1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Ruger's New "SR" 9E?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by kcofohio, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. kcofohio

    kcofohio Well-Known Member

  2. Shield?....

    At first I thought Ruger wanted to compete with the Beretta Nano, M&P Shields, Kahr Arms CM series, the P290RS 9x19mm, and XDs pistols but the specs say it's 10/17 rounds? :confused:

    The SR9 line is popular but what is Ruger up too?
  3. F-111 John

    F-111 John Well-Known Member

    Sounds like Ruger's replacement for the P95 series.
  4. kcofohio

    kcofohio Well-Known Member

    One article mentioned about Ruger is using this gun to take place of the P-series.


  5. kcofohio

    kcofohio Well-Known Member

    John, looks like you're no the only one thinking this. :)
  6. beeenbag

    beeenbag Well-Known Member

    It looks just like the sr9, what's different?
  7. MAKster

    MAKster Well-Known Member

    It appears to be just a cheaper version of the SR9. Lower quality slide finish, sights, etc. Probably like how Kahr has the lower priced CW version of the P models.
  8. benzy2

    benzy2 Well-Known Member

    From the website, it looks like a standard carbon steel rather than stainless as well as fixed sights rather than adjustable rear sight. It comes in about an ounce heavier as well. There are fewer serrations on the slide. It also looks like the sight dovetail is smaller and the pins holding things in place in the slide are arranged different. My guess is it's just a cheaper way to make the SR9 and as such they are using it to replace the old P95. Seems like a good idea if the R&D is low and simpler machining processes can be used. Beyond that time will tell if trigger work is different, but I doubt it will be anything vastly changed.
  9. greyling22

    greyling22 Well-Known Member

  10. mgmorden

    mgmorden Well-Known Member

    I think this will do well - they needed a P95 replacement for sure. I finally bit the bullet and got an SR9 about 2 months ago (bought used so I doubt this will be that much better of a deal), but I think this will do well for them.

    As a matter of fact if you look at some other pics of the top of the slide you'll notice they removed the obnoxious LCI from the gun. In that regard I'd actually consider that BETTER than the standard SR9.

    Interestingly though they drop the SR moniker on this. Official name on Ruger's site isn't the SR9E, but rather just the Ruger 9E.
  11. herrwalther

    herrwalther Well-Known Member

    I must be missing something as well. According to Ruger's own spec sheet, the 9E is 0.01" shorter, almost 1 oz heavier, and $100 cheaper. I understand going for budget firearms, but the SR pistols can be found for much under MSRP if you look around/buy used.
  12. mdThanatos

    mdThanatos Well-Known Member

    From Ruger's website here are the differences, that I found, between the 9e and the SR9:


    Fixed 3 dot sights
    1 magazine only
    Alloy Steel/Blued
    No mag loader included
    View port instead of LCI
    MSRP $429


    Adjustable 3 dot sights
    2 mags
    Stainless Steel/Brushed Stainless or Alloy Steel/Black Nitride
    Mag loader
    MSRP $529
  13. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a win/win to me. Lower cost and no LCI.
  14. snooperman

    snooperman Well-Known Member

    I think it is a win -win for us and Ruger. Thank You, Ruger
  15. HexHead

    HexHead Well-Known Member

    Didn't need a LCI since they're not planning on selling new pistols in CA.
  16. TarDevil

    TarDevil Well-Known Member

    I've got a SR9c... I'm good.

    It's a good move for Ruger. The LCI is a non issue for me either way...I just don't pay any attention to it, but if it lowers production cost I'm all for getting rid of it.

    Non adjustable sights.... I had to tweak the windage on mine a bit, but hopefully Ruger will get the sights right.

    The SR series has been a success. Same basic gun for a hundred bucks less, how can they go wrong?
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2014
  17. F-111 John

    F-111 John Well-Known Member

    kcofohio: Great minds think alike!
  18. mdThanatos

    mdThanatos Well-Known Member

    It is definitely on my watch list. I have ruled out the SR series due to the LCI. I don't know what I am doing wrong but I can see the LCI when looking down the sights and it bothers me. I have to admit I don't like the fact that it only comes with one mag.
  19. Arizonan

    Arizonan member

    Ruger guns today. Suck.
  20. Arizonan

    Arizonan member

    Designs are garbage. Bluing sucks, wears right off. Stupid load chamber alert. Bill Ruger would be disappointed. Ruger use to be a designer. Now they are copiers. Would never own a Ruger today. Ani own over eight of the quality ones from the 70s, 80s

Share This Page