SDS specializes in importing quality pistols, shotguns, and accessories. In the past few years, they have partnered with Tisas (pronounced “Tis-ash”) in Turkey to supply well-made M1911-style handguns to the U.S. market that have built a following through a combination of good reviews and affordable pricing. Newer and more modern is the PX-9 series of polymer-framed striker-fired pistols, with the third generation guns being the most feature-rich.
Should the Tisas PX-9 Gen 3 Tactical be too long, SDS also has the shorter PX-9 Gen 3 Duty – both with and without the threaded barrel – which is more Glock 19 sized. They also offer them in both an OD green and FDE Cerakote finish as well.
The Tisas PX-9 Gen 3 series has an easy takedown for maintenance. Just lock the slide back on an unloaded pistol with an empty chamber, rotate the frame-mounted takedown lever, unlock it, and remove the slide to the front of the frame.
Speaking of trigger, we found it to run 4.5 pounds on average with a short reset. It feels smooth, especially for a factory striker-fired pistol. It has a pre-cocked striker.
How Does It Shoot?
The gun tends towards accuracy and reliability in initial testing. So far, we have about 250 rounds through it in a mix of steel and brass-cased factory ammo.
Stay tuned for more as we continue to run more rounds through this Turkish Tactical 9mm and toss some optics and cans on it.