Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Canik Partners with Nils Jonasson to Promote Shooting Sports

Delray Beach, Fla. - (April 24, 2019) - Canik, manufacturer of handguns and accessories used around the world and imported to the U.S. exclusively by Century Arms, today announced a multi-year endorsement partnership with competitive shooter Nils Jonasson, winner of 15 national and world championship events.

Nils marked his first National Title with a victory at the 2010 USPSA Limited Nationals. Since then Nils has become one of an elite few that compete in different divisions across many styles of competition shooting, all while consistently maintaining high level finishes. His accomplishments include:

• 4-time USPSA Limited National Champion
• 4-time USPSA Single Stack National Champion
• 2-time USPSA L10 National Champion
• USPSA Multigun Tactical National Champion
• IPSC US Standard National Champion
• IDPA Indoor ESP National Champion
• IDPA ESP World Champion
• IPSC Standard World Champion

“There are competitors, and then there’s Nils Jonasson,” said Chip Hunnicutt, Director of Marketing for Century Arms. “With 15 national and world titles in eight years and nearly a half dozen major regional wins already in 2019, Nils is a respected shooting authority and a natural fit for representing Canik.”

“Canik is committed to delivering pistols that exceed expectations in performance and affordability and I am pleased to work with their team to promote these products for competitive shooting,” said Jonasson.

A competitive shooter for 17 years, Nils began his career competing at local matches in his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona. Giving back to the community and setting an example is important for top competitors and Nils has had the privilege of serving as match director or assisting USPSA, 3Gun and other local matches since 2008 at the Rio Salado Sportsman’s Club in Mesa, Arizona.

Nils will appear in the Canik booth #2007 at the 2019 NRA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana this weekend, April 26-28. Attendees are invited to see the Canik line of products including the new TP9 Elite Combat Executive and the pistol Nils will be shooting in competition, the TP9SFx.

For further information on the partnership agreement with Nils Jonasson or Canik products, visit