Rented an SR9c today


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wbwanzer
July 13, 2012, 06:26 PM
I went to the indoor range today and rented an SR9c to see if I really wanted this more than the M&P Compact or the XDm 3.8. From my online research I was leaning towards the Ruger. I shot it very well considering I was indoors (never enough light in those places for me). It took me 10 or 15 rounds to settle down, but then I was putting them where I wanted them and shooting pretty quickly (something I can't do at my outdoor range).

Real nice pistol. No failures out of 50 rounds on a rental that probably never gets cleaned. I really like this gun and will get one in the next month. So I'm through researching. Just need to come up with the money and a dealer that has one.

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RBid
July 13, 2012, 06:55 PM
Good stuff. Very smart that you made sure to experience it, since you had the opportunity.

Read the manual section relating to takedown, and clean out the packing grease before you shoot it. They come stuffed with grease.

wbwanzer
July 13, 2012, 07:22 PM
Thanks. Will do.

Pops 1
July 13, 2012, 09:02 PM
The SR9c is a great shooter, I have two, his and hers.

ColdDayInHell
July 13, 2012, 10:02 PM
I'm glad you enjoyed it, it's a really awesome gun. It always finds its way into my range bag and begs me to shoot it. I carried it for a while but I got a Glock 36 for my summer carry (it carried fine but I am tall+thin so it printed sometimes.) Good luck with your purchase.

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TarDevil
July 14, 2012, 03:10 AM
Mine goes with me everywhere allowed. Fantastic gun!

wbwanzer
July 14, 2012, 09:27 AM
Yeah, it's a pretty cool gun. I keep thinking about it. I didn't know that I would get this jacked about a Ruger semi-auto. I never gave them much respect. But I kept reading really good stuff about the SR9c on the forums. I can't speak to the other Ruger models, but this SR9c is a pistol worthy of respect.

bannockburn
July 14, 2012, 09:59 AM
wbwanzer

My first shooting experience with the SR9c came at an indoor range where the gentleman next to me was trying out his new SR9c for the first time. I happened to notice (mainly because he was shooting next to me in the lane to my left), that he was having a problem getting a decent grouping together on paper at about 30'. At some point he came over and asked me if I would try out the gun so he would know if it was a problem with the gun or his shooting ability. I was glad to help and after checking the gun out, I partially loaded the mag and put all 5 rounds in the black. The sights were very easy to acquire, the trigger was decent enough, and the gun felt very good in my hand. Not long after that, I went out and bought my own SR9c and it's been every bit as good as the one that I tried that day at the range.

wbwanzer
July 14, 2012, 05:30 PM
I'm Looking forward to making that purchase.

I'm planning to use it as a carry gun when I can get away from Maryland.

wristtwister
July 15, 2012, 01:08 AM
Up until I got an SR9c, the SR9 was the best gun I had ever taken out of the box new. I thought they had lost their minds when they took 7 rounds out of the mag and turned the SR9 into a "sissy pistol", but the gun's accurate, smooth shooting, and eats about anything I feed it. The capability to accept the full sized mag gives it an option that puts it far and above any other handgun equally priced in the market. It has "features", it's a solid performer, and has versatility that is unparalleled by the other players in the market.

I love my M&P, my Springfield tactical XD, and a host of other pistols I own, but I think the SR9c is the smartest gun design I've seen (as a single caliber design). Clearly I like Rugers... I have the entire SR series of guns, and have had the same performance out of all of them.

Rugers used to be big, clunky, and unhandy to shoot... but they were always reliable. Now they're slick looking, smooth, and still reliable... a good job of engineering, Ruger.

WT

ColdDayInHell
July 15, 2012, 01:16 AM
Up until I got an SR9c, the SR9 was the best gun I had ever taken out of the box new. I thought they had lost their minds when they took 7 rounds out of the mag and turned the SR9 into a "sissy pistol", but the gun's accurate, smooth shooting, and eats about anything I feed it. The capability to accept the full sized mag gives it an option that puts it far and above any other handgun equally priced in the market. It has "features", it's a solid performer, and has versatility that is unparalleled by the other players in the market.

I love my M&P, my Springfield tactical XD, and a host of other pistols I own, but I think the SR9c is the smartest gun design I've seen (as a single caliber design). Clearly I like Rugers... I have the entire SR series of guns, and have had the same performance out of all of them.

Rugers used to be big, clunky, and unhandy to shoot... but they were always reliable. Now they're slick looking, smooth, and still reliable... a good job of engineering, Ruger.

WT
Very good writeup. Well done! I love my SR9c! Ruger all the way. I love my Glocks and S&W's too though.

