Canik TP9SFx Review

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Canik TP9SFx

Canik TP9SFx Review

Specification Comparison and Reviews

The Canik TP9SFx  is an excellent semi-automatic pistol. It has very low recoil, and it’s easy to shoot well with. We like the ergonomics of this weapon, as it feels good in your hand and sits comfortably on your hip when you’re carrying it. The trigger pull weight is also light enough that you can fire off quick follow-up shots without too much effort. This blog post is on the Canik TP9SFx Review and the features of this handgun.

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This is a great choice for anyone looking to get into competitive shooting because it allows you to get your gun to the range and start training quickly. We also like that this weapon has a full-length rail system that enables you to add pretty much any type of accessory to the gun – including scopes and lights – if you want an added boost inaccuracy.  Canik TP9SFx is an affordable, accurate pistol with excellent ergonomics and shoot ability. This model doesn’t come with any safety, so it’s not recommended for beginners who are still learning how to handle a handgun. So, if you’re looking for that type of firearm you can find options at this price point that do have them included.

Features and Specifications


The Canik TP9SFx  comes with a standard magwell that makes it easy to load the weapon when you’re at home, but it doesn’t have a bevel that will aid in redirecting your magazine if you make an error while inserting it. So if you miss the magwell by a small amount, you might end up pushing your magazine to one side or another. This happens with many similar handguns but is something you should be aware of when considering this model.


The Canik TP9SFx features Warren Tactical sights, which have a blacked-out U notch rear and a fiber optic front. The Warren Tactical rear sight has a slick back without any lines to prevent glare. The U notch on the sight is .165 inches wide so it pairs up well with the .115 fiber optic front that is serrated. The rear sight of the pistol is installed on the optics mount cover plate so if you decide to add a slide mounted optic to the gun you’ll lose the rear sight. The Warren Tactical front fiber optic sight is fully adjustable for windage. The rear sight on the Canik TP9SFx is difficult to adjust, so it might be difficult to get used to at first. You might need multiple practice sessions before you can shoot accurately with this handgun. However, once you do learn how to aim with your sights properly, shooting at small targets will become much easier.

Sights of Canik TP9SFx


The grip of the Canik TP9SFx pistol feels very comfortable. The panels come with a slight texture to allow you to maintain a firm hold on the gun even if your hands are sweaty or wet. However, we didn’t notice any aggressive texturing so if you want a grip that will stop your hands from slipping around on the gun this might not be what you’re looking for. The panels are removable so you can swap them out for size 2 panels with an open bottom edge to allow room for your hand when wearing gloves. You can also install size 1 panels with a closed bottom edge for added concealability.  However, the difference in the sizes is pretty small so if you plan on adding another grip make sure to measure your hands before placing an order.

Grips of Canik TP9SFx


The Canik TP9SFx does not come with any type of manual safeties but is equipped with drop safety, firing pin safety, and trigger safety. The Canik TP9SFx has no manual safety, which makes it best for a home defense gun or a concealed carry option. This handgun is very reliable and can easily be fired off quickly if you have to react during a dangerous situation. However, shooters who are new to handguns should not aim for this weapon as it does not come with safety options. There are no external safeties on this handgun, while trigger safety is the only safety mechanism on the gun.  The TP9SFx trigger has a slightly long takeup before it hits the break, which will require you to move your finger more than usual to fire off shots quickly and smoothly.

Safeties of Canik TP9SFx

Overall Ergonomics

The grip of the Canik TP9SFx feels very comfortable, but it’s not very aggressive so you might have some issues with getting a good hold on the gun especially if your hands are sweaty or wet. The Warren Tactical sights featured on this handgun are excellent and easy to aim with. The Canik TP9SFx has excellent ergonomics for both left and right-handed users. All the controls are ambidextrous so shooters can fire off shots with either hand.  The safety mechanism used on this handgun is not as good as any other single-action handgun, but it’s reliable enough to take care of business if you ever need to use it. This handgun is very accurate and can shoot at high speeds with great muzzle control. However, you might need a couple of practice sessions to get used to the Warren Tactical sights installed on this gun. 


The Canik TP9SFx comes with two 20 round magazines, which are both steel and polymer. They hold one more round than most other handguns on the market. However, you can easily order additional magazines for this handgun if you plan on using it for training sessions or competitions. When preparing to shoot off rounds at your target press down with two fingers to release the magazine that’s inserted into the gun. The magazine slides out smoothly and falls free from the weapon. After firing off a few rounds you can quickly insert a new magazine and continue shooting without any delays.

Magazine of Canik TP9SFx


To disassemble this handgun, first, make sure it’s completely unloaded then lock back the slide to remove it from the gun. Now push down on the tabs located at the front of the chassis and pull it out.  Finally, push the retainer pin out and remove the slide stop lever, firing pin, and trigger bar assembly. After you remove all of the above components, release the magazine catch to separate the chassis from the grip.  Then rotate up on two tabs located behind the trigger with your fingers so you can lift it up and away from the grip.


