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random124random
January 29, 2008, 09:28 AM
hows it going guys
i just found this site and had a few questions. I am relatively new to guns and about to get a new 9mm im almost positive im going to get either a glock19 or a ruger sr9. well everyone under the sun keeps telling me to get the glock but i have researched the ruger and heard nothing but good responses so far. its about $150 less than a 19 with nightsights. i hear its very accurate and good quality however a complaint i hear is that no one likes a gun with the internal break down safety pin. again im new but as far as i know the only time you would be breaking a gun down would be if you fieldstriping it/clean or repair. if a pistol jams i know the drills tap cock boom or to take out clip and cock a bunch of times if get double feed is there something im missing any reason in a heat of the moment situation were you would need to quickly break the gun down for some reason?????? any input at all on the ruger good or bad? i am never one to by into "hype" and just pay for a stupid name brand such as "glock" . i know the glock is a good gun but is it really woth the $1-2-or 3oo more than all the other composite guns? iv also looked into the springfields and eaa's but think the ruger or glock is best choice any recomendations is appreciated thanks

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kokapelli
January 29, 2008, 10:59 AM
If "internal break down safety pin" is referring to the disassemble/assemble pin, I have had no problems with it at all and don't foresee any.

There is no question that the Glock is a good reliable pistol, but the SR9 fits my hand much better and after 600 absolutely trouble free rounds, I find that I like the SR9 much better and shoot it much better than a Glock. Now that's just me.

Try shooting both and get what you like best and I bet you end up with the SR9.

One thing, the SR9 trigger needs a few hundred rounds through it before the trigger gets really good.

Loyalist Dave
January 29, 2008, 11:14 AM
I prefer the same trigger pull every time, and the Ruger goes from the first round double-action, to single action. The Glock is the same every time. BUT if the Glock doesn't fit your hand as well as the Ruger, the Ruger may be a better bet. Bottom line your hand and the gun must work together. The Ruger also has an ambidextrous mag release, so if you're left handed when shooting, you may find this an advantage.

LD

kokapelli
January 29, 2008, 11:18 AM
I prefer the same trigger pull every time, and the Ruger goes from the first round double-action, to single action.
The Ruger SR9 is a striker fired DAO pistol, not D/S as you described.

19-3Ben
January 29, 2008, 11:29 AM
For carry, I'd go with the Ruger because it is thinner.

JDGray
January 29, 2008, 11:33 AM
G19, without a doubt:)

Ske1etor
January 29, 2008, 11:33 AM
Which one fits your hand better? If you can answer this question... buy that one.

kokapelli
January 29, 2008, 11:36 AM
Which one fits your hand better? If you can answer this question... buy that one.
Than it will be the SR9!:)

glockman19
January 29, 2008, 11:39 AM
Get the GLOCK 19

kokapelli
January 29, 2008, 11:41 AM
Why?

GlockamaniaŽ
January 29, 2008, 12:12 PM
Go for the Glock:

Easier to field strip, lighter weight and overall fantastic gun.

Also, Glocks use magazines, NOT clips.

THE MACHINIST
January 29, 2008, 12:17 PM
theyre both plastic, scratch easily ,glock design has been around since 1984 ruger this year you do the math.

Steve C
January 29, 2008, 12:31 PM
The Ruger is a good gun but a full sized service pistol. The Glock 19 is a compact pistol and if you ever desire to carry your weapon concealed the Glock 19 is a much better one for that purpose. Of the pistols I own, my Glock 19 gets carried more often than any of the others while the full size service pistols are for range duty or carry in the car.

possum
January 29, 2008, 12:47 PM
ruger makes good stuff, i can say that about the three rugers that i have owned, 2 of which i still own. they have a great reputation and they take care of the customers. i would however wait on the sr9, i do want one and i am sure that i wil get one in the future, but i am gonna wait until the yhave been out a wile and aftermarket items becomes avaliable for them. i would say go for the glock they are worth thr extra money and parts, holsters and accesories are redialy avaliable now, and not something that you are gonna have to pay alot of money for.

ruger are reliable, accurate, and they are a great value for the money, but for now, until the sr9 has been around a year or so i am gonna say go for the glock 19, it is a proven design and happens to be my favorite glock there is.

btw welcome to THR

strat81
January 29, 2008, 01:03 PM
Aftermarket support for Glock is tremendous and far outshines anything for Ruger autos. This is particularly apparent with sights and holsters. If you plan on carrying this gun, you'll have a ton more options with the Glock.

