Canik Delivers TP9 Elite Combat Executive, with Salient Features (PHOTOS)

Canik TP9 Elite Combat Executive

The new Canik TP9 Elite Combat Executive blends a number of semi-custom features, some made in conjunction with Salient Arms (Photos: CAI)

Using Salient Arms International features, Canik is set to introduce their all-new TP9 Elite Combat Executive series this week at the NRA Annual Meeting in Indy.

Building on the company’s very popular TP9 series striker-fired semi-automatic polymer-framed pistol chambered in 9mm, the Elite Combat Executive is tricked out with a number of very high-end SAI upgrades. Salient contributed the design to the gun’s fluted and gold PVD-coated match-grade threaded barrel, fiber optic sight set, and aluminum Speed Funnel magazine well.

Canik TP9 Elite Combat Executive

Note the Speed Funnel mag well and other unmistakable SAI features

In addition, the gun comes standard with a host of semi-custom features including an aluminum three-round mag extension, flat-face trigger with a 4.8-pound pull weight and extended mag release. Further, the slide is optics-ready with adapter plates for Docter, Meopta, Insight, and Vortex sights.

The new Canik has a side-reversible, extended magazine release and additional backstrap. With the +3 extension to the standard 15-round mag, it has an 18+1 capacity. The slide small steel parts are nitride-coated while internal components are nitride or high-wear nickel-coated.

Canik TP9 Elite Combat Executive

The fluted barrel is gold PVD-coated and uses 1/2x28TPI threads, making it suppressor-ready.

The gun ships with a retention holster with slide lock release and has an MSRP of $749.99. On display this week at the 148th NRA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, it is expected to start shipping to dealers in May.

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