Canik TP9 Elite SC Problems, Things To Be Aware Of!

The Canik TP9 Elite SC is a Tungsten 9mm Pistol made in Turkey. Canik is not a new kid on the block and they have been making quality firearms for years now. They also make firearm accessories but today we are not here to discuss that.

Rather, we are here to find out all of the Canik TP9 Elite SC problems and how you can avoid or fix them.

What Are The Big Problems Of Canik Tp9 Elite Sc?

Canik TP9 Elite SC

There are quite a few problems with this gun. While some won’t bother you that much, others will make you lose your sleep at night. Let’s find out whether these problems are a bother for you or not.

Lack Of Extra Magazines

Right off the bat, I want to clear a gripe of mine with the gun. This is rather nitpicking than the gun problem. While the TP9 is a great gun and has a good magazine, it doesn’t mean much if you cannot get your hands on extra sets of magazines.

Ultimately, there is no solution to this unless you sit like a hawk and browse all the accessory sellers regularly. Despite lacking availability, some retailers do manage to put them up for sale often.

The Gun Is Actually Heavy!

While it’s not a big gun, some customers did complain the gun is a bit too heavy for their taste. And some complained a bit differently. Their complaints were about the grip. You are supposed to be able to use both of your hands if you want with a handgun.

But if you are a giant with bigfoot-like hands, then you cannot grip it with both hands. There is no solution to either of those problems, unfortunately. While aftermarket grips will give you a better grip single-handedly, they won’t magically make the gun bigger. What you can do, however, is to find a magazine extension. This way, you might have a better grip on the gun.

Stuck Ejecting Chamber

This issue is a common one with many everyday carry it seems like. The gun sometimes just stops ejecting the bullet and it will cause your gun to jam down. Sometimes the extractor stops working and grabs onto the ejecting shell.

If this is the case for you, then I suggest you see if the extractor is broken or not. If it’s not broken, then clean it properly and lube it well. Do keep in mind, that excessive lube causes lag and will make your gun work poorly. So, stick to moderate lubing.

While you are at it, see if the gun chamber has any loose springs and if the recoil spring is not worn out. If they are, change them or fix their positioning. Hopefully, that should fix your issue.

The Recoil Is Stiff

For a handgun, the Canik hits hard! Perhaps a bit too hard for many young and new shooters. The recoil is stiff and it will kick you back really hard if you are using the 9mm chamber.

There is no easy fix for this. However, you can try different bullets. Different brands might have different compositions and bullet weights. That might help you reduce the recoil a bit. Also might want to add recoil pads or muzzle devices to lower the recoil even further.

The Slide Is Hard To Rack

The slide on the left is quite stiff due to the recoil and it doesn’t like to move back on the position where you can lock the slide. While it may also happen due to uneven lubing or excessive lubing, often it happens due to machining errors from the manufacturer.

The simple fix to this is to grip the gun properly and ensure proper rail lubing on both sides. And see if the sliding lock spring is broken or not. If it’s broken, then replace it and try again. This should fix the problem with ease. If it doesn’t, then I urge you to seek help from the manufacturer.


Canik makes great weapons and the TP9 Elite SC is proof of it. The gun is available in various chambers and can fire a ton of different brands of bullets. Depending on the brand you prefer, the recoil hit will be hard as a rock or soft as a rubber for you.

But you cannot deny the Canik TP9 Elite SC has problems. Those problems are deal breakers for many and I don’t blame them for that.

Hopefully, this answered all of your queries regarding the Canik TP9 Elite SC and I hope you now know whether this is the gun you should invest in. That’s all for now. Thanks for reading as usual. Will see you on the next one.

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