YouTube personality, Graham Baates, gives us a video review of the Tisas Zigana F Pistol from SDS Imports.
USA – -(Ammoland.com)- The Tisas Zigana pistols have bounced from importer to importer over the years. We’ve previously reviewed them as brought in by LKCI and Zenith. Now SDS Imports is importing them and anyone who’s spent time at the range with one knows why. They’re great guns and very affordable. SDS Imports is importing the Zigana F and shorter Zigana K pistol models. We got our hands on the F model which SDS Imports is making available for $299.
Tisas Zigana F Pistol
The choice was made for the Zigana F model because longer-barreled pistols are just more fun to shoot. The Zigana F’s 4.6″ barrel creates plenty of velocity and a nice long sight radius. The aluminum frame also soaks up recoil with its weight without being so heavy that the pistol would be uncomfortable for duty use. Another point of interest is that the Zigana F appears to be mostly organic design by Tisas and not another clone like most guns from the region. Take a look at the tabletop video below to see what I mean:
Specifications of the Tisas Zigana F Pistol below come directly from the product page on SDS Import’s website:
- Caliber: 9mm
- Barrel Length: 4.6″
- Action: Semi-Auto
- Capacity: 15
- Safety: Automatic Firing Pin Blocking Device; Two Position Manual Safety
- Trigger: Single/Double
- Overall Length: 7.96″
- Overall Height: 5.39″
- Width: 1.42″
- Tactical Accessory Rail
- MSRP $299
As you can see the proportions of the Zigana F make it somewhat of an over-stuff couch for the hand. Broad and generous. In my larger hands, the pistol feels great, but I was curious how it would fare in smaller, more feminine hands and so was our co-host Teya. I had also experienced some ammunition sensitivity in the older imports that suggested the guns were calibrated to be run with 124gr NATO loads. They would often choke on softer loads for all but the stiffest wrists while shooting. To test both of these concerns we took the Zigana F to the range along with our standard, “What’s For Dinner?” test of ten different loads. Loads ranged widely in projectile weight, case material, and projectile shape. You can see the results in the Shooting Impressions video below:
As you can see the Zigana F had no trouble eating most rounds and proved to have plenty of accuracy for the two of us. Although some control were slightly out of reach for Teya’s smaller hands, she still enjoyed the pistol. The Zigana F would make for a great learning pistol or range gun. With an appropriate holster, the shooting comfort and easy operation would also make the Zigana F a good fit for a course or any other extended range sessions. The confidence that comes with a gun of this size combined with a rail for mounting a light or laser means the Zigana F would also be an excellent choice for a home defense pistols.
The Zigana F is not the first high-value firearm we’ve experienced from SDS Imports. To read about some of their other offerings click this link.
About Graham Baates
“Graham Baates” is a pen name used by a 15-year active Army veteran who spent most of his time in the tactical side of the Intelligence community including tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. Post-Army Graham spent some time in the local 3-Gun circuit before becoming a full-time NRA Certified defensive handgun instructor and now works as an industry writer while curating a YouTube channel on the side. Visit Graham on Youtube .