I once heard a story about a man who heard from God. God told him in a vision that there would be a terrible flood in his city, but that God would save him. Sure enough, the flood came and the man went to his roof to wait on God to save him. Some of his neighbors came by on a raft they had made. They asked the man to jump on the raft with them. He refused because God told him he would save him. Not too long after that a police boat came by picking up stranded civilians. They asked the man to come aboard so he would not drown. He refused because God had told him he would save him. With the water about to sweep the man away, a helicopter hovered overhead. They dropped a rope ladder down to the man. He refused again because God was coming to save him. Moments later he was swept away and drowned. When he went to heaven, he asked God “Why didn’t you save me?” God replied, “You goofball… I sent you a raft, a boat, and a helicopter!” The moral of the story is… if you let the opportunity to buy a Canik TP9SA or TP9V2 pass you by you just might die. And it rhymes.
One of the first handguns I ever purchased was an HS 2000 out of Croatia. I paid $249 for it. It quickly became one of my favorite guns. When these first hit the American market people were skeptical about these pistols. Could a small obscure country like Croatia really come up with a polymer service pistol that could rival a Glock? Springfield Armory thought Croatia had done just that! In 2002 the HS 2000s licensing rights in the States was purchased exclusively by Springfield who quickly slapped their logo on it, knighted it the Springfield XD, and drastically increased the price.. The same gun you could buy for $249 started selling for $400 to $500. As good of a gun as the HS 2000 was, I believe the Canik line is much better. With a price point of under $350 dollars, the Canik TP9SA & TP9V2 makes the list as our fifth and final gun in the blog series 5 Budget Guns You Should Have.
There are 2 models available currently. The TP9SA and the TP9V2. The SA is a striker fired single action pistol. It has one of the best triggers I have ever felt on a stock polymer pistol. It’s light, crisp, almost no creep, and has a short tactile reset. It really is amazing. The TP9V2 has an almost identical feel, but gives you the option of de-cocking the striker on the first shot. This makes the first shot a double action trigger that is longer and heavier. Some people are big fans of this option for carry or defensive purposes. The V2 also has a slightly shorter barrel than the SA version. Here is a brief overview of the features of the pistols.
Canik TP9SA 9mm Pistol (Black or Desert Tan)
Canik TP9V2 9mm Pistol (any color you want as long as it’s black)
We have had a ton of positive feedback on these pistols. I have heard of zero reliability or feeding issues with them and reports are the cold hammer forged barrel makes them very accurate. I am a Glock fanboy and I am proud to admit it. I will, however, say that this pistol feels better in my hand then my Glocks. The angle of the grip and the position of the magazine release and slide release are perfect. I can manipulate them without changing my grip on the gun, something I can’t do on my Glocks. Takedown is just like a Glock. It’s a breeze. Canik is also an ISO 9001 certified company and you can tell by the quality of TP9 series. This pistol feels like quality in your hands. When you consider the overall package you get with this gun, I can say it may be the best deal for a new pistol in todays market. For anyone looking for a new budget home defense pistol… this is what I recommend every time. Here is the package as it will come to you.
Don’t be like the man waiting on the roof who let the opportunity pass him by. That guy died. Don’t be like him. I don’t think the deal can any better on this package. In all seriousness, what are you waiting for?
Below are links to purchase the TP9SA & the TP9V2.
An added bonus is we currently have a ready supply of factory new Canik TP9 Series 18 round magazines. These will work with both the SA and V2 models. They currently sell for $23.95 each. You can purchase them here.
As always, if you have any questions or would like to place an order please call or email our friendly and knowledgable sales staff at 1-888-748-5252 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to help answer any questions you have.
Look for more blog posts and series to come in the near future. Until then…
Stay safe, have fun, and shoot more.
AIM Customer Service Manager
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