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Glock 19 vs. Ruger SR9C

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by DavidB2, Jan 28, 2013.

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  1. DavidB2

    DavidB2 Member

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    Shot a friend's Glock 19 yesterday at the range yesterday. I was amazed at the immediate accuracy of this pistol; and the ease with which I shot it. It shot a variety of ammo without a jam. I am thinking about getting one in the future; as the 19 seems a great all around carry gun. I also have admired the Ruger SR9C for a compact pistol. Any thoughts on the Glock 19 or the Ruger SR9C?
     
  2. TarDevil

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    I carry the Ruger,.it's perfect for me. You're not me, though, and if you like the Glock and shoot it well...that's the way you should go.

    The Ruger plusses for me were the perfect size, weight, ergos, extra 17 round mag, and outstanding reputation for reliability. It has not let me down.

    Glocks are fantastic guns, though, for those who like the feel. Shoot them both, buy the one you shoot best.
     
  3. M2 Carbine

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    I have them both.

    If I had to get rid of one it would be the Glock.
     
  4. bannockburn

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    DavidB2

    I have tried the Glock 19 and the Ruger SR9c, as well as the compact version of the S&W M&P and the SA XD Sub-Compact, and the Ruger was the best fit for me in terms of ergonomics and design features. Try as many of them as you can (range rentals, friends guns, etc), then go with the one that works the best for you.
     
  5. ku4hx

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    We own both, and both are fine shooters. In fact, I've bought both a Gen3 and a Gen 4 19 and currently the Gen4 with CTC laser is my wife's bedside table gun. That will change just as soon as she gets a laser for her SR9.

    The SR9c is a very nice pistol that so far has been flawless in operation. The only thing I dislike about the SR series of guns is the way the magazine disconnect works. If you dry fire them without a magazine inserted, you risk damage to the striker. And, if you pull the trigger without the magazine in place, the gun still has an audible "Click" but won't fire a cartridge in the chamber. Part of that click is the striker hitting the magazine disconnect. The simple fix for that was to remove the magazine disconnect on all three of our SR guns.

    Wife very much prefers her SR guns (SR9, SR9c and SR40) to any Glock and shoots them all very well. All have very nice triggers. I like them too ... very much. But then I've always like Ruger guns. These guns just feel so good in both our hands.
     
  6. BSA1

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    I have been shooting a Ruger SR9C that belongs to another family member. Due to shoulder surgery I can only shoot it weak handed. It has never jammed on me and with it's easy trigger pull makes my weak hand shooting look good.

    A key feature for me is it's external thumb safety. I just like the additional safety when carrying a semi-auto with a round chambered.
     
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  7. RBid

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    The SR9c is my light clothing concealed carry choice. It's just a shade more compact than the G19/23, has a very nice trigger, and runs reliably. I'm over 2,000 flawless rounds through mine, so far. The 17rd spare is a plus. The way the pinky extension sits is perfect in my hand. I shoot the SR9c very well. Short version: perfect for my needs.

    I find the G19/23 size to be very easy to conceal, as well. I can carry it in anything I wear.

    The secret to light clothing concealment:
    - be fit
    - wear a 'wife beater' made of a thick material under your tshirt

    Easy-peezy.
     
  8. snooperman

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    I have both but like the fit, feel and accuracy of the Ruger much better.
     
  9. Ehtereon11B

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    My vote is for the Ruger. Mine has had about 4000 rounds through with only one malfunction which was a combination of my brother limp wristing it and poor ammo (WWB). Have not had as much success with every Glock I have ever fired.
     
  10. JTQ

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    While I own neither, isn't the G19 vs SR9 a better comparison?

    G19
    4.01" barrel
    15rd capacity

    SR9
    4.14" barrel
    17rd capacity

    The SR9c is Ruger's answer to the G26.

    G26
    3.42" barrel
    10rd capacity

    SR9c
    3.4" barrel
    10rd capacity
     
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    I would go with the Ruger SR9c over the Glock 19.
    But you really can't go wrong with either one.
     
  12. ku4hx

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    @JTQ (forgot to click the quote square again)

    That's what I thought until we bought an SR9 and SR9c and owned all four. The numbers don't lie, but barrel length and capacity isn't the whole story. There's overall length and height to consider.

    For us, the SR9c feels like the G19 and the SR9 feels like the G17. Of course, "feelings" are subjective, but when you actually have them in your hands that's how they seem to us.
     
  13. JEB

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    my vote is for the ruger. my wife carries the sr9c and i carry the sr40c. IMO, they are the perfect size for a carry gun. with the standard mag they are very concealable, and with the extended mag, they are only slightly less concealable, but shoot like their full size counterpart. the trigger is excellent, one of the best striker-fired triggers i have ever felt actually. fully adjustable sights are a BIG plus to me since i can get it perfectly zeroed for whatever load i choose. after shooting both, i have really come to prefer my wife's 9mm over my .40. the 9mm just shoots so much more smoothly for me, and it is so dang accurate!
     
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    Have to agree, both are great guns, you couldn't go wrong with either one.
     
