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About Canik USA Firearms

Established in 1997 and located in Samsun, Turkey, Canik was initially involved in aerospace defense and entered the firearms manufacturing industry in 2011.

Fueled by an ambition to forge handguns that could withstand the intense rigor faced by law enforcement and military personnel worldwide, Canik partnered with Century Arms and formed Canik USA in 2012.

Committed to meticulous craftsmanship, Canik USA is a testament to superior firearm performance, innovative design, and is recognized for producing some of the most dependable and forward-thinking firearms in the industry.

At the heart of Canik USA's innovative drive is the pursuit of blending precision engineering, advanced technology, and functional firearm design, delivering products that ensure outstanding performance.

The brand's crowning achievement, the TP9 series, exemplifies this dedication—coming equipped with custom features and superior ergonomics right off the shelf.

Today, Canik USA continues to innovate and produce high-quality firearms at an affordable price.

Their flagship TP-series pistol line grew to include guns customized to fit a wide range of offerings, including competition, concealed carry, and professional-grade duty handguns for law enforcement and the military.

Popular Canik Firearm Models

Canik TP9SF Elite
A compact pistol designed for concealed carry with an improved trigger and ergonomic grip.

Canik TP9SFx
Tailored for competitive shooting with a long barrel, slide cuts for reduced weight, and an extended magazine well.

Canik TP9SA
Known for its single-action trigger and a decocker feature, making it a favorite among those who prefer a single-action firing mode.

Canik TP9SF
The SF stands for Special Forces, designed to meet the demands of law enforcement and military operations with its durable design and enhanced reliability.

Canik TP9SFT
Similar to the TP9SF but with a threaded barrel to accommodate a suppressor, catering to tactical shooters.

Canik TP9 Elite SC
A subcompact version of the Elite, it’s designed for ultimate concealability while retaining the advanced features of the TP9 series.

Canik Mete Series
The Mete series, including models like Mete SFT and Mete SFx, offers improvements in design and ergonomics, with enhanced modularity and a new holster fit system.

Canik TP9 Elite Combat
Developed in partnership with Salient Arms International, this model is designed for both competition and combat, featuring custom Salient parts.

Canik TP9 Elite Combat Executive
The Executive variant comes with all the features of the Elite Combat but with a distinctive aesthetic finish and a fluted barrel.

Canik Firearm Features

Canik pistols are designed with ergonomic grips and contours to ensure comfort and a secure hold for a wide range of hand sizes.

The barrels are match-grade, contributing to exceptional accuracy and reliability, which are critically important for competitive shooting and tactical scenarios.

Canik handguns often feature a crisp, clean-breaking trigger with an integral safety that ensures a short reset and reduced trigger travel.

Canik pistols are often recognized for their high-capacity magazines, ensuring that shooters have plenty of rounds at their disposal.

Features such as reversible magazine release buttons cater to both left and right-handed shooters, emphasizing the universal design approach.

Certain Canik models are outfitted with features tailored for competitive shooting, such as extended magazine wells for rapid reloads and fiber optic sights.


QUESTION: Where are Canik pistols made?

ANSWER: Canik pistols are manufactured in Turkey by Canik Arms, which operates under the parent company Samsun Yurt Savunma, one of Turkey's leading defense companies.

QUESTION: Who owns Canik?

ANSWER: Canik is owned by Samsun Yurt Savunma, a private defense contracting company based in Turkey. The brand operates internationally, with Canik USA serving as the distributor in the United States.

QUESTION: Are Canik pistols good?

ANSWER: Canik pistols have earned a reputation for being reliable, durable, and feature-rich, often compared favorably to more expensive brands, making them a popular choice among both recreational shooters and professionals.

QUESTION: Does Canik make a .45 caliber pistol?

ANSWER: Canik's product lineup primarily focuses on 9mm pistols. They are well-known for their TP9 series, which is highly regarded in the 9mm category.

QUESTION: What kind of warranty does Canik offer?

ANSWER: Canik typically offers a limited lifetime warranty to the original purchaser that covers any defects in materials and workmanship. Always check the warranty details at the time of purchase as terms may vary.

QUESTION: Are aftermarket accessories available for Canik pistols?

ANSWER: Yes, there is a growing market for aftermarket accessories for Canik pistols, including sights, triggers, magazine extensions, and grips.

QUESTION: Is the trigger on Canik pistols safe for carry?

ANSWER: Canik pistols feature a safety trigger mechanism designed to prevent accidental discharges. However, as with any firearm, safe carrying practices should always be followed, including the use of a holster that covers the trigger guard.

QUESTION: Are Canik pistols suitable for first-time gun owners?

ANSWER: Yes, Canik pistols are designed with features that cater to users of all experience levels, including first-time gun owners.

QUESTION: What is included with a Canik pistol purchase?

ANSWER: Most Canik pistols come with a kit that includes the firearm, a holster, at least two magazines, interchangeable backstraps, a magazine loader, a cleaning kit, and a carrying case.

Additional Canik USA Firearm Resources

Find, view, and download your favorite Canik Firearm resources, including owner's manuals, gun schematics, and spec sheets for the Canik TP9, Canik Rival, Canik Mete, and more!

Visit the Canik USA Owner’s Manual and Resources Page