Plus you can get 33-rd factory mags for Glock 9mm guns!

Buster_NW
January 29, 2008, 01:55 PM
I like both guns, but one factor that cannot be underestimated is Ruger's outstanding customer support. I've dealt with a lot of firearm manufacturers and, in my experience, Ruger is the best in the industry at being courteous, helpful, and standing behind their products.

As long as Ruger keeps making decent firearms, they've got my business.

novaDAK
January 29, 2008, 02:05 PM
The Ruger is a good gun but a full sized service pistol. The Glock 19 is a compact pistol and if you ever desire to carry your weapon concealed the Glock 19 is a much better one for that purpose. Of the pistols I own, my Glock 19 gets carried more often than any of the others while the full size service pistols are for range duty or carry in the car.
Actually the SR9 is relatively the same size as the Glock. It has a 4" barrel, the only difference is a minute longer slide, but a thinner frame.

I'd say go for the SR9. Ruger won't let you down :)

KBintheSLC
January 29, 2008, 05:08 PM
Have you checked out the Glock 26? I find it to be superior to the G19 for CC.

GVMan
January 29, 2008, 09:06 PM
If you want to make the right decision you have to shoot both first. I didn't want to like the Glock because of the grip. It didn't feel right in my hand. But after shooting a few rounds in each of the guns that I was considering, I realized that I felt more in control with the Glock's trigger. By in control, I mean more precise control over exactly when the trigger broke and faster double taps. I could explain all about that trigger and why I like it, but you really have to experience it to see what I am talking about.

Also, +1 for the G26 for concealment!

10-Ring
January 30, 2008, 12:29 AM
I'm not a Ruger semi auto fan and my Glock 19 is one of my favorite 9mm pistols...so, I'd recommend the G19 in this case

random124random
January 30, 2008, 07:06 AM
well i got the glock19 and on thursday i will be taking it to the range and i will tell you guys what i think but thanks for all of the input.

random124random
January 30, 2008, 07:09 AM
does anyone have a suggestion for a good holster for cc? most of the nice ones at the store i went to were $80-90 and i dont really want to pay that much for just a holster. also the holsters that go inside your belt, are those really uncomfortable to ware around all day?

Firepower!
January 30, 2008, 07:32 AM
G19. Because have used it for past 15 years without a single problem. Even shot through it SMG loads.

GVMan
January 30, 2008, 11:09 AM
In the beginning I didn't want to spend much on a holster either. All I ended up with was a shoe box full of holsters that were uncomfortable as heck.

I now have the Comp-Tac Ctac (http://www.comp-tac.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=28&products_id=61) IWB and it is great. They have outstanding customer service. Sometimes you can find someone here on THR or at Glock Talk that is trying to sell a used one because they sold the gun that it fits.

I also bought their OWB Paddle Holster (http://www.comp-tac.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=27&products_id=53). I bought the paddle for IDPA but it fits so securely on my Beltman (http://www.thebeltman.net/)belt that I find myself choosing it whenever a cover garment is possible.

Here is a recent thread about a group buy (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=313951&highlight=Comp-tac) here on THR. I haven't ever participated in one but you can check it out.

Here is a link to a recent Glock Talk (http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=496310)thread all about Comp-Tac.

If you haven't been to Glock Talk yet you will find a lot of informtion about your G19 under General Glocking (http://glocktalk.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=19).

