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Rented an SR9c today

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by wbwanzer, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. wbwanzer

    wbwanzer Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. RBid

    RBid Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. wbwanzer

    wbwanzer Well-Known Member

    Thanks. Will do.
  4. Pops 1

    Pops 1 Well-Known Member

    The SR9c is a great shooter, I have two, his and hers.
  5. ColdDayInHell

    ColdDayInHell Well-Known Member

    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.

  6. TarDevil

    TarDevil Well-Known Member

    Mine goes with me everywhere allowed. Fantastic gun!
  7. wbwanzer

    wbwanzer Well-Known Member

    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.
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2012
  8. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member


    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.
  9. wbwanzer

    wbwanzer Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. wristtwister

    wristtwister Well-Known Member

    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.

  11. ColdDayInHell

    ColdDayInHell Well-Known Member

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

    MikePaiN Well-Known Member

    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.
  13. wbwanzer

    wbwanzer Well-Known Member

    Thanks everyone. You guys are confirming my thoughts about the SR9c.
  14. Kleanbore

    Kleanbore Moderator

    I'm planning to take a look at one.
  15. Tex4426

    Tex4426 Well-Known Member

    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
  16. RBid

    RBid Well-Known Member

  17. GlackAttack

    GlackAttack Well-Known Member

    I love my 9c. Very ergonomic, accurate, and a joy to shoot. :D
  18. JP5EDC

    JP5EDC Member

    I love mine, had it for a year and put 1k trouble free rounds through it.
  19. RevDerb

    RevDerb Well-Known Member

    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.
  20. JEB

    JEB Well-Known Member

    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).

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