I gotta be honest: When I was asked to review the TriStar P120, I did so with all the enthusiasm of a Porsche fan who’s been asked to drive around a kit car for a few days.
“C’mon,” I said, “I’m a CZ fan, not a CZ knockoff fan. You’re asking a gourmet chef to review Burger King.”
And then the pistol was shipped out to me, and I shot it, and you know what?
It’s not bad. Pretty darn good, actually.
For a $500 MSRP, you get an accurate (I managed 1.2″ groups at 25 yards with the thing), reliable (it ate 250 rounds of mixed 9mm ammo from Lucky Gunner with no issues at all) pistol that takes CZ magazines, sights and holsters made for the SP-01.
It ain’t pâté de foie gras, but ain’t chopped liver, either, and the 17+1 rounds in P120, with a rail-mounted light or laser in a small, quick-access gun safe would make a HECK of a home defense