Hello. The HS9 compact has landed in Pakistan. Sometime back I wrote about the HS9 sub compact G2. Since this is a generation old so it’s selling a little cheaper. My sources tell me 500 odd pieces have arrived and are selling for around Rs 140k.
It comes with two 16 round mags, trigger and grip safety, polymer frame, steel slide, 3 dot sight system. The gun has a good reputation, it was marketed in the US by Springfield armory. Stay tuned guys. 😀
Hi there. Here’s a review of the Stoeger STR9 striker fired 9 mm pistol. For now I am experimenting with video reviews, I know, I know, I am quite imperfect, but please bear with me 🙂 For now please see the review. Cheers!
Hello. Just got word about a new kid on the block, Turkish 9 mm pistol A9/C9 by System Defense. It’s finally landed here in Pakistan. Main features are ; Polymer frame, striker fired, 9 mm, ergonomic design, Glockish in shape, picatinny rail, fiber optic front sight, ambidextrous slide stop, serrated slide, 15/18 rounds magazine.
Hi there. Just got news about Canik TP9 DA. It’s finally landed in Pakistan. I will do a detailed review as soon as I get my hands on one. This is a good pistol. Currently selling for around Rs 175K plus minus. The excitement grows. 😀 Cheers
Hello there. So we have another pistol from Turkey, the Stoeger STR 9, actually the pistol shown in the photo above is the compact version, STR9C. I still haven’t got it in my hands, so a review will come later. But for now a few preliminary thoughts:
The Tisas Zigana PX9 arrived few weeks ago. It is a polymer frame, striker fired, 9 mm pistol. Zigana has been known to make good quality pistols, in a budget. Sadly the previous models were copied by the Darra and Kohat road weapons manufacturers. There was one particular model with select fire option that became very popular. I have seen gun makers putting them together, firing them in full auto and showing them off. I guess with the shape change it will take them quite sometime to copy the new model.
A few days ago I blogged about CF98 price coming down to Rs 70 to 80k. Just two days ago I got word that CF98 is selling from Rs 50 to 60k. That is really some price drop! But from what I have heard the pistols are still not selling. The reason I have been told is that a huge lot of them was held up at the port because of some reason. The packing had deterriorated, some of the handguns had rusted, and were in pretty bad shape. Anyways they say pistols were cleared after many years, they were reblued, in some cases renumbered and repacked. They also say news has a way of getting around, so people got wind of it. Sales dropped and here we are today. These are rumors.
But the actual story is that around 4000 pistols landed in Pakistan. The market did not have that much capacity. Prices dropped. There were lots of rumors in between. But just today I got word the price has again shot back to 70k.
I want to thank SZ for pointing out this fact. He commented and I had to make lots of calls to get to the truth. Many thanks sir. Your comment is valuable. The post has this been updated. I apologize if this has caused inconvenience to anyone.
But really there’s a lot of people who still believe in the rumors.
Got to take a closer look at the Canik TP9 Elite Sub-compact few days back. These guns have hit our shores quite recently, one of the first imports here. Canik has been known to make good quality weapons. The Canik TP9 has an impressive line up, but the gun being reviewed is the sub-compact 9 mm. Before the detailed review let me please say that this handgun gets full marks as far as looks are concerned.
The Sarsilmaz CM9 is a short recoil operated locked breech semi-automatic compact Turkish 9 mm pistol. It has Polymer frame and Forged steel barrel and slide. It comes with adjustable rear sights, the front sight is fixed. The pistol has manual safety with firing pin block. Front rails under the barrel allow accessories like the flashlight to be added. Here the short review:
So which one of the two is better? Pistol or revolver? There are those who love semi-auto pistols and then there are those who adore wheelers. It’s almost a never ending debate, they say carrying a pistol means having more capacity, and that wheelers are old fashioned. Then there’s talk of accuracy and speed and looks and safety and what not. The average Joe gets confused and in the end has a hard time deciding which one to go for. Interestingly in our part of the world (Pakistan) revolvers are considered old fashioned and out dated. Actually this isn’t so. Surf the web and you’ll come to know there’s a sizable population which prefers wheelers over semi-auto pistols. Here’s some points to consider before going for any one of them.