Last week, Century Arms introduce their newest addition to the Canik lineup with the Canik Elite Subcompact (SC). The new Canik Elite SC is a subcompact, lightweight, double stacked, striker fired pistol. The Canik Elite SC is chambered in 9mm and comes with a 12-round standard magazine. Canik’s new subcompact comes in with a width of 1.45 inches and overall length of 6.70 which makes it a great choice for conceal carry. 

Here is what Canik has to say about their new Canik Elite Subcompact.

TP9 Sub Elite devoloped to be the first sub-compact version of TP Series Pistols with its .360 inch barrel. TP9 Sub Elite offers the same features as the standart models and designed to be snag-free for better concealment and faster draw. It also offers the best features needed on a sub-compact pistol for self-defense; it is equipped with double stack magazine, front serrations on the slide, day/night options all with feature of co-witnessing with Micro Red-Dot. Concealed carry holster and spare magazine with finger rest is standart in the package together with magazine loader and cleaning kit.

Century Arms National Marketing Director Adam Ruonala spoke about the design philosophy behind the Canik Elite SC. 

“The demand for a reliable, double stacked, concealable handgun, at a price point the blue-collar American could afford without sacrificing quality or comfort was a challenge the Canik team accepted head-on! We are proud to say that the TP9 Elite SC is exactly that, a superior handgun.

“This firearm was designed with the sole intent of being an everyday carry for everyone from the Law Enforcement officer as a backup, to the private citizen who wants the peace of mind in knowing the capacity and functionality of the pistol is top of the line.”

Features and Specs

Canik Elite SC Features

• Interchangeable backstrap in 2 sizes (small and large)

• Blackout rear and phosphorescent front white dot sight

• Micro red-dot interface with co-witness feature

• Striker status indicator

• Ambidextrous slide stop

• Loaded chamber indicator

• Front slide serrations

• Reversible magazine release

• Integral accessory Picatinny rail (MIL-STD-1913)

• Tungsten Cerakote over nitride slide finish

• Match grade nitride coated barrel

• Small parts and internal components nitride or high-wear nickel-coated

• (1) 12-round and (1) 15-round magazine 


• Total Length: 6.71 inches

• Barrel Length: 3.6 inches 

• Weight: 24.52 oz

• Height: 4.57 inches

• Width: 1.46 inches 

The new Canik Elite SC is currently listed $429 and is currently available. 

1 Comment »

  1. Smith just launched similar product with co witnessed sights for the red dot AND thumb safety.Once again Canik is slow to the table as are other manufacturers. I am 63 and a thumb safety is non negotiable (safer holstering).
    I know that this is subjective but many folks brought up on 1911 find the thumb safety no problem and does not slow the draw unlike a level 3 holster. I have tried the Caniks and othersise they are great pistols and very accurate.I
    Support our boys in blue and camo.

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