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CANiK: Newly Minted IDPA Champion

by Can Kılınç

Samsun Yurt Defence’s (SYS) leading light and medium calibre firearms brand CANiK took part in the 2023 IDPA World Championship that was held in the USA. CANiK was able to clinch the championship in the competition, which was held in the USA between 12 and 14 October. Cahit Utku Aral, General Manager of SYS, stated the following: “Our athletes won the IDPA European Championship last year, and they have crowned that victory by getting the top spot IDPA World Championship and bringing its trophy to our country. We will continue to support marksmanship, both in Türkiye and abroad. 

Award-Winning Pistol Brought Championship

SYS’ firearms brand CANiK won another trophy for Türkiye in sports shooting. 2023 IDPA World Championship, held every four years by IDPA, is known as one of the world’s largest sport shooting competitions, and CANiK took the championship by storm. Nils Jonasson, CANiK Team Captain placed first in the Stock Service Pistol (SSP) and Iron Sight categories, which saw the participation of the world’s best shooters. Nils Jonasson competed in the SSP with CANiK’s award-winning pistol, the SFx RIVAL-S, making CANiK prove itself to the world once again with its completely domestic and national technologies. Alperen Kıvılcım, another CANiK Team athlete, renowned for his championships in Türkiye and Indonesia, ranked top 12 in his category and top 25 overall in the 2023 IDPA World Championship, marking a great success for his first IDPA World Championship debut.

“We Will Continue to Support Sport Shooting”

Cahit Utku Aral, General Manager of SYS, commented as follows: “As CANiK, we have become one of the biggest competitors in sport shooting, both with the sponsorships we have provided and successes we have achieved. Our athletes were at the top spot in the IDPA European Championship last year, and brought CANiK the trophy for IDPA World Championship, a competition held every four years like the FIFA World Cup. I wholeheartedly congratulate our CANiK team and our athletes and thank them for bringing the championship trophy to us and Türkiye once again. With CANiK Academy, we will continue to support the conscious and correct use of firearms and marksmanship both in Türkiye and abroad, in line with our global vision.”

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