Canik’s TP9 Elite SC is a feature-rich subcompact 9mm pistol and it comes with a full package of accessories. Check out this video with True Pearce from the SHOT Show floor, and see more details below.
The first thing everyone wants to know is that this carry gun is optics ready. It’s got a removable cover on the slide in front of the rear sights and includes an optics plate for Shield’s SMS II red dot. This optic features a 4- or 8-MOA dot, automatic brightness adjustment, 3-year battery life with no turnoff, and it adds a mere 0.5 ounces to the weight of the gun.
The option to purchase the optic factory-mounted and sighted-in is coming very soon and will retail for under $650. Of course, you can always mount your own optics, as well.
The TP9 Elite SC is Canik’s smallest pistol in the TP9 series. It’s fairly compact with a 3″ nitride-finished barrel. It’s 1.45″ wide and 6.7″ long, and weighs in at 24.78 ounces.
It’s got front and rear serrations and a 90-degree cut to the rear sight for charging on a belt or ledge.
The front sight has a glow-in-the-dark dot while the rear is blacked out. The sights are tall enough that if you use the SMS II optic, you can co-witness with sights or the red dot. The rear sights are also knurled.
This little gun comes with a 12-round magazine with a pinky extension that can be swapped for a flat retainer, and it also has a 15-round mag that gives a full-length grip. With the undercut trigger guard, you can get a good grip over the swappable backstraps and stippled grips. Plus, there’s a Pic rail under the barrel.
A distinctive feature is ambidextrous slide stops. The mag release button can also be swapped to either side.
This trigger is crisp and light at about 4 lbs. It’s also got a trigger safety.
There’s a loaded chamber indicator on top of the slide and a red striker indicator pops out on the back when it’s cocked.
The slide is nitride-finished steel with a good-looking tungsten-colored Cerakote cover. The polymer frame is black, and the trigger safety is red. Internal components are nitride-finished and high-wear parts are nickel coated.
In The Box
Included with the pistol are two magazines and swappable baseplate, replacement grips (small and large), an optics plate, concealed carry holster that works inside the waistband or outside the waistband, a toolbox and the user manual. Canik pistols are distributed in the U.S. by Century Arms.
These handy carry guns are in stock and shipping now. The Canik TP9 Elite SC’s MSRP is about $399, but you’ll find it under that on the street. The optics-mounted version is coming soon and is expected under $650.
- Model: TP9 Elite SC
- Color: Tungsten Cerakote slide, black frame
- Caliber: 9mm
- Capacity: 12/15 +1
- Barrel: 3.6″, nitride finished
- Overall length: 6.7″
- Height: 4.6″
- Width: 1.45″
- Weight: 24.78
- Sights: Glow-in-the-dark front, black rear, Optics-ready
- Holster included
- MSRP: $399