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By Drew Bryant
January 4th, 2022,

Over the past several years since Canik entered the American market, the company has gained immense popularity within the firearms community. Canik has done this by offering a well-built pistol with an initial price point lower than that of a Glock. The Canik offers consumers a well-built, reliable pistol with a great trigger from the factory. The company has nearly two dozen models between its Signature, Rival, Mete, and TP9 series of pistols. Yesterday, Canik announced two new variants to their popular SFx series with the SFx Rival-S. The new striker-fired Rival from Canik will feature a steel frame, which is a first for the Turkish company.

The new steel frame SFx Rivals will feature Co-witnessed iron sights, ambidextrous controls, and a flat-face competition trigger. The steel frame series will also include a litany of accessories such as (2) 18-round magazines, a competition holster, five optics plates, three grip sizes, and much more. The new Canik SFx Rival-S is offered in a sliver-and-black color scheme or with a blacked-out “Dark Side” scheme.

Below, is the official press release from Canik on their new SFx Rival-S.

Press Release


Delray Beach, Fla. – (January 3, 2023) – Canik is proud to announce the next step in superior firearms with the creation of the Canik SFx Rival-S. This steel framed pistol is the evolution of the multi-award winning Canik SFx Rival in that the ergonomics of the platform are the same but now the firearm is an all metal design. The 2.67 lb. SFx Rival-S, is 8.09” long, with a 5” barrel length, is 1.41” wide, and has a height of 5.75”. The SFx Rival-S is chambered in 9x19mm, and with the additional weight and aluminum 90° break flat trigger, is sure to decrease recoil and improve split times and accuracy! Simply put, the SFx Rival-S is “Forged for Superiority!”

Each Canik SFx Rival-S is optics ready with 100% co-witness, ambidextrous, and comes with the famous Canik satisfaction guarantee. The newly designed two-tiered water resistant hard travel case includes two 18 round magazines, a competition holster, five optics plates, three sized grips, an external mag-well, two aluminum magazine base plates, a fiber optic front sight with multiple color choices, tool kit and punch, cleaning kit, and speed loader. The SFx Rival-S is available in two aggressively priced versions at launch with the Rival-S (Chrome) $949.99 and Rival-S Dark Side (Black) $899.99. Accessories to customize the Rival-S including multiple color and material choices will be readily available from Canik in the months to come.

The Canik SFx Rival-S will be featured at Shot Show 2023 and will be shipping to customers in January as well. “The success team Canik had with the Canik SFx Rival lit a fire under us to keep pushing the line” said Canik USA Marketing Director Adam Ruonala “we basically used that fire to forge a product that was ready to beat the fiercest competitor at a price point you simply can’t afford to miss out on with the SFx Rival-S!” For more information on the Canik SFx Rival-S visit

The SFx Rival-S becomes apart of the growing trend of striker-fired steel frame pistols. In December Smith & Wesson introduced their steel frame M&P 2.0. The new Canik SFx Rival-S will be the first pistols offered by Canik pushing into $1000. We will have to see who the consumer takes to that price point.

What do you think about the new steel frame SFx Rivals? Would you buy one? Let us know in the comments below.

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