The Canik TP9 Elite SC was named the ICA Concealed Carry Pistol of the Year.

The ICA (Industry Choice Awards) recently named the Canik TP9 Elite SC as its Concealed Carry Pistol of the Year. The award recognizes the development of the company’s 9mm subcompact for carry and defense.

TP9 Elite SC ICA Concealed Carry Pistol of the Year

The Canik TP9 Elite SC features features a double-stacked, 12-round or 15-round magazine. The slide measures 1.45 inches wide overall, while the pistol comes in at 6.7 inches long. Striker-fired and highly concealable, the TP9 Elite SC utilizes a 3.60-inch barrel.

“The demand for a reliable, double stacked, concealable handgun, at a price point the blue collar American could afford without sacrificing quality or comfort was a challenge the Canik team accepted head on. We are proud to say that the TP9 Elite SC is exactly that, a superior handgun,” Canik USA National Director of Marketing Adam Ruonala said.

The entire package weighs just 24.78 ounces, which makes it a big player in a competitive concealed carry market. Meanwhile, nickel-coated internals improve functionality. Canik also offers the TP9 Elite SC in numerous finishes and an optics-ready slide mount that co-witnesses with irons. It includes a loaded chamber indicator and ambidextrous slide release. A reversible magazine release and white dot front sight and blacked out rear sight highlight the gun’s features.

“This firearm was designed with the sole intent of being an everyday carry for everyone who wants the peace of mind in knowing the capacity and functionality of the pistol is top of the line,” Ruonala said. “The fact that it was selected over other industry heavyweights as the best of the field in such an innovative year for concealed carry is truly an honor we don’t take lightly!”

But impressively, the package delivers even more. It also comes standard with a holster that mounts either inside or outside the waistband. A new 15-round magazine features a grip extension module. Lastly is MSRP, which comes with the good kind of sticker shock. The buyer gets it all for just $429.

Atop the Podium

The award marks just the latest for a company that continues to earn high praise for pistols in recent years. In 2018, Ballistic Magazine gave its “Ballistic’s Best Editor’s Choice for Versatile/Value Pistol” to the TP9SFL. It appears Canik is far from done. And at the affordable prices the pistols command, that’s good new for all gun owners. For more info, please visit

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