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Much more interested in hearing from people who actually have owned Turkish firearms. I have a shotgun coming so will actually have one to see for myself.

Opinions I read online are generally favorable and think they are of decent quality and affordable. Canik pistols in particular seem to be well regarded.
 

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The Canik I shot was nice, reliable, and if they were as cheap here as they reportedly are in other places, I'd own one.
CZ sells Turkish made shotguns under their own name. Good enough for them, good enough for me...except I prefer to spend less than CZ dollars on a Turkish gun.
 

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I have read that even though they come in a variety of brand names, most of them are made in the same factory. I have seen reviews that they are good quality and can be depended on.
 

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Much more interested in hearing from people who actually have owned Turkish firearms. I have a shotgun coming so will actually have one to see for myself.

Opinions I read online are generally favorable and think they are of decent quality and affordable. Canik pistols in particular seem to be well regarded.
I've owned a few Canik CZ clones and I wish I still had them. I'm more of a fan of Turkish clones, as they are very fine firearms for the money. I'm currently looking at the Girsan Regard 9mm (beretta 92 clone) and I've only heard good things.
 

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Have a few now. An Asena brand(ed) semi auto box mag fed shotgun that works very well. Adjustable gas block, too.

A single shot break open shotgun that is marked Laser Arms. Locks up tight, and seems very well made, especially for the low retail.

A Sarsilmaz semi auto pistol. Pretty well put together. Polymer frame, stainless barrel, mirror polished feed ramp, and a tennifer(?) coating on the slide. A nicer gun than I would have got for the money, than if I bought made in the US, and probably equivalent to much pricier German or Italian. I would like a stiffer recoil spring though, as the extractor is quite strong, and sometimes doesn't want to snap over the rim.
 

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I own 2 Yildiz shotguns and love to shoot "at" clays with them. Both are O/U with tight actions, well made and fitted with pretty walnut. And yes, I know they're not Berettas which I own a few of also. But fun guns at 1/3 the price tag.
 

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I've had a few of the Canik TP9 models, which are very popular. Its a clone of a Walther design. The quality is pretty good, and they have generally been cheap for what you get. However, prices on them right now are very high, in the $450 range, about $100 more than they used to be. At that price you have a lot of other options, even Glocks can be had for $550 still. I owned a Sar CZ75 clone for a time but wasn't impressed. Worst trigger slap I've even experienced, though it went away after a hundred rounds or so. It just felt kinda cheap, though. So I'd say it was on par with Taurus, which while better than it used to be, still feels cheaper than a Ruger, for example.

I've heard nothing but good things about Turkish made shotguns, though.
 

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Sarkus I have noticed the prices. Been hankering for a plastic high cap 9mm and like the looks of Beretta APX a lot and seen them AVAILABLE for around 380. But then again not sure if they are US or Italian or even Turkish made.
 

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Sarkus I have noticed the prices. Been hankering for a plastic high cap 9mm and like the looks of Beretta APX a lot and seen them AVAILABLE for around 380. But then again not sure if they are US or Italian or even Turkish made.
Either Italy or the US from what I've read. I know the early ones sold here were Italian production but google says they may be making them at their factory in TN now. I was looking at the APX a few months ago but they were scarce at the time so I got a Taurus G3 instead. Don't really like the Taurus.
 

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Welp, a friend and I both purchased a Tisas 1911A1. Super unreliable from day 1. His worse than mine. Tons of fail-to-feeds, just a finicky pistol. This was with ball ammo, btw. Put a couple of hundred rounds through it, no change. Polished the ramp, same. We both dumped them. Even the Norinco 1911 I had never missed a beat with any ammo.

So not impressed.
 

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Welp, a friend and I both purchased a Tisas 1911A1. Super unreliable from day 1. His worse than mine. Tons of fail-to-feeds, just a finicky pistol. This was with ball ammo, btw. Put a couple of hundred rounds through it, no change. Polished the ramp, same. We both dumped them. Even the Norinco 1911 I had never missed a beat with any ammo.

So not impressed.
Bummer. Sometimes that can be magazine problems albeit if it came with the gun I would be screaming P.O.S too. Decade ago I got a budget Auto Ordinance 1911 just after Kahr bought them and it has been great.
 

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I was looking for a 1911 for my kid for christmas this last year. Due to all the everything that was 2020, the only 1911 in 45ACP I could find in three states was a Girsan.

He shoots it as often as he can find ammo to feed it, and it hasn't failed yet. I'm not unhappy with my purchase.
 

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My 1911 is a Filipino gun by Metro Arms. 100% reliable for me. $320 when I bought it. So I'd be happy to take a chance on a Turkish gun with that sort of price differential.
 

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I have read that even though they come in a variety of brand names, most of them are made in the same factory. I have seen reviews that they are good quality and can be depended on.
From what I understand there are two major manufacturers.

I own two Escort Shotguns (made by Hatsan) and they are very nice guns. They are both semi-autos and the 12G has been flawless from right out of the box through a thousand or so rounds. The other is a 20G and it has a slight hiccup every so often where it dosen't present the next shell properly to the chamber. A slight retraction of the bolt allows it to pop into place. The gun has been shot very little and might just need some more breaking in. Or better ammo as it is mostly Walmart bulk pack I have shot.

Hatsan is a company that has been making guns for literally longer than there has been a USA. They are very well thought of in the UK where the Euro exchange rate makes Italian/French guns VERY expensive.

The Mossberg 20G semi is sourced from Turkey. I have held one and "Made in Turkey" is stamped right on it.

I can't speak to it as fact but I have heard the Turkish 1911s (Tisas) suffer from soft metal in the slides, allowing the slide stop notch to round off. But I heard that years ago and things might have changed.
 

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I was Trap shooting this last sunday and 2 guys on the line were shooting CZ Trap guns (turkish) and they were very happy with them.
CZ is a Czech company. Are they sourcing guns from Turkey now?
 
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