The double-action trigger has a slightly longer take up before it hits the breaking point and requires you to move your finger quite a bit before shooting off shots smoothly. The reset is short and takes place close to the back of the grip, so it’s best to release your finger from the trigger fully after each shot. The single-action trigger on this handgun has a short take up and reset which makes it excellent for shooting off fast shots without causing too much disruption in muzzle control. Overall, shooters can easily fire off rounds smoothly and quickly with this handgun.

Trigger of Canik TP9SFx


The Canik TP9SFx looks pretty good and is available in gray color. The gun is easy to carry around and allows for accurate firing. The handgun comes with Warren Tactical sights and interchangeable grip panels that will suit the needs of most shooters. It does not come with any type of manual safety but is equipped with drop safety, firing pin safety, and trigger safety.

Aesthetics of Canik TP9SFx

Shooting Canik TP9SFx Review

The Canik TP9SFx is accurate and reliable with a trigger that allows for quick follow-up shots. The Warren Tactical sights are easy to aim with and get used to using after just a few rounds at your local range.  This handgun is perfect for shooters who are on a budget and looking for something reliable to use at the range.

Shooting Canik TP9SFx Review


The best thing about the Canik TP9SFx is how easy it is to take care of. Simply clean off any excess dirt especially near the magazine well, and then use a soft cotton cloth to wipe down the gun. This handgun does not have many parts that are likely to break or malfunction so you don’t need to worry too much about inspecting it frequently. You should make it a point to clean off any dirt that gets into the gun, but other than that there isn’t much you can do to maintain your handgun

Advantages of Canik TP9SFx

Good Ergonomics

This handgun has excellent ergonomics for right and left-handed shooters. The pistol features a reversible magazine release, charging handle, and slide stop that’s easy to reach for shooting off accurate rounds. 

Ease of Use

The safety on this handgun is easy to use and the controls are within reach. You don’t have to adjust your hand placement when firing off shots because the Warren Tactical sights work well with most shooters.


This handgun is reliable and accurate which makes it great for target practice. It’s well-made, operates smoothly, and comes with a rear sight for quick acquisition to targets.

Nice Warren Sights

The gun comes with nice Warren Tactical sights for quick target acquisition and accurate firing. The interchangeable grip panels make it easy to customize the gun so that it feels good in your hands.

Reliable Firing

This handgun is reliable and has a long track record to prove just how effective it is. It’s great for shooters who are looking for something that will hold up at the range.

Perfect Trigger

The single-action trigger on this handgun is very smooth and shots can be fired quickly without disrupting the gun’s muzzle control.  Many shooters can easily pull off accurate shots with this handgun after taking it to the range a few times.

Disadvantages of Canik TP9SFx

No Manual Safety 

This handgun does not come with manual safety, so it’s best suited for competitive shooting and range training. Unfortunately, it’s hard to carry the gun around while going about your daily routine since you need to rack back the slide before firing off shots. 

Small Slide Release Lever

The slide release is quite small making it difficult to use for shooters who plan on racking back slides under stressful situations. Overall, this handgun is best suited for casual shooting, but competitive shooters may want to look elsewhere.

Issues With Interchangeable Back Strap Grips

The interchangeable backstrap grips are made of plastic which makes them difficult to use. It’s not intuitive to switch out the grip panels, so shooters who plan on changing their grips will have a hard time using this handgun.

Uncomfortable with larger hands

The interchangeable grips may not be suitable for shooters with larger hands. The gun’s small size and grip panels can make it uncomfortable to shoot off longer rounds.


The slide stop on this handgun can be hard to reach when firing off shots quickly. It’s better suited for casual shooting and range training.

No, Canik handguns do not come with manual safeties and should be used for competitive shooting and range training only.

The magazine release on this handgun is reversible so it can be switched between left-handed and right-handed shooters.

Yes, this handgun comes with nice Warren Tactical sights that are easy to spot and aim with when shooting rounds at your local range.

The trigger pull on this handgun is pretty smooth and shots can be fired off quickly without disrupting muzzle control.

Yes, this handgun comes with replaceable grip panels that can be switched out to suit your hand size.


The Canik TP9SFx is an excellent handgun that’s reliable and accurate to shoot rounds with. It features a nice Warren Tactical sight that’s perfect for shooters who are looking for pinpoint accuracy when firing off shots at the range. This handgun would be best suited for casual shooting, but competitive shooters might want to consider other handguns on the market today. Hope so , if you find this Canik TP9SFx review helpful, please leave a like and subscribe for more handgun reviews. Thanks again, stay tuned!

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Gabriel Tackett
Double major in Engineering and Geology at the University of Minnesota. Experienced shooter & hunter for over 15 years. Certified NRA officer for over 10 years working as a writer at .

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