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    Salams everyone.

    I bought two new pistols today, the Canik 55 Piranha and the Canik 55 Piranha Compact. I've been on the lookout for a CZ 75 but unable to find one in suitable condition or price I had been looking at high quality clones.

    There are four popular versions available.

    1). Tangfolio Force 99 (Made in Philippines)

    2). NZ 85B (Made in China)

    3). Sarsilmaz B6 also known as AR-24 (Made in Turkey)

    4). Canik 55 (Made in Turkey)







    The Canik 55 Piranha (Except for the extended frame design, which I love it's an identical copy of the CZ 75-B)



    The Canik 55 Piranha Compact. After the Walther PP, this is the most beautiful compact pistol I've seen.



    Disassembled comparison between the two.



    Enter the Stoeger Cougar.



    Note the width of the slide vs each other and the length of the grips/pistols.



    Note the size of the Slides, both width and length.



    1st Barrel is Piranha (4.7 Inches), 2nd Piranha Compact (4.0 Inches) and Stoeger (3.6 Inches)



    All three compared disassembled.




    Quick facts about the three:

    Piranha: Length = 8.2 Inches (approx), Height = 5.6 Inches, Width = 1.378 Inches, Weight = 850 Grams, Barrel Length = 4.72 Inches, Capacity = 15 + 1

    Stoeger: Length = 7.1 Inches (approx), Height = 5.5 Inches, Width = 1.5 Inches, Weight = 924 Grams, Barrel Length = 3.6 Inches, Capacity = 15 + 1

    Piranha Compact: Length = 7.3 Inches (approx), Height = 5.23 Inches, Width = 1.378 Inches, Weight = 770 Grams, Barrel Length = 3.93 Inches, Capacity = 13 + 1


    I will post a range review as soon as I come back from the GTG's InshAllah. The Compact is my new carry gun, 13 rounds of 9mm Hp's are enough to stop anything I want.

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    Congratrs on the purchases Abbas Bhai.

    From pix I can tell that both the guns are well built. I hope & expect they will perform well at the range. Many of the Turkish Guns/clones are of high quality & performance. There is no doubt abt tht.

    I just sold Tanfoglio Force 99 last week. The performed of the gun was fully up to my requirements. But couple of months back I got CZ 75 in a 99% condition from an Army Officer (it's also an interesting story, which I will tell U som other time). who had fired just 3 rounds on it and he also gave me the rest of 47 AMC rounds as a bonus :D

    Once again congrats for the new guns.

    Shoot Safe.

    CZ 75



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    Good purchase. Congrats. Piranha with Wadcutters should give anyone a lot of shudders.:)
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    what did you pay for these beauties.?

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    Congrats Abbas and very nice pictorial comparison indeed ... hope this lot will last 6 months atleast before being put on sale ;) waiting for range review.
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    congratulations and very nice pistol MASHAALLAH. the comparison is very helpful for buyers. personally i have held stoeger and love its grip and feel. would accompany you at the range next week INSHAALLAH and then test these beauties specially the compact one.
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    Congratulatin Abbas bhai

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    congrats abbas bhai on ur new purchase

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    Mashallah, Beautiful pieces. I didnt even know that these guns existed.
    Thanks for the comparison.
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    Just noticed two yellow dots near the hammer (one on slide & other on frame) on Piranha's, what are these for?
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    congrats abbas bhai on ur new purchase :)
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    Those dot are used to align the slide and frame to take down or to disassemble the gun U need to align those dots on slide & the frame (align the slide dot on top of the frame dot) and then take out the slide stop/slide release lever and disassemble the gun.
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    Thanks Glockcohlic, by the way we all have been doing it without any guiding dots for ages :)
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    Looks nice
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    Pls don't mention brother. U R very right that we all have been doing that and most of the stuff I learned is with my own experience or sharing with friends like U. This is how we learned and now the World Wide Web is helping us all on a great extend along with sharing of knowledge with friends and fellow members.
    If Guns cause crime, mine must be defective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glockcohlic
    @Denovo87
    Pls don't mention brother. U R very right that we all have been doing that and most of the stuff I learned is with my own experience or sharing with friends like U. This is how we learned and now the World Wide Web is helping us all on a great extend along with sharing of knowledge with friends and fellow members.

    No no no, I was reffering to these yellow dots, we all have been feild striping our toys without having these on.
    There is no doubt at all that WWW & our forum is of a great help to learn things without putting oneself in the line of fire :)
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    I understood tht. I just told u how I did it even without those dots as U mentioned tht U hv been doing tht.
    If Guns cause crime, mine must be defective.

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    Would love to read the range report for these two guns.
    If Guns cause crime, mine must be defective.

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    the way you have portrayed the details and bifurcated pics are awsome, very cool. i hear the brand canik first time and like its contour. lovely addition.

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    Very nice pics, Abbas Bhai. The Canik Piranha Compact in particular looks like it will do as a wonderful CC gun...
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