THE PERFECT BLEND OF CONTROLABILITY AND PORTABILITY, COMPACT PISTOL ARE GREAT ALL-AROUNDERS CANIK TP9 SF ELITE SIG P320 RX COMPACT STI DVC CARRY WALTHER CREED
Century Arms is now offering compact pistols based on the Canik TP9 SF. The TP9 SF Elite and the TP9 SF Elite-S will both feature an attractive two-tone finish with a Tungsten Gray Cerakote slide. The sights on both pistols are different on these new models, too, as they will both come with Warren Tactical fiber optics sights dovetailed into their slides. Additionally, the Elite-S has a manual safety alongside the trigger guard that pivots up to block the trigger. Like the standard Canik TP9 SF, they feature a light single-action trigger, reversible magazine release as well as striker and loaded chamber indicators. Each of these pistols is shipped in a hard case with two 15-round magazines (10-rounders are available), paddle holster, two interchangeable backstraps, cleaning rod and bore brush.
Sig Sauer will now produce a version of its modular P320 Compact pistol with a slide-mounted reflex optic included. Called the P320 RX, the pistol will include a ROME-1 reflex optic already mounted, zeroed and ready to go out of the box.
This 9mm, with striker-fired, interchangeable trigger group, features a modular polymer frame, nitron-finished stainless steel slide and a 3.9-inch carbon steel barrel. The addition of the reflex sight enhances quick target acquisition, but the pistol still includes convention fixed sights. The pistol comes with two 15-round magazines.
This year, STI unveiled its DVC Carry 9mm pistol. This is a 1911-style, single-action pistol with the company’s proprietary 2011 frame that features a grip that’s injection molded over steel inserts. This allows the pistol to accept 15-round, double-stack magazine in a package that’s barely larger around than a standard single-stack grip. The DVC Carry weighs in at just 26 ounces, features a 3.9-inch barrel, ambidextrous safety lever and a trigger pull of 3.5 pounds.
The Creed is Walther’s new entry into the economical polymer-framed pistol market. The Creed features a 4-inch barrel, bobbed hammer and a double-action trigger pull of about 6.5 pounds. All metal parts are coated in Tenifer. The pistol also includes low-profile three-dot steel sights, front and rear cocking serrations and an ambidextrous magazine release. Capacity is 16 rounds.