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Next-Gen Striker: Canik TP9SF Elite Pistol Tested



Next-Gen Striker: Canik TP9SF Elite Pistol Tested

A friend of mine who worked in a gun shop recalled a pistol he purchased a few years back. He was glowing about its performance. He spoke about the great trigger, the accuracy of the shot, reliability, and the fact that it was superior to other polymer-framed pistols.

He claimed that the firearm was made in Turkey and gave me the price. After hearing the dollar amount, it was clear that I looked skeptical and downright snobbish. After he had it brought to the store, I was able to see it and tried the trigger. That pistol was manufactured by Canik Arms.

After learning about Canik’s TP series pistols, I followed the evolution of the line as new features and updates were made. I kept an eye out for firsthand reviews and found the same positive comments about various Canik pistols. I decided it was time to have a closer look at the Canik TP9SF elite.

Elite Specifics

Century International Arms imports the Canik TP line. The pistols were not manufactured in Turkey, which is what most Americans associate with firearms. However, there are many things that can be said about the pistols’ features and execution. This has been confirmed by many American shooters.

The TP9SF Elite, a shorter version than the TP9SF is, has a few additional features. The “S” model that I received did not have a manual safety at the triggerguard. The non-S model I received worked like a striker-fired pistol, but without a manual safety.


Who is the Elite model? The name suggests something that is tactical or has cutting-edge features. This might partially be true based on the suite enhancements that were made for the TP9SF Elite. Its primary distinction is its size. The Elite model is shorter in height and longer overall than the TP9SF. The Elite model is smaller and more concealable than the TP9SF, but still has enough size and power to be a fighting weapon.

The TP9SF Elite measures 7.28 inches in length with a 4.19 inch barrel. The TP9SF Elite weighs 28.32 ounces and is 5.27 inches high with an empty magazine. The magazine capacity is only 15 rounds, instead of 18 for the TP9SF. This model has a shorter height. The Elite model can also accept TP-series magazines with higher capacities.

 TP9SFL FIRST LOOK at Canik’s Striker-Fired Polymer 9mm Pistol

The TP9SF Elite currently comes with a black frame made of polymer. The TP9SF Elite is equipped with a loaded-chamber indicator and a cocked–striker indicator. It also has front and rear slide serrations, and an ambidextrous stop. It has a durable Cerakote finish in tungsten gray Cerakote, which complements the black frame very well.

Additional features include a match-grade cold-hammer-forged barrel and a reversible magazine release buttock. Warren Tactical sights offer a step up, with a fiberoptic insert (red/white) in the blade.


The Elite kit comes in a box that is both first-class in terms of its contents and its layout. The main components of the case are a cleaning rod and a brush. There is also a punch for backstraps and a magazine loader.

Two MECGAR magazines are also included with an anti-friction coating for reliability. MEC-GAR, a leading magazine manufacturer, actually makes the “factory” magazines used by a lot of large-name gun companies.

Most people would cringe at the thought of paying so much for a complete package of pistol accessories and features. Be assured, friends. This particular model’s MSRP is only $459. With a little bit of judicious searching, you can find it cheaper.

Trigger Time

What’s the problem? The TP9SF elite offers so much at such a low price, it would seem that there is something wrong in Denmark. To prove the TP9SF elite’s capabilities, I tested it three times.


During the review, I fired over 700 rounds through my TP9SF Elite. This was done for a specific reason that I will discuss later. To get to know the pistol and learn how it handles and shoots, the Elite’s first 400 rounds were used as “get-to-know you” shots. This phase used Federal Premium’s new American Eagle 115–grain Syntec TSJ loads, Blazer’s 115–grain Blazer Brass FMJ rounds and Hotshot Elite’s 115–grain FMJs. Sig Sauer’s 115–grain FMJ ammunition.

During this evaluation phase, the TP9SF Elite didn’t malfunction a single moment. It ate 400 rounds right out of the box with an “Oh, please!” attitude. It performed flawlessly in handling and performance. The trigger was able to travel at a minimum of 4.25 pounds with a quarter inch of zero friction pre-travel. It also had a quick reset.

Canik claims that the Elite model’s trigger pull is better than the other models. Although I was unable to test it, I believe the Elite model is among the top trigger pullers on striker-fired pistols. Although it might be my favorite trigger, I’d have to try a few other models to confirm.

The Elite’s ergonomics were excellent. The texturing strikes the perfect balance between trying to milk a cheese grator and holding an eel. The bore axis of the Elite is not the best, but the undercut behind triggerguard gives the user a secure grip that allows them to control recoil and achieve a natural point-of-view.


