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Old June 30, 2014, 08:54 PM   #1
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Ruger's New "SR" 9E?

Ruger looks to have a new 9mm in their line-up. They call it 9E, while Davidson's Gallery of Guns calls it SR9E. I'm thinking it may be to compete with the S&W SD9VE?

http://ruger.com/products/9E/models.html

http://www.galleryofguns.com/genie/d...ger&mdlno=SR9E

MSRP is $100 less than the SR9. Only comes with 1 magazine. Either 10 +1 or 17 +1.
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Old June 30, 2014, 09:27 PM   #2
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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?

The SR9 line is popular but what is Ruger up too?
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Old June 30, 2014, 09:54 PM   #3
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Sounds like Ruger's replacement for the P95 series.
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Old June 30, 2014, 09:56 PM   #4
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The SR9 line is popular but what is Ruger up too?
One article mentioned about Ruger is using this gun to take place of the P-series.

http://jerkingthetrigger.com/2014/06/28/ruger-9e/


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That puts this handgun in the ballpark of the now discontinued Ruger P95 in terms of price.
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Old June 30, 2014, 09:57 PM   #5
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John, looks like you're no the only one thinking this.
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Old June 30, 2014, 10:29 PM   #6
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It looks just like the sr9, what's different?
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Old June 30, 2014, 11:05 PM   #7
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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.
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Old June 30, 2014, 11:09 PM   #8
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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.
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Old June 30, 2014, 11:12 PM   #9
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http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2...ost-ruger-sr9/

personally I like it better than the regular one. at least on paper. possibly a normal sight cut and less money, sounds like a winner to me.
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Old June 30, 2014, 11:25 PM   #10
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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.
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Old July 1, 2014, 01:16 AM   #11
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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.
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Old July 1, 2014, 02:45 AM   #12
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From Ruger's website here are the differences, that I found, between the 9e and the SR9:

9e:

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

SR9:

Adjustable 3 dot sights
2 mags
Stainless Steel/Brushed Stainless or Alloy Steel/Black Nitride
Mag loader
LCI
MSRP $529
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Old July 1, 2014, 06:53 AM   #13
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Sounds like a win/win to me. Lower cost and no LCI.
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Old July 1, 2014, 07:05 AM   #14
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I think it is a win -win for us and Ruger. Thank You, Ruger
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Old July 1, 2014, 07:25 AM   #15
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Didn't need a LCI since they're not planning on selling new pistols in CA.
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Old July 1, 2014, 08:58 AM   #16
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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?
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Old July 1, 2014, 09:37 AM   #17
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Old July 1, 2014, 06:05 PM   #18
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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.
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Old July 1, 2014, 09:49 PM   #19
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Ruger guns today. Suck.
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Old July 1, 2014, 09:55 PM   #20
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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
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Old July 1, 2014, 10:18 PM   #21
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If they make it in a 40, I may have to get one....that way I don't have to waste money on a handgun in a caliber I don't have much use for but have plenty of.

I'll be keeping my eye open for a P or SR in 40 until then.
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Old July 1, 2014, 11:33 PM   #22
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Bill Ruger would be disappointed.
Why? Because the SR9 and 9E can hold more than 10 rounds?
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Old July 1, 2014, 11:40 PM   #23
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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.
I don't know how that's possible.
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Old July 2, 2014, 12:01 AM   #24
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I like it better than the SR series. Hate the LCI, the one mag is a bummer though. The SD9 comes in stainless with 2 mags.....hmmm....interesting.
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Old July 2, 2014, 09:21 AM   #25
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I like the idea of a simplified SR9, but I wish they went further and removed the mag disconnect and thumb safety. I used to have one and it shot great for me, but it's just got too many gizmos.
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