Ruger SR9 Good to Go?


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Dynasty
July 16, 2012, 09:24 AM
Is there any reason to hesitate to purchase the Ruger SR9 pistol? They have been out a few years now, correct? Have all the bugs been worked out in these pistols?

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wbwanzer
July 16, 2012, 09:47 AM
I can't really speak to the SR9, but I have read many good reviews about the compact version, the SR9c. So I rented one last week and am now planning to get one. I shot very well with it in fairly rapid fire at an indoor range which is rather dark compared to outdoors. I'm convinced it's good pistol.

Have you done any searches on the various forums for 'SR9'? See what the consensus is.

Walking Dead
July 16, 2012, 09:56 AM
I rented one at the range when I was looking for a new pistol but ended up going with the Sig SP2022 instead. Absolutely nothing wrong with the Ruger I just like the DA/SA type pistols better. As far as the Ruger was concerned it was pretty awesome.

Tex4426
July 16, 2012, 09:56 AM
Have three..2 compacts 1 full size...i recomend the compact because iy comes with the carrt clip and full size clip with adapter...also the trigger is better on the compact

mgmorden
July 16, 2012, 10:01 AM
also the trigger is better on the compact

Based on what I've read that was once true, but on the new models both use the same trigger.

Tex4426
July 16, 2012, 10:09 AM
That may be true because the full size ive got is the oldest of the three...all mine have the 70 drop in trigger job so they are all great now

Fishbed77
July 16, 2012, 10:23 AM
My brother has owned an SR9 for a few years. He's never had a single problem with it, and reliability has been 100% through several thousand rounds.

It's a pleasant and surprisingly accurate gun to shoot - the trigger and ergonomics are better than a Glock, and the standard 3-dot sights are quite nice as well.

I don't care for unecessary doo-dads like the "shark-fin" LCI or magazine disconnect, but they don't affect reliability in any way. The manual safety is tiny and unecessary on this type of gun, but it clicks positively and looks like it would be next to impossible to accidentally actuate, so it's not a dealbreaker.

Tex4426
July 16, 2012, 10:51 AM
I like the chambered indicator..i shoot with other ppl so if one loads somebody else can pick it up and instantly see its chambered

TarDevil
July 16, 2012, 11:32 AM
Personally, I would get the compact. You get nearly all the benefits of the full size with the option of conceal carry.

Excellent gun, BTW.

RBid
July 16, 2012, 11:51 AM
If you're going to get one, I would suggest the SR9c. Getting that gains concealability, with no trade off. In fact, I believe the dual recoil spring in the 'c' makes it a softer shooter than the full size. Spare magazines are readily available-- I was able to walk in to a local shop, and get a 10 and a 17, right off the rack.

There are occasionally reports of trigger reset issues, but Ruger will fix those, and the majority run flawlessly. I have 850 through my SR9c. Zero failures, lots of smiles. Very good trigger, and it's awesome after break in.

The manual safety is very well executed. It's perfectly placed, doesn't accidentally switch position, and is easy to flick down during presentation.

Have fun!

labhound
July 16, 2012, 01:42 PM
I have the latest version of the SR9. Excellent pistol. It's been 100% reliable through almost 1000 rounds. Vast improvement in the trigger over the original SR9.

mgmorden
July 16, 2012, 01:44 PM
I like the chambered indicator..i shoot with other ppl so if one loads somebody else can pick it up and instantly see its chambered

Except that you can't. You don't know if they've disabled theirs. Or if they're using a snap-cap (which isn't a live round, but will flip it up). Or if the thing just chipped off the part that pushes it up.

Overall, they're just a bad idea. Trusting them to convey loaded status can bite you bad one day. False sense of security and all that.

Tex4426
July 16, 2012, 02:31 PM
U have your opinions i have mine...i just kniw that ther was a day my buddy was over...i grabbed a mag i thought was empty...had 2 bullets in it but i didnt catch that...i shoved it in tger a racked the slide...luckily i easily saw the chamber indicator flip up or ther would have been a hole in the floor..or worse

Tex4426
July 16, 2012, 02:33 PM
Needless to say i make sure i look at the mag alot closer now and rack the slide multiple times to insure one hasnt chambered

labhound
July 16, 2012, 02:35 PM
I personally like and prefer the loaded chamber indicator and thumb safety of my SR9. I see them as an additional tool to aid in the safe use of the gun but by no means do they replace basic gun handling safety. Do a press check to make certain a round is chambered or not and keep your finger out of the trigger until you're ready to shoot.

Fishbed77
July 16, 2012, 02:59 PM
U have your opinions i have mine...i just kniw that ther was a day my buddy was over...i grabbed a mag i thought was empty...had 2 bullets in it but i didnt catch that...i shoved it in tger a racked the slide...luckily i easily saw the chamber indicator flip up or ther would have been a hole in the floor..or worse

... and that is why you treat all firearms as if the arey loaded ALL OF THE TIME.

Tex4426
July 16, 2012, 03:34 PM
I normally do...im just stating that even the most carefull ppl make a mistake

GlackAttack
July 16, 2012, 03:50 PM
It is my understanding that the SR9 trigger design has been updated since the SR9c has come out. My SR9c had trigger reset issues, But it has been flawless since getting it back from Ruger(about 2,000 rounds ago). In many ways, other companies are copying the features Ruger's SRc line and with good reason. The SR pistols also have a tactile(sense of touch) loaded indicator on the right-hand side, like a Glock does.

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