Zigana PX-9 from Tisas – SHOT Show Media Day

The Tisas Zigana PX-9 isn’t a new pistol, but it is new to the United States. Made by Tisas in Turkey and imported for the first time by Zenith Firearms, the PX-9 definitely goes out of its way to imitate a certain Croatian design but has a few choice upgrades which might make it of interest to American shooters.

First, the trigger doesn’t have a “split” design where a section of the trigger is forward of the remainder of the blade. It’s one solid piece which makes the trigger feel nicer to the touch.

Speaking of safeties, while there is no grip safety there is indeed a thumb safety on this 9mm model. It’s a good option for those who want a little more security that their firearm won’t discharge without their permission than the Hoot method.

The trigger is crisp and clean with a fairly short reset, and getting hits on targets was a Turkish delight. Three dot sights up top are easy to pick up and seem to be pretty well on target.

The handgun comes with three magazines and a cleaning kit and will reportedly retail for under $400.

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  1. avatar Mike Betts says:

    Why didn’t they call it a “Springturk”?

    1. avatar Stu in AZ says:

      Someone milled a Zigana logo on my XD!

    2. avatar Jack Bissette says:

      ……you mean Crotian-Turk! …..Springfield puts thier logo on Crotian products.

  2. avatar Jeff K says:

    Ruger 9E, I know it works & it’s 100% American.

    1. avatar former water walker says:

      Good to hear! I’m breaking a 9E out of layaway prison soon! I’ve seen a lot of grumblings online about getting parts/service for Turkish pistols lately. This one looks a lot like the new American pistol or the Remington new 9. Hey maybe a Turk gun for under 300bucks…

      1. avatar Jeff K says:

        You are going to LOVE the 9E. I got my 9E brand new for under $300. Don’t need a Turkey (unless I can eat it).

        1. avatar TURK says:

          VAY GAVAT VAY

  3. avatar Tal says:

    Made in Turkey is a pass for me.

    1. avatar Bob says:

      Beretta, Benelli, and others have their shotguns made in Turkey or have their barrels made there. Hell, Beretta owns a plant in Turkey. Stoeger is made in Turkey. Beretta moved their tooling for the Beretta 8000 Cougar Line to their plant in Turkey and sell the gun under the Stoeger name since they own Stoeger. Italian design, Italian tooling, Turkish labor (cheaper than Italy).

  4. avatar MouseGun says:

    Gun companies keep saying “new”. I don’t think they know what it means….

    1. avatar FlamencoD says:

      I think what they mean is it’s a new addition to their particular lineup; I doubt they are trying to say they’ve come up with a “new” design, right?

  5. avatar Cknarf says:

    Not enough GRIP ZONE for me.

  6. avatar Groo says:

    so a thumb safety in place of a grip and a trigger safeties are improvements?

  7. avatar justaman says:

    HO-HUM,Boring

  8. avatar Pete Zaitcev says:

    Turkey is China of guns.

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