Canik pistols were introduced to the U.S. market in 2012 and quickly established a reputation for as a durable, reliable, and economical defensive handgun. And, with XS Sights installed on your Canik, you can have the fastest acquisition possible.
Canik pistols are equipped with plastic sights that are not ideal for EDC or a home defense gun. XS offers durable iron sights that will hold up to years of abuse and stay on the gun. Our sights come equipped with tritium to provide an illuminated sight picture in low light. Tritium glows for 10-years and does not require batteries or maintenance. We carry a variety of sight pictures tailored to specific shooting styles.
DXT2 Night Sights offer the fastest sight acquisition on the market. The big dot front sight and open rear sight allow a greater field of view down range, increasing the front sight acquisition speed. The simple in-line sight picture reduces sight alignment time by eliminating an extra focus point compared to traditional notch and post sights. The dot-the-i sight picture prevents confusing the front and rear sight while under stress or in low light. DXT2 Sights are available in a Standard Dot (0.140”) or Big Dot (0.188”) front sight.
R3D Nights offer an enhanced notch and post sight traditional sight picture, built for a lifetime of hard use. All XS sight systems are designed around highly visible front sights to enhance front sight focus. R3D sights feature a brighter tritium vial in the front sight to increase front sight focus. The rear features a simple blacked-out face with a wide notch to increase visible light around the front post.
XS front sights are equipped with our proprietary photoluminescent Ember Glow Dot technology. The Glow Dot features a high-contrast color in bright light, absorbs ambient light, and glows in low light. Ember is available in multiple colors to satisfy personal color preferences. DXT2 and R3D sights are available with a tritium or non-tritium rear option to fit your shooting style.
No matter what Canik model you have, XS Sights has a sight solution that will fit your needs.
Canik was founded in the late 1990’s near Samsun, Turkey. Initially, Canik manufactured high precision components for the aerospace industry. Their reputation for quality and precise machining quickly brought them contracts from many of the leading companies in aircraft manufacturing.
By 2009, Canik had decided to add small arms manufacturing to their capabilities. Their flagship pistol, the Canik TP9, was a clone of the well-regarded Walther P99 family. This was quickly followed by the TP9SF. The TP9SF moved the pistol out of the traditional double action firing system and into a striker-fired mechanism.
In 2012, Canik partnered with Century Arms to import their line of handguns into the U.S. market.
Canik has followed with many new models with new features. All of them share Canik’s commitment to quality and value.
Canik TP9SA – Canik’s initial offering in the U.S. market. Full size, polymer framed 9MM.
Canik TP9SF – Striker fired, full sized version of the TP9.
Canik TP9SF Elite – Compact-sized 9MM.