  15. DavidB2

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    SR9C quality control questions

    I have been doing some research on the Rugerr SR9C. I really like the versatility of the gun as a concealed carry/target pistol (with extended grip). However, ilt seems that some folks have had problems with peening barrels, sight adjustment, or gouging from the springs. Can anyone give feedback to some of these problems? On the other hand, Glock 19 is accurate out of the box, reliable under all conditions. I have not shot the SR9C; so I will hold off ultimate judgement until I can either rent one or get more positive feedback on the SR9C.
     
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    My SR9 developed a slight peening on the front of the barrel hood during the first few hundred rounds. I simply filed down the raised edges and the problem has not returned. Now around 3000 rounds. I chalked it up to tight tolerances, which I consider a good thing. It just needed some breaking in.
     
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    I own a gen 3 Glock 19 and love it. Wouldn't change a thing about it.

    When I chose the G19, I was also considering the SR9c. The most influential factor to my selection of the Glock over the Ruger is the fact that the SR9 and SR9c are equipped with a magazine disconnect, which means the gun won't fire unless a magazine is seated. Some people call that a safety feature, but it was something I wasn't willing to deal with. Like I said, I'm very happy with my Glock 19.
     
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    Pick a gun... pick any gun and you can Google up issues of almost any type. While qualifying for my CHL, we had to stop several times to allow the sole Glock 17 shooter to clear his jams. Doesn't mean that's a chronic issue with the guns.. this guy just had a problem.

    Both guns are excellent. It's your money, pick the one you like best.
     
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    It's kinda weird for me, a G23 feels good and shoots good but, a G19 doesn't.

    The SR9 is my standard carry and works well for me. Had I had my 'druthers, I woulda' went with the SR9c as a daily carry. Fairly inexpensive, lifetime warranty on the weapon, not the buyer, parts and accessories are becoming more and more readily available, dead on accurate, no pun, and reliable in everything I've done with it. Sand, unintentional, rain, on purpose, mud, because of said rain, gravel, in said rain, accidental drops, in frozen rain and ice, mostly while on my person but some not. Thinking about it, I've pretty much beat this pistol to ****.

    Hmm, maybe I will keep her around for day or two more. Go with the Ruger. Just my biased opinion
     
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    The reports of problems with the SR9c are badly overstated. I have over 2,000 flawless rounds through mine. I have spoken to or interacted with 1 person (ScotchMan from TFL) who had problems with one. On the other hand, I have had many interactions with people whose SR9c experiences mirror my own.
     
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    I think they're both very fine handguns. In terms of quality, it's hard to beat the Glock as a proven platform in 9mm. But when you get in that class of weapon, like the M&P, XD, I think it depends a lot on what feels best to you. If you were "amazed" at the immediate of accuracy of the Glock that's a pretty good sign it's a good fit and that you might not shoot the Ruger as well as they do have different grip angles.

    I like the Rugers additional manual safety, to me it's a nice option, don't like the mag disconnect, and I like the value offered in the Ruger. As far as QC, working part time at a dealer I've seen very few issues. One other thing I don't like on the Ruger is the sharp edges on the slide serations.

    The Glock is smoother but boxier. It's a little bigger gun to conceal. The one thing I love about Glocks though is the availability of all kinds of drop in improvements from springs to barrels.
     
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    i forgot to add: the one thing i DO NOT like about the ruger is the magazine disconnect. i find it to be a worthless, and possibly even dangerous feature in a carry gun. both my wife's sr9c and my sr40c have had their magazine disconnects removed. this is a very simple process that literally only takes a coupe of minutes to complete so don't let this one negative feature keep you from buying an otherwise great handgun.
     
  23. JR24

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    Primarily carried a SR9c for about a year and a half now and have about 2500-3000 trouble free rounds through mine. Its accurate and conceals great, I love it. I've never been bothered by the thumb safety (2 other carry guns are 1911's and Hi-Powers) or the mag safety.

    I have never been able to warm up to the Glock trigger, grip angle, width and the unfortunate placement of the finger grooves on third gen (don't fit my stubby hands) YMMV. I've never tried the 4th generation ones though, so they might be good.

    I've had no issues with barrel preening, spring gouging, springs and pins falling out, jamming or any of the other litany of supposed issues the SR series has in either my SR9c or SR40c, so I wouldn't worry about the internet complaints there.
     
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    I've had an sr9c for two years and thousands of rounds. I've never had a malfunction of any type. This gun has the perfect fit and feel, at least for me.
     
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    As of yesterday, and right at 300 rounds through each gun, I see no peening of any kind on our SR9, SR9c or SR40. I'm convinced what some people are calling peening is in fact factory milling.

    Every gun I've ever owned and/or fired, has shown wear marks from the very first shot. in the vast majority of cases, that wear continued to a certain point then stops. Most, it not all, is cosmetic in nature and harms nothing.

    All mechanical things wear (biological things too ... trust me) and you simply can't prevent it with even the very best lubricants. The very best you can hope for is to mitigate the inevitable.
     
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