The Warren Tactical sights have a high reputation in the industry. However, it was difficult to get a quick sight photo. It took me longer to hit the target due to my aging eyes, narrow rear sight, and fine fiber-optic front insert. The sights are great for precise target shooting. However, I prefer a set with three dots night sights.

Getting on Target

Although the TP9SF Elite sample had not yet been cleaned, accuracy tests were performed at a separate range session. Despite shooting groups, reliability was to be maintained. Two ammunition options from Federal Premium and Sig Sauer were available, as well as two other items. These are listed in the table below.

The testing was conducted at a distance 15 yards from the bag rest. There was clearly a human factor throughout the session. The pistol was not secured or snagged into a V-rest.

After three 5-shot groups were shot with each of these four loads, the average group size was 1.46 inches. This is Sig Sauer’s 124-grain V Crownn JHP load. The same load also produced the best five shot group, measuring in at 1.06 inches.

After I had completed the accuracy “benchmarking”, I fired the premium loads for another 300 rounds. Even though the gun had been cleaned, it still didn’t malfunction after 700 rounds.


Canik’s TP9SFx is a New Match King for The Masses

To get hard results for the readers, I went to great lengths to squeeze the pistol as much as possible. TP9SF Elite has had a few malfunctions reported to me. I was aware of these reports and I decided to go into the test to try to fix the malfunction. I fired the Canik TP9SF Elite Elite one-handed, starting from the hip and moving sideways. There were no failures whatsoever.

I shot four magazines of truncated metallic jacket (TMJ), ammunition that has proved to be problematic for my most reliable pistols. The test gun was able to feed the TMJ ammunition without hesitation, despite all the gunk and fouling that had built up over 700 rounds. The pistol would not malfunction.

One thing that I noticed in some other people’s observations was that their samples models got better after they fired some rounds through them. It’s possible that a short break-in period can help get things moving, but I don’t believe there should be one for modern pistols.


It is possible that someone else broke-in the sample I received. I do know, however, that it had been fired before I did. The TP9SF Elite shot 760 rounds, without any cleaning. This is more than enough for me.

Lots Of Value

We are often subject to market conditions which dictate that the product is more expensive if it is “better”. This is not true for the Canik TP9SF Elite Elite that I reviewed and received. My opinion is that no one can name any other striker-fired assault pistol on the marketplace and describe something it lacks that the Elite model doesn’t.

The slide has a Cerakote finish that is both durable and elegant, which complements the polymer frame. It also has all the trimmings you would expect from a modern fighting pistol. Canik Arms is a master of ergonomics, reliability, accuracy, and a trigger pull that is simply amazing. You can get a jumbo sundae for as low as $19.99 street.

The Canik TP9SF elite is a great choice if you are looking for a high-value option. Its performance and capabilities make it a strong contender in today’s pistol market.


TP9SF Elite Specs

Caliber: 9mm

Barrel 4.19 Inches

OA Length: 7.28 inches

Weight 28.32 Ounces (empty).


Sights – Fiberoptic front, Warren Tactical back

Action: Striker-fired

Finish: Black, tungsten Cerakote

Capacity: 15+1

MSRP: $459


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The Nighthawk TRS Comp Pistol



The Nighthawk TRS Comp Pistol

The new TRS Comp pistol from Nighthawk Custom is a full-sized, government frame 9mm double stack built around a match grade barrel and a monolithic slide. It’s built to compete and starts at $4,599.

The TRS Comp comes standard with a recon rail under the barrel and a dimpled rear cocking design that offers ample traction when racking the slide. It also sports unique dimpled frame and slide textures that match the grip pattern.

Integrated Compensator

The TRS Comp is Nighthawk Custom’s first full-size pistol designed around a double stack frame. It features a 17+1 capacity and incorporates Nighthawk’s Fire Hawk compensator, which boasts a precision-designed port that reduces muzzle flip for quicker follow up shots.

This model also features a unique dimpling texture found throughout the slide and grip, which provides ample grip while being snag-free during holstering. The TRS Comp uses a 14K gold bead front sight that does an excellent job catching light, coupled with a Heinie Ledge Black rear sight for quick target acquisition.

The pistol also features Nighthawk Customs’ Interchangeable Optic System (IOS), which is a dedicated dovetail machined onto the slide and allows for optic mounting with adapters. This system allows for an interchangeable series of sight options to quickly switch rear sights in a matter of seconds.

