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Title: Grand Power K100
Post by: JimThornTX on November 08, 2012, 10:27:45 AM
Grand Power K100 -- Made in Slovakia -- The more I watch these videos, the more interested I become in the K100.  8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpQrsaf_gVw
Info about the K100 from the importer Century International Arms

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYDAS7dzkps
Slow motion video. Note the rotating barrel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxHIKfyFuDU
Reliability test. 1250 rounds in 15 minutes. Zero failures. Ammo used was British Military 9mm L7A1 Hirtenberger 50,000 Psi +P+  :o :o :o

K100 MK7 (full size) -- http://www.jgsales.com/cai-grand-power-k100-mk7-semi-auto-pistol,-9mm,-new.-p-58147.html

K100 MK7 P1 (semi-compact) -- http://www.jgsales.com/cai-grand-power-p1-mk7-semi-auto-pistol,-9mm,-new.-p-58146.html

K100 MK7 P2 (compact) -- Available through Century International Arms -- www.centuryarms.com
Title: Re: Grand Power K100
Post by: JimThornTX on November 08, 2012, 11:16:55 AM
How to field strip the K100 (STI GP6)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaknXRUGUAo

How to change the back straps
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec4t3TFlFtA
Title: Re: Grand Power K100
Post by: tekarra on November 08, 2012, 08:58:32 PM
The bad noews is they are available in three sizes. ;)
Title: Re: Grand Power K100
Post by: j-jamerson83 on November 08, 2012, 09:49:59 PM
Isn't it the same thing as the STI GP6?
Title: Re: Grand Power K100
Post by: JimThornTX on November 08, 2012, 10:10:44 PM
Isn't it the same thing as the STI GP6?

Yes, STI did formerly import the K100. The full size version was the GP6 and the semi-compact was the GP5. The K100 is now imported by Century Arms and so far I have only seem them for sale at J&G Sales.
Title: Re: Grand Power K100
Post by: Brian Ahearn on November 27, 2012, 04:56:43 PM
Okay guys I told you the price would go down and it has, today's online price at J & G sale is $429.95 down from $519.95 so I bought one.
Title: Re: Grand Power K100
Post by: JimThornTX on November 27, 2012, 05:14:54 PM
Okay guys I told you the price would go down and it has, today's online price at J & G sale is $429.95 down from $519.95 so I bought one.

Great find Brian. Looking forward to your review and range report.  8)
Title: Re: Grand Power K100
Post by: tekarra on November 27, 2012, 08:57:22 PM
Good info Brian, now we need your range report.
Title: Re: Grand Power K100
Post by: skipper on November 27, 2012, 09:22:19 PM
That is an interesting design. The slow motion video was cool. Waiting on that range report.
Title: Re: Grand Power K100
Post by: Starship on November 27, 2012, 11:31:15 PM
I have the STI GP6C and it's an absolutely great gun. Shoots much better than I can and makes me look good.

Highly recommend them. It's the only gun I like better than my CZ 75B.
Title: Re: Grand Power K100
Post by: Brian Ahearn on November 28, 2012, 07:34:35 AM
I have the MK100 and my armalite 24 c tactical is finally on the way as well, I should be shooting both sometime next week so we will put them through a beating take some pics and and let you know what we like and dislike. After that if all goes as planned I will pick up 2 more caniks as well and beat them up. So far I have not been disappointed with these purcahse's  All the pistols have performed well. If the fullsize MK100 meets my standards I will probably get a compact for carry.  I get a lot of left handed students of late and most pistols do not have lefty controls . This pistol has lefty mag release, slide stop and decock covering all the bases.
Title: Re: Grand Power K100
Post by: Canuck223 on November 28, 2012, 04:04:44 PM
Yep, the K100 is one of those guns you need to try for yourself.

The trigger is way lighter in single action than you would expect.
The single action reset is unusually short.
The felt recoil is unusually mild for a polymer framed 9mm.
The rotary locking barrel is very smooth in operation.

