CANIK METE TP9 SFX 9MM 5.2″ BLACK/FDE OPTICS READY 20RD
The new line of Canik Mete semi-automatic pistols in 9mm Luger caliber have all the features that today are essential on a pistol designed for sport shooting or personal defense, starting from the current trend – that is, the possibility to mount a mini-reflex sight on the slide milling co-witnessing with the iron sights.
Other features shared by all models in the series include the fiberglass-reinforced polymer frame, interchangeable backstraps, oversized trigger guard with straight front finger rest, loaded chamber indicator, nickel-plated firing control components and an integral accessory Picatinny rail.
This is a striker-fired pistol, with automatic safety on the trigger. The differences between the various models essentially are in the length of barrel and grip, and consequently, the use they are intended for.
Canik Mete, from full-size to sub-compact
Let’s start with the full-size model, mainly intended for sport shooting, i.e. the Mete SFx, which features a 5.2”/132 mm long barrel. All the controls have been redesigned (starting from the slide stop) and placed on both sides of the gun. The only non-ambidextrous control is the magazine release, which is however easily reversible. The steel slide sports lightening cuts in the front section and allows the mounting of mini-reflex sights with Trijicon RMRcc and Shield RMS/RMSc imprint. The polymer frame has been modified in the grip spur area to make it more ergonomic. A characteristic of Canik pistols is that they are sold with a rich set of accessories that includes a holster: the one that comes with the Mete SFx is defined “Fit-and-Lock” and has a high level of retention. The Mete SFx is shipped with an 18-round magazine and a 20-round magazine with extension and pad. This model has no external manual safety.