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Top 12 Canik TP9 Holosun Optics - Red & Green Dot Sights + Adapter Plates

Top Canik TP9 Holosun Red & Green Dot Optics

*Note: If you are looking for Holosun Red Dots that fit the Canik TP9 Elite SC then click this link --> Canik TP9 Elite SC Holosun Optics Guide.

The more we learn and hear about Canik pistols, the more we like. They are affordable, accurate, reliable, have great ergonomics, and come with great features.

The TP9 Series is the classic that kicked it off for Canik back in 2012 and is still going strong today.

If you have a Canik TP9 model that is Optics Ready and are wondering the best Holosun Red & Green Dot sights to mount on it and how to mount them then keep reading.

We are going to explain a little bit about each so you can make an educated buying decision about which you think is best for your situation.

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Which Canik TP9 models does this apply to?

This guide applies to any Optics Ready Canik TP9 model which includes:

  • TP9 SFX 
  • TP9 Elite Combat 
  • TP9 Elite Combat Executive
  • TP9 SFX Signature Series 

Which Holosun Optics do we recommend for the Canik TP9?

We are going to be recommending both larger and smaller optics for the Canik TP9 since there are adapter plates to fit both.

These are larger optics

Using Canik RMR Plate or Calculated Kinetics Canik TP9 RMR Plate

These are smaller optics

Using Calculated Kinetics Canik TP9 K Series Plate

Why do we recommend Holosun Optics vs other options?

  • They are a good combination of high quality and affordability.
  • They have the longest battery life and batteries can be changed without removing the optic.
  • They come in red & green reticles with different sizes and styles.
  • They are strong with 7075 aluminum or titanium housings and glass.
  • They have convenient features like Shake Awake, easy to press brightness buttons, and Side Mounted Batteries.
  • Some models have Solar Panels which will power the optic if the battery dies.
  • They have a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
  • They are reliable, water proof, and have a great track record

When you compare them to other options like Leupold, Trijicon, Crimson Trace, Burris, Bushnell, Aimpoint or others you will find the Holosun’s are more affordable or have more features, longer battery life, and a proven track record with millions of optics sold in the last 10+ years.

What optics footprint is the Canik TP9?

The Canik TP9 uses a proprietary slide cut and then comes with one adapter plate and has other adapter plates for purchase. In this guide the optics we recommend will use the Trijicon RMR footprint adapter plate or the Holosun "K" Series footprint adapter plate.

Canik TP9 Optics Slide Cut

What adapter plates exist for the Canik TP9?

The Canik TP9 has a few adapter plates. Here is a little bit about each.

  • Canik TP9 RMR Adapter Plate - This is the adapter plate from Canik for the TP9 to make it an RMR footprint. This adapter plate will let you mount all the RMR footprint optics we recommend below.
  • Calculated Kinetics Canik TP9 RMR DOGTAG Adapter Plate - This is an adapter plate made by Calculated Kinetics. It's a USA made plate made out of aluminum and will let you mount any RMR footprint optic mentioned below. What is unique about it is it's patent-pending DOGTAG profile. This is a metal piece that goes above the slide and lets you rack the slide using the DOGTAG instead of the optic. It also helps with brass deflection and powder buildup on your optic.

Calculated Kinetics TP9 and SFX Rival DOGTAG RMR Adapter Plate

  • Calculated Kinetics Canik TP9 K Series DOGTAG Adapter Plate - This is another plate made by Calculated Kinetics and is the only plate on the market that will allow you to mount a Holosun "K" series or RMSc footprint optic to your Canik TP9 Optics ready model. It comes with the patent pending DOGTAG also.

Calculated Kinetics TP9 and SFX Rival DOGTAG K Series Adapter Plate

Top 7 RMR Footprint Holosun Optics for the Canik TP9 - Larger Optics

Below are the best RMR Footprint Holosun Red & Green dot optics you can mount on your Canik TP9 optics ready model. You will need either the Canik TP9 RMR Adapter plate or the Calculated Kinetics Canik TP9 RMR Adapter Plate to fit these on your pistol. Refer to our adapter plate section above to learn more.

