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The Smith & Wesson M&P9 M2.0 Metal builds on the previous M&P line with the addition of a lightweight, rigid metal frame that pushes the performance of that platform. A 4.25-inch barrel and 17-round capacity make for a balanced pistol that distributes the weight well for a low-recoil shooting experience. Excellent ergonomics and a good flat-faced trigger help shooters reach the accuracy and speed potential of the gun.
The Staccato XC is designed with speed and performance in mind. An integrated compensated barrel and 2.5-pound trigger help deliver a lightning-fast, low-recoil recoil shooting experience. The XC is hand-assembled to deliver speed, reliability, and outstanding accuracy, making it an excellent choice for competitive shooters or those looking for a top-tier home defense gun alike. All Staccato XC pistols come optics-ready.
The Staccato XL blends speed, balance, and accuracy to deliver an extremely high-level performing pistol that is ready for competition or fun at the range. A Dawson Precision 5.4-inch barrel and Tool Less Recoil System combined with a light slide help create a fast cycling weapon that also benefits from a long sight radius. These features, combined with a crisp 2.5-pound trigger, make for an enjoyable and rewarding shooting experience.
“The METE SFT by Canik offers another striker-fired, polymer 9mm pistol in an already crowded market. But priced just over $500 and with a bunch of extras, I think it offers a nice choice for those that want to carry without spending a ton of money. The SFT would make a decent addition to any concealed carry setup.” – Johnny B.
“The METE SFX series by Canik introduces another striker-fired, polymer 9mm pistol into an already crowded market. But priced just over $500 and with a bunch of extras, I think the METE SFX is a clear winner. The gun performed well at the range, shot accurately, and feels great.” – Johnny B