Commander Crusty
February 3, 2008, 11:58 AM
Dear Gun Buyer,

If at all possible, you need to test fire both guns. I LOVED the Glock 19. Great size, excellent sights, fine trigger--but the darned thing hurt my hands. Can't find that out by looking at a photograph.

The Ruger is virtually the same size (I often carry mine concealed under an untucked shirt). The Ruger points better but the sights aren't as BIG and the trigger pull is stiffer by design.

Just a word on the trigger pull of both guns.

Both the Ruger and the Glock are striker fired, but they can both be shot like traditional double actions. That is, the first shot is fired with a longer trigger pull (although much shorter than, say, a Smith and Wesson model 39). Then, both the Ruger and the Glock can use a short trigger reset and be fired again WITHOUT the longer pull. You CAN'T do this with the XD or the Para LDA pistols. When shooting the XD and the Para guns, the trigger must be release ALL the way forward, then pulled all the way back--just like a double action revolver (only not as nice IMHO).

Most people can learn to shoot either type of trigger pull well, but I suggest you NOT switch back and forth between the guns with these two different FEELINGS or you may well short stroke the trigger and tie up the action right when you need it most.

So, TRY BEFORE YOU BUY. Both the guns you are considering are excellent choices. You won't go wrong with either one.

Firepower!
February 3, 2008, 12:13 PM
Glock 19!

Fishman777
February 3, 2008, 01:39 PM
I'm a Ruger man when it comes to revolvers, but I would not buy an SR9 over a Glock. The Glock reputation is the stuff of legend. I don't think that *any* pistols can quite live up to Glock's reputation, not even Glocks. While I think Glocks are slightly over-rated, I would still consider Glocks as being some of the finest Handguns available today. The SR9 could be a winner, but the guns are too new to say for sure. Right now, I would buy a G19 or a G17 over the SR9.

gunflask
February 3, 2008, 01:56 PM
glock 19

DENALI
February 3, 2008, 02:49 PM
Ruger vs Glock?:eek: Hmm, well here goes. The SR-9 is probably gonna end up being a nice design for them somewhere down the road, but of course only time can be the judge of that. I would strongly caution you away from it at this time though. Why? Ruger IMO has a well earned reputation for foisting their product on the market well before the bugs have been worked out. Perhaps you've read one of the recent gunrag reviews pertaining to the SR-9 and left with a sense of having discovered pistol nirvana! Trust me, you haven't. These rags are just this side of propaganda as it pertains to reporting the truth, and when it comes to reporting on any Ruger firearm, I and many other like minded lads feel the telling is more to the tall side. As to Glock being worth more, well the market perception is that they are. The reality is, Glock owns the LE market, whether you like them or hate them, they rule the LEA roost. This is one of the reasons you'll hear gunwriter's use phrase's like "aimed directly at the LE market" or "Ruger's first serious entry" ect..you get the idea. If you're really looking for a new pistol, to my mind you actually have better choices from Ruger then the new SR-9. I'd look to the P-89 which has been around for almost two decades and was actually carried by at least one major LEA, the P-95, while an ugly mutt, is a well proven ugly mutt. Either of which is far less likely to give you the trouble that in my opinion you'll have coming from the SR-9...:uhoh:

Lvl21nerd
July 4, 2010, 02:03 AM
this is like asking if you should buy a toyota or a ford

Quickstrike
July 4, 2010, 03:22 AM
I'd get the glock. It's very solid in 9mm. I have a glock 17, 19 and 26.

Sapper771
July 4, 2010, 10:39 AM
Another vote for the Glock 19.

Small enough to conceal well, big enough to serve as a duty weapon, plenty of capacity for its size, lightweight, tough, reliable, and accurate. The proven design is backed by a tremendous aftermarket of accessories. G17/18 magazines can be used when more capacity is needed/wanted. Tennifer finish is very corrosion resistent. The Glock is easy to field strip and clean. It is also easy to detail strip for repair, installation of upgrades, and detail clean.

