Rob Pincus

Canik Mete SFx

Rob Pincus
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The Canik Mete SFx is an evolution of some of Canik’s earlier models, which were already great handguns. Rob Pincus presents the features of the SFx and what roles he believes are best for it.


The Canik Mete SFx is chambered in 9x19mm and comes with a flush-fit 18-round magazine and a 20-round extended pad magazine. The SFx comes with an optics-ready cut, though you can also use the iron sights even with a red dot in place.

The SFx has a striker indicator, which lets you know the gun is cocked and ready to go. It comes with interchangeable backstraps and an integrated magwell. It has very aggressive serrations, including up front.

The extended slide is a good feature for competition shooting, as the extra weight up front helps to manage recoil. It has an accessory rail for a light, laser, or combo.

Canik triggers are one of their guns’ best features. The trigger is smooth and has a short reset. It’s very smooth on higher precision shots.


One thing Rob doesn’t like about how the SFx is set up is that the contour that makes the gun very comfortable to hold extends all the way up to the slide stop on both sides. That can make it difficult to push up on there when you want to lock the gun open, so it is hard to use as a slide stop. However, if you use it as a slide release for reloads, it is relatively easy to use for that.


Personally, Rob feels the SFx is not set up the way he would use for concealed carry. Rob sees the Canik Mete SFx as a great gun for handgun training courses and other range time, for competition, or staged as a home-defense gun.

With 21 rounds onboard and 18 rounds in the spare magazine, it should serve well as one of your home-defense weapons.

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