By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Copyright © 2023


Based near the mountain bearing its name, a name that in ancient times meant a place of protection, Canik has been a significant player in the aerospace defense industry for twenty years; 2019 marks its 10th year as a world-leading firearm manufacturer.

The company’s aerospace manufacturing expertise led to partnerships with Lockheed Martin, Airbus, and Boeing, which enabled the development of a high-quality polymer pistol and the beginning of the TP series adopted by Turkish Law Enforcement.

In 2012 Canik partnered with Century Arms to introduce Canik TP pistols to the U.S. market. The company has quickly risen to the forefront of firearm conversations, including being named the 2018 Editor’s Choice for Versatile/Value Pistol by Ballistic Magazine.


Team Canik is coming into 2023 to give consumers exactly what they have asked for: the introduction of the Canik Mete MC9.

The new micro-compact pistol has been in the works by Canik for three years, going through multiple internal and aesthetic changes in order to find the performance demanded by the user.

“Being first to market was never a goal for us. The MC9 is the perfect example of Canik’s commitment to take our time and do things the right way. We thought this out, we considered every option, we listened to what was really asked for, and we created a platform that meets all of the needs of a relatively new space in the handgun Market. The Canik Mete MC9 truly was prepared Superior.” Adam Ruonala – Canik Marketing Director.


Size: Micro Compact

Type: Semi-Automatic, Striker Fired

Caliber: 9MM Luger

Magazine capacity: 12 or 15 Rounds

Sights: Blacked Out Dot Rear, White Dot Front. Optics ready and will co-witness

Barrel Length: 3.18 Inches

Overall Length: 6.1 Inches

Width: 1.12 Inches

Height 4.52 Inches

Weight: 21.27 Ounces

MSRP: $ 439.99



The pistol comes shipped with a hard case, two magazines, an inside-the-waistband holster, three backstraps, a tool kit and punch, a speed loader, an extended magazine baseplate, and a cleaning kit.

Check one out and see if it’s right for you.

That’s all for now, folks!   Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article ideas. And as always – “Let’s Be Careful Out There.”

Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department. He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism Counterstrategies, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response. His writing has appeared in RECOIL, Soldier of Fortune, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, Off Grid, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International. Contact him at