TriStar C-100

TriStar Sporting Arms introduced its pistol line in 2012, and has expanded it for 2013. One of its premier new offerings is the C-100, which is manufactured in and imported from Turkey.

The C-100 is a compact clone of the well-known, and greatly respected, CZ-75 design. It features a double/single action; with rear snag-free dovetail sights and a fixed-blade front sight. The manual safety allows the pistol to be carried cocked and locked, with the safety on.

You can get a closer look at the TriStar C-100 in the video below, hosted by American Rifleman Senior Executive Editor Brian Sheetz.

Technical Specifications:

Importer: TriStar Sporting Arms
Action: Double/Single
9 mm, .40 S&W
Barrel Length:
Weight: 1.53 lbs. (9 mm) or 1.63 lbs. (.40 S&W)
15 rounds (9 mm) or 11 rounds (.40 S&W)
Rear Snag-Free Dovetail, Fixed Front Blade
Black Polymer Checkered
Blued or Chrome
Suggested Retail Price:
$429 to $439

For Further Reading:

TriStar Adds to its Pistol Line


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5 Responses to TriStar C-100

J.D. wrote:
May 17, 2014

I recently bought a C-100, and so have several friends. They all shot about 3' low at 10 yards with different shooters and ammo. Fortunately, CZ-75B rear sights fit the dovetail, and they are available in different heights. Though cheaper than other replacement sight options, replacing what should have worked in the first place is additional expense and hassle. Guns should not come out of the factory with sights this far off. Notice in the picture gallery with this article that the last picture showing a closeup of a rear sight is a CZ-75B sight, not the factory original that came on our C-100's. CZ sights have a slightly different profile that doesn't fill the dovetail slot as nicely as the C-100 factory sight. And the CZ sight has green dots instead of white (which is easily remedied).

Robert VanElsberg wrote:
January 28, 2014

I bought a C100 about a year ago and was impressed with the value for the price. However, as Bill noted in his comment, my C100 also shoots low, even at 5-7 yards. For self defense, I would have to ignore the sights and simply point and shoot. That is unfortunate because the sights, which provide a three-dot picture, are easy to see. I am looking to see if there is an adjustable rear sight I can purchase that will allow me to resolve this problem.

Richard figura wrote:
November 03, 2013

Bought the c100. Put 250 rounds though it without a single malfunction. At 25 yards I put 20 consecutive shots into the 7 or better ring with a 2 handed stance. This is a well made pistol - functions smoothly so you can get back on target quickly. Beautifully machined. And surprisingly this pistol is all steel-no polymers. Heavy but solid. Definitely not a pocket pistol. Holster only. A fun gun to shoot. Instills confidence. One of my best investments. Rates a 10 in my book.

EARL wrote:
October 21, 2013


Bill wrote:
July 13, 2013

I bought this model after reading the gun-of-the week blog. I like it but find it to shoot about 4" low at fifteen yards which is a little more vertical deviation than I like.