NRA Gun of the Week: Canik USA TP9SFx Pistol

posted on July 15, 2017

For the entry-level shooter or veteran enthusiast, the Canik USA TP9SFx is a powerhouse of a package at a price point that is hard to beat. The Turkish-made import from Canik is based on the company’s successful TP-series handguns. This particular model is chambered for 9 mm Luger, is optics-ready and commands an MSRP of less than $550. What you get is a package that is ready for the range. The striker-fired, polymer frame pistol features a 5.2” match-grade barrel, Cerakote finish on the slide, adjustable sights, selectable magazine release button and backstrap profiles, cleaning tools, replacement fiber-optic pipes, two 20-round detachable Mec-Gar magazines, as well as a handy case that is molded for the gun, the included paddle holster and accessories. Range testing with the TP9SFx was a lot of for American Rifleman's Christopher Olsen, who hosts this week's NRA Gun of the Week video. To learn more about the TP9SFx and other imports from Canik, visit


Model: TP9SFx
Manufacturer: Canik USA
Importer: Century Arms
Chambering: 9 mm Luger
Action Type: single-action-only, striker-fired, semi-automatic center-fire pistol
Frame: polymer
Slide: 4140 chrome-moly steel; Tungsten Grey Cerakote finish over phosphate
Barrel: 5.2”; button-rifled, 1:10” RH twist
Magazine: Mec-Gar, 20-round detachable box
Sights: Warren Tactical; drift-adjustable rear, fiber optic front
Trigger: 3-lb., 10-oz. pull
Weight: 29 ozs


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