BIDEC 2019: Canik TP9 METE 9mm semi-automatic pistol Handgun of the Year in US
Turkish Company firearms manufacturer Canik promotes its 9mm TP9 semi-automatic pistol at BIDEC 2019, Bahrain International Defense Exhibition. Canik handguns and accessories are used around the world and in 2019, the Company has received the Industry Choice Award for Handgun of the Year for the TP9 Elite Combat 9mm pistol.
Canik TP9 9mm semi-automatic pistol (Picture source Army Recognition)
The TP9 METE family handguns are semi-automatic 9mm, polymer-framed, striker-fired, SAO pistols, operating on proven standard short-recoil - locked breech principle. All the pistols are equipped with an internal accessory Picatinny rail (Mil-Std-1913) under the barrel and Micro Red-Dot interface with Co-Witness feature on the slide to be able to carry various accessories to meet changing operational requirements and different operator preferences.
The TP9 METE family pistols are fully ambidextrous, all have a common trigger weight, the same trigger to grip distance and trigger travel distance and reset distance as well as slide and magazine catches positioned in the same place, allowing the shooters to transition easily between different modes without impairing their gun handling and shooting techniques.
The TP9 METE family includes five variants, SUB, SF, SF METE-S, SFT, and SFx. The TP9 SUB is the most recent addition to METE family pistols is conceived with the needs of intelligence operatives and/or Special Forces operators in mind. Its subcompact size help operatives and operators to keep a low profile and blend in with the civilian population in the execution of their clandestine or covert intelligence gathering, preparation of the battlefield or direct action or foreign internal defense type missions. Designed to be snag-free for better concealment and faster draw, it also possess the all exceptional features of the bigger member of METE family: Thanks to its double-stack subcompact frame, it has high round capacity (12 rounds standard, 15 & 17 rounds in addition as accessory) and with its advanced telescopic spring recoil management system it has a remarkable accuracy.
The TP9 SF METE and METE-S are compact size pistols, specially designed to meet the requirements of Special Forces operators who need high mobility and configurability in the execution of direct action type missions (raids and small scale attacks) aimed at either capturing high-value persons or assets or neutralizing them.
The TP9 SFT METE is full-size pistol, equipped with TRUGLO Tritium Night Sights for ease of aiming at night, and capable of mounting a suppressor, are just like SFx METE ideal for the security guards for critical infrastructures, facilities, buildings and resources. Similarly, they are designed to be a service pistol par excellence not only for uniformed law enforcement officers on everyday patrol duty and SWAT/HRT members in critical operations but also for military personnel in combat zones. They come with standard 18 and 20 round high capacity magazines so that the operator does not have to reload frequently in the thick of a firefight.
The TP9 SFX METE is a full size, long-barrel pistols, equipped with TRUGLO Tritium Night Sights for ease of aiming at night, and capable of mounting a suppressor, are ideal for the operators providing security for critical infrastructures, facilities, buildings and resources. In the same vein, they are an excellent choice for uniformed law enforcement officers on everyday patrol duty and SWAT/HRT members in critical operations. They come with standard 18(One 18 rounds) and 20 (Two 20 rounds) round high capacity magazines so that the operator does not have to reload frequently in the thick of a firefight.