Canik TP9 Elite SC 9mm Pistol

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U.S.A. -( Century Arms has been importing some incredibly high-value Canik pistols for some years now.  Canik is known for excellent manufacturing of reliable, high-quality pistols heavily inspired by Walther and CZ designs.  While TriStar Arms imports the CZ-based models, Century brings us the Walther-based models.  Covered previously here on AmmoLand are the TP9 Elite Combat ExecutiveTP9 SFxTP9 SA Mod 2TP9 DATP9 SF Elite, and others.  In this article we’ll be looking at the TP9 Elite SC subcompact model.

By shortening the barrel and overall height of the TP9 Elite to 3.6″ and 4.6″ respectively the Elite has become Subcompact.  While some may nitpick that the overall measurements place the TP9 Elite SC more in the compact category than subcompact the fact remains that Canik has not only reduced the overall size, but also increased use-ability of the popular TP9 Elite.

Not only is the TP9 Elite SC smaller, but they’ve also cut the slide for optics with a footprint appropriate for the RMS Shield mounting pattern.  Two 12-round magazines are included to concealed carry, but a clever 15-round magazine that goes above and beyond the common sleeve design to prevent over-insertion.  Take a look at the tabletop video below to get a better idea of the pistol’s construction. Read More