I recently purchased a Canik TP9 SA for review after hearing how great the pistol is, especially considering the price point (I paid just over $300 for mine). The TP9 SA is made in Turkey and imported by Century Arms for the US market. My initial impressions were very positive, so I sent the pistol to Monderno contributor Trek from MDFI and asked him to run the pistol in classes to see how it does.
The first thing Trek did was drop the pistol off with our buddy Steve at PerSec Systems to get a few holsters made (the one included with the pistol is garbage), and that’s when Steve discovered that the gun can be fired without engaging the trigger safety.
Here are a couple videos Trek made showing the problem.
So at this point, the pistol will be heading back to Century Arms for inspection. I want to be clear: we do not, at this time, know if this is a problem with ALL TP9 SA pistols, or just ours. Perhaps we just got unlucky, but since it’s a problem with the safety mechanism, we felt it was important to put the information out in case the problem is more widespread.
If you have a TP9 SA please check your pistol and let me know what you find in the comments. UNLOAD your pistol before checking and observe the Four Rules of Gun Safety. I will post an update once we hear back from Century Arms.