1. Holosun 407C Green & Red Dot - Best Budget Option

Holosun 407C Green Dot - Budget-Friendly, 2 MOA Dot, Shake Awake, IP67 Waterproof.

Buy the 407C At The Best Price

The most budget friendly option is going to be the 407C. The 407C has a 2 MOA dot only. The housing is aluminum.

If you are ok with having just a 2 MOA dot all the time, then the 407C is a great option.

It has shake awake, a side removable battery, solar failsafe with auto brightness or manual brightness modes, 10 daylight and 2 nightvision settings, and is IP67 waterproof.

Read our full 407C review here.

2. Holosun 507C Green & Red Dot - Best All Around Option

Holosun 507C Red Dot - MRS Reticle, Shake Awake, IP67 Waterproof.

Buy the 507C At The Best Price

The Holosun 507C is very similar to the 407C except it has Holosun "MRS" reticle.

It's available in Red or Green reticles and the MRS (Multi Reticle System) lets you use a 32 MOA ring + 2 MOA dot, or it can be toggled to show only the 32 MOA Ring or just the 2 MOA dot by holding down the "-" button for 3 seconds.

It has shake awake, a side removable battery, solar failsafe with auto brightness or manual brightness modes, 10 daylight and 2 nightvision settings, and is IP67 waterproof.

Read our full 507C review here.

3. Holosun 507C ACSS Vulcan Green & Red Dot - Best Specialty Option

Holosun 507C ACSS Vulcan Green Dot - ACSS Vulcan Reticle, Shake Awake, IP67 Waterproof.

Buy the 507C ACSS Vulcan At The Best Price

The 507C ACSS Vulcan may pique your interest. It's just like the 507C except is has the ACSS Vulcan reticle. This reticle features a 250 MOA Ring and a 10 MOA chevron - sounds crazy right? Well it's crazy awesome! It helps new red dot shooter and experts alike, and allows for the most precision out of all optics mentioned here.

You can learn more about the ACSS reticle here but to summarize, the 250 MOA Ring helps you find the center dot quickly if you are off center and the 10 MOA chevron acts like a BDC reticle and also has a very precise point for precision work.

It's available in Red or Green reticles and if you wanted to turn the outside ring off you can by holding down the "-" button for 3 seconds.

It has shake awake, a side removable battery, solar failsafe with auto brightness or manual brightness modes, 10 daylight and 2 nightvision settings, and is IP67 waterproof.

Read our full 507C ACSS review here.

4. Holosun 508T Green & Red Dot - Most Durable Open Emitter

Holosun 508T Red Dot - 32 MOA Ring + 2 MOA Dot, Titanium Housing, Multi Reticle System, Shake Awake.

Buy the 508T At The Best Price

Next on the list is the Holosun 508T. It's very similar to the 507C except it has a stronger housing made out of titanium and a square window that's a little bigger.

The 508T's square titanium housing is made to give it extra durability, both from the shape and the material.

It's available in Red or Green reticles and they come with Holosun's Multi Reticle System, which is a 32 MOA ring + 2 MOA dot, and can be toggled to show only the 32 MOA Ring or just the 2 MOA dot by holding down the "-" button for 3 seconds.

It has shake awake, a side removable battery, solar failsafe with auto brightness or manual brightness modes, 10 daylight and 2 nightvision settings, and is IP67 waterproof.

Read our full 508T review here.

5. Holosun 509T Green & Red Dot - Most Durable Closed Emitter

Holosun 509T Green Dot - 32 MOA Ring + 2 MOA Dot, Titanium Housing, Enclosed Emitter, Multi Reticle System.

Buy the 509T At The Best Price

The 509T is going to be the most heavy duty pistol optic you can buy from Holosun. It's an enclosed emitter and made with a titanium housing. The titanium is not to make it lightweight, it's to make it more durable.

The 509T comes with and RMR adapter plate

The enclosed emitter ensures that nothing can obstruct the view of the emitter and the lens, meaning water, dirt, lint or any other molecule will not get inside the optic. It will also make the optic easier to wipe off if it were to drop in mud or something like that.

The 509T is not going to be the lightest optic, but it will be the toughest.

