Canik TP9SFx, ready for the race track.

I received the Canik TP9SFx a couple of months ago for review and got right to it. It was just over two years ago I reviewed the Canik TP9SF, you can read that review by following this link.  

At the Range 

First Impressions 

 

The 5.2″ match grade barrel is enclosed by a longer than standard slide, adding to the sight radius. A standard Picatinny Rail is integrated into the dust cover. Being a striker fired pistol, the trigger is not bad at all, breaking at four pounds with some take up and a bit of overtravel. The reset is crisp and quick.

The front strap is well textured. The eighteen round magazines have a plus two extensions installed, causing them to protrude just a bit from the magazine well. This did not cause issue and gave you plenty of real estates to strip the twenty round magazine from the pistol.

Interchangeable backstraps, in which you have two options.

The slide stop is extended and lock the slide open when the magazine ran dry.

The magazine catch is reversible and can be swapped out to two different sizes, also included in the kit.  The magazine well is slightly beveled.

The front fiber optic sight is a standard dovetail and can be swapped out to a green light pipe, also included in the kit.

The rear Wilson U notch sight is also a standard dovetail and drift adjustable.

The plate at the rear of the slide can be removed to install one of the four red dot interface plates to easily add a red dot optic.

The top of the slide is serrated to help eliminate any glare between the sights.

Three shot groups shot from a rest at twenty five yards

Conclusions 

The Canik TP9SFx is quite the complete kit, with the ability to add popular red dot sights from the factory, Picatinny Rail, interchangeable and swappable magazine catch, swappable fiber optic light pipe for the front sight, changeable backstraps, included polymer paddle holster, basic cleaning kit, and twenty round magazines, all included in a hard plastic clamshell box. Though I am sure this pistol would serve well as a defensive tool, it may be a bit big for discreet concealed carry. I see it serving very well as an out of the box match gun for action pistol courses even as a spare pistol, range gun, or a trainer. After some 500 various rounds downrange without issue, I am satisfied the gun is reliable and reasonably accurate. If you were in the market for an inexpensive truck gun with plenty of capacity, the TP9SFx would be an excellent candidate, all things considered. I think Canik did very well with outfitting their latest offering in the TP9 line.

 

Specifications 

  • Industry standard dovetail sight cuts.
  • Warren Tactical sights with red and green fiber optic front sight
  • Removeable Red Dot cover – Rear sight installed in cover to eliminate interference with certain Red Dot sights
  • Four Red Dot interface plates
  • 5.2″ Match grade barrel
  • Improved single action trigger with  4 pound pull
  • Lightening cuts on slide to compensate for the mass of the longer slide.
  • Forward slide serrations
  • Reversible ambidextrous cocking lever
  • Extended ergonomic slide stop
  • Adjustable length reversible magazine catch
  • Two extra sizes of magazine catch extension (addition to standard magazine catch)
  • Striker status indicator
  • MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rail
  • Weight: 1.83 pounds
  • Overall length: 8.27″
  • Height: 6.2″
  • Width: 1.37″
  • MSRP: $554.99

Acknowledgments 

Century Arms 

Canik

Defender Ammunition 

Hornady 

Ammo For Sale.com 

Cor Bon corbon.glaser.distributor@gmail.com

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3 Responses to Canik TP9SFx, ready for the race track.

  1. Richard July 27, 2018 at 9:56 am #

    Unfortunately the direction of the Turkish government towards Islamic conservatism may result in American buyers backing away from purchasing this gun and giving it a comprehensive test by consumers.

  2. Bob Bonenfant July 27, 2018 at 12:51 pm #

    The Canik TP9Fx is a knock off of the Walther PPQ M2 Match. for the money it represents a very good buy. I am not sure where one gets warranty support or parts for the gun when they break. To me that is a rather big issue. I have a Canick copy of the Beretta 92 Compact and it is a well made pistol to be sure and for the money an excellent buy.

    To Richard’s comment, he is spot on about the politics in play here. The smae can be said for buying American products given the political embarassment the Trump Administration has become.

  3. Barbara Elliott July 28, 2018 at 12:49 pm #

    Enjoyed being a part of this review and did enjoy the shooting. Thank you for the dedication as you know it is so hard.

    Barbara

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