Magazines are like ammunition; you can never have enough. The odds are that your Canik came with two magazines. Two is better than one, but you should always have at least four magazines for every firearm. 

So, we’ve put together an assortment of magazines with recommended uses specifically for your Canik TP9. Remember, this is simply what we’d use them for; there is no hard and fast rule as to what you should use your magazines for. Feel free to throw a 50-round magazine in the mix for home defense if you want to!

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One of the best factory triggers on the market. Source: reddit

Before we dive right in, let’s go over the various frame sizes to help narrow down some of these categories.

Frame Sizes For The Canik 

The Canik TP9 series has many models to choose from in a range of frame sizes. 

Full Size 

  • TP9 DA
  • TP9 SA Mod.2
  • TP9SF, TP9SFx
  • SFX Rival-S
  • SFX Rival

Compact 

  • TP9SF Elite
  • TP9SF Elite S
  • TP9 Elite-S Combat
  • TP9 Elite Combat

Sub Compact

  • TP9SF Elite
  • TP9SF Elite S,
  • TP9 Elite-S Combat,
  • TP9 Elite Combat

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Many of these magazines are compatible with more than one frame size. Please be sure to check the detailed description on each individual product page to ensure compatibility.

Most of these are manufactured by Canik and are very similar, so we may save you a little bit of reading time by summarizing and shortening the descriptions after the first few!

Everyday Carry Magazines 

Full Size

SALE Century Arms TP9 9MM 18 Round Black Magazine
Canik TP9, TP9SF, TP9SFX 9mm 18 Round Magazine
$29.99
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Having 18 rounds of 9mm with you is a great way to make sure you’re prepared for any threat that may come your way. With one in the chamber, we can make that 19 rounds. 

This magazine comes directly from the Canik factory, so you can be sure it will work well. It can be a direct replacement or spare for your full-size TP9. The magazine features rear-facing witness holes that provide a quick indication of remaining rounds. 

With a stainless steel body and an anti-tilt follower, these mags are both durable and reliable. 

SALE Canik TP9, TP9SF, TP9SFX 9mm 20 Round Extended Magazine
Canik TP9, TP9SF, TP9SFX 9mm 20 Round Extended Magazine
$35.99
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If you live in a colder climate or don’t mind the extra footprint, a 20-round magazine can be an excellent option—even in a sidecar holster as a backup for your 18-round magazine. If you’re going to be in the wrong area, it’s better to have it and not need it. You never know. 

Take the 18-rounder and add an extended base plate to it; this is the end result. We highly recommend these!

Compact 

SALE Canik TP9 Elite 9mm 15 Round Magazine
Canik TP9 Elite 9mm 15 Round Magazine
$27.99
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Fifteen rounds in a compact firearm is as sweet as sweet tea. You have a small firearm with full-size capabilities. This capacity is perfect for every season and easily concealable. 

As you probably guessed from the name, these are made by Canik, too. They are great replacements or spares. Stainless steel, high-quality internals, you get the idea. 

Sub-Compact

Canik TP9 Elite Sub-Compact 9mm 12 Round Magazine w/ FR
Canik TP9 Elite Sub-Compact 9mm 12 Round Magazine with Finger Rest
$34.99
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Subcompacts are great for concealment, but when it comes to actual shooting, the small grip can be too small for the hand, leaving the pinky sticking out the bottom end. 

A great way to mitigate this is using a magazine with a finger rest. It extends the grip just enough to get your pinky where it needs to be so you can make accurate shots.

It’s the same factory quality but with some extra surface area! 

Canik TP9 Elite Sub-Compact 9mm 15 Round Magazine
Canik TP9 Elite Sub-Compact 9mm 15 Round Extended Magazine
$34.99
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It wasn’t long ago that subcompact handguns were limited to 7-round magazines at best. Nowadays, we’ve doubled that and added one more round to the magazine. How can you beat 15-round magazines in a subcompact pistol? 

