Century Arms has just introduced the newest addition to the already impressive Canik line of handguns. The TP9 Elite Sub Compact (SC) is a concealable, lightweight, reliable, double stacked, striker-fired polymer pistol. This Canik Elite SC comes chambered in 9mm and features a 12 round standard capacity, while still being easily concealed at just 1.45″ in width and 6.70” overall length. The Sub-Compact 9mm market just continues to grow!
The demand for a reliable, double stacked, concealable handgun, at a price point the blue-collar American could afford without sacrificing quality or comfort was a challenge the Canik team accepted head-on! We are proud to say that the TP9 Elite SC is exactly that, a superior handgun,”
“This firearm was designed with the sole intent of being an everyday carry for everyone from the Law Enforcement officer as a backup, to the private citizen who wants the peace of mind in knowing the capacity and functionality of the pistol is top of the line.
-Adam Ruonala, Century Arms National Director of Marketing.
Canik Elite SC Features
- Interchangeable backstrap in 2 sizes (small and large)
- Blackout rear and phosphorescent front white dot sight
- Micro red-dot interface with co-witness feature
- Striker status indicator
- Ambidextrous slide stop
- Loaded chamber indicator
- Front slide serrations
- Reversible magazine release
- Integral accessory Picatinny rail (MIL-STD-1913)
- Tungsten Cerakote over nitride slide finish
- Match grade nitride coated barrel
- Small parts and internal components nitride or high-wear nickel-coated
The 3.60” barrel is the optimal length designated by Canik’s trusted engineers to ensure top tier accuracy out of the 4.60” tall TP9 Elite SC. The weight comes in at just 24.78 ounces which makes the pistol a breeze to carry all day. The nickel-coated internals results in the smooth functionality that the Canik line has become internationally recognized for.
While 1.45″ doesn’t quite narrow the pistol down to Glock 43X and Sig P365 widths, it fits right in with some of the double stack sub-compact pistols currently on the market. I think this would be a good option for those that wear heavier clothing or perhaps aren’t as concerned with printing due to their choice in clothing.
The TP9 Elite CS also comes standard with a holster specifically designed for the pistol. This holster can be mounted either for IWB (Inside the waistband) or OWB (outside the waistband) carry. One 12 round magazine and one 15 round magazine are also included in the package. The 15 round magazine has a grip extension module that allows the shooter to get a better grip on the handgun more akin to a standard compact pistol. Currently, the Canik TP9 Elite SC is listed at an MSRP of $429 and is available right now.