Competitive shooting is a great way to enhance your skills for concealed carry. However, for many, it can be cost-prohibitive. Competition pistols can be expensive, not to mention the accessories and ammo. For this reason, Canik gets you in the competition with its SFx Rival-S competition pistol and a boatload of extras.
The Canik SFx Rival-S Steel Framed Pistol
The SFx Rival-S takes the original Rival and adds some recoil-absorbing heft with a steel-framed version. At 8.09 inches long, 5.75 inches tall, 1.41 inches wide, and 2.67 pounds, the Rival-S isn’t built for concealed carry. However, what it is built for is competition and speed.
Featuring a steel frame and slide, the SFx Rival-S minimizes recoil by up to 31%. By doing so it reduces muzzle rise, helping you get back on target faster for follow-up shots, improving split times. Likewise, the reduced muzzle rise helps to improve accuracy and sight reacquisition.
The ported slide features deep forward and rear cocking serrations for easy manipulation, even with wet hands. Similarly, aggressive grip texturing ensures a solid purchase and retention while firing. The slide is optics-ready with 100% co-witness. However, an adjustable rear sight couples with a fiber optic front sight for non-optic competition.
Chambered in 9mm, rounds are sent downrange through the 5-inch barrel via a 90° break flat trigger. Correspondingly, a competition flared magwell helps to ensure fast, smooth reloads during competition. The SFx Rival-S also features ambidextrous controls and forward indexing points for the left-handed competitor.
The Canik SFx Rival-S comes in a newly designed two-tiered water-resistant case with tons of extras to get you started. In the case, you will find 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 either chrome or black Dark Side finishes.
“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!”
The Canik SFx Rival-S steel framed pistol will be available in January following its release at SHOT Show, with an MSRP starting at $899.99. For more info, please visit CanikUSA.com.
Canik SFx Rival-S Steel Framed Pistol Specs
Weight: 42.72 ounces
Height: 5.75 inches
Width: 1.41 inches
Barrel Length: 5 inches
Overall Length: 8.09 inches
Cartridge: 9mm Luger
Frame Material: Steel
Finish Color: Chrome or Black
Magazines Included: 2x 18-round magazines
Magazine Type: Canik Full Size Magazine
Capacity: 18+1 Rounds
Action Type: Semi-Automatic
Front Sight: Fiber Optic
Rear Sight: Adjustable
MSRP: Starting at $899.99