols that were previously imported by Canik USA. They are made by Canik55. I have one in hard chrome and it is a well made pistol. It has had a trigger job and HiViz fiber optic sites installed. It takes the ones for the CZ75. It has an alloy frame and looks very much like a PCR but is not a true clone. It has a touch of Tanfoligio Witness in it.

Do a forum search for "Canik". You will find alot of information on them as a number of posters are owners.

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Re: TriStar C-100 Coming Soon?
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2012, 05:48:52 PM »
Cool Thanks for the Info Commando,  I had a feeling they were Canik's. Will these take CZ grips?
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Re: TriStar C-100 Coming Soon?
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2012, 07:36:52 PM »
Yes on taking compact size cz griPs. Liked the Canik enough to move the grips and sell my PCR so all of my guns are now safety versions. Also has become my most carried gun.
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TriStar C-100 Coming Soon?
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2012, 07:53:52 AM »
Larry, wish I had know that I would have bought your PCR sight unseen. Feels like I'm never going to get mine.
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Offline mmb713

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Re: TriStar C-100 Coming Soon?
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2012, 12:45:42 AM »
Gun Genie has these pistols now. They were featured in this week's e-flyer.

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Re: TriStar C-100 Coming Soon?
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2012, 03:40:49 PM »
Just say them, the price went up from the last time I looked. $379 about two weeks ago.
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Re: TriStar C-100 Coming Soon?
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2012, 03:31:11 PM »
I'm very intrigued by these, however I can tell if it has a safety or decocker. On the sites where it's for sale, it says decocker. Yet their website doesn't say, and it looks like a safety. Anyone know?
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Re: TriStar C-100 Coming Soon?
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2012, 03:40:17 PM »
I'm very intrigued by these, however I can tell if it has a safety or decocker. On the sites where it's for sale, it says decocker. Yet their website doesn't say, and it looks like a safety. Anyone know?

I held one (Boise, Idaho) last week.
It had a safety and not a decocker.
That doesn't mean that other models don't have a decocker though.

The sale ad for Gallery of Guns justs lists a safety.
http://www.galleryofguns.com/genie/default.aspx?item=85009&utm_source=icontact&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly_specials


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Re: TriStar C-100 Coming Soon?
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2012, 06:06:08 PM »
I have not seen a decocker model on TriStars, or Caniks sites. 
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Re: TriStar C-100 Coming Soon?
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2012, 06:27:35 PM »
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Re: TriStar C-100 Coming Soon?
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2012, 07:55:36 PM »
I'm going to have to say its a typo. I just went back to Canik's site and they don't offer a C100 with a decocker.
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Offline couchcommando

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Re: TriStar C-100 Coming Soon?
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2012, 12:41:17 PM »
There are no Canik models that have a decocker that I am aware of. My C100 has the manuel safety. The interesting thing is you can place the trigger in the half cocked position then engage the safety. This is how I carry mine.

You might want to check out Century Arms  http://www.centuryarms.com/. They are or will soon be importing 2 Canik models. One that looks similar to the P-01 and a striker fired model.

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Re: TriStar C-100 Coming Soon?
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2012, 02:45:21 PM »
You guys need to go the the Canik 55 website- they have some AWESOME looking pistols there!

 

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