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How to mount a red dot sight on a Canik Mete SFT

About Canik

Canik is a Turkish firearms manufacturer specializing in handguns. Established in 1997 as a subsidiary of Samsun Yurt Savunma, a well-established defense industry company, Canik has gained recognition for its TP (Tactical Pistol) series. The company is known for providing good value in the handgun market, making its firearms popular among various user groups, including civilian gun owners and law enforcement agencies.

About Canik Mete SFT

The Canik METE SFT is a full-size semi-automatic handgun made in Turkey. The METE series was introduced in 2021 and has since expanded. This pistol features a 113 mm barrel and is striker-fired, operating in a single-action-only (SAO) mode with a short trigger reset of just over 3 mm, enabling rapid follow-up shots. The METE SFT is available in the following calibers:

  • 9×19

It comes with an 18-round magazine. The pistol features an integrally flared magazine well, allowing for quick and effortless reloads. It includes a Picatinny rail beneath the muzzle for accessory attachments, as well as a loaded indicator on top and a cocked indicator at the rear for safety. It is worth noting that the Canik METE SFT can fire +P ammunition; however, using such ammunition with a suppressor is strictly prohibited. The rear sight is adjustable for windage, enhancing its adaptability. The pistol is not compatible with standard suppressors as there is no thread on the end of the barrel, but Canik makes a suppressor that fits specifically on its frame. The pistol is incredibly affordable for what it offers – it is available for around 700 €. The buyer can choose between two colour variants:

  • Black
  • Camo (FDE)

Canik Mete SFT is optic ready.

  • Canik Mete SFT, camo (FDE) version
  • Canik Mete SFT in black version (source: adelbridge.com)

Optic ready properties of Canik Mete SFT

Canik Mete SFT has an optic cut that measures 45.3 mm in length and 22.2 mm in width.

According to our knowledge, no red dot can be mounted directly onto the optic cut (see the image below). An adapter plate is needed. If you know of any red dot sight that can be mounted directly on this pistol’s cut, please send an e-mail to [email protected]

Dimensions of the optic cut on Canik Mete SFT
Dimensions of the optic cut on Canik Mete SFT
The optic cut on Canik Mete SFT
The optic cut on Canik Mete SFT
The optic cut on Canik Mete SFT
The optic cut on Canik Mete SFT

Two adapter plates are included in the box:

  • adapter plate with the raised section in the front and in the rear
  • adapter plate with a front-raised section only

Both are designed for red dot sights that feature the Shield RMS/SMS mounting standard.

Canik Mete SFT Camo with its accessories
Canik Mete SFT comes with two adapter plates. One has a raised section in the front and in the rear (left) while the other has a raised section in the front only (right)

The adapter plate raised on both sides measures 40.9 mm in length (measured from the raised section in the front to the raised section in the rear) and 25 mm in width.

It is used to accommodate red dot sights with Shield RMS/SMS mounting standard that measure 40.9 mm in length or less.

Adapter plate with a raised section on both sides
Adapter plate with a raised section on both sides

Red dot sights compatible with the adapter plate that has a raised section on both sides

Red DotProductDetails
ADE Advanced Optics RD3-021 Nuwa
ADE Advanced Optics RD3-021 Nuwa Pro
GPO Spectra Pistol Dot
JP Enterprises JPoint
Shield RMS
Shield RMS 2
Shield RMSc
Shield RMSd
Shield RMSw
Shield RMSx
Shield SMS
Shield SMS 2.0
Shield SMSc
Sig Sauer Romeo Zero
Sightmark Mini Shot A-Spec M3
Swampfox Sentinel 1×16
UTG OP3 Mini Micro
Vector Optics Frenzy-S 1x16x22
Vector Optics Frenzy-S 1x17x24 MIC

Note: The following red dot sights are also compatible with this plate, but to mount them, the rear two pins on the adapter plate must be filed off.

Red DotProductDetails
Holosun 407KDiscontinued
Holosun 507KDiscontinued
Holosun 407K X2
Holosun 507K X2

The adapter plate raised only in the front measures 42.9 mm in length (measured from the raised part in the front to the edge in the rear) and 25 mm in width.

It is used for red dot sights that have the Shield RMS/SMS mounting standard and measure between 41 mm and 42.9 mm.

Front-raised adapter plate
Front-raised adapter plate

Red dot sights compatible with the front-raised adapter plate

Note: all the red dot sights that fit onto the adapter plate raised on both sides also fit onto this plate, but mounting them on it results in a gap at the rear.

To mount a red dot sight with a different mounting standard than Shield RMS/SMS on Canik Mete SFT, you need a converter plate.

Canik Mete SFT Camo with its accessories

Converter plate mounting options

Note: Using a converter plate results in a high-profile setup of the red dot sight.

Shield RMS/SMS to Trijicon RMRcc

This converter plate can be mounted on the supplied adapter plate that has a raised section in the front only. It converts the Shield RMS/SMS mounting standard to the Trijicon RMRcc mounting standard, allowing the user to use the following red dot sights on Canik Mete SFT:

If you manufacture adapter plates for this pistol and are interested in cooperation with us, send an e-mail to [email protected].

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How to mount a red dot sight on a Canik Mete SFT
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How to mount a red dot sight on a Canik Mete SFT
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Two adapter plates are included in the box. Both are designed for red dot sights that feature the Shield RMS/SMS mounting standard.
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