Turkish gun company Canik is set to introduce its products at Türkiye's premier technology event TEKNOFEST KARADENIZ, in the Black Sea province Samsun.
The Samsun-based firm won the prestigious Pistol of the Year award in the US at the Industry Choice Awards (ICA 2022) with its SFx RIVAL handgun.
Gencay Gencer, corporate communications and business development manager at Canik's parent firm SYS, told Anadolu Agency that the award was also known as the "Oscar of the gun world."
Pointing out that Canik received this award for the fourth time in the last six years, Gencer said: "The SFx RIVAL is a competition pistol, it has an excellent trigger mechanism."
The firm also received an award for its TP9 SFx handgun in 2017, the TP9 ELITE COMBAT in 2019, and TP9 ELITE SC in 2020.
Underlining that the SFx RIVAL distinguished itself with its performance, Gencer said it could be made ready to fire very quickly.
He noted that Canik had begun last year to produce firearms with easily detachable bodies and that SFx RIVAL also had this feature.
Calling the gun a "masterpiece," he pointed to its aesthetic design, adding that it was "mainly used for competition and hobby shooting."
It is not a "tactical weapon," he said, "but it can also be turned into a tactical weapon with modifications."