Interchangeable Optic System

Nighthawk Custom’s Interchangeable Optic System allows a user to switch from a plate with a traditional rear sight to a red-dot optic in seconds. This feature is especially beneficial for concealed-carry practitioners who want to train with a red-dot but still carry a traditional rear sight.

Nighthawk’s unique IOS system involves milling the top rear section of their slide to interface with an interchangeable series of sight options, including a Trijicon RMR and other red-dot sights. This low-profile system also incorporates a suppressor-height rear sight as a backup to the optic’s front sight.

The TRS Comp features a match grade 5.00′′ barrel on a government sized frame with a monolithic slide, a full-length dust cover and an integrated single-port compensator. This combination reduces muzzle flip and delivers faster follow-up shots on the range, a must-have for competitive shooters.

The TRS Comp is finished in black nitride for a sleek, durable look. The lightweight aluminum trigger possesses a serrated flat face and a gold bead front sight does an excellent job catching light, providing quick target acquisition. A Heinie Ledge Black rear sight completes the package.

Match Grade Barrel

One of the most important features of any match pistol is a properly fitted barrel. A true match grade barrel will have zero play in the muzzle or at the hood, and it should glide into battery smoothly without any drag or snag on the slide.

This is achieved by carefully fitting the barrel to all of the chamber hood contact surfaces and the lower locking lug. Once this is done it will have a true target fit and shoot groups that rival a 1911 handgun.

The TRS Comp is the first Nighthawk Custom model to be designed around a double stack frame, offering 17+1 capacity and using their integrated compensator, the fire hawk. The compensator has a precision port that reduces muzzle flip and helps shooters stay on target for follow up shots.

Unique Dimpled Texture

The TRS Comp is the newest addition to Nighthawk’s line up. It is a high-end double stack 1911 that packs a 17+1 punch, as well as a lot of style and class. It also happens to be the most accurate and durable gun in its caliber. It also comes in a variety of colors and finishes, from matte black to high-shine chromium. Its crown jewel is the aforementioned patented integrated compensator, which may be the best thing to happen to your sidearm in years. It is a real head turner, especially for those who don’t usually opt for the sexy gun. The aforementioned gizmo is accompanied by a precision designed port in the rear of the slide that reduces muzzle flip without sacrificing a hefty amount of power. The aforementioned gizmo features a matching name badge aft of the slide, as well as a match-grade 5″ barrel and a full-length dust cover with accompanying nifty-fun accessory rail.


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AGP Arms PC Charger Brace



AGP Arms PC Charger Brace

The PC Charger is a pistol chambered in 9mm, and it can take Glock magazines. It is very popular and has become more of a sought-after gun than the original carbine.

Many owners of the PC Charger equip it with a brace to give it stability. This makes it a lot more shootable.

Ruger PC Charger

Ruger’s PC Charger is a pistol-caliber carbine (PCC) that combines the fun and utility of an AR style pistol with the reliability and accuracy of a high capacity AR. Designed to take both Ruger Security 9 and Glock magazines, the PC Charger is a highly customizable weapon that makes a great range gun or home defense tool.

Adding a brace to the PC Charger increases its stability and makes it more shootable. The brace can be attached to the MIL STD 1913 rail on the back of the pistol.

The SB Tactical FS1913 Brace is one of the best PC Charger braces available today. It is made of a polymer material that offers quick deployment and a lightweight profile.

This brace is perfect for a shooter who is new to pistol braces, and is looking for a compact and inexpensive option. It is also a good choice for people who are already familiar with the design and use of a buffer tube.

AGP Arms

The AGP Arms brace kit for the Ruger PC Charger is the best way to upgrade the standard stock and barrel. The brace is the logical extension of AGP’s acclaimed pistol grip Gen 2 stock and handguard, allowing users to customize their pc charger to their own specifications. The brace is the brainchild of a dedicated team of military and law enforcement personnel, many of whom have been in the trenches for longer than most of us will ever know. Featuring a modern twist on a classic design, the brace is an understated delight. Its most prominent feature is a cleverly engineered gearbox that enables the user to rotate the entire gun by hand, and then lock it into place using a single pin. The aforementioned pin is mounted in the rear of the gun, where it is tucked under a protective cover for safekeeping. In keeping with the aforementioned design, the brace is also anodized black for a look you can be proud of.

SB Tactical

SB Tactical is the inventor of pistol stabilizing braces. They were started in 2012 by Army veteran Alex Bosco after he designed a brace for his disabled friend so he could continue to shoot.