MikePaiN
July 15, 2012, 06:59 AM
An SR9c is my EDC, which speaks too its 100% reliability. Too me, the SR9c's trigger beats all the competition, better than Glock, XD, FNS and especially M&P. What I really love about the pistol is its versatility. The SRc looses nothing in performance to full size pistol so with a change of the mag, it goes from compact carry gun to full fire power combat pistol.

wbwanzer
July 15, 2012, 02:32 PM
Thanks everyone. You guys are confirming my thoughts about the SR9c.

Kleanbore
July 15, 2012, 02:39 PM
I'm planning to take a look at one.

Tex4426
July 15, 2012, 02:49 PM
I have in my hosehold..not all mine ... 2 sr9c..and a sr9...they all shoot great with no malfunctions as of yet...all 3 have the 70 dollar drop in trigger parts installed and make the original trigger feel like an AK trigger...well well welll worth the 70 bucks and i recomend it for every sr9 or sr9c...also crimson trace makes a contoured laser for the sr9c that will fit in most holsters i think its like 175 and i have one...its really nice

RBid
July 15, 2012, 03:09 PM
This is a link to an extended review of the SR9c that I did on another board. There were some good contributions in the thread.

http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=492724

GlackAttack
July 16, 2012, 03:30 PM
I love my 9c. Very ergonomic, accurate, and a joy to shoot. :D

JP5EDC
July 16, 2012, 04:34 PM
I love mine, had it for a year and put 1k trouble free rounds through it.

RevDerb
July 16, 2012, 11:23 PM
I recently picked up a new SR9c (foolishly sold the first one that I had several months ago). Already have a SR9 which is a great range gun and fun to shoot. I took the 9c to the range today and cycled 66 rounds through it. At the end of my range time I had a real nice 2" hole around the center and just a couple that I lost my concentration on. I love Ruger's current offering of semi-auto's. Also had an SR40c but also sold it as I decided against getting too deep into .40S&W. Went with .45acp Glock instead.

JEB
July 17, 2012, 12:06 AM
i got a sr9c for my wife a few months back and we both LOVE it! the only problem is that she wont give it up so now im going to have to buy another one! just have to decide if i want another 9mm or if i want to stick with .40 (already have 2).

easyg
July 17, 2012, 01:08 AM
An SR9c is my EDC, which speaks too its 100% reliability. Too me, the SR9c's trigger beats all the competition, better than Glock, XD, FNS and especially M&P. What I really love about the pistol is its versatility. The SRc looses nothing in performance to full size pistol so with a change of the mag, it goes from compact carry gun to full fire power combat pistol.
You took the words right out of my mouth!

I agree 100%!

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wbwanzer
July 17, 2012, 09:17 AM
Nice photo, easyg. That's the one I want.

J_L_A
July 17, 2012, 08:57 PM
^^^^ They also have it in this color..... :)


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RBid
July 18, 2012, 12:39 PM
Two tone, or black on black, those are beautiful. Mine is all black, to prevent drawing eyes if my clothes shift. I admit that I think the two-tone is a little prettier, though.

wbwanzer
July 18, 2012, 01:55 PM
I love the two-tone and that's what I'll get if I can.

checkmyswag
July 18, 2012, 05:13 PM
Have you shot the S&W and Springfield?

wbwanzer
July 18, 2012, 05:40 PM
I have not shot the M&P or Springfield. But I do have an XDm in 4.5 so I kinda know about them. I dry fired an M&P last year and didn't care for the trigger.

Gato MontÚs
July 18, 2012, 06:49 PM
I'm helping my friend buy his first handgun, so I've been taking him to the range with me to rent a wide array of different offerings. S&W, Sig, Springfield and Glocks, both in full size and compact varieties. For some reason Ruger seemed to slip my mind and it wasn't until the salesman. who by now is fully aware of what we were up to, offered up the SR9c. Boy am I glad he did! Both my friend and I agree that that little pistol is one sweet shooter, and I think both of us are now in line for one. A real sleeper for sure.

checkmyswag
July 18, 2012, 08:35 PM
I like the Ruger's trigger. I'm fine with the S&W's trigger and like about everything else on the M&P better.

Good you've handled all 3 and shot 2 at least. Won't make any claims that the S&W is superior.

Congrats on your hands on research before you buy.

tobenheim
July 18, 2012, 08:48 PM
I love the fact that the SR9c comes with a 10 and 17 round magazine with grip extender. I carry with the 10 and then throw the 17 rounder in at night for HD. The extender is excellent and fits flush with the frame. It has never pinched me the way some extended mag sleeves do. Also, the SR9c feels great in the hand and slimmer to me than a lot of the other offerings. Conceals great too.

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