Canik drop safety "upgrade" notice

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Canik drop safety "upgrade" notice

Postby aaangel » Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:04 pm

Canik has been gaining popularity lately with their TP9 series. good reviews on youtube and a great price! but then this happens.....

Product Safety Warning and Severe Duty Upgrade

Century Arms, North America’s premier AK manufacturer, announced today the Canik Product Safety Warning and Severe Duty Upgrade Notice. This notice applies to Canik’s 9x19 mm pistols: TP9SA, TP9SF, TP9SFx, TP9SF Elite, TP9SF Elite-S. Canik’s other products are not subject to this notice. All Canik pistols comply with and exceed current industry and military abusive handling standards. There are no safety concerns with the pistols when used under ordinary conditions.

Canik is committed to continuously improving its product’s performance. Evaluations and tests have shown that repeated abusive dropping of pistols may result in damage to safety features and unintentional discharge.

DANGER: IF ANY FIREARM IS DROPPED INTERNAL PARTS MAY HAVE BEEN DEFORMED, DAMAGED OR DISABLED. The product must be inspected by a qualified gunsmith or returned for inspection after any significant impact.

WARNING: REPEATED IMPACTS TO YOUR PISTOL TO TEST ITS SAFETY FUNCTIONS WILL DAMAGE INTERNAL PARTS, AND VOID ITS WARRANTY. Firearm abusive handling tests can be dangerous and should only be conducted by qualified individuals in controlled environments with proper safety precautions in place. Canik does not recommend that any customer conduct drop tests or other endurance tests before or after this Severe Duty Upgrade.

WARNING: CONSUMERS SHOULD ONLY USE CANIK PARTS IN OUR PISTOLS. AFTERMARKET PARTS COULD DECREASE OR DISABLE SAFETY FEATURES OF YOUR CANIK PISTOL.

Canik is committed to manufacturing safe, reliable, innovative and affordable firearms. We are offering a voluntary upgrade to the trigger safety spring and firing pin block spring on the Canik models noted above. This is to further increase the safety of Canik pistols for enhanced drop discharge prevention in heavy/severe duty conditions that are beyond industry standards. The Severe Duty Upgrade does not alter any feature or design of the pistols. Canik will provide all parts and workmanship at no charge, but customers will be responsible for shipping costs.

Steps for upgrading your pistol? Our goal is to have the Severe Duty Upgrade process in place by Friday, September 8, 2017. After this date, please visit www.CanikUSA.com for complete instructions on how to receive your Severe Duty Upgrade.
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Re: Canik drop safety "upgrade" notice

Postby crazy2medic » Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:19 am

Not sure about you guys but i'm not in the habit of dropping my pistol! I know back in the early 90s that the FBI did torture test for the H.R.T, they got down to two pistols that met there criteria, the HK and the Paraordnance, the Paraordnance lost because after being thrown against a brick wall several times the frame cracked so the HK won out!
I would never throw my pistol against a brick wall even once much less several times, don't intend to drop it either! What I'm reading in this article is the gun might be damaged and become unsafe after being dropped several times? Did I read that correctly? If so then we'll ya your not suppose to drop them!
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Re: Canik drop safety "upgrade" notice

Postby Jusme » Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:33 am

crazy2medic wrote:Not sure about you guys but i'm not in the habit of dropping my pistol! I know back in the early 90s that the FBI did torture test for the H.R.T, they got down to two pistols that met there criteria, the HK and the Paraordnance, the Paraordnance lost because after being thrown against a brick wall several times the frame cracked so the HK won out!
I would never throw my pistol against a brick wall even once much less several times, don't intend to drop it either! What I'm reading in this article is the gun might be damaged and become unsafe after being dropped several times? Did I read that correctly? If so then we'll ya your not suppose to drop them!



Sounds sort of like, running your car off of a cliff several times. To see how many times it takes to total it!

Tests should only reflect normal use, and function, not what could happen if used in a manner not designed. Anyone who drops their gun several times, should have it checked for damage.
Guns are tools, and should be treated in the same way. If I wanted to take down a brick wall, I would use a sledge hammer. Just sayin....
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Re: Canik drop safety "upgrade" notice

Postby Liberty » Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:39 am

crazy2medic wrote:Not sure about you guys but i'm not in the habit of dropping my pistol! I know back in the early 90s that the FBI did torture test for the H.R.T, they got down to two pistols that met there criteria, the HK and the Paraordnance, the Paraordnance lost because after being thrown against a brick wall several times the frame cracked so the HK won out!
I would never throw my pistol against a brick wall even once much less several times, don't intend to drop it either! What I'm reading in this article is the gun might be damaged and become unsafe after being dropped several times? Did I read that correctly? If so then we'll ya your not suppose to drop them!

I tend to agree with this, A handgun is a tool. Anyone who uses tools that that they depend on for their life safety or livelyhood knows this. Such tools need to be treated with care and respect.

I have been very fussy about any hand gun I'm going to carry being drop-proof. Not so much because I'm gonna drop or throw my loaded gun around, but because I don't want it going off if it gets dropped or banged around. A traffic accident or a physical assault could exert more forces than a simply dropping a handgun. I wouldn't want a bad situation made worse by my gun going off when it wasn't supposed to. I carry my gun to protect me and mine. Hopefully, my carry will never make a bad situation worse.
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Re: Canik drop safety "upgrade" notice

Postby MechAg94 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:00 pm

I got the impression they saw the torture "testing" that was done with the Sig and wanted to head off another round of testing that might include their gun.

I have TP9SF. It is great shooter and accurate for me.


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Re: Canik drop safety "upgrade" notice

Postby rotor » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:22 pm

I am waiting to mail in a Sig P320. There is no excuse for a gun going off when dropped. If you look at the Sig videos on youtube you can see that the drop test that Sig uses is not that extreme. If they can make a military model that passes so should mine. Canik will spend a ton of money fixing their guns as will Sig and all of the other manufacturers. Much cheaper to fix then get sued.


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Re: Canik drop safety "upgrade" notice

Postby rentz » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:38 pm

Jusme wrote:
crazy2medic wrote:Not sure about you guys but i'm not in the habit of dropping my pistol! I know back in the early 90s that the FBI did torture test for the H.R.T, they got down to two pistols that met there criteria, the HK and the Paraordnance, the Paraordnance lost because after being thrown against a brick wall several times the frame cracked so the HK won out!
I would never throw my pistol against a brick wall even once much less several times, don't intend to drop it either! What I'm reading in this article is the gun might be damaged and become unsafe after being dropped several times? Did I read that correctly? If so then we'll ya your not suppose to drop them!



Sounds sort of like, running your car off of a cliff several times. To see how many times it takes to total it!

Tests should only reflect normal use, and function, not what could happen if used in a manner not designed. Anyone who drops their gun several times, should have it checked for damage.
Guns are tools, and should be treated in the same way. If I wanted to take down a brick wall, I would use a sledge hammer. Just sayin....


it was pretty cool when top gear did that to a Toyota truck and they just couldn't kill it, thing kept running


But yeah these YouTube stress test videos are pointless. No ones gun is going to be dunked in water and mud then sand and see if it fires


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