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Sig P6 or Ruger SR9C?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Olympus, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. Olympus

    Olympus Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking about buying a new gun and needed some opinions. I've been considering getting a new Ruger SC9C for a conceal carry that is still enjoyable to take a trip to the range with. I pretty much had my mind made up until I went to the range today with my father in law and he showed me his Sig P6 with some custom grips. Never been a fan of the feel of Sigs, but this single stack was a lot more comfortable. And it was really a dream to shoot! I'm worried though that a P6 might be a little bit too big and heavy for concealing though. Thoughts?
  2. Carter

    Carter Well-Known Member

    I love my SR9c. Never handled a Sig P6 though, so I can't comment on it.

    My ruger doubles as my carry gun and range gun (only one handgun right now) and it does perfectly. Its groups are just as tight as my friend's 1911.

    I only wish that it didn't have that darn loaded chamber indicator.
  3. Kymasabe

    Kymasabe Well-Known Member

    I've owned a few Sigs and while the P6 is a nice gun, I chose the SR9c instead. The Ruger is lighter and with the carry mag, holds 10+1 while the single stack Sig is 8+1.
    Ruger has the advantage of a 17 round mag with sleeve for range or home defense use. Ruger also has windage and elevation adjustable sights. I loved every Sig I owned, with the exception of the P250, but with money being tight these days and only capable of buying one gun right now, I went with the SR9c and haven't looked back. It's been a great gun, easy to shoot, and reliable.
  4. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member


    Also you might want to keep in mind that the SIG P6 is a DA first shot, SA all others after that. It uses a decocker to reset the action to DA mode. The SR9c uses a firing system more like that found on a Glock; a "safe-action" type trigger with an additional frame mounted safety. Kymasabe is also correct in that the P6 carries fewer rounds in it's mag while the SR9c comes with both a 10 round and a 17 round mag. Without having a P6 I couldn't comment on a relative size comparison, but I would venture to guess that the SR9c is slightly smaller and perhaps more concealable than the SIG.
  5. Dionysusigma

    Dionysusigma Well-Known Member

    I currently carry a Sig P6. It's the best pistol I've ever owned as far as comfort, accuracy, and reliability, but lately I've been looking for something smaller and lighter for CCW.
  6. 19-3Ben

    19-3Ben Well-Known Member

    SR9c without a question.

    It's lighter, smaller, holds more ammo, and is more likely to work with hollow-points.

    Oh, and they are every bit as well made and solid as M&P, Glock, XD, FHN-P, etc...

    The detractors would like you believe they are not up to the level of their more expensive competition. Having held and shot both, yes they are. Same quality, $100-$150 lower price-tag.
  7. Olympus

    Olympus Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the input everybody. I have taken the mag capacity into consideration. I really like the adustable sights on the SR9C. However, I've just never been a big fan of polymer frame pistols.

    As for carrying, whatever I end up getting, I'm going to buy the Crossbreed Supertuck. I've just been hearing too many good things about these holsters to not buy one.
  8. Mike J

    Mike J Well-Known Member

    I would think you should definitely check into whether or not the P6 will reliably cycle hollow points before you purchase. Just something to consider.
  9. Olympus

    Olympus Well-Known Member

    I know my father in law's will feed the hollow points. But from what I've read, some do and some don't. There's really no way of knowing until you buy you and try it out. The FIL has no interest in selling his...already tried that.
  10. Mike J

    Mike J Well-Known Member

    I wonder if your odds of hollowpoints cycling would be better with a 225 (I believe it was the commercial version of the P6). You might look around for a used one. I saw one at a gun show a couple of years ago ( about the time the P6's were coming in pretty heavy. The guy offered to sell it to me for $275 but I didn't really need it so I passed. Sometime I think I should have snapped that one up.
  11. Almond27

    Almond27 Well-Known Member

    SR9c would be my choice not a big fan of Sig p6 at all
  12. Lateck

    Lateck Well-Known Member

    I own a SIG P229 and the SR9c.
    The SR9c is beat for carry. I found the SR9c to be the best gun I have shot right out of the box. :D
    My SIG (s) are finer finished but I am looking at a SR9 to go with the "c".
    I think both are good, but the little c for the price is great.
    The frame is a none issue to me and I do like having the safety.

  13. atomd

    atomd Well-Known Member

    You can replace the P6's barrel with a 225 barrel if you want. For strictly ccw I'd get the SR9C though.
  14. Olympus

    Olympus Well-Known Member

    Went to pull the trigger on the SR9C this afternoon. Local gun show wouldn't come down off $420 and I was at $400 cash. Other shops are selling for $399.99, they just don't have any in stock. I just can't reason paying $20 more so I can have it right now instead of ordering the gun from another shop and just waiting a couple days.

    I still plan on buying a P6 though. The FIL decided to tease me a little and sent his gun home with me to "play" with for a few months. Maybe I'll post some pictures. Everybody likes pictures....
  15. meef

    meef Well-Known Member


    Hey, I'll make you an even better deal.

    I'll sell you one for $199.99.

    Of course, there's the minor issue of the fact that I don't have one.

    But my price.... it's great!
  16. Olympus

    Olympus Well-Known Member

    If you can order one and have it in two days, sounds like a deal!

    I guess the point I was trying to make was pay an extra $20 so I can have it right now or save $20 and wait a couple days for another shop to order it.

    Here's the P6...


  17. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member


    Nice looking grips on your F-I-L's SIG P6. I picked up a SR9c a couple of weeks ago and I'm very pleased with it. Fits my hand perfectly (I even went with the flat mag base plate for better concealment), has great balance and ergonomics, and I like the manual safety on the frame. And the gun just seems to point naturally for me with the sights coming up quickly right on my line of sight. Overall a very nicely designed and constructed pistol for CCW.
  18. hirundo82

    hirundo82 Well-Known Member

    Later guns are supposed to feed hollowpoints better; apparently the feed ramp was changed part way through production (from what I can tell they were made from the late 1970's through about 1995). That's not a given though--my stock 1982 production gun feeds all the hollowpoints I have fed it, and your FIL's is earlier than mine (1979 from the date on the slide).

    The P6 is big for what you get from it. I don't carry mine; it is about the same size as my Glock 19 with only a little more than half the capacity. I'm also not a big fan of DA/SA triggers, which is something the Ruger has going for it.
  19. Olympus

    Olympus Well-Known Member

    I'll be sure and post some pics of the SR9C when it comes in. I'm going to order it this morning, probably.
  20. CTGunner

    CTGunner Well-Known Member

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