CANIK TP9 SUB ELITE

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Re: CANIK TP9 SUB ELITE

Post by TL1000RSquid » Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:16 pm

keltex78 wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:52 am
More info here:
https://www.armyrecognition.com/enforce ... elite.html

24.5 oz with empty mag

3.6" barrel

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Comparing to my G2C, it's .4" longer, and about 2oz heavier. I guess some people will like it, but I don't care for the RMR cut-out.

I'd like some clarification on the mag situation though. Reports say it has a 10/12 round capacity. Curious if it's a 10-round flush mag and 12 with a pinkie extension? Or a 12 round capacity with a 10 round option for the Kommietastic states? I like the 12 round size of the G2C, in some of the 10-round pistols, the grip is a bit short, but the 12 gets me about a two-and-a-half finger grip (With the pinkie extension sanded down). Either way, this is now top of my wish list.
I think some of the pics that circulated earlier on the facebook group looked like 10 flush and 12 extended.
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Re: CANIK TP9 SUB ELITE

Post by keltex78 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:01 pm

Anybody care to translate? On the Canik website now:

https://www.canikarms.com/tr/series/tp- ... -sub-elite

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Re: CANIK TP9 SUB ELITE

Post by LT USN (Ret.) » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:10 pm

keltex78 wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:01 pm
Anybody care to translate?
English is my second language and I don't have a first. WHAT?!
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Re: CANIK TP9 SUB ELITE

Post by TL1000RSquid » Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:21 pm

keltex78 wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:01 pm
Anybody care to translate? On the Canik website now:

https://www.canikarms.com/tr/series/tp- ... -sub-elite

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TP9 SUB ELITE
GENERAL FEATURES
Warren® Design Night Vision Navigation
Warren® Design Fiber Optic Stye
2 Sizes Replaceable Rear Handgrip
Optical (red-dot) Pluggable Fixed Navigation.
Needle Board Indicator
Double Sided Latch
Pulse Bed Indicator
Knurled Front Cover
Double Sided Magazine Lock
Pikatini Ray at Military Standard (MIL-STD-1913)
Tenifer or Tenifer Cerakote® Coating
Nickel Plated Shot Control Parts

OTHER FEATURES
Double Directional Carry Case
Single-face polymer interface
Rear Gripper - Large Size
Finger Support Replacement Charger
Magazine Filling Apparatus
Cleaning Kit

TP9 Sub Elite is the first sub-compact gun of the TP series with a barrel length of 9.14 cm. TP9 Sub Elite has the same features as standard models. However, it offers better hiding and carrying comfort thanks to its low profile design. The TP9 Sub Elite is designed for snag-free protection for better concealed transport. This allows you to shoot your gun quickly and safely. The new model is equipped with a compact compact gun, double row magazine that you can use to protect yourself with 12 cylinders, a serrated front cover, a micro-optical compatible fixed sight, and a front-view set with day / night vision options. Two-way concealed carrying, magazine filling apparatus and cleaning kit are standard in the TP9 Sub Elite.
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Re: CANIK TP9 SUB ELITE

Post by qballbandit » Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:25 pm

Good evening,
Would someone be willing to explain what a "Needle Board Indicator" & "Pulse Bed Indicator" are?

Thank you!

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Re: CANIK TP9 SUB ELITE

Post by TL1000RSquid » Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:13 pm

Something to do with the Navigation system i imagine :)

I think thats chromes translation for loaded chamber, and striker indicators.
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Re: CANIK TP9 SUB ELITE

Post by ncjw » Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:47 am

The product catalog states that it comes with one 10 round flush and one 12 round extended mag.
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Re: CANIK TP9 SUB ELITE

Post by keltex78 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:43 pm

No new news, so I'll just throw up another picture I've found:

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Re: CANIK TP9 SUB ELITE

Post by qballbandit » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:04 pm

That is baddazz! :o Is it June yet?

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Re: CANIK TP9 SUB ELITE

Post by keltex78 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:06 am

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So here's a nice photo of the magazine situation. Flush/pinkie/extended.
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Re: CANIK TP9 SUB ELITE

Post by qballbandit » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:02 pm

I'm saving my last 200 rounds of Winchester 124gr NATO for this little sport. I was going to donate it to my father-in-law, but this Sub Elite is much sexier.....

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Re: CANIK TP9 SUB ELITE

Post by TravisL » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:02 pm

May well pick one up when they are released either way but despite the sub compact name I’m wondering if it’s closer to size to my m&p 3.6” 2.0 compact? Seems as if it’d be larger than a shield, nano etc given 3.6” barrel and 10-12rd capacity? I’ve got a Tp9sfx now so the pie would be nice but I think other than the rmr it’s largely a duplicate. Stock trigger should be better but I like my apex upgraded m&p pretty well... Penny for your thoughts guys?
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Re: CANIK TP9 SUB ELITE

Post by keltex78 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:11 pm

I hate to be the one throwing so much conjecture on a gun that no one has even seen in person, but am really hopeful here.

I'd suspect they would be pretty close. Since it's a double stack, it's going to be significantly thicker than the Shield/Nano/XDs type of single stack pistols. I personally prefer this, as the double stack fits my hand so much better than the single stack options.

I'm comparing it to my G2C, which is in a similar form factor. The barrel on the Canik is slightly longer, but that should have minimal impact on concealment, if any, while enhancing shootability. The Canik trigger especially is superior to the Taurus offering, and I hope the trend continues work this new pistol.

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Re: CANIK TP9 SUB ELITE

Post by ncjw » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:37 pm

Firstly, stop posting pics! It's driving me crazy with gun envy!...

If you look at the specs, the width is identical to the SFX and Elite, so I think that it would be fair to classify it as a chopped down Elite, being a half inch shorter in length and 3/4 inch less in height. It will also be 1/4 pound lighter than the Elite, but still on the heavy side for a subcompact, 2-3 oz heavier than a Glock 26.

I also understand the constraints of fitting an RMR on that small of a package, but it looks like you are limited to the Shield until something else comes out that size. No where near a dealbreaker for me.
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Re: CANIK TP9 SUB ELITE

Post by keltex78 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:14 pm

Sorry ncjw, not today!
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Re: CANIK TP9 SUB ELITE

Post by keltex78 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:57 pm

I can honestly say, I don't care for the pinkie extension on the mag design. I've found that to be the part of a handgun the prints the worst. On my G2C, I sanded the pinkie extension off, and love the end product.

On to today's teaser pic...

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Re: CANIK TP9 SUB ELITE

Post by keltex78 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:39 pm

This is interesting; first listing I have found from a dealer claiming to have the Sub Elite in stock. Click at your own discretion...

https://wanderoo.se/vapen/pistol/canik-tp9-sub-elite

Swedish dealer, list price is 6500 SEK, $704 USD.
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Re: CANIK TP9 SUB ELITE

Post by keltex78 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:05 pm

How about some two-tone?

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Re: CANIK TP9 SUB ELITE

Post by keltex78 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:09 pm

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Unlike some people, I don't necessarily like the squared off rear sight. I know it's allegedly to allow single-handed racking of the slide, but for a carry weapon, I prefer something a little more sleek. Also, again with the RMR; I like my defensive pistol to follow the KISS principle. Anything additional to think about, that could fail, or would require batteries, etc would just complicate reaction in a scenario.

In contrast, I really like the lower profile standard sight on my S&W Shield:

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Re: CANIK TP9 SUB ELITE

Post by TL1000RSquid » Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:46 pm

With RMR you generally need the higher sights if you want cowittness.
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