Century Arms is diving into the concealed carry market with the release of two new compact pistols in the Canik handgun line: the TP9SF Elite and TP9SF Elite-S.
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According to the press release, the 9mm Canik TP9SF Elite has the same features as the original TP9SF model, but with a 4.07″ match grade barrel and shorter 5.27″ grip that makes it smaller and more concealable while still retaining 15+1 round capacity. It also features industry standard dovetail sight cuts that hold a set of Warren Tactical sights with a red fiber optic front sight, ambidextrous slide lock, front and rear slide serrations, and a Cerakote Tungsten Grey slide. Meanwhile, the 9mm TP9SF Elite-S has the same features as the Elite variant, but with an added trigger stop for more security when the trigger might not be fully covered.
“This is a very exciting product for us as it now puts the Canik line solidly in the concealed carry market,” said Jacob Herman, Century Arms Director of Business Development. “The Elite was developed in response to concealed carry, law enforcement, and private security needs. These pistols are small enough to easily conceal, but large enough to be a highly effective fighting handgun.”
The Elite and Elite-S — which Century Arms says both passed a 60,000 round endurance test with zero major parts failures while maintaining or exceeding NATO accuracy standards — come with two magazines, a polymer holster (with both a paddle and belt attachment), interchangeable backstops, a cleaning rod, a brush and a limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty. The suggested retail price is $459.99.
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by Robert A. Sadowski / Jan 10, 2017