The Canik Mete “Evolution of Superiority” series is here. Canik has been teasing the two-tone black and tan Mete pistols for a few weeks and now they’re making it official.
Canik is launching the Mete series with two pistols, a full-size SFT and a full-size longslide SFX. Both were designed to have as many upgrades and features as possible with all the accessories needed for a total and complete out-of-the-box shooting experience.
Like many other popular Canik pistols, these are polymer-framed, striker-fired handguns. Both Mete pistols are chambered for 9mm Luger, with an 18+1-round capacity with flush magazines and a 20+1-round capacity with extended mags.
The Mete series is optics-ready, with slides machined to accept a variety of mini red dot sights with the ability to co-witness standard iron sights with micro red dots. The SFT has a 4.5-inch barrel while the SFX has a 5.2-inch barrel.
The slides and barrels have a durable black nitride finish and come standard with 3-dot iron sights. Similar to other Canik pistols, the Mete guns are lefty friendly with ambidextrous slide stop levers and a reversible magazine catch.
Internally, critical parts have a nickel finish to reduce friction, and the Mete pistols have short-reset single-action triggers with a bright red blade-style passive trigger safety. Beyond the barrel and slide lengths, the only material difference between the two pistols is the addition of slide lightening cuts on the SFX.
As with other modern pistols for self-defense and competition, the Mete pistols have modular frames with interchangeable backstraps. The frames also sport flared magwells, oversized, square trigger guards with double undercut reliefs, and an upswept beavertail for a high-up grip.
Other frame features include a standard accessory rail for a light or laser sight, an aggressive pebble-style grip texture including “memory pads” on the frame above the trigger guard and what Canik calls their holster fit-and-lock, or HFL, system. The HFL is a square notch in the frame to give retention holsters a point to lock into.
Every Mete pistol comes with a full suite of accessories and a hard case for transportation. Each pistol ships with one 18- and one 20-round standard capacity magazine, a magazine “E-Z” loader, an optional extended magwell, an extra backstrap, two optics plates, a reversible IWB/OWB holster, a Canik punch and toolkit, a cleaning kit, a gun lock and of course, a manual.
One thing that has made Canik pistols so popular is their affordability, and the Mete series is no different. With all the features and included accessories, the SFT lists at $519 and the SFX just $574. Assuming people find these at relatively normal prices, both should be about $500 or less in stores and online.
For more information head over to Canik USA.