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Offline mig1nc

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Most reliable clone subcompact?
« on: April 15, 2016, 07:51:27 AM »
I searched the forum and didn't really find a thread, so I thought I would start a new one.

What's the hive-mind thought on which is the most reliable clone subcompact with a 10-13rd magazine capacity?

SAR B6P Compact  13rd
Sphynx Subcompact 13rd
EAA Witness P Compact (rail) 12rd
EAA Witness Pavona 12rd
Others??

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Re: Most reliable clone subcompact?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2016, 08:10:31 AM »
You already have the choice on the top of your list,the Sar B6P compact is an outstanding shooter , reliable ,{I have put 5 K  plus trouble free rounds thru one} and you get great value at rock bottom pricing. Next if you are ever involved in an incident where you use a firearm you won't get upset{ when it becomes evidence} just get out your second one and carry that. Seriously you can get two of these pistols for $600.00.
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Re: Most reliable clone subcompact?
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2016, 09:42:12 AM »
Good point!

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Re: Most reliable clone subcompact?
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2016, 11:34:04 PM »
I have a SAR B6P compact, as well.  I have not had it long enough to shoot it very much.  Maybe I have shot 200 through it, and have not had any issues, whatsoever.  Great pistol, feels great, shoots great.  Best money I've spent lately.

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Re: Most reliable clone subcompact?
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2016, 12:50:36 PM »
My Series 88 TA90 Compact has been very very reliable and deadly accurate through the years running thru more than a few IDPA and Concealed Carry Matches.
Currentlly, it's use has been curtailed by quite a few other handguns, such as my Tanfoglio/RIA MAP1 Mid-size, and it's in honored semi-retirement in my vault.


Compact Series 88 Tanfoglio TA90 9mm - Magazine Capacity 13 rounds.
Very Accurate and Reliable. Has NEVER misfed on any ammunition.
Will also use Compact small frame 13 round Witness Magazines.

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Re: Most reliable clone subcompact?
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2016, 04:04:18 PM »
Nice! Never seen that one. Is it alloy or steel frame?

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Re: Most reliable clone subcompact?
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2016, 07:51:20 PM »
Nice! Never seen that one. Is it alloy or steel frame?

Thankyou!  :)  ALL Steel Construction. Purchased new in 1989. I traded a Side by Side Shotgun in for it, to help pay for it.
I got the better of the deal even though I tossed in some cash along with it.
That Shotgun had been driving me nuts needing Firing Pin Springs every other season.  ::)
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Re: Most reliable clone subcompact?
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2016, 08:59:07 AM »
Makes me want to get a C100 and have a gunsmith grip chop it down to the same length.

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Re: Most reliable clone subcompact?
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2016, 09:33:09 PM »
I have a EAA Witness Steel Compact and that thing eats everything! Have not had a FTF yet.
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Re: Most reliable clone subcompact?
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2016, 06:52:04 AM »
You know, I should have put the Israeli Jericho 941 FBL (13rd subcompact) on the list, but I forgot about it since I don't think it is sold in the US.

I've only ever heard good things about the Jericho line.

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Re: Most reliable clone subcompact?
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2016, 04:37:59 PM »
I can't compete with some of the posts above when it comes to price.  But if you have a little extra money lying around, and want a sweet shooter thats almost a work of art, the Sphinx SDP Subcompact should be your choice!  Shortly after I got it, I sent it to Automatic Accuracy to have the trigger smoothed.  I have put about 1000 rounds through it since then and it has been a joy to shoot. The Sphinx workmanship is outstanding

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Re: Most reliable clone subcompact?
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2016, 05:59:31 PM »
The TFB video had malfunctions galore on the sphinx. Did they just get a lemon?

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Re: Most reliable clone subcompact?
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2016, 11:25:10 PM »
See a poly Tanfoglio compact (EAA Witness) go thru 10,000 rds in 171 minutes...then you'll know:


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Re: Most reliable clone subcompact?
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2016, 07:54:30 PM »
Very Nice Video!  8)  Thanx for posting!  :)
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Re: Most reliable clone subcompact?
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2016, 11:18:38 PM »
I also have a SARS B6P, nice shooter and good price.