It also has a nice big FOV and is filled with nitrogen which will help with fog-mitigation, just like a scope.

It's available in Red or Green reticles and they come with Holosun's Multi Reticle System, which is a 32 MOA ring + 2 MOA dot, and can be toggled to show only the 32 MOA Ring or just the 2 MOA dot by holding down the "-" button for 3 seconds.

It has shake awake, a side removable battery, solar failsafe with auto brightness or manual brightness modes, 10 daylight and 2 nightvision settings, and is IP67 waterproof.

Read our full 509T review here.

6. Holosun 509 ACSS Vulcan Red - Best Specialty Closed Emitter

Holosun 509 ACSS Vulcan - 10 MOA Chevron + 250 MOA Outer Ring, Aluminum Housing, Enclosed Emitter, Shake Awake.

 

Buy the 509 ACSS Vulcan At The Best Price

Similar to the 509T is the 509 ACSS Vulcan. It is an enclosed emitter optic, but it has two major differences. It’s made out of aluminum and it has the ACSS Reticle (10MOA Chevron + 250 MOA Outer Ring)

  • Enclosed Emitter
  • Aluminum Housing
  • Red ACSS Vulcan Reticle (learn more here)
  • 10 MOA Chevron + 250 MOA Outer Ring
  • Up to 50,000 Hours Battery Life (Setting 6 Dot Only)
  • 12 Brightness Setting: 10 DL & 2 NV Compatible
  • Side Battery Compartment
  • Auto Brightness Mode or Manual Mode
  • Solar Failsafe™
  • Shake Awake™
  • IP67 Waterproof

7. Holosun 507 Comp Green & Red Dot - Largest Window Competition Reticle

Holosun 508T

Buy the 507 Comp At The Best Price

Next on the list is the Holosun 507 Comp. This is one of the newest and most sought after optics from Holosun. Comp stands for "Competition" because this optic features a VERY large window, meant for competition shooting. It's the largest window in the industry.

The 507 Comp has some key differences vs the other optics listed here. First it has the C.R.S. which is the Complete Reticle System. This gives it many reticle configurations like a 2 MOA Dot only or a 2 MOA dot + 8 or 20 or 32 MOA Circle or just a 8 or 20 or 32 MOA Circle.

The 507 Comp also does not have a solar panel on it which means there is also no auto brightness setting.

It has a 7075 aluminum housing, shake awake, a side removable battery, manual brightness modes, 10 daylight and 2 nightvision settings, and is IP67 waterproof.

This is a large optic.

Read our full 507 Comp review here.

Top 5 Modified RMSc Footprint Holosun Optics for the Canik TP9 - Smaller Optics

Below are the best modified RMSc Holosun Red & Green dot optics you can mount on your Canik TP9 optics ready model. You will need the Calculated Kinetics Canik TP9 K Series Adapter Plate to fit these on your pistol. Refer to our adapter plate section above to learn more.

1. Holosun EPS Red or Green 6MOA, 2MOA, MRS - Best All Around Closed Emitter with Larger Window and lowest deck height

Holosun EPS Green Dot - Aluminum Housing, Enclosed Emitter, 2 MOA/6 MOA/MRS Versions, RMR Adapter Plate, Solar Failsafe™ (MRS only).

 

Buy the EPS At The Best Price

Last but in no way the least is the Holosun EPS. This is Holosun’s latest closed emitter optic and is made out of aluminum. It has a lower deck height than the 509T and 509. 

These EPS models come in red or green and either a 2MOA, 6MOA, or MRS Reticle. The MRS Reticle has a solar failsafe and auto brightness mode, the others do not.

  • Aluminum Housing
  • Enclosed Emitter
  • Red or Green Reticles
  • 2 MOA, 6 MOA, or MRS Versions Available
  • RMR Adapter Plate Included
  • Modified RMSc Footprint
  • Auto Brightness Mode or Manual Mode (MRS Versions Only)
  • Solar Failsafe™ (MRS Versions Only)
  • 10 Brightness Setting: 8 DL & 4 NV Compatible
  • Side Mounted Battery
  • Shake Awake
  • IPX8 Waterproof

Read our full EPS Full Size review here.

