ccasionally I get to review a pistol that lives in the home stable, one that’s cycled more than a few boxes of factory-sample ammo, one that’s served as pinch-hitter for students who show up with a broken or ill-suited sidearm. Such is the case with the Canik TP9 SF. The SF was the second striker-fired pistol in what has grown into a 10-gun lineup from well-established Turkish manufacturer Canik. In the United States, the Canik brand is imported by and stamped with the name of Century Arms. The SF model remains a standout in the TP9 series that more than stacks up against peers like the Glock 17. As a longtime user of an original TP9 SA as well as the current SF model, I’ve watched these pistols evolve from great to excellent.