Monday, April 04, 2016

Canik TP9v2 teardown and wrap-up.

The front sight came out of the box like this: Slightly chewed-up looking and with the dot off-center to the right.

Front frame rails after 2,000 rounds. There was still something like lube on them, despite it being applied two+ months ago.

Locking block area and takedown catch.

Underside of slide. That ragged area at the bottom of the feed ramp is odd...

Feed ramp. You can kinda see the ragged nature of what I presume is a relief cut at the bottom of the ramp. This is where the snouts of the P9HST2 bullets ran aground.

Breechface and extractor. Dirty, but everything looks normal here.

Muzzle crown.

The total round count was two thousand, of which one thousand was American Eagle 115gr FMJ generously provided by Lucky Gunner, so y'all go buy stuff from them so they're happy.

1000 rounds of Federal American Eagle 115gr FMJ: 1 malfunction (1 failure to eject.)
160 rounds of CCI Blazer Brass 115gr FMJ: 21 malfunctions (11 failures to eject, 9 failures to feed, 1 failure to lock the slide back.)
50 rounds of Federal HST 147gr JHP: 2 malfunctions (2 failures to feed.)
50 rounds of Fiocchi 124gr FMJ: 1 malfunction (1 failure to fire.)
10 rounds of CCI Blazer Brass 124gr FMJ: 1 malfunction (1 failure to eject.)
Other ammo fired, including 150 rounds of Federal 115gr +P+ JHP, 50 Sig Sauer Elite Performance 115gr FMJ, 50 rounds of Winchester "NATO" 124gr FMJ Q4318, and several hundred Fiocchi 115gr FMJ, experienced no malfunctions.

There is the data. I leave it to you to draw the conclusion as to whether you want to spend your own dosh on this gun like I did. I personally would not carry this sample unless I absolutely had to, and then I'd fill it with Federal 9BPLE, since that seems to function the gun with satisfactory vigor.