Canik TP9SF or METE SF?

Hey guys,
I’ve been searching any info at this Community, but couldn’t find a clear answer.

So, the friend of mine is looking for a pistol for himself, not SD yet, just something what doesn’t discourage him from the shooting journey.
And of course, he doesn’t want to spend ton of money for the first pistol.

The choice is obvious - CANIK. To be more specific - TP9SF Elite. Best trigger, great ergonomics and easy to access ambidextrous slide release. Just perfect tool for him…
But… (there is always “but”) - he wants to start with iron sights and eventually use red dot.
And here is the problem - there is no such combo as TP9SF ELITE + OPTIC READY.

So after doing some research I found an option - Canik METE SF. All controls same as TP9SF Elite, plus optic cut !

I’m guessing METE SF is not just a bigger version of MC9 (which I liked) and I’m looking for any input from people who got both pistols in their hands.

So if you are the lucky person who shot TP9SF Elite and METE SF please share your opinion!

Thank you :metal:

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About 3 weeks ago I purchased the Mete SFx Pro and absolutely love it. I added the Trijicon RMRcc. I have about 300 rounds (including 1 pistol competition) and it’s been flawless. I’m very excited about the purchase. I will be purchasing a compact Canik in the future for CC but, have not decided which one just yet.

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:love_you_gesture:
How the RMR sits on the slide? Is this a direct fit or do you use plate?

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Stoeger STR-9. Comes optic ready, $299-399,

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Canik only.
I won’t refer different gun.
I don’t want to hear how bad gun I recommended. :grinning:

I never recommend anything I don’t know and wouldn’t use by myself.

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I would highly recommend going with the Mete Pro models (SFT or SFX) or the Rival. I can’t speak to the SFT or SFX Pro model optic mounting options. The Rival comes with multiple plates for a variety of optic brand options.

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I picked up the Mete SFX 6 months ago and it’s been great. Added the MeCanik MO1 red dot co-witnessed withe the fixed sights no issues. The 5”+ barrel and metal slide are a nice combination for minimal recoil and improved follow up shot.

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Thank you guys.
I forgot to mention about State of Illinois involved into this. :joy:

  • magazine capacity: 15
  • no threaded barrel

:person_shrugging:

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You may want to double check but I think that Canik makes reduced capacity 10 round and 15 round magazines for their full size pistols.

The Rival does not have a threaded barrel. It is advertised as a competition pistol but it would make a perfectly fine home defense pistol.

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Hello and welcome @Joseph519

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@Joseph519 Welcome to the community!

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I owned a TP9SFx and, while I really loved the gun, I rarely used it. It’s pretty big and the TP9SF is only 0.75" shorter. IMHO, good range guns.

The METE SF, if it has the same trigger as the TP9SF, would be my choice today.

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The RMRcc is mounted directly onto the slide and able to co-witness with iron sites.

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Awesome, thx for the update.
Decision has been made.

I will have the pleasure to shoot METE SF somehow next week.
I’m hoping to not be disappointed. :joy:

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Sure you don’t want to try the model never made by Glock? Oh nevermind :rofl:

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$639?
:scream:

Gen 3?
22X?
Optic Cut?
Lightning Cut Slide?
:thinking:
Something tells me that is not OEM

I just got back fron the range an hour ago. I only take four pistols so I only have to CLEAN four pistols. I have to say, my Caniktp9sf is a true sweetie pie. Its light, accurate as hell & has the best trigger of all my 9mms. I ALWAYS take the Canik because I love to shoot that pistol. Tritium sights & a custom grip wrap with my initials.


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I don’t think you will be disappointed! Let us know what you think.

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