I have been using them since 2007 and am waiting on my third (and possibly fourth and fifth)
(GP K100 Mk5, STI GP6, GP X-Calibur, GP K100 Target, and K22 X-Trim)

So has anyone in the US with a recent Century Arms import checked the magazines? Are they actually 15 rounds, or do they really hold more?  The guns used to have a 17 round magazine.
Title: Re: Grand Power K100
Post by: PcTec813 on December 20, 2012, 12:14:15 AM
I just got the P1 mk7 from Buds they were on back order and got it for $419.

The mags holds 16 & I want to order 2 extra but Century Arms has a $75 min order.

As for the Canik I got that about 2 months ago and CZ 75 C mags and full size mags will fit (full will extend out 3/4 inch).

I love both of them, As for a holster for the Gand Power it fits perfect in my Crossbreed made for XD Sub Compact.  :D
Title: Re: Grand Power K100
Post by: trustmeimcertificated on December 20, 2012, 02:57:10 AM
Neat guns.  I liked them when STI was importing them.  Wouldn't buy one now that Century got their filthy mitts on them.  Anything that gives CAI a profit is a bad thing in my eyes.
Title: Re: Grand Power K100
Post by: Brian Ahearn on December 24, 2012, 08:02:55 AM
In the last year and a half I have had 2 issues with guns from century arms . One was an sks rifle turnaround was about 6 weeks rifle shot flawlessly when it came back. The other was canik pistol which had less than 500 rounds thru it. They could have repaired it and instead they sent ma a brand new replacement pistol three weeks after I sent it in for repair. I would have no problem dealing with them again. On the subject of the Grand Power mine still shoots fantastic gotta love a pistol that you can rapid fire at an 8 inch pie plate at 10 yards and not miss. I will buy the compact as well. I have not yet had any spare time to do a review on this pistol or the Armalite 24c tactical that I bought due to the re election of Obama and the concern about gun control I am spending way to much time on transfers due to panic buying-look at what it's doing to prices and inventory. The Armalite tactical is another nice pistol and yesterday I found that my CZ SPO1 mags fit right in perfect. Guys if you are considering the grand power pistols I would advise you to buy now before they go up ,I can't keep anything in stock right now and I don't know when this crazy buying will end. Ak' and Ar 's  are practically sold out and there is significant price gouging. I have been interested is a VZ rifle Czeck point is sold out and modestly raised there price so I thought I would check J&G sales for a VZ 2008 Century which used to sell for between $400 to $500 now they are$799.00. I am hoping that after things calm down pricing will come back to where it should be. Brian /EFR
Title: Re: Grand Power K100
Post by: Canuck223 on December 24, 2012, 09:16:22 PM
I guess every distributor is going to have a former customer with an unresolved issue. CAI were cool when they had thier Canadian operation. As a kid I used to drool over thier catalog.  Now it seems some of thier rebuilt rifles have trashed thier reputation.

I trust they will do right by customers buying the Grand Power guns.  I know when STI were distributing the two models, any time STI had trouble keeping customers happy, the factory was dealing direct to make things right.  Between STI and Grand Powers engineering team, they also discovered areas where the guns could be improved.
Title: Re: Grand Power K100
Post by: Canuck223 on March 01, 2013, 08:48:18 PM
How to field strip the K100 (STI GP6)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaknXRUGUAo


http://s455.beta.photobucket.com/user/Canuck223/media/GP6/Grand%20Power/DSCF1685_zps0ee438b7.mp4.html (http://s455.beta.photobucket.com/user/Canuck223/media/GP6/Grand%20Power/DSCF1685_zps0ee438b7.mp4.html)

