Let’s talk Turkey

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by dodo bird, Mar 12, 2021.

  1. dodo bird

    dodo bird Member

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    I like American made guns. Of course I like ALL guns. With everything going on today you can’t ignore that Turkish handguns are often some of the only handguns on the shelves today. I have some experience with Stoeger. They seem to shoot pretty good. Any of these brands to stay away from? (Yes I know Turkey is very divisive, I didn’t want to go down that road.). Just wondering about quality of the guns made there. Any experiences good or bad are welcome.
     
  2. halfmoonclip

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    I have a Turk 1911A1, bought on a whim; had sold a Springer GI some years earlier. This thing is wonderfully fit and finished, and matte Parked. The only real fault was a sharpish edge on the underside of the hammer; a little work with a fine file resolved that. It is made by TISAS. It's not a perfect A1 clone; the magwell is flared. It does have a lanyard loop. The trigger is decent (it is pure JMB, series nothing), and it comes with one MecGar parked mag.
    The American Rifleman had a complimentary article about their High Power replica, and wouldn't mind running across one of those.
    Moon
     
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  3. ontarget

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    The Tisas 1911s have been on my radar for some time now.
    Came across two of them this week. If either is still there next week when I'm back in the area one will probably follow me home.
     
  4. Frankl03

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    I have had at least 4 Caniks. Really good guns. I still have the TP9SFX. Amazing striker fired trigger. Good aftermarket support too.
     
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  5. SimonRL

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    Canik and Sarsilmaz get very good reviews. I’ve been looking at the SAR K12 Sport. It’s fantastic looking and apparently a sweet shooter.
     
  6. 5-SHOTS

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    Canik, Tisas, Sarsilmaz, Girsan, Stoeger, they all get pretty good reviews.
     
  7. Tallball

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    I owned a Tisas "GI" 1911. The finish wasn't great, but it was completely reliable and shot as well as the small sights allowed. I only traded it because I REALLY wanted a certain S&W Model 629 and knew I could always get another basic 1911.

    I've had two SAR compact polymer CZ75 clones. I traded one towards the 629, and replaced it a couple of weeks later, although with a stainless steel version the second time (worth the extra $20, IMHO). They were super cheap back then, like under $250. Neither the original nor the replacement ever malfunctioned. I haven't carried it before, but it would probably be my choice as a "belt pistol" for CC.

    I also have a basic Canik TP9... it's a copy of the Walther 99, IIRC. I got it used for cheap. It has a great trigger and functions well.


     
  8. dodo bird

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    Thanks Tallball. Is that TP9 have a decocker like the AS system on the Walthers? If so how do you carry it if you did?
     
  9. halfmoonclip

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    Yinz reminded me, shot a buddy's Canik CZ-clone down at camp, yeah, great striker trigger, and reasonably priced.
    Moon
     
  10. C0untZer0

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    I purchased a SAR B6P in 2015 and it is holding up well.

    Here is my review of it:

    https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?threads/review-of-the-sar-b6p.786697/

    Mine sits in my car all of the time. Five summers of sitting in a hot car on a hot parking lot and five winters sitting in the cold and I've never had a spot of rust anywhere on it. When I take it to the the range, it runs like a champ. I've never had a malfunction with it.
     
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  11. GEM

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    Just as info, Cabela's near me had quite a few Kimbers on display.
     
  12. dodo bird

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    Good to know. However a lot of people especially today cannot afford a Kimber. They want a reliable gun for carry or home defense. I am saving up for a decent 1911. A Kimber is on my radar.
     
  13. MedWheeler

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    My ZIG 1911 A2 is a solid, handsome gun at a knock-around price. I think it was about $350 or so new a couple of years back.
     
  14. mgresh

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    I really like my SAR 9. Well built and great shooter.
     
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    Buddy of mine has one of those. Shoots pretty darn good for 400 bucks.
     
  16. lincen

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    Shot my Tisas Hi-Power this past weekend. It had been over a year since the last time and I had forgotten how nice gun it is. Very pleased with it and have bought all the upgrade parts from the fine folks at BH Spring Solutions. They did a very thorough review and test on the Tisas clone.
     
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