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This is my first day here as a new member, and already I have a question...lol. I've been looking at the Canik's pistol's pretty hard, but my only problem with them is parts, and after market stuff isn't available yet.
Has anyone here had any issue's with them? They really appear to be a very good gun for the money.
 

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They seem to have a pretty good market ...So at least for now they should be around ..They are knocks of of the walter p99 at least for the org models the v1 and v2 the new ones dont have a de cocker . 18 or 20 round mags

Frankly for how cheep they are I would get two if your worried about spare parts

I like them I mean for 350 bucks I got a gun two mags two holster all that ..Not bad for a truck gun .And triggers not bad

Big gun though
 

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TriStar of N. Kansas City, MO. markets several models of Canik55 pistols, however, their web site does not show the TP9V2 (9mm).

I have two Canik55 C100's, one in 38 Auto (no longer imported) and the other in 9mm. My '9' is my primary EDC, I swear by this thing. It's a Turkish version of the CZ75 Compact with an alloy frame and 15 round magazine. I put 100+ down range yesterday, not one glitch of any sort with each round within a few inches of target at 50 feet. My C100 in 380 Auto is the most accurate pistol in my collection.

I did have an issue with the 380 which turned out to a burr on the slide/rails. I sent it to TriStar which removed the burr, replaced the slide stop and test fired the gun the day they received it. They returned the gun to me the next day so the entire turn-around was 7 days at no cost to me other than my shipping it to them. It has put several hundred rounds down range without any issues since receiving it back (a few years ago).

Soooo.....I have no direct experience with the TP9V2 you mention but my experience with Canik55's marketed by TriStar is pretty amazing. You may want to contact TriStar and get their take on Canik55 parts. TriStar Arms

C100, 9mm, top, C100 380 Auto bottom...
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I gave $360 for the C100 in 380 and $350 for the 9mm. These are terrific bargains by any measure.

I have never purchased a gun of any type or manufacturer concerned about parts or repairs. Like the other poster mentioned, for the price of these things, just do it.
 

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I just fired one at the range last week. Especially for the money, I found it to be excellent in overall quality, features, and accuracy.
 

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One of the guys at work has the older version with decocking function.

He's been out to my place several times with it and I've never seen him have a problem with it. In addition we took a pistol class this past spring (about 900 rds) and it performed without a hitch. The trigger is very, very, good, like PPQ good. The finish, he bought the "cerakote" model, is not so hot, showed quite a bit of wear at the end of the class.

I've fired it, it is an accurate pistol, very good to excellent trigger, the sights are kind of "busy", but I like plain black rears with FO or prominent front. IMHO, well worth it for the price.

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Isn't Canik a Turkish gun? My problem is that Turkey is a sponsor of anything terrorism related. Why bother when other models do more better and you can buy them without supporting terror.
 

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Thanks guys for you reply's, I've never read any other bad reports about them, so they must be a very good firearm. I just hope I can get one before they sky rocket in price.
 

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Isn't Canik a Turkish gun? My problem is that Turkey is a sponsor of anything terrorism related. Why bother when other models do more better and you can buy them without supporting terror.

smolk, I see your point, and I will have to think about this. I'm a Viet Nam Vet, and your point does mean a lot to me. Thank you for your thoughts on this. I also like the Ruger SR9E 9mm, I know they are made in America....I guess?
 

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I have the TP9v2. I absolutely love it. $350 for a quality 9mm with 2 mags 18-rounds each as well as a holster. The v2 does have the decocker, which I love. Great gun. Highly recommended on my part.
 

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smolk, I see your point, and I will have to think about this. I'm a Viet Nam Vet, and your point does mean a lot to me. Thank you for your thoughts on this. I also like the Ruger SR9E 9mm, I know they are made in America....I guess?
I'm not as caught up with made in America as I am not supporting outright terrorists. I mean, S&W is made in the US but I don't want to support the communist regime in MA so I buy Glocks which are made in GA and Austria.

I miss the days when "Made in America" meant something.

Thank you for your service BTW, I tip my cap to you sir.
 

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I have no problem buying a gun from a country like Turkey and using it to defend myself from.......perhaps a Terrorist.

The TP9SF is the most up to date model that has no decocker which was the biggest complaint experts had with the SA model. The TP9's are imported by Century International Arms. The CZ clones are imported by Tristar.

TP9 in any variant, V2, SA or SF is an outstanding firearm for the dollar.
 

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Bought a TP9SA earlier this year as an inexpensive range gun. Has been flawless for 3000+ rounds. It just works. No complaints about the gun at all. I shoot it more than any other gun I have at the moment. Don't worry about the wear and tear. I did contact Century Arms about replacement parts, an extra recoil spring. I was told wait until I have a problem then take advantage of the lifetime warranty and send it in. Not the answer I was hoping for. I think to be taken seriously beyond just an inexpensive 'extra' gun, they need to take a look at their supply chain and make replacement parts readily available for customers. This could very much be a viable option for someone on a limited budget able to afford only a single home defense/ range gun.....however, it is difficult to recommend to someone for that purpose with lack of parts availability. If I had to send my only gun in for a broken part, with unknown turn around time, I would think twice and buy a gun I could have basic spare parts on hand.
 

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I did contact Century Arms about replacement parts, an extra recoil spring. I was told wait until I have a problem then take advantage of the lifetime warranty and send it in. Not the answer I was hoping for. I think to be taken seriously beyond just an inexpensive 'extra' gun, they need to take a look at their supply chain and make replacement parts readily available for customers. This could very much be a viable option for someone on a limited budget able to afford only a single home defense/ range gun.....however, it is difficult to recommend to someone for that purpose with lack of parts availability. If I had to send my only gun in for a broken part, with unknown turn around time, I would think twice and buy a gun I could have basic spare parts on hand.
This is a little similar experience I had when I called Walther about getting a an extra recoil spring to have on hand when I felt like I needed to change out mine.
The 1st question the rep asked was "How many rounds have been through the gun"
While I appreciate the rep trying to help me out and not replacing it prematurely, I shouldn't need to justify wanting to have a replacement on hand for a regularly replaced part. Not to mention direct from Walther is the only source I know of to buy one.
This kind of thing is what steered me back towards Glock for my working guns.
I really like my P99 and will always have it as one of my classic or semi-classic 9mm's to shoot once in awhile. I'll use my Glock's, 870's, A15's as my go to working guns.
 

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Walther isn't unique among gun manufacturers who make it tough for an individual owner to buy OEM parts. It's all about the advice of ...their legal counsel.
 
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