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Glock 22 Gen 3...vs...Ruger SR40

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by JLH, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. JLH

    JLH Member

    I am considering the purchase of one or the other...both are used but are as-new-in-box....both come with 2-mags....Glock is $399.00 and Ruger is $350.00.....Which would be your preference, and why?
  2. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Well-Known Member

    Glock. It has a great track record.
  3. JR24

    JR24 Well-Known Member

    Can't speak for the full size but my current EDC is a SR40c and its done nothing but eat anything I feed it and shoot accurately to boot.

    Glock ergonomics don't fit me personally, but its also a solid choice by all accounts. YMMV naturally.
  4. Blue Brick

    Blue Brick Well-Known Member

  5. 45_auto

    45_auto Well-Known Member

    There's a reason that the Glock costs more.

    You get what you pay for - your choice.
  6. HOOfan_1

    HOOfan_1 Well-Known Member

    What is that reason?

    I am sure some people say that about Bose speakers as well.

    Not saying there isn't a valid reason, but I own a Glock 19 and an SR9c, and I've yet to find a reason why they Glock should cost more...
  7. horsemen61

    horsemen61 Well-Known Member

    I'd go with the glock that's just me though I am a fan the SR series from ruger has never really done it or me if you know what I mean.
  8. jmr40

    jmr40 Well-Known Member

    If the Ruger were significanly cheaper maybe, but for $50 I'd not even think about it. That is 2 boxes of ammo. You'll shoot that up in the 1st range trip. Buy the Glock.
  9. Blue Brick

    Blue Brick Well-Known Member

    And what is that?? Unsupported chambers and KBooms? I’ll pass on that. Hi Point cost a fraction of a Glock, yet can you find an accidental KBoom?
  10. TarDevil

    TarDevil Well-Known Member

    My personal choice would be the Ruger...but it may not be right for you.
  11. CZ9shooter

    CZ9shooter Well-Known Member

    I have an SR that I really like. Feels really good in the hand. I have shot a few Glocks, but I just cant warm up to them.

    And as far as getting what you pay for.... thats another reason I am a fan of Ruger products. They offer an excellent value when compared to many other top makers. High quality products that arent artificially hyped up with high prices and sneaky marketing tactics, at least not as much. Plus, they are an Amercian company.

    I once read somewhere that when Glocks first hit the U.S. market they were asking around $250 for them. Sales were bad because people perceived them as cheap junk. They doubled the price and then they sold like hot cakes.

    Get what you pay for? Retail price has very little to do with the quality or cost of manufature of a product. Not just with firearms, with many products. People will pay what they THINK or FEEL it is worth.

    Sorry, rant over. I vote Ruger.
  12. HOOfan_1

    HOOfan_1 Well-Known Member

    So anyway as someone who owns a Glock 19 and an SR9c here are my thoughts

    Pros for SR series
    -Adjustable Sights
    -IMO a better trigger, but not a huge difference
    -IMO a better grip (with extension), again not a huge deal for me though
    Pro or con depending on your preferences are the safety features...two of which are easy to remove.

    Pro for the Glock
    -Accessories and magazines are plentiful and cheaper than most other guns

    Thruthfully, just because of the accessories aspect, I would likely go for the Glock if I had to choose one or the other.
  13. Fishbed77

    Fishbed77 Well-Known Member

    While I think the SR9 is the better gun in many respects (trigger, ergonomics, sights, no history of kabooms since it was designed from the start to handle .40S&W, customer service, etc), I'd probably just pick the Glock because mags, parts, and accessories are cheaper and easier to find.
  14. mgmorden

    mgmorden Well-Known Member

    Both will serve you well, so I don't think you're making a mistake with either.

    Overall having shot both (but the 9mm versions thereof), I think the Ruger is the better gun, and a better value. It feels better in the hand, the sights are better, and its just as reliable. AND it costs less.

    That said, as has already been mentioned Glock magazines are cheaper (particularly used Glock 22 mags as there's lots of LE surplus out there) so if you want to add a lot of magazines then the Glock may balance out on cost. I try to keep 5 mags for most of my pistols but 2 may be all you need.

    Again though, I'd stress that neither of these guns is a "bad" pistol, so whichever you get shoot it and enjoy it without looking back.
  15. HankR

    HankR Well-Known Member


    If they were both the same price I'd get the Ruger -- I prefer having a safety and I think the Ruger is a better gun (never even fondled a sr40, but I did like the SR9C and the SR45 I've shot).

    I'd probably even pay $50 extra for the Ruger, but that's my preference w/ the safety. I'd definitely get the Ruger for $50 less.
  16. JustinJ

    JustinJ Well-Known Member

    When one considers the vastly higher number of Glocks in existence and the vastly higher amount of rounds that have been through them it becomes apparently clear how invalid that comparison is.

    To the OP, i'd say it depends on usage. If this gun is expected to see hard use and high round count i'd go with the Glock, no question. If not, ergonomics and personal preference can be more of a consideration. However, even if just for HD and range use i'd prefer the Glock as reliability is second to none.
  17. TestPilot

    TestPilot Well-Known Member

    I'd pick Glock only because Ruger insists on putting in manual firng inhibitor that requires separate motion from pulling the trigger to engable fire.

    Glock also has a finish that resists rust better.
  18. Blue Brick

    Blue Brick Well-Known Member

    It’s a very valid point. Is it parts per million error rate to you? How many Glock’s must be produced so that one can explode? Ever buy a police trade in? Cosmetically they are very rough, but inside they are barely used. Glock has a track record of catastrophic failures that can’t be ignored.
  19. Texshooter

    Texshooter Well-Known Member

    In the .40 - Ruger no doubt. The .40 cal in Glock was an afterthought. They knew the kool-aid drinkers would buy it regardless.

    And add that to the fact that Ruger has a higher level of corporate integrity as well.
  20. ritepath

    ritepath Well-Known Member

    Tough decision, I'd thought about both at one time, and ended up with a 229 in 40. Owned a G20 and love my SR45.

    Either one is a good gun, I loved the feel of both. As always the glock has a reputation as #1 in plastic. IMHO the rugers are pretty darned good value and accurate as hell, but on par with the ugliness of the glocks. I like the external safety on the SR's, make's me more comfortable when handing it over to my 9yo son to shoot.

    Too bad you can't find a used M&P 40 in that price range.

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