So, I've really no choice but to wait, or check local pawn shops for used examples. Or, check local gun shows. As well, Bersa recently released a new product, the Plus Combat. I can certainly wait for that version!
I've also been looking for a Tristar T-100 in 9mm, or a Canik Shark C in 9mm. Both are the same gun, but have different importers. This gun is hard to find as well. Even used. I found one on Guns America that was in a perpetual state of "an offer has been submitted for this item", meaning, someone is trying to purchase it. It stayed that way for at least 2 weeks so I asked the dealer (located in Connecticut) if they still had the gun. They did and told me that if I called and bought it, it would be shipped out tomorrow. I called them and bought the gun. I had to also call my local gun shop and ask them to fax a copy of their FFL to the store I was buying the gun from, as I wanted the store to ship the gun to my local shop. Doing it over the phone was a bit convoluted, as I'm used to doing it straight over the internet. Connecticut must be a bit hokey like that when it comes to guns (especially after Sandy Hook).
So, I went from not being able to get the Bersa to getting the Tristar. The T-100 is basically a compact CZ75. It is a DA/SA gun (without a decocker). It has the inverted slide rails. It is all-metal and blued. It can use CZ parts. It comes with two 15-round magazines.
Shipping is $30 (kinda high). I'll also be looking at paying my local gunshop $25 to accept the transfer. The gun was $319. With total shipping, it's $375. Not sure I'm happy about that, but available T-100s are extremely difficult to find, so I'll eat the shipping costs.
I can't wait to shoot this gun!
|Tristar T-100 with VZ Frag grips|