Hello all. This is my first post and I figured I'd ask those who know. I haven't owned a 9mm for over 20 years but I'm looking to buy one now. When comparing various pistols, I kept going back to the Canik TP9SF Elite. I really like this gun. Can someone tell me why I should buy this instead of some other 9? Besides the price. In a couple videos I watched there seemed to be problems with extraction. Have these issues been resolved?
Welcome to the forum. The ejection issue was fixed long ago. About a year ago. These guns are NATO approved and have very stiff RSA's. Overseas they probably feed them a steadier diet of hotter ammo than what we shoot here. So Canik/Century fixed the issue by updating the RSA so it can handle weaker loads without issue. Since then, I always run a couple boxes of 124gr NATO through a new Canik. After that, I never have an issue with any 9mm ammo. These guns are built tough and meant to be used. There wasn't ever really a problem with the gun. In my opinion, the issue was with weaker ammo. That being said, Canik addressed it by replacing the original RSA with a new one. I kept my original RSA and use it all the time. After a couple boxes of NATO, I have no ejection issues anymore. Must of loosened it up. FYI: I'm also no gun expert and these opinions are my own. There are many people on here way more knowledgeable than myself.
Post by LT USN (Ret.) on Jan 2, 2018 18:11:43 GMT -6
I own a variety of 9mm handguns; the Canik TP9SFx is up there with the best of them. While the SFx is not a everyday carry gun (my opinion, it's too big), it's a blast to shoot and handles well. I'm contemplating expanding the Canik line in my brood.
Welcome aboard the forum and look forward to hearing more from you. Where is Tommy (Chong)?