Gun Report

Tristar Canik 55 C-100 9mm Luger, $365

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The C-100 is reliable, which is a good start. The simplicity of the design without highly developed sights or a light rail appeals to some. The price also appeals to many shooters. The problem was that the safety lever was so stiff as to be practically unusable. The double-action trigger was also heavy.

Tristar Canik 55 C-100 9mm Luger, $365

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Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Weight Unloaded
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Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Span Single

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The C-100 is a straight-up CZ 75 compact clone.
The C-100 was well finished, we thought, with good polish and blueing. There were internal tool marks, however.
From left are the Canik, the CZ P0-1, and the 75D. The slides are classic CZ designs from decades ago. If you are already a CZ-type owner, buying one of these guns will make a lot of practical sense because you’ll be familiar with the controls.

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