POTD: Canik TP9 Elite Combat

    Today’s Photo is a Canik TP9 Elite Combat in 9×19 mm.

    The picture used with permission thanks to Schrombo – check his Instagram out in the link provided.

    I ordered this Canik TP9 Elite Combat at this years (read 2018) IWA in Nürnberg  – and today it arrived. It’s a collaboration between Canik and Salient Arms, SAI designed the fluted barrel, the thread protector and the fibre optic sight. And boy, this pistol comes with the most complete set I’ve ever seen.

    In addition to the pistol, an 18 and a 15 round mag, the set contains a beefier backstrap, several interface plates for optic sights, a slide racker, an adjustable holster, four different sizes of mag release buttons, a barrel wrench (for the thread protector) and some cleaning utensils – all packaged nicely in a neat little case.

    This is the third Canik pistol I bought and I must say, they are all very well made and shoot really well. In fact I must admit that I have recently neglected both my Glock 26 and my Walther PPQ in favor of the Canik TP9’s…


    Canik TP9 Elite Combat– FEATURES:

    • “Threaded Barrel designed by Salient Arms International. Fluted and nitride-coated with a 13.5 x 1mm pitch.
    • Included Thread Protector
    • SAI-designed fiber optic front sight in red or green. SAI-designed blacked-out rear sight.
    • Four red-dot interface plates.
    • SAI-designed speed funnel magazine well.
    • Enhanced combat trigger.
    • 2 magazines included. 1 14-round and 1 14-round with +3 extension
    • Forward slide serrations
    • Ambidextrous slide release
    • 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
    • FDE Cerakote finish.
    • AFC magazine coating

    The TP9 Elite Combat also ships with a custom Canik OWB paddle holster suitable for duty use. A cleaning kit is included along with a wrench to disengage the thread protector for cleaning and maintenance. Canik-branded speed loader included.”


    If you’re interested you can check it out here: http://www.canikusa.com/tp9-elite-combat/

    I shot the TP9 (not the Combat Elite version, however) last year and it’s actually quite a nice pistol. Unfortunately, it was too cold to do a real test.

    Would you consider a Canik? Which model? Let us know below.

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