2. Holosun 407K Green & Red Dot - Best Budget Option

Holosun 407K Red Dot Sight - Affordable, 6 MOA Dot, Lightweight, Shake Awake, 50,000 Hr Battery, Waterproof.

Buy the 407K At The Best Price

This is the most affordable micro optic Holosun makes and is available in a 6 MOA green or red dot.

If you are looking for a single dot optic that is very affordable and great for plinking then this might be the one for you.

The 6 MOA dot is a really nice size. It's big enough to pick up rather easily, but still small enough to be precise with.

It has an aluminum housing, side removable battery, manual brightness controls, shake awake, is IP67 waterproof, and 50,000hrs of battery life.

Read our full 407K review here.

3. Holosun 507K Green & Red Dot - Best All Around Option

Holosun 507K Green Dot Sight - MRS Reticle, 32 MOA Circle + 2 MOA Dot.

Buy the 507K At The Best Price

The next step up from the 407K is the 507K. This has all the same features like an aluminum housing, side removable battery, manual brightness controls, shake awake, IP67 waterproof, and long battery life but it also has Holosun's Multi Reticle System (MRS).

The MRS Reticle is a 32 MOA Ring with a 2 MOA dot. It's really cool when you look at it - it's similar to an EOtech's reticle if you've ever seen them.

The other cool thing is you can toggle the reticle holding down the "-" for 3 seconds. So if you wanted to, you could use just the 32 MOA Ring, the 2 MOA Dot only, or both the 32 MOA Ring + the 2 MOA Dot.

Read our full 507K review here.

4. Holosun 507K ACSS Vulcan Green & Red Dot - Best Speciality Option

Holosun 507K ACSS Vulcan Red Dot Sight - 3 MOA Dot, 230 MOA Dotted Outer Ring.

Buy the 507K ACSS Vulcan At The Best Price

Next on the list is the 507K ACSS Vulcan. This is exactly like the 507K except is has the ACSS Vulcan reticle. This reticle has a 230 MOA dotted outer ring and a 3 MOA center dot.

The purpose of this reticle is to help you find the center dot quickly if you are off center. To learn more about the ACSS Vulcan reticle check out our article here.

The dotted outer ring can be turned off by holding down the "-" button for 3 seconds.

The main advantage of the ACSS Vulcan reticle is to be able to find the center dot quickly when drawing the pistol.

All the features are the same as the 507K except for the reticle, and this is available in both red & green.

Read our full 507K ACSS review here.

5. Holosun EPS Carry - Closed Emitter Option - Best Enclosed Emitter Option with Smaller Window

Holosun EPS Carry Green Dot Sight - MRS Reticle, 32 MOA Circle + 2 MOA Dot, Enclosed Emitter. Buy the EPS Carry At The Best Price

Available in 2 MOA Dot, 6 MOA Dot, and MRS, Red Dot or Green Dot.

 

Features:

  • MRS Reticle or 2 MOA Reticle or 6 MOA Reticle 
  • Shake Awake
  • 50,000 Hr Battery Life
  • Removable Side Battery
  • IPX8 Waterproof
  • 8 Daylight Brightness Settings and 4 Night Vision
  • Aluminum Housing
  • Enclosed Emitter

The EPS Carry is very similar to the 407K and 507K except it has one major difference, it is an enclosed emitter optic. This means the laser emitter is protected by a hood. So dirt, mud, or debris will never get in the way of the emitter to distort the reticle. 

There are 3 versions of the EPS Carry. The 2MOA, 6MOA, and MRS Versions

The MRS version has a solar panel on it which acts as a solar fail safe to power the reticle of the battery dies. It also gives you an extra auto brightness feature which can be toggled on or off.

Read our full EPS Carry review here.

Choosing between Red or Green Reticles

You may be wondering if you should get a red or green dot reticle. We get this question a lot so I am going to list a few bullet points for you to consider.