There is no need to pull the trigger guard out as far as the top video. Please watch the second. It`s not hard to do. The trigger guard is replaceable, and acts as a buffer. The factory suggest every 20K or so.
Title: Re: Grand Power K100
Post by: Canuck223 on April 23, 2013, 07:55:00 PM
(http://i455.photobucket.com/albums/qq274/Canuck223/GP6/X-Calibur/DSCF1739_zpse38b9847.jpg)
(http://i455.photobucket.com/albums/qq274/Canuck223/GP6/X-Calibur/DSCF1731_zps2b52896a.jpg)
(http://i455.photobucket.com/albums/qq274/Canuck223/GP6/X-Calibur/DSCF1726_zps5be3f579.jpg)
(http://i455.photobucket.com/albums/qq274/Canuck223/GP6/X-Calibur/DSCF1729_zpsf20ac3db.jpg)

Mwahahaha!!  My toy arrived 2 weeks ago.

Love is a warm X-Calibur.

(http://i455.photobucket.com/albums/qq274/Canuck223/GP6/X-Calibur/DSCF1720_zpse63a2581.jpg)

A family photo.
Title: Re: Grand Power K100
Post by: Brian Ahearn on April 23, 2013, 08:12:34 PM
Nice I really like the slide milling .nice collection
Title: Re: Grand Power K100
Post by: Canuck223 on April 24, 2013, 12:26:45 PM
Nice I really like the slide milling .nice collection

The barrel weighs 1 1/2 ounces more, but the gun as a whole weighs half an ounce less than my GP6.
Title: Re: Grand Power K100
Post by: jdubya87 on April 24, 2013, 12:43:41 PM
Wow. I'm very jelly. CAI needs to step it up and get US X Caliburs as well as the other models. Barring that, road trip to Canada, anyone?
Title: Re: Grand Power K100
Post by: Canuck223 on April 24, 2013, 07:21:52 PM
Wow. I'm very jelly. CAI needs to step it up and get US X Caliburs as well as the other models. Barring that, road trip to Canada, anyone?

I can think of worse things at moment than a mountain of my American cousins letting Century know how much demand exists.....

I'd hate to think they were asleep on the switch while the Canuckistani's increase the X-Calibur gap....

Title: Re: Grand Power K100
Post by: e-mishka on July 11, 2013, 12:51:18 PM
Does anyone know what holsters fit k100 (besides bladetech STI/GP6)?
Title: Re: Grand Power K100
Post by: IDescribe on August 23, 2013, 02:49:44 PM
I was browsing the K100 on the internet today, and I came across two things you guys might find interesting.  The first is a .45ACP version:

(http://www.grandpower.eu/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/P45_50be0b1b62639.jpg)
Title: Re: Grand Power K100
Post by: IDescribe on August 23, 2013, 02:52:20 PM
The second is this video of the K105, the full-auto version of the K100:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VjgKNbprfSI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VjgKNbprfSI)
Title: Re: Grand Power K100
Post by: JimThornTX on August 23, 2013, 03:30:21 PM
I would love to have that 45ACP model. According to Vratko McMikulas on Grand Power's FB page -- http://www.facebook.com/pages/GRAND-POWER/134510453303654 -- more GP models are going to be available in the USA market.

July 16, 2013 -- "8 new models have just been approved by BATF, so soon will be available on US market."
Title: Re: Grand Power K100
Post by: IDescribe on August 23, 2013, 05:43:40 PM
Sweet.  Of course, knowing firearm manufacturers, that could be anywhere from 3 to 12 months.    ;)

Personally, the full-auto video I think is a pretty solid testament to the platform's handling of recoil and muzzle-flip.
Title: Re: Grand Power K100
Post by: Canuck223 on August 23, 2013, 07:55:11 PM
http://youtu.be/WCmGclv_Epw (http://youtu.be/WCmGclv_Epw)

Ransom Rest or not, take a look at when the muzzle begins to climb.
Title: Re: Grand Power K100
Post by: Canuck223 on August 23, 2013, 07:58:11 PM
I would love to have that 45ACP model. According to Vratko McMikulas on Grand Power's FB page -- http://www.facebook.com/pages/GRAND-POWER/134510453303654 -- more GP models are going to be available in the USA market.

