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    Canik TP9SF......any good?

    I was at the range today after work, and popping a few through the old Charles Daly 1911A1. A guy walks up, and is eyeballing the thing. I've done a couple of minor mods to it, and got it running fairly reliable. He asks to pick it up, and I let him fire a mag through it. He liked it, and asked if I was interested in trading it off. I have other 1911's, so I bit. He offered me an unfired Canik TP9SF(not the ONE Series). Trick is, he won't be back in town until Saturday. I took his number, and told him I'd be in touch. I've fired a TP9 V2, and from what I've found online, this one is more, "Glock meets Walther and has a kid". I know the Daly has absolutely zero resale value, however, I've thought about dumping it because it can be both mag and ammo finicky(even after the gunsmith fixed the feed ramp).

    Any TP9SF owners around? What's the skinny on them? Reviews seem to be stellar, and I liked the V2.
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    The TP9sf and SA are both excellent pistols, reliable and accurate. I assume you dry fired it, if not that is where the ahhah moment occurs. Light pull and short reset. Used TP9SF's run in the low $300's if you shop around. Most gun stores will sell the used ones for almost as much as new. Not a bad trade in my opinion.
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    I like mine a lot, but have not fired it much since acquiring it maybe 10 months ago. It shipped new with a very strong RSA as they are made for stiff NATO rounds. Canik sent me a lighter one when I told them I couldn't get it to cycle with my reloads.

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    I have the original Canik TP9V1 and often carry it. Have had it for about five years now, have had no issues, and it's been exceptionally accurate.
    The TP9SF is a bit longer than my TP9V1 with an SA only trigger. I've heard a lot of good reviews on it.
    The Canik TP9SF currently serves as the official sidearm of the Turkish Special Forces and other Turkish Military and Police.
    The root design of the TP9 series Pistols is based on the Walther P99, but I believe Canik has done much to improve the design.
    The thing is, the Pistol you would be trading for is used, so inspect it carefully. If you can test fire it, so much the better.


    Canik TP9V1 Accuracy at 50 feet with 124 grain Match Reload

    Sorry you've had problems with your Charles Daly 1911A1, I also have one, but have had no issues with it, and it's been a great 1911, feeding anything .45 ACP.
    Admittedly, I only shoot it in my Clubs Single Stack Classic Matches, which happen only once a year, but it has never let me down.
    I'm using Mec-Gar 1911 8 round Magazines mostly, but have had no issues with other 1911 Magazines.
    The Charles Daly 1911's were built the same as the current Citadel 1911's, manufactured semi-finished by RIA and finished by Howa.
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    Little update: We made the swap yesterday. It was a One series, however, he tossed in one extra factory mags, and a Promag(both new in package). He only took the two factory 8 round Mec-gar mags with the Daly. The Canik was brand new, and still had the Century tag on the trigger guard. I did dry-fire it, and the trigger was way better than the V2 I shot years back. I'm digging the short reset as well. I will admit though, the sights will be changed later. The large dot is easy on these aging eyes, however, that rear sight Hopefully the weather cooperates and I can get to the range this weekend and break it in.

    JWC, the biggest issue with my Daly was running surplus 7 rounders. The catch for the slide stop would jump the tab, and I'd have to yank the mag out. The smith tried 3 different slide stops in it, and all 3 did the same thing. With Mec-gar or Kimber, no issues whatsoever. Mine was one of the last ones off the Daly line, had some atrocious machining on the feed ramp, and I got it knowing it had issues. It was just taking up space after getting my Springfield and my late cousin's Auto Ordnance(now my youngest son's carry gun when he's home on leave).
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    I hope that your weather breaks...I want to see the range report!
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    Just bought a TP9SFx online. Couldn't beat the price at $407.99 shipped to my FFL. He charges $25 to transfer. So, $433 for what is reported to be a basic "competition ready" pistol. Couldn't pass it up. With the stellar reviews these pistols get, I am really looking forward to trying it out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cnj View Post
    Just bought a TP9SFx online. Couldn't beat the price at $407.99 shipped to my FFL. He charges $25 to transfer. So, $433 for what is reported to be a basic "competition ready" pistol. Couldn't pass it up. With the stellar reviews these pistols get, I am really looking forward to trying it out!
    Congrats on the buy! Let us know your impressions when you run yours out. Mine must have been earmarked for CA or another Socialist state as it shipped with two ten round magazines. Once I am sure that ILLinois won't pass something stupid like that, or when I finally escape this state, I'll market those to someone who uses them and buy two more of the 18 round mags.
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    All the rave from what I have seen and heard I have no hands on with them those around me with them are well pleased. Turkish guns hold no luster for me Like Springfield find them unsettling off the secondary market I have considered but Nah unsettling
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    Quote Originally Posted by Czechbikr View Post
    Congrats on the buy! Let us know your impressions when you run yours out. Mine must have been earmarked for CA or another Socialist state as it shipped with two ten round magazines. Once I am sure that ILLinois won't pass something stupid like that, or when I finally escape this state, I'll market those to someone who uses them and buy two more of the 18 round mags.
    Thank you! I received notification that it had shipped yesterday, so I should have it next week. Range report with pics the following weekend. I've wanted this pistol for a while, so I am pretty excited!
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