So, my gun fund was accumulating a bit, and like many gun enthusiasts, I keep a running list of things to pick up if I see a good deal. I spotted this TP9V2 a couple of weeks ago in a shop near a rage that I frequent from time to time. It was priced at $299. I didn't have my cash with me and I was really hoping to find a CZ P07 or Beretta PX 4 Storm compact.
At any rate, I had decided to make the trip to the indoor range again, since we were loaded with the Pacific North Wests version of sunshine, that comes in liquid form. I figured I'd stop at the shop on my way and if they still had the Canik, I'd pick it up. They did, so I did. Looking it over it seemed practically new. The breech face had very little wear and he barrel hood also had very little wear. Total with fees and tax ended up being $328. When they got the box I checked the label on the back and it was marked with a July 2015 date. So, it is technically a month older than my TP9SA thag I have been shooting for over a year now.
I headed up the street to the range after picking it up. The range was crowded and I had to wait over a half an hour for a lane. I had brought my TP9SA and my CZ75B Omega along with about 500 rounds of ammo. I ended up not shooting the CZ as much, so that I could compare the SA and V2 a bit more.
I started with some Perfecta 115gr in all three pistols, shooting at reduced bullseyes at 21 feet.
I got got the bright idea to tear off the ends of ammo boxes as I used them up, to keep track of what I ran on the trip. But I left out some box ends from S&B 115 Gr and IMI 124Gr that also got tried on the trip.
How do you like the V2 compared to the SA? I have both and still prefer the V2 over them all, but I do enjoy they way they all shoot. CZ P07 is on my short list. Wish I had money to buy them all. Anyway, curious how you like the trigger on the V2. I know it's DA/SA so it's more comparable to the CZ, but as far as Caniks go, what do you think?
Next ammo I tried for accuracy was Battle Born Munitions 115gr FMJ, and some Winchester 124gr NATO. I tried some 10 shot strings going pretty slow and then 10 shots in a more rapid fashion. (Not as fast as I could get sights on target and squeeze, but pretty much as soon as I could get a good sightpicture again).
The rest of my shooting was done on silhouettes. I tried the Speer Lawman and Blazer Brass on their own targets. Then the rest of my shooting was done with mixed ammo or mixed guns on the targets. The mixed ammo or mixed pistol targets may be of less use informationally.
The V2 went to the range without me doing any cleanjng or adding any lube. It went through about 250 rounds with no failures. It seems accurate if I do my part. The Double action pull on it is taking me some getting used to. It stacks pretty hard at the end. The single action pull and reset are about equal to my SA. I think I shoot the SA a bit better just because of familiarity with the trigger and possibly because the trigger may be broken in more. I'm not sure but the V2 may have less perceived muzzle flip, but I'm not sure why unless that extra 1/4 inch of barrel on the SA makes me more aware of it.
I haven't really picked a favorite between the two, but I'm more comfortable shooting the SA right now. That may change.
Anyway, I'm glad I picked up the V2 at such a decent price. It does set my gun fund back for other toys, but when you find a bargain, you find a bargain.