July 16, 2013 -- "8 new models have just been approved by BATF, so soon will be available on US market."

Yep, the .22lr and .380ACP models have not yet been approved by ATF.

Now it's just a matter of getting the flipping US Distributor to order the guns....
Title: Grand Power K100
Post by: Psyop96 on August 23, 2013, 08:07:59 PM
It figures the small caliber ones have yet to be approved :D  Would love to have a .22 LR conversion kit to keep the Kadet company.
Title: Re: Grand Power K100
Post by: Canuck223 on August 24, 2013, 12:43:06 PM
It figures the small caliber ones have yet to be approved :D  Would love to have a .22 LR conversion kit to keep the Kadet company.

Sorry, but there won't be a conversion kit. All the Grand Power guns in calibers below 9x19 in pressure use a fixed barrel that's dovetailed and pinned to the steel frame insert. The K22's come as stand alone guns.
Title: Re: Grand Power K100
Post by: calypsocoral on September 14, 2013, 10:32:07 PM
This is a question that, as a CZ owner, I'd like to know--

Does Grand Power make a pistol that can take 9mm+P or NATO-spec 9mm ammo as of yet? This is a deal-maker/breaker for me, since my primary defense ammo is 9mm+P.
Title: Re: Grand Power K100
Post by: JimThornTX on September 14, 2013, 10:59:16 PM
This is a question that, as a CZ owner, I'd like to know--

Does Grand Power make a pistol that can take 9mm+P or NATO-spec 9mm ammo as of yet? This is a deal-maker/breaker for me, since my primary defense ammo is 9mm+P.

Go back to the very first post in this thread. This is the type of ammo used in the testing video:

Reliability test. 1250 rounds in 15 minutes. Zero failures. Ammo used was British Military 9mm L7A1 Hirtenberger 50,000 Psi +P+

The GP K100 can handle 9mm NATO and 9mm +P ammo.
Title: Re: Grand Power K100
Post by: Canuck223 on September 18, 2013, 08:20:40 PM
This is a question that, as a CZ owner, I'd like to know--

Does Grand Power make a pistol that can take 9mm+P or NATO-spec 9mm ammo as of yet? This is a deal-maker/breaker for me, since my primary defense ammo is 9mm+P.

I believe STI added an advisory to their website to avoid +P ammo after they ended their relationship with Grand Power.

Regardless, your Grand Power pistol should run any quality factory ammo without fear. Consider this a personal challenge. Go ahead and try to kill one. Get back to us with the results.  I think you will be pleased.
Title: Re: Grand Power K100
Post by: calypsocoral on September 25, 2013, 06:09:11 PM
I believe STI added an advisory to their website to avoid +P ammo after they ended their relationship with Grand Power.

Regardless, your Grand Power pistol should run any quality factory ammo without fear. Consider this a personal challenge. Go ahead and try to kill one. Get back to us with the results.  I think you will be pleased.

Yeah, that was what got my attention. The Grand Power website also warned against firing rounds through the gun that wasn't factory ammo-- although they didn't say anything about higher-pressure "factory" ammo, or +P ammo in general. So, yeah, that's why I was wondering.

I bought my CZ-75 SP01 because it could take almost anything you fed through it-- target ammo, defense loads, high-pressure handloads, etc. It's reliable and ridiculously-accurate without being a "range queen." I am considering the GP K-100 as a lighter-weight carry piece, along with a P-07.
Title: Re: Grand Power K100
Post by: meatsauce on September 30, 2013, 10:56:43 PM
If anyone is interested, someone on another forum I belong to has an as new K100 GP6 for $475 shipped
Title: Re: Grand Power K100
Post by: Christophorus on October 01, 2013, 09:38:09 PM

July 16, 2013 -- "8 new models have just been approved by BATF, so soon will be available on US market."


I hope they bring more magazines to the US market, too.  I'm looking at a full size k100 for my next purchase...