Meeting the Canik Mete Series Pistols

Turkish-based Canik, which is named after the mountain that they are located by, has been a notable contributor in the aerospace defense industry for over twenty years and also boasts over a decade as a commanding presence in the manufacturing of firearms.

Canik’s ability and expertise have led to partnerships with companies Lockheed Martin, Airbus and Boeing. These business relationships have led to the development of a high quality polymer that Canik uses to make up their pistols. In 2012, Canik partnered with U.S. based Century Arms to bring their TP series pistols to American consumers. Canik quickly became a topic of conversation amongst gun enthusiasts. In 2018, Canik was named Editor’s Choice for Versatile/Value Pistol by Ballistic Magazine. With their bright engineering and innovative thinking they have forged an impressive lineup.

Canik have taken what they have learned with the great success of their TP series pistols and their adoption by Turkish Law Enforcement and have begun to build the next innovation of a superior firearm.

The Canik Mete Series Pistols - “The Evolution of Superiority” 

Years of exhaustive testing combined with valued feedback from talented engineers and dedicated customer’s input have led to the first two pistols released in the Mete series;

  • the Mete SFT
  • the Mete SFx

Features 

Both pistols, while mostly the same, have a difference in size. The Mete SFT has a 4.47-inch barrel while.the Mete SFx features a half-inch longer slide and 5.2-inch barrel.

  • Easy in/out push pins for simple, modular disassembly
  • Co-Witness optics ready slide cut - accepts the Trijicon RMRcc and Shield RMS/RMSc micro optics footprint
  • Redesigned beavertail for added comfort and better ergonomics
  • Aggressive texturing for a better grip with increased stability
  • Integrally flared mag-well for a better grip and seamless reloading
  • The slide featured on colored models has a heavy-duty Tungsten-Grey Cerakote
  • Low profile ambidextrous slide stop levers
  • 3-Dot white sights
  • Angled rear sight edge for different situations such as emergency one-handed operation
  • Undercut trigger guard for a secure support hand
  • Holster Fit-and-Lock for improved retention
  • Short reset Single-Action trigger design
  • Nickel-coated action components
  • 1913 Picatinny rail on the underside of the barrel
  • Indicator showing a loaded chamber
  • Side reversible magazine catch
  • Alternate backstraps for a custom fit

Specifications 

 The Mete SFT

  • FRONT SIGHT - White Dot
  • CARTRIDGE - 9mm Luger
  • MAGAZINE TYPE - Canik Full Size Magazine
  • REAR SIGHT - White Dot
  • FINISH COLOR - Black Slide, FDE Frame
  • ACTION TYPE - Semi-Automatic
  • FRAME MATERIAL - Synthetic
  • OVERALL LENGTH - 7.56”
  • HEIGHT - 5.72”
  • WIDTH - 1.41”
  • MADE IN TURKEY

 The Mete SFx

  • WEIGHT - 1.88 lbs
  • FRONT SIGHT - White Dot
  • CARTRIDGE - 9mm Luger
  • MAGAZINE TYPE - Canik Full Size Magazine
  • REAR SIGHT - White Dot
  • FINISH COLOR - Black Slide, FDE Frame
  • ACTION TYPE - Semi-Automatic
  • FRAME MATERIAL - Synthetic
  • OVERALL LENGTH - 8.29”
  • HEIGHT - 5.75”
  • WIDTH - 1.41”
  • MADE IN TURKEY

How Much Do They Cost?

Careful consideration was taken when applying changes to their platform, that is because Canik took the time to figure out how to apply these requests while still maintaining their continued tradition of making a great firearm for a fair price;


Each pistol comes standard with;

  • A hard case
  • Two, 18  and 20, standard capacity magazines 
  • Magazine E-Z loader
  • Speed mag-well
  • Two optics plates 
  • Reversible IWB/OWB holster
  • Extra back strap
  • Canik punch and toolkit
  • Cleaning kit
  • Gun lock
  • and Manual

Mete (pronounced Met-A) is Turkish for “hero”, “brave” or “valiant.”


This exciting series has only just begun and is off to a great start, be sure to keep up to date with Canik, and get your hands on a Mete series pistol from your Canik local USA dealer today!