I was looking to upgrade from my bersa 380(my firsthand gun purchase) because I decided to get my cwp and thought the 380 was a bit under powered. so I just started researching 9mm and 40s. I wanted a higher capacity than a sub compact. I was looking at glocks and rugers and then saw this funky looking burnt bronze gun in the case so I asked to look at it and if they guy behind the counter had any experience with this manufacturer. He said he had never handeled one but had heard good things. so off to internet land I went to research this gem. ill have to admit the first reviews I saw of the canik tp9 were not very comforting but upon watching some of the guys other videos I found out that everything in the world was total garbage except his al mighty glock. so I kept up the search and soon learned that the only bad reviews out there were from people who were already dead set that their brand was the best everyone else sucked. so ... I kew a few police officers in my city and went to the local range one day just to talk to them and see if they had heard of this gun and 2 of the 5 I talked to actually owned the canik 55 and the canik tp9sf they let me shoot them and their S&w 40. I went the next day and bought the tp9da in burnt bronze.
I am planning on using it as my edc I know its probably a little big for ccw but im 6 ft 235 so it should have a place to hide on my frame.
if anyone uses this as a ccw any suggestions on a iwb holster would be greatly appreciated as I cant seem to find anything specific for the DA
Welcome Ash, glad to have you aboard. The DA is a great pistol and I think you will develop confidence with it as you use it more. I carry a similarly sized pistol in winter time so it shouldn't be a problem for you. Summer time I have something much smaller.
Welcome. Glad you are smart enough to look past the B.S. from some gun reviewers. No manufacturer is without issues, but the DA has not had any issues I'm aware of. I've got two DA's and plan to add a third. I own 8 Caniks and plan to add more. Check out Smoky Mountain Concealment. I have their holsters and they are great. Red X has also become a supporting vendor of the forum, but I don't have any experience with them yet. But my IWB for my DA is from Smoky Mountain. Great quality. My only regret is getting an IWB. I'm 5'7 and thought I'd be all right. But, it's just too big for me to carry IWB. I think you'll be fine. But again, that's my own problem and not a mark against Smoky Mountain Concealment. If your on our FB page he usually responds quickly.
If you decide you want to broaden your horizons a bit, come check out Spartanburg Practical Shooters Assn. USPSA practical shooting in Moore, SC
There's some kind of shoot for every skill and experience level nearly every Saturday. Generally $20, no membership required. All you need is safe firearm handling, a holster, mags, and pouches. And about 150 of those things that go bang.
Their website kind of sucks, but they put on a good match with 65-85 shooters at every event, and you're still done by 2-2:30.