Frequently Asked Questions

Compensators:

Q: What should I do if the screws for the compensator assembly don’t thread in completely? 

A: It’s likely a burr on the screw threads. You should completely remove the screw and use a replacement screw provided in shipping. 

Q: I was firing my Canik and the compensator came off the end of my firearm? 

A: This is not common but is likely due to the compensator not being installed properly. There are two main causes to this malfunction. 

First, the customer installed the slide too far onto the frame of the handgun. This causes the compensator to not be inline with the depressions in the gun frame. When the customer installs the accessory picatinny rail, it will not lay flush against the bottom of the compensator. This will not allow the screws to be firm enough to hold the compensator to the frame with shooting.

Second, the customer has not applied enough tension to the screws, or the screws had a flaw and/or were not tightened fully in the assembly process. 

Q: Why is my Canik’s slide rubbing against the compensator and occasionally causing it not to cycle properly? 

A: This is again very uncommon but likely due to customers installing the compensator too far and firmly to the handgun frame. This will prohibit the accessory rail from being installed properly. 

Q: Should I apply Loctite or other adhesives to the compensator or screws?

A: We do not recommend using any Loctite or adhesives during assembly. Proper installation and firmly tightening screws will be sufficient.  

Q: How often should I check or tighten the screws on the compensator?

A: We recommend checking compensator fit and re-tightening screws routinely. We also recommend firmly hand tightening the screw while avoiding over torquing that can damage the equipment. 

Q: I fired my Canik with my 45 Blast Compensator with personal re-loaded rounds, and it didn’t cycle properly. Any suggestions? 

A: Due to the effectiveness of the compensator we recommend only using factor ammunition between 115 to 147 grains. 

Holsters:

Q: Which Canik handgun will fit in the 45 Blast Holster? 

A: The following Canik handguns with 45 Blast Compensators are compatible with the 45 Blast Holster: TP9 SFX, TP9SA MOD.2, TP9 ELITE COMBAT EXECUTIVE, TP9 ELITE COMAT

Q: Will the 45 Blast Holster still fit my Canik handgun without the 45 Blast Compensator?

A: Yes, the holster will fit the approved Canik models without a compensator installed.  

Q: How do I tighten the fit of my 45 Blast Holster?

A: You can easily tighten the holster by tightening the two assembly screws on the bottom end of the holster. 

Q: What hangers are compatible with the 45 Blast Holster? 

A: The 45 Blast Holster is prepared with assembly holes that are compatible with most hanger types. We recommend using Ben Stoeger, Safari Land or Nevermiss Hangers.