Canik TP9 V2 First Look

VSO Gun Channel took a look at the new version of the Canik TP9. The TP9 V2 has more aggressive stippling and a double strike feature compared to the previous TP9SA. I got a chance to shoot the TP9SA at Big 3 East and I was pleasantly surprised by the trigger. I compare it to the HKVP9 trigger and they seem very similar. I handled a original TP9 in a local gun store and those are awful. I am curious if this new TP9 V2 trigger is just as good as the TP9SA version.

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  • JumpIf NotZero

    It’s exactly a Walther P99 clone. You should no more impressed with the trigger than with the real thing. Which was always good, to be fair. The second strike and striker fired was present in the P99AS too.

    Buy a Turkish clone or the real thing… Hmmmm…. If it’s $3 cheaper I know how that would go.

    • Darkpr0

      How about 250 🙂

      These guns are made very well. The Turkish didn’t just clone it, they looked for ways to improve it if they could. The double-side decocker is a nice touch. Shredding the price like they did was another great improvement.

      • Some Guy

        Personally the button style mag release ruins it for me. I appreciate it has greater market appeal but the paddle is better.

        Probably too much to ask Walther to release a Gen 1 P99 with long paddles and a 1913 rail. The Gen 2 completely ruined the aesthetics IMO.

        • Sianmink

          Why not just go for the PPQ then?

          • Some Guy

            I have one and like it quite a bit but I like DA/SA. I’ll probably just pick up a P30 V3 and swallow the lack of mag compatibility with my PPQ

          • C.

            There’s also the MR Eagle from Magnum Research.

        • Machinegunnertim

          I could never reach the paddle with my firing hand thumb so to me the button is a big improvement.

        • mig1nc

          A while back I posted a pic on the Walther forum of my first gen P99 slide on my PPQ frame. It was sexy as hell.

    • Machinegunnertim

      These Turkish guns have several improvements over the Walther. And a significantly lower price.

      • JumpIf NotZero

        And we all when buying a defensive firearm, it’s the price that matters! Esp here on TFB.

        • Machinegunnertim

          Darn right. But i wouldn’t sacrifice quality for it.
          Maybe you should buy a TP9 SA or V2 and you’ll realize what all the fuss is about.

  • Sianmink

    kind of failed to lock back on empty a few times during that video.

    • unixfool

      The reviewers said it was because they were riding the slide release. They said that multiple times and even commented on the positioning of the slide release, predicting it would be a problem.

  • tony

    Are the mags P99 compatible?

    • Machinegunnertim

      They were with the original TP9. Not sure about the SA or V2 versions.

      • Machinegunnertim

        At least I know they fit and lock in, don’t know if they fully function though.

  • Maxcoseti

    Since it’s a double action trigger my guess is that no, it’s not going to be as good as the TP9SA

    • mig1nc

      It’s like comparing the PPQ and P99. The P99 trigger in single action mode is the PPQ trigger. So my guess is that yes, the single action mode on the TP9V2 would be the same.

  • santi

    Just wait for the SALIENT ARMS version. It’ll only be 2000.00 as compared to the usually 3k glocks. Of course I am kidding. I don’t think there will be much love for these in the aftermarket builds. I personally am excited to get one and shoot it till it gets worn down the bone.

  • Century Arms continues to do a fantastic job with their lookalikes. The price point can’t be beat and judging by the video, the gun is extremely accurate even out to 40 yards. The finish on the gun is impressive as well; everything is very tactile for easy operation in low light. All the goodies in the box are an added bonus. Looks like the TP9 V2 is going on the wish list.

  • Timbo1

    I own both the TP9SA and the TP9 V2 and both triggers are amazing of course the TP9SA has the better trigger but not by much. When the V2 is in single action it is very similar to the pull on the SA. The build quality on both are fantastic.