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The New Canik TP9 Elite Combat From Century & Salient

Century's new Canik TP9 Elite Combat is now shipping to dealers according to a press release. The new pistol is a collaboration between Century and Salient Arms, a company that has made their name modifying Glock pistols.

Century and Salient used the Canik TP9 Elite that was released in early 2017 as a base for the TP9 Elite Combat pistol.


While the bulk of the upgrades you see on the pistol are a result of Canik development, Salient added a Nitride coated fluted match barrel, fiber optic sights, an aluminum magwell, and something the release described as a proprietary convex thread protector with 13.5 x 1mm left-hand threads.


Canik's contribution to the collaboration included aluminum plus 3 magazine extensions, a new flat face trigger, an optics ready slide similar to the TP9 SFX that also accepts a charging handle, an extended magazine release like found on the TP9 SFX, components coated in Nitride or a high-wear nickel coating, and a brand new retention holster.

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Delray Beach, Fla. –– Century Arms, the exclusive importer of Canik handguns and accessories, has announced availability of the highly anticipated, feature rich TP9 Elite Combat. In an industry first collaboration, the TP9 Elite Combat comes standard with multiple performance features designed by custom upgrade specialist Salient Arms International. The compact 9mm TP9 Elite Combat is the latest from Canik, the 2018 Ballistic’s Best magazine Editor’s Choice winner for Versatile/Value Pistol.

A highly customized version of Canik’s already wildly popular TP9SF Elite, the Elite Combat represents an unmatched value in the handgun market with an MSRP of only $849.99 and an impressive list of performance enhancements. “Century and Salient Arms agreed on the TP9SF Elite as the ideal platform for the new Combat model due to its popularity and versatility, with its size being ideal for both concealed carry and full duty applications,” says Jason Karvois, Director of Sales for Century Arms.

“Salient Arms International first noticed Canik very early on,” said Jacob Lunde, Salient’s head of Operations. “SAI's booth was located not far from Canik during Canik's first SHOT Show Media Day, and we took advantage of the opportunity to shoot the pistol. We were very impressed by how well the pistols performed, and left with a high respect for the product. Even prior to collaborating on the project, we would quickly recommend Canik pistols to anyone look for a great value in a pistol. We were excited to consider a collaboration, and to further enhance the already excellent line-up of Canik pistols.”

The custom features on the TP9 Combat Elite designed by Salient Arms include:

  • Proprietary Convex Thread Protector with 13.5x1mm Left-Hand Threads
  • Fluted and Nitride-Coated, Match-Grade Barrel
  • Fiber Optic Sight Set
  • Aluminum Speed Funnel Magazine Well

New custom Canik features on the TP9 Combat Elite include:

  • Aluminum Plus 3 Magazine Extensions
  • Small Parts and Internal Components Nitride or High-Wear Nickel-Coated
  • New Flat-Face Aluminum Trigger Design
  • Slide and Frame Nitride-Coated under FDE Cerakote
  • Optics-Ready Slide with Adapter Plates and Charging Handle
  • Extended Magazine Release
  • New Retention Holster

TP9 Elite Combat units are shipping now to dealers and distributors across the country and are expected to move quickly. Customers interested in acquiring their own TP9 Elite Combat should act quickly and contact their local dealer.

For more information on the TP9 Elite Combat, please visit

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