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Steel Frame Canik SFx Rival-S Announced


Canik continues to expand their line of incredible pistols which now include a steel-framed variant. We had a chance to check one out a few months before launch and were impressed with how the added heft made an already smooth-shooting platform even smoother shooting. Below is the information from the press release. We'll be updating with our own review as soo as we can get one in.

Of note is the MSRP. Despite these pistols costing significantly more to produce than their polymer-framed root, the price increase isn't as high as one might expect.


From the Press Release:

Canik Announces the All New SFx Rival-S Steel Framed Pistol

Delray Beach, Fla. – (January 3, 2023) – Canik is proud to announce the next step in superior firearms with the creation of the Canik SFx Rival-S. This steel framed pistol is the evolution of the multi-award winning Canik SFx Rival in that the ergonomics of the platform are the same but now the firearm is an all metal design. The 2.67 lb. SFx Rival-S, is 8.09” long, with a 5” barrel length, is 1.41” wide, and has a height of 5.75”. The SFx Rival-S is chambered in 9x19mm, and with the additional weight and aluminum 90° break flat trigger, is sure to decrease recoil and improve split times and accuracy! Simply put, the SFx Rival-S is “Forged for Superiority!”

Each Canik SFx Rival-S is optics ready with 100% co-witness, ambidextrous, and comes with the famous Canik satisfaction guarantee. The newly designed two-tiered water resistant hard travel case includes two 18 round magazines, a competition holster, five optics plates, three sized grips, an external mag-well, two aluminum magazine base plates, a fiber optic front sight with multiple color choices, tool kit and punch, cleaning kit, and speed loader. The SFx Rival-S is available in two aggressively priced versions at launch with the Rival-S (Chrome) $949.99 and Rival-S Dark Side (Black) $899.99. Accessories to customize the Rival-S including multiple color and material choices will be readily available from Canik in the months to come.

The Canik SFx Rival-S will be featured at Shot Show 2023 and will be shipping to customers in January as well. “The success team Canik had with the Canik SFx Rival lit a fire under us to keep pushing the line” said Canik USA Marketing Director Adam Ruonala “we basically used that fire to forge a product that was ready to beat the fiercest competitor at a price point you simply can’t afford to miss out on with the SFx Rival-S!” For more information on the Canik SFx Rival-S visit www.canikusa.com/sfx-rival-s .

SFx Rival-S Launch Video - https://youtu.be/brtYIpLSKTc


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Love the canik trigger probably one of the best on the market definitely not an EDC type firearm..with that being said a metal framed hammer fired sidearm from canik would be awesome 😎 just saying some of us Carry

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Canik 55 made some metal framed da sa guns back in the day, before they started importing polymer striker fired handguns. It was back when the og Canik 55 tp9 first came out. Good luck finding them though & I am sure they are bringing more than msrp was.

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While I'm fond of polymer-framed handguns for self-defense and concealed carry, I prefer the steel frame for target and competition shooting. Canik is pushing the envelope for superiority in the pistol market.

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It's crazy that we are going back to steel frame guns. The Rival s is definitely priced cheaper than other steel frame handguns. This is alot better advancement than the Miami Vice themed Caniks. Who would buy those, especially at $799. I am looking forward to the channels' review on the Rival s. Canik has so many options now.

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