The existing catalog of Canik handguns currently spans nearly two dozen models between their Signature, Rival, Mete, and TP9 series. These guns differ in a variety of details from finishes to features, and range in price from MSRPs starting at $379.99 to $899.99. A new model now sits atop the high end of this range, with the recent announcement of the company’s two new SFx Rival-S variants. These newest 9mm additions feature steel frames and are offered in either a shiny silver-and-black colorway or a blacked-out “Dark Side” finish. Check out the official press release for these new handguns, as shown below.
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Here is a closer look at some of this new handgun’s key features.
Canik Announces the All New SFx Rival-S Steel Framed Pistol
Delray Beach, Fla. – (January 3, 2023) – Canik is proud to announce the next step in superior firearms with the creation of the Canik SFx Rival-S. This steel framed pistol is the evolution of the multi-award winning Canik SFx Rival in that the ergonomics of the platform are the same but now the firearm is an all metal design. The 2.67 lb. SFx Rival-S, is 8.09” long, with a 5” barrel length, is 1.41” wide, and has a height of 5.75”. The SFx Rival-S is chambered in 9x19mm, and with the additional weight and aluminum 90° break flat trigger, is sure to decrease recoil and improve split times and accuracy! Simply put, the SFx Rival-S is “Forged for Superiority!”
Each Canik SFx Rival-S is optics ready with 100% co-witness, ambidextrous, and comes with the famous Canik satisfaction guarantee. The newly designed two-tiered water resistant hard travel case includes two 18 round magazines, a competition holster, five optics plates, three sized grips, an external mag-well, two aluminum magazine base plates, a fiber optic front sight with multiple color choices, tool kit and punch, cleaning kit, and speed loader. The SFx Rival-S is available in two aggressively priced versions at launch with the Rival-S (Chrome) $949.99 and Rival-S Dark Side (Black) $899.99. Accessories to customize the Rival-S including multiple color and material choices will be readily available from Canik in the months to come.
The Canik SFx Rival-S will be featured at Shot Show 2023 and will be shipping to customers in January as well. “The success team Canik had with the Canik SFx Rival lit a fire under us to keep pushing the line” said Canik USA Marketing Director Adam Ruonala “we basically used that fire to forge a product that was ready to beat the fiercest competitor at a price point you simply can’t afford to miss out on with the SFx Rival-S!” For more information on the Canik SFx Rival-S visit www.canikusa.com/sfx-rival-s.
The steel frame sets these two new models apart from the polymer frames used by most of the guns against which these will be compared.These new Canik options live on the top shelf of models that the Turkish-based brand currently offers, with their feature set and $899.99 MSRP. What do you think of the SFx Rival-S, readers? Do you think they stack up well against comparable pistols from other manufacturers? What do you think of the value proposition for the price point? Do you have any experience with other Canik guns, and how have you found those? Do you plan to give one of these new handguns a try? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! See you at the range.