The fact that both you and your wife use the same system is an advantage. Your pistols, mags, parts, and ammo is interchangeable.

The 9mm cartridge in itself is an advantage. It is cheaper to buy, allowing more training with rounds downrange. More training leads to higher proficieny. The 9mm cartridge is also extremely popular. Where ever ammunition is sold, you will find 9mm, if in stock. Defensive ammo of today has been proven to be effective against live threats. There are many different weights and styles to choose from. While it may not be the most effective defense caliber, it is still effective. Shot placement is king, not caliber.
Should you get into reloading, 9mm is very easy to reload. Wealths of 9mm load data can easily be found online as well as in every current load manual that covers pistol calibers. You can easily cut your ammo costs in half by reloading, I did.

I think you made a good decision. The Ruger SR9 looks like it is a good pistol, only time will tell. The recall turned me off of them. It doesn't look like it is going to fade away, so if you decide that you want one in the future, there should be plenty available.

Good Luck

Haifisch
July 4, 2010, 10:43 AM
Glock 19

I love Ruger revolvers, but I have never been a fan of their semi autos.

chicharrones
July 4, 2010, 03:05 PM
29 months later and I still wonder.



Not really.

Don357
July 5, 2010, 10:50 AM
I would take anything over a Glock! Especially a Ruger.

Lonestar49
July 5, 2010, 12:42 PM
...

Half the_battle is how the handgun fits (best) in "your grip" vs another.. The other battle is on the_looks of such, said, weapon..

IF you can agree on the_2, you've found your weapon of choice and desire..

Go with both (your choice, not others) and you should be totally happy,

Enjoy,


Ls

FTSESQ
July 5, 2010, 01:17 PM
I hate glocks... But I love my G19. Glocks are rock solid, uber reliable, and the G19 is probably the best Glock made. Just my personal preference, but hey, you asked

BushyGuy
July 5, 2010, 01:20 PM
I'd go with the Ruger -better feel in the hand and its thinner and its "Made in USA"!!!!!!

EddieNFL
July 5, 2010, 01:32 PM
I am relatively new to guns and about to get a new 9mm im almost positive im going to get either a glock19 or a ruger sr9.

At the risk of offending all the experts, no one on this, or any other forum can answer your question. We can all offer our experiences and opinions (biases). You have to answer the question for yourself.

ohwell
July 5, 2010, 01:37 PM
Old thread, now you have even a better option get the Ruger SR9C feels great in the hand easier to carry improved trigger and its also very accurate.

easyg
July 5, 2010, 05:16 PM
Half the_battle is how the handgun fits (best) in "your grip" vs another.. The other battle is on the_looks of such, said, weapon..

IF you can agree on the_2, you've found your weapon of choice and desire..
Respectfully, I disagree.

First and foremost, one must decide what purpose the handgun will serve:
Hunting? Self-defense? Concealed carry? Open Carry? Home defense only? Range plinking?
Etc....
That should narrow the field of possible choices.

Then one must try to actually shoot each of the contenders.

The one you shoot best is probably the best choice.
THE ONE YOU SHOOT BEST.
Not necessarily the one that feels best in your grip.
If "gun A" feels best in your grip, but you actually shoot "gun B" better, then "gun B" is the better choice.


As for the original question, Glock 17 vs Ruger SR9:

I recommend Glock.

It has been proven a thousand times over.
It's also easy for anyone to work on without the need to send the gun to the manufacturer or a gunsmith.
And the after-market support of parts and accessories for Glock is way better than for Ruger.



Good luck,
Easy

Strahley
July 5, 2010, 07:32 PM
I wouldn't buy an SR9. Feels meh in hand to me, and has a horrible trigger

Johnny Guest
July 6, 2010, 02:29 AM
This topic was pretty well thrashed out nearly a year and a half ago. There's little use in repeating the same stuff over and over.

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