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    Review of the Canik TP9 Series: Turkish Pistols Certified by NATO and Surpassing Market Expectations

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    Canik TP9SF Desert 9mm Luger Pistol” by jwinfred is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

    When it comes to discussing firearms, especially those that combine quality and affordability, the Turkish-made Canik TP9 series often sparks considerable interest. This line of pistols has shaken the market, offering solid design, NATO certification, and an excellent trigger. The TP9 series includes various models such as the TP9SF, TP9DA, TP9SA, and more, with prices starting at an impressively low point of around $300. This range of pistols is challenging established brands by delivering affordability without compromising on quality.

    Canik TP9 SFX” by spline_splinson is licensed under CC BY 2.0

    The TP9 series is a collection of polymer-framed, striker-fired pistols known for their generous capacity of 17+1 rounds of 9mm. The design seems to have taken cues from the Walther P99, but with improvements that many shooters appreciate. For instance, the TP9 features a more traditional magazine release and a striker indicator. This series includes the TP9SF, which, as highlighted in a January 14, 2023, review, boasts a single-action trigger that rivals those found on more expensive handguns.

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    The TP9SF variant is especially notable for its performance and value. It comes equipped with Warren Tactical sights, a MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rail, and a highly praised single-action trigger. As stated in the review, “This single-action trigger is one of the best triggers you will find on any handgun.” This model has become the standard sidearm of the Turkish army, indicative of its reliability and robustness.

    Canik TP9 SFX” by spline_splinson is licensed under CC BY 2.0

    In the competitive space, Canik has made its mark with models like the SFx Rival, designed in collaboration with a National and World Champion shooter. This pistol is described as having a feature-rich design, including an out-of-the-box ready aluminum flat trigger that enhances performance without the need for aftermarket parts. The SFx Rival is not just designed for competition, but also makes for an excellent choice for self-defense or casual shooting.

    Canik-TP9-SFx” by Picanox is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

    Reliability is a non-negotiable aspect when it comes to firearms, and the Canik TP9 series does not disappoint. Various reviews and tests have shown these pistols to be dependable, with no malfunctions reported even after hundreds of rounds. This reliability extends across the series, from the full-size TP9 to the sub-compact TP9 Elite SC, which offers exceptional accuracy and control in a more concealable package.

    Canik TP9SF Desert 9mm Luger Pistol” by jwinfred is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

    Magazines for the TP9 series are made by Mec-Gar, a reputable OEM supplier known for its quality, ensuring smooth feeding and operation. It’s worth noting the Canik TP9 Elite SC, a smaller and more concealable version of the TP9, has also been acknowledged for maintaining the series’ standards of quality and reliability, making it an excellent option for concealed carry.

    Canik TP9 SFX” by spline_splinson is licensed under CC BY 2.0

    The Canik TP9 series stands out not only for its pistols but also for the comprehensive accessories package offered with models like the SFx Rival. Buyers receive not just the firearm but also an array of enhancements like additional magazines, optic plates, and even a holster, making it ready for use right out of the box.

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    Canik TP9 SFX” by spline_splinson is licensed under CC BY 2.0
    Man in shooting range in shooting action with GLOCK 19, view from behind o holding a pistol taking aim away from the camera with shallow depth of field. The man at the shooting range.

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