SB Tactical was the first to introduce adjustable pistol stabilizing braces. This was a big win for the industry and gun owners alike.

After getting pre approval from the ATF, they began selling pistol braces for AR/AK style firearms, CZ Scorpions, H&K MP5 designs, 1913 rails, and more.

The SBA3 is one of the best pistol braces on the market and offers 5-position adjustable adjustment, ambidextrous QD sling attachment points, and a Velcro strap to connect to your arm for one-handed shooting.

The SBA4 is another great choice and offers a sturdy M4-style strut, 5-position adjustable, and an integral QD sling socket. This is an excellent option for a Ruger PC Charger gun with a Glock drum, but it also works well on any pistol without a buffer tube.

Midwest Industries

Midwest Industries is a family owned and operated company that manufactures quality parts, uppers, lowers, rails, barrels, furniture and muzzle devices for AR platforms and many other firearms. They also have a number of innovative products and services that make them a great choice for those looking to upgrade their firearms.

Probably the most useful item that they manufacture is their Combat Rail Handguard in hard coat anodized 6061 aluminum. It features eight functional M-LOK slots and two anti-rotation sling swivels. Its hefty price tag might be a turn off, but its high performance and robust construction is well worth the outlay.

What you might not have known is that they also make the pc charger brace aka the FS1913. Basically the same as the name aforementioned but a lot more durable and the brace actually folds to a compact size for easy transport. They even include a nice looking sling with an integrated bottle opener to boot.


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Mini Mamba – A YouTube Star With a Net Worth of $1-5 Million



Mini Mamba

Mini Mamba is a famous YouTube Star who has earned a fortune as a professional. He has a net worth of $1-5 Million at the age of 11 years old.

Mambas are venomous snakes of the family Elapidae, which also includes coral snakes and cobras. They live throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

Black mamba

Black mambas are venomous snakes that are found in Africa. They can grow to up to 14 feet in length and are one of the longest venomous snakes in the world.

They are very fast and aggressive, and their venom is particularly deadly for humans. It takes only about 20 minutes for a bite from a black mamba to kill a person.

They live in grassland, savanna and rocky slopes of southern and eastern Africa. They are primarily diurnal and prey on small rodents. They have excellent vision and a highly developed sense of smell.

Green mamba

Green mambas are found in coastal areas of eastern Africa including Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania and South Africa. These snakes are venomous, which makes them extremely dangerous to humans.

They are a diurnal species, which means they are active during the day. They also spend a great deal of time in the trees and rainforests of western Africa, where they live amongst the forest canopy and thickets.

This snake preys on birds, lizards and small mammals. Its venom isn’t as powerful as the venom of the black mamba or the red mamba, but it can still kill.

Green mambas breed during the rainy season. Females lay eggs, which hatch in about 10-12 weeks. Males seek out and compete for females by following a scent trail or by wrestling or dancing. These combats aren’t biting, but rather a way for the two snakes to establish dominance over each other.

Red mamba

The red mamba is a species of snake that lives in Africa. It is related to the black mamba and can be found in various countries throughout the continent.

It is a medium-sized snake that can grow to be 2 m long. They are mainly found in tree hollows and termite mounds.

They are very venomous and kill their prey quickly. Their venom is highly toxic and can affect the breathing, heart and muscle function of the victim.

They can also paralyze their prey, which they then swallow. They feed primarily on birds and small mammals.

Yellow mamba

The mamba is an African snake. There are four species: black mamba, green mamba, red mamba and yellow mamba.

The Eastern green mamba (Dendroaspis angusticeps), formerly known as the white-mouthed mamba, is a venomous snake that lives in coastal regions of East Africa. It is found from Kenya south through Tanzania, Malawi, and eastern Zambia.

The eastern green mamba is a shy snake that avoids humans when possible and only strikes if provoked or cornered. Its habitat is fragmented in parts of its range and it is listed as Vulnerable by South Africa due to habitat destruction and deforestation.

Blue mamba

Mambas are notorious for their speed and aggression, and they come in a wide variety of species. They are a common sight in Africa’s rainforests, and all have deadly venom.

Of the four types of mambas, the most venomous and dangerous is the black mamba. Known for its lightning-fast speed, erratic behavior, and painful bite, it can strike multiple times in a matter of seconds.

Its venom is highly neurotoxic and cardiotoxic, with fasciculins present to paralyze the muscles of a bite victim. The venom can kill a victim within hours of a bite.


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