It’s a big surprise in a small package that can easily be concealed. When you’re ready, 15 rounds in the magazine, plus one in the chamber makes it 16 total! Not too shabby…

Canik TP9 Elite SC with a Romeo1Pro

The Canik TP9 Elite SC with a Romeo1Pro would be an ideal carry setup. Source: reddit

Home Defense Magazines

Full Size

SALE Canik TP9, TP9SF, TP9SFX 9mm 20 Round Extended Magazine
Canik TP9, TP9SF, TP9SFX 9mm 20 Round Extended Magazine
$35.99
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20 rounds of 9mm is a great way to go for home defense. Since you don’t have to worry about printing, you can easily keep it tucked away for the occasion. Twenty rounds is a good amount for taking care of more than one intruder to feel safe with your capacity

The best part of these magazines is how little they protrude from the bottom of the grip when inserted into the firearm. There is minimal snag risk compared to the 18-round magazines, but they also help balance the gun a bit. 

Note: This also makes a great option for the Compact models too.

Compact 

SALE Canik TP9 Elite 9mm 15 Round Magazine
Canik TP9 Elite 9mm 15 Round Magazine
$27.99
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As I’ve said, 15 rounds in a compact firearm is perfection. However, some compact pistols with higher magazine capacities can throw off the feel and eliminate the purpose of choosing a smaller firearm. 

If you don’t like the feeling of extra weight when moving around the house during a bad situation, you should consider this 15-round magazine. 

Sub-Compact

Canik TP9 Elite SC 9mm 17RD Magazine w/ Grip Extension
Canik TP9 Elite Sub-Compact 9mm 17 Round Extended Magazine
$37.99
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Forget small-capacity magazines in a home defense situation; you need as much ammo as possible. And 17 rounds of 9mm in a sub-compact firearm is about as good as it gets while keeping the firearm balanced. 

The 17-round magazine protrudes further but has a floorplate that acts as an extension, so those with large hands can benefit significantly from this magazine.

TP9 Elite Sub Compact

A modded-out TP9 Elite Sub Compact would make a great home defense choice. Source: reddit

Range Magazines

Before we get into the magazines, we want to clarify that if you’re going to the range for training, it’s best you use the magazines you use for carrying, regardless of their capacity. 

You want to get used to how it feels with the magazines you actually carry, and you also want to know what it feels like when it’s almost time for a reload. 

However, if you want to have some outright fun at the range, check out these high-capacity magazines to reduce your time reloading!

Promag Canik TP9 9mm 32 Round Magazine
ProMag Canik TP9 9mm 32 Round Extended Magazine
$22.99
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Thirty-two rounds are the most you’ll get out of a Canik TP9 before we move to a drum mag, and if you want to save space and weight in your range bag but still have fun, you can’t go wrong with this long stick mag. 

Canik TP9 drum
ProMag Canik TP9 9mm 50 Round Drum Magazine
$79.99
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Going to the range is also about having fun, and when you want to send lead downrange without worry, a 50-round magazine is the best option. They do take a while to load, but the 50 seconds of shooting that follow are just heavenly. 

They are a great way to get the reps in and break in your new pistol, so if you just picked up a new TP9, consider it an investment. 

Accessories 

SALE maglula UpLULA 9mm - .45 ACP Pistol Magazine Loader in Black
maglula UpLULA 9mm - .45 ACP Pistol Magazine Loader
$27.99
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A solid magazine loader will help you when loading that last round, especially when you get those new magazines. It can also save you time once you are in the groove.

Are you thinking of picking up one of those 50-round drum magazines? Trust me, your thumbs will hurt after loading 50 rounds twice. This mag loader can help avoid that. 

Conclusion

So there you have it. If you own a Canik TP9, you’re guaranteed to find a magazine here to suit your needs. Ensure you maintain your magazines by cleaning them every 1,000 rounds or so, and you’ll be good to go for a very long time. 

Be good and take care.

Brian Zerbian
Brian is a USMC Veteran and avid gun enthusiast from New Jersey who loves to spend his time shooting, writing, listening to classic rock, and learning new things.
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