My SFx observations, issues, and range reports. Some photos

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My SFx observations, issues, and range reports. Some photos

Post by BKmetz » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:25 pm

This thread is a duplicate from the old forums. Original thread was dated May 12th so all the dates are off.

I picked up my TP9SFx yesterday from my FFL guy. All I've done so far is do a basic field strip and look it over. I cleaned up the internals a bit here and there, added a few drops of oil with a micro-oiler. My schedule is too busy for the next week to take SFx out to the range but it's ready to go. In the mean time I'll post some SFx porn for you guys.

Like I said, the SFx is range ready.
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Of all the photos of the SFx I've seen, never saw this on the frame.
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A macro photo of the Canik logo on the grip. It turned out a lot better than I thought it would so I'm using it for my avatar.
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This photo was an amusing surprise. The striker indicator really glows when you shine a bright flashlight on it or use a camera flash. The super bright red spot is the front sight, not the red dot. I think my phone/camera flash being magnified through the red dot lens made the front sight glow like that.
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See, the red dot is not on fire or possessed.
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It took a while to find the right angle, but I was able to capture the Canik logo on the pistol case. There is more detail there than one would think.
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I'll get technical and post it here when I get a chance.

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Some fine pictures. Can't wait to see your range report.
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I’m seriously contemplating trading in a few of my other guns to get the funds for that setup.
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Post by bkmetz on May 17, 2018 at 22:56

I won't have any free time to go shooting until next week but I did poke into the SFx a bit. I'm watching all the videos about reviews, various issues, triggers, springs, etc. The SFx has a great factory trigger but I can see where a little bit of TLC can make it better. I'll start with the firing pin block plunger. It does seem stiff and a bit gritty.
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I removed the spring/plunger and one can see the bottom edge was ground a bit but overall it could use some cleaning up. If one looks closely, note the blue paint is starting to wear off the spring just from me cycling the pistol and learning the trigger reset and break point. Even though it's a small spring it has a big job. It is rubbing and that has to be addressed. This would explain the 'stacking' mentioned in one video. My anal retentive and OCD side is kicking in here. As suggested in one of the videos, I might buy the lighter 'white' spring and take some super fine sandpaper and clean up plunger.
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The trigger bar already looks like is has been polished from the factory so I'll take a 'wait & see' if I leave it alone or touch it up.
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As far as installing the upgraded recoil spring/rod assembly and striker spring, I'll wait until I have at least a thousand rounds though the pistol. Those are easy upgrades. I'll consider a trigger upgrade when I feel my shooting skills are exceeding the stock trigger. By then there will be more trigger options out there anyway.

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My anal retentive and OCD side is kicking in here.
Welcome to my hell.... ;)

Really good pictures and info.
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Post by barres on May 21, 2018 at 15:11
Nice pics! Nice pistol! Just got my own TP9SFx, too, and I won't have time to go to the range until at least next month, what with graduation and end-of-school year stuff for my boys.
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I swapped this spring with one from Cajun gun works. Went from 4.2-4.5lbs to 3.0-3.2lbs. It also gets rid of the gritty feeling that’s in the take up before you hit the wall. Bought it from Cajun Gun Works PN RP-FPBS
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Post by Bchasse99 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:47 pm

Hello.. My name is Brian Chasse... from down South in Texas.. I'm fairly new to this forum, been a member for about a month. I picked up my TP9SFX in late March 2018 from Preppers Gun shop and love it. At first it had some FTF, slide not locking back properly, type issues, etc from the stock guide rod and stock striker spring.

I've made a new friend in Frank XU (He is on this forum and on Youtube and he shoots competitively. Awesome guy with tons of advice that I have personally taken in order to get my gun running like a top). My gun is pictured below with the latest edition of the Canik Fat Daddy trigger from Freedomsmith (those guys make some awesome triggers). Don''t get me wrong, nothing wrong with the stock trigger but if your competing, you need this Fat Daddy trigger as there is absolutely no take up at all. I would not use it for self defense though as it is highly sensitive.

A couple simple modifications I did at the advice of Frank XU was to contact Sprinco.com, Alan Dugger runs the place in Austin, Texas.. super guy will help you decide what you need, just go to sprinco.com. I got the white RSA recoil spring (about 12lb) along with a Red 29 Newton Stricker (6.5 lb) spring and as he said (that Canik Striker spring is a super heavy spring that should be changed out if you run these aftermarket RSAs.. more than likely as a result of the severe duty upgrade last year.) and I run 147 grain Winchester Train and also 150 grain Fed Synthetic with a PF of about 129 which runs smooth and flat and is awesome for USPSA or other steel matches that I run with. These guns and triggers are totally tunable... I have a yellow RSA (14 lb) and red (RSA) about 15 lbs for use with different ammo and power factors. Last range time was last Saturday, Jun 2nd with about 100 rounds of 150 grain Fed Syntec and running the Taylor Freelance 22 round mag flawless...love there mag extenders...The vortex viper red dot that I have is spot on everytime... love this gun.
P.S. I also use Pig Lube.. stuff is awesome.. smells like bacon too....
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Post by BKmetz » Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:52 am

Good grief how time flies. I forgot about this thread.

When I took my SFx out for the first time, I forgot to take a small screwdriver with me to adjust the red dot. DOH! My son & I shot it anyway using what I would call a crude form of Kentucky windage. This thing is a smooth shooting pistol. It makes my CZ P09 and my son's CZ SP01 feel harsh. We went through several boxes of Winchester white box 124g NATO. No malfunctions of any kind. Just lots of 'pew' 'pew' 'pew' and fun.

While cleaning the pistol I removed the firing pin block plunger and cleaned it up with some 2000 grit sandpaper. It feels a lot smoother. Before I swap out the blue firing pin block plunger spring for the white one, which I have, I'm going to put several hundred more rounds through the SFx. I'm going to try to be somewhat scientific about making changes. Maybe I'll be content with giving the firing pin block plunger a little more polishing. In any case, I'm only going to change one variable at a time. Practice first, modification second.

Shoot more and worry less.

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Post by LT USN (Ret.) » Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:04 pm

BKmetz wrote:
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Shoot more and worry less.
Great way to sum it all up. Thx for bring this to the new(er) forum.
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Post by BKmetz » Mon May 27, 2019 12:50 pm

I haven't had much time to go shooting but the TP9SFx is always there, patiently waiting for me. Anyway, I ordered some parts and some swag from Century Arms and a spiffy Xpert OWB holster from Red X. I will post photos when all the new gear arrives. In the meantime, here is some TP9SFx porn for you guys. enjoy!

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Post by BKmetz » Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:11 pm

Fun stuff from Century Arms arrived today!
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Range bag photos! Front.
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Rear.
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Pistol bag innards with middle flap showing Velcro pistol pouches.
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Pistol bag innards showing the magazine holders and the small pouches on the middle flap.
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TP9SFx with my CZ P10C. It's a tight fit for two pistols. The TP9SFx likes to hoard all the room, as it should.
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Other side showing the magazine holders. Magazines fit better if they're staggered.
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HAHA.. The striker/firing pins look like Viking battle axes
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The TP9SFx vinyl patch has some impressive detail.
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More photos to be posted when I receive my holster from RedX Gear.

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