  • Green reticles are less straining for the eye to see.
  • Green reticles can help with astigmatism. If you have astigmatism you will see a blurry dot, we have been told by a few customers that Green dots help with their astigmatism, making the dot look more crisp than the red version.
  • Green will not washout on backdrops like green grass, foliage, or green colors.
  • In theory Green dots can have a longer battery life because Green is brighter, so for example a green dot on brightness setting 6 may be the same brightness as a red dot on setting 7 - which would save battery life.

If you want to learn more check out our full article about Red vs Green Dot Pros & Cons here.

Choosing between Open vs Closed Emitters

The simplest way we can break down open vs closed emitters is to look at how you plan on carrying the pistol. If you plan on being outdoors in the elements with rain, snow, sleet, then a closed emitter will be beneficial.

If you plan on carrying OWB most of the time and plan on being outside then closed emitter would be beneficial.

If you plan on carrying IWB or don't plan on being outside using your red dot in the pouring rain or heavy snow then an open reflex is fine.

Open reflexes will still work in the rain or snow but the closed emitter will give you extra peace of mind.

An open reflex can collect dust and debris on the inside of the reticle over time, so you'll want to clean it out from time to time. An enclosed emitter is easier to clean in this aspect.

To learn more about Open vs Closed emitters you can check out our Open vs Closed Emitter Guide here.

How to decide which reticle style is best for you

In this guide we covered a few different reticle options. If you need some help deciding which is best for you here are some of our thoughts on each.

  • 2 MOA only (407C, EPS 2 MOA, EPS Carry 2 MOA): This dot is quite small which makes it precise. The downside is that it can be hard to “pick up” upon drawing the weapon. If you are experienced shooting red dot sights on pistols then this may not be an issue for you. If you are new, we recommend you practice “finding the dot” at home to become proficient. If you can train your muscle memory to find the dot then 2 MOA is a great choice.
  • 6 MOA only (407K, EPS 6 MOA, EPS Carry 6 MOA): This dot is decently larger than the 2 MOA dot. We classify this as more user friendly than the 2 MOA dot as it’s a bit easier to pick up upon drawing. The 6 MOA dot will not be as precise as the 2 MOA dot at long distances (50+ yards) but it is still plenty accurate at all distance ranges. The 6 MOA dot is a nice size and it gives you a less cluttered reticle. Some people prefer it over the MRS.
  • MRS Reticle (32 MOA Ring + 2 MOA Dot) (507K, 507C, 508T, 509T, EPS MRS, EPS Carry MRS: This reticle is a good combination of both large and small. You have the 2 MOA dot to be precise with, and the 32 MOA Ring to help “find the dot”. The 32 MOA Circle is quite hard to miss. The nice thing about this reticle is the flexibility. You can use the 32 MOA Ring only or the 2 MOA dot only or both together. This way you can find what you prefer and stick to it.
  • ACSS Vulcan with 10 MOA Chevron and 250 MOA Outer Ring (507C ACSS Vulcan, 509 ACSS Vulcan): This reticle is going to be the most precise out of all the other options because of it’s Chevron. The tip of the chevron is the most precise aiming point in any red dot reticle. The 250 MOA outer ring is not visible when the chevron is centered, it’s only visible when you need to adjust your aim. This way “finding the dot” becomes quicker. The chevron also gives you range finding capabilities which none of the other optics do. The only shorter battery life compared to other options.
  • ACSS Vulcan with 3 MOA Dot and 230 MOA Dotted Outer Ring (507K ACSS Vulcan): This reticle is going to have a 3 moa dot and the 230 MOA dotted outer ring. The outer ring is only visible when the dot is not centered. The purpose is to help you find the dot quicker upon drawing the weapon. The 3 MOA dot give you a slightly larger dot than the 2 MOA dot, but it’s not that noticeable. The real value to this reticle is the outer ring and it’s assistance with helping you get on target faster by quickly adjusting your grip to “find the dot”

Conclusion

As you can see with the adapter plates available for the Canik TP9 series you can mount just about any Holosun Optic you want on the TP9.

This gives you a lot of flexibility.

We hope that you found the information helpful in this guide and if you have any questions please reach out to us on chat.

All of the optics recommended here are great, we recommend choosing the best for your specific budget and use case.

Thanks for reading!

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