TISAS Pistols

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TISAS is one of the leading European firearm manufacturers.  The company was established in 1993 and in 1994 started producing its first pistol – Fatih 13. TISAS is a weapon supplier for the Turkish Ministry of National Defense. To ensure compliance with the ministry specifications all pistols undergo a series of rigorous tests, including cold and hot weather test, drop safety test, high pressure shooting test, corrosion resistance (salt environment) and endurance testing. Considering that Turkey is a North Atlantic Alliance member TISAS pistols have to meet NATO standards as well.

80 per cent of the company’s pistols are exported to 30 different countries around the world. Since 2004 TISAS semi-automatic pistols have been imported into the United States, where they earned a reputation of high quality yet modestly priced handguns.

A unique feature of TISAS pistols is the variety of models and modifications. There are more than 20 models in the company’s range of handguns. Many models are available in 3 or more styles of finish (black chrome, white chrome, duotone, engraved or plain) with several styles of grip panels (plastic, rubber, wooden) and a choice of magazines (standard or high capacity). Combined, these provide more than one hundred variations to ensure that everyone can choose a pistol which meets his or her exact preferences and requirements. TISAS Video Presentation

ZIG M1911

Tisas ZIG M1911 semi-automatic pistol is a modern reincarnation of the legendary Browning-designed M1911 handgun. ZIG M1911 combines classic 1911 lines with modern features like added front slide serrations and high profile sights.  True to the original M1911 design the ZIG is a single-action semi-automatic pistol chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge. The Zig M1911 features grip safety, skeletonized trigger and hammer. The Mec-Gar made single stack magazine holds 8 rounds.

The model can be ordered in three variants of finish: black chrome, white chrome and stainless steel.

Tisas also produces 1911 style pistols in 9 mm calibre: Tisas Zig M1 and Tisas Zig PC9. The Zig M1 is identical to

the Zig M1911 model but holds 9 rounds in its magazine. The Zig PC9 model features Picatinny rail, otherwise it is identical to the Zig M1 pistol.

Zig 1911 Video Review

 

KANUNI 16

TISAS Kanuni 16 is the manufacturer’s first semi-automatic pistol in 9mm Parabellum calibre and has been in production since 1998. Kanuni 16 is a locked breach, short recoil operated pistol which can be fired in single or double-action mode. It is of all metal construction with an alloy frame and steel slide.  The model features three-dot fixed sights , exposed hammer and slide mounted safety/de-cocker which can drop the hammer safely without firing a shot.  Kanuni 16 has a very short trigger reset in the single-action mode, convenient for follow up shots. A magazine is of staggered-column design with the standard capacity of 15 rounds. Higher capacity magazines of 17 or 20 rounds are available as an option.

The model is available in three variants of finish: black chrome, white chrome or duotone (white chrome frame and black chrome slide). 

 

ZIGANA M16

TISAS Zigana M16 is the first model in the company’s Zigana line. The production of the pistol started in 2000. It is a full size semi-automatic SA/DA pistol chambered for the 9x19mm Parabellum. Like other members of the Zigana family the Zigana M16 is a locked breech short recoil handgun with alloy frame and steel slide. The slide incorporates a manual safety/de-cocker. The de-cocker will drop the hammer without firing a shot. The Zigana M16 features 15 round double-stack magazines interchangable with other Zigana and Kanuni models. Higher capacity magazines of 17 or 20 rounds are offered as an option.

Zigana M16 pistols can be ordered in three different variants of finish: black chrome, white chrome or duotone together with a choice of grip panels (plastic, rubber or wood). Simple engraved or custom engraved pistols can be ordered by those who want to personalize their handguns.

Zigana M16 Video Review

 

 Zigana F

The Zigana F is a full size semi-automatic pistol chambered for the 9 mm Luger cartridge. The Zigana F model differs from the Zigana M16 by the shape of the slide and frame, which features full length dust cover and tactical accessory rail. Like other Zigana and Kanuni models the Zigana F features ambidextrous safety/de-coker. The pistol can be fired in single-action or double-action mode and operates on the short-recoil principle. As with all other Zigana models the trigger has a very short reset in single-action mode and is very smooth in both single-action and double-action modes. 15-round magazines are of staggered-column design. The pistol can be ordered with fixed or adjustable sights. There is a choice of metal finish (black chrome, white chrome and duotone) and a choice of grips. High capacity magazines come as an option.

 

Zigana FC

The Zigana FC model is a compensated version of the Zigana F pistol and features ported barrel and slide to reduce recoil and muzzle rise. The slide and the frame of the pistol have lightening cuts for weight reduction. The pistol can be ordered in black chrome, white chrome or two tone finish with fixed or adjustable sights.

Zigana FC Video Review

 

ZIGANA K

The Zigana K is a compact variant of the Zigana F semi-automatic pistol and features shorter barrel, slide and frame. Many parts of the Zigana K are interchangeable with the Zigana F model, including 15-round magazines. The pistol can be ordered in black chrome, white chrome and duotone finish with plastic, rubber or wooden grips.

Zigana K Video Review

 

Zigana T

The Zigana T is a large semi-automatic pistol chambered for the 9 mm Luger cartridge. As all Zigana models it is a short recoil operated, locked breech firearm, which can be fired in both single and double action modes. Despite its size the pistol is fairly light thanks to its alloy framel. Like other Zigana models the Zigana T features ambidextrous safety/de-coker. The trigger has a very short reset in single-action mode and is very smooth in both single-action and double-action modes. 15-round magazines are of staggered-column design. The pistol can be ordered with fixed or adjustable sights. There is a choice of metal finish (black chrome, white chrome and duotone) and a choice of grips.

 

 Zigana Sport

The Tisas Zigana Sport competition pistol is designed with sports shooter in mind and is based on the excellent Zigana T model. The barrel and slide are ported for faster follow-up shots. The pistol features lightenig cuts on the slide and barrel for weight reduction. The stainless steel barrel is 130 mm long for added accuracy. Adjustable rear sights come standard on all Zigana Sport pistols.

The Zigana Sport can be ordered in white chrome, black chrome and two tone finish with plastic, wooden or rubber grips.

Zigana Sport Video Review

 

Specifications

Model Calibre Length Height Width Barrel Length Weight Mag Capacity
Kanuni 16 9 mm 191 mm 137 mm 36 mm 110 mm 770 gr 15
Zigana M16 9 mm 215 mm 137 mm 36 mm 126 mm 830 gr 15
Zigana F 9 mm 206 mm 137 mm 36 mm 117 mm 845 gr 15
Zigana FC 9 mm 206 mm 137 mm 36 mm 117 mm 830 gr 15
Zigana K 9 mm 192 mm 137 mm 36 mm 105 mm 825 gr 15
Zigana T 9 mm 220 mm 137 mm 36 mm 130 mm 885 gr 15
Zigana Sport 9 mm 214 mm 137 mm 36 mm 130 mm 895 gr 15
Zig M1911 .45 219 mm 135 mm 35 mm 127.5 mm 1020 gr 8
Zig M1 9 mm 219 mm 135 mm 35 mm 127.5 mm 1040 gr 9
Zig PC9 9 mm 219 mm 135 mm 35 mm 127.5 mm 1020 gr 9

*Weight without magazine