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glock vs ruger

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by random124random, Jan 29, 2008.

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  1. random124random

    random124random Member

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    hows it going guys
    i just found this site and had a few questions. I am relatively new to guns and about to get a new 9mm im almost positive im going to get either a glock19 or a ruger sr9. well everyone under the sun keeps telling me to get the glock but i have researched the ruger and heard nothing but good responses so far. its about $150 less than a 19 with nightsights. i hear its very accurate and good quality however a complaint i hear is that no one likes a gun with the internal break down safety pin. again im new but as far as i know the only time you would be breaking a gun down would be if you fieldstriping it/clean or repair. if a pistol jams i know the drills tap cock boom or to take out clip and cock a bunch of times if get double feed is there something im missing any reason in a heat of the moment situation were you would need to quickly break the gun down for some reason?????? any input at all on the ruger good or bad? i am never one to by into "hype" and just pay for a stupid name brand such as "glock" . i know the glock is a good gun but is it really woth the $1-2-or 3oo more than all the other composite guns? iv also looked into the springfields and eaa's but think the ruger or glock is best choice any recomendations is appreciated thanks
     
  2. kokapelli

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    If "internal break down safety pin" is referring to the disassemble/assemble pin, I have had no problems with it at all and don't foresee any.

    There is no question that the Glock is a good reliable pistol, but the SR9 fits my hand much better and after 600 absolutely trouble free rounds, I find that I like the SR9 much better and shoot it much better than a Glock. Now that's just me.

    Try shooting both and get what you like best and I bet you end up with the SR9.

    One thing, the SR9 trigger needs a few hundred rounds through it before the trigger gets really good.
     
  3. Loyalist Dave

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    I prefer the same trigger pull every time, and the Ruger goes from the first round double-action, to single action. The Glock is the same every time. BUT if the Glock doesn't fit your hand as well as the Ruger, the Ruger may be a better bet. Bottom line your hand and the gun must work together. The Ruger also has an ambidextrous mag release, so if you're left handed when shooting, you may find this an advantage.

    LD
     
  4. kokapelli

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    The Ruger SR9 is a striker fired DAO pistol, not D/S as you described.
     
  5. 19-3Ben

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    For carry, I'd go with the Ruger because it is thinner.
     
  6. JDGray

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    G19, without a doubt:)
     
  7. Ske1etor

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    Which one fits your hand better? If you can answer this question... buy that one.
     
  8. kokapelli

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    Than it will be the SR9!:)
     
  9. glockman19

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    Get the GLOCK 19
     
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    Go for the Glock:

    Easier to field strip, lighter weight and overall fantastic gun.

    Also, Glocks use magazines, NOT clips.
     
  12. THE MACHINIST

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    theyre both plastic, scratch easily ,glock design has been around since 1984 ruger this year you do the math.
     
  13. Steve C

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    The Ruger is a good gun but a full sized service pistol. The Glock 19 is a compact pistol and if you ever desire to carry your weapon concealed the Glock 19 is a much better one for that purpose. Of the pistols I own, my Glock 19 gets carried more often than any of the others while the full size service pistols are for range duty or carry in the car.
     
  14. possum

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    ruger makes good stuff, i can say that about the three rugers that i have owned, 2 of which i still own. they have a great reputation and they take care of the customers. i would however wait on the sr9, i do want one and i am sure that i wil get one in the future, but i am gonna wait until the yhave been out a wile and aftermarket items becomes avaliable for them. i would say go for the glock they are worth thr extra money and parts, holsters and accesories are redialy avaliable now, and not something that you are gonna have to pay alot of money for.

    ruger are reliable, accurate, and they are a great value for the money, but for now, until the sr9 has been around a year or so i am gonna say go for the glock 19, it is a proven design and happens to be my favorite glock there is.

    btw welcome to THR
     
  15. strat81

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    Aftermarket support for Glock is tremendous and far outshines anything for Ruger autos. This is particularly apparent with sights and holsters. If you plan on carrying this gun, you'll have a ton more options with the Glock.

    Plus you can get 33-rd factory mags for Glock 9mm guns!
     
  16. Buster_NW

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    I like both guns, but one factor that cannot be underestimated is Ruger's outstanding customer support. I've dealt with a lot of firearm manufacturers and, in my experience, Ruger is the best in the industry at being courteous, helpful, and standing behind their products.

    As long as Ruger keeps making decent firearms, they've got my business.
     
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    Actually the SR9 is relatively the same size as the Glock. It has a 4" barrel, the only difference is a minute longer slide, but a thinner frame.

    I'd say go for the SR9. Ruger won't let you down :)
     
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    Have you checked out the Glock 26? I find it to be superior to the G19 for CC.
     
  19. GVMan

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    Shoot first

    If you want to make the right decision you have to shoot both first. I didn't want to like the Glock because of the grip. It didn't feel right in my hand. But after shooting a few rounds in each of the guns that I was considering, I realized that I felt more in control with the Glock's trigger. By in control, I mean more precise control over exactly when the trigger broke and faster double taps. I could explain all about that trigger and why I like it, but you really have to experience it to see what I am talking about.

    Also, +1 for the G26 for concealment!
     
  20. 10-Ring

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    I'm not a Ruger semi auto fan and my Glock 19 is one of my favorite 9mm pistols...so, I'd recommend the G19 in this case
     
  21. random124random

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    well i got the glock19 and on thursday i will be taking it to the range and i will tell you guys what i think but thanks for all of the input.
     
  22. random124random

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    does anyone have a suggestion for a good holster for cc? most of the nice ones at the store i went to were $80-90 and i dont really want to pay that much for just a holster. also the holsters that go inside your belt, are those really uncomfortable to ware around all day?
     
  23. Firepower!

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    G19. Because have used it for past 15 years without a single problem. Even shot through it SMG loads.
     
  24. GVMan

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    Comp-tac holsters

    In the beginning I didn't want to spend much on a holster either. All I ended up with was a shoe box full of holsters that were uncomfortable as heck.

    I now have the Comp-Tac Ctac IWB and it is great. They have outstanding customer service. Sometimes you can find someone here on THR or at Glock Talk that is trying to sell a used one because they sold the gun that it fits.

    I also bought their OWB Paddle Holster. I bought the paddle for IDPA but it fits so securely on my Beltman belt that I find myself choosing it whenever a cover garment is possible.

    Here is a recent thread about a group buy here on THR. I haven't ever participated in one but you can check it out.

    Here is a link to a recent Glock Talk thread all about Comp-Tac.

    If you haven't been to Glock Talk yet you will find a lot of informtion about your G19 under General Glocking.
     
  25. Commander Crusty

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    Dear Gun Buyer,

    If at all possible, you need to test fire both guns. I LOVED the Glock 19. Great size, excellent sights, fine trigger--but the darned thing hurt my hands. Can't find that out by looking at a photograph.

    The Ruger is virtually the same size (I often carry mine concealed under an untucked shirt). The Ruger points better but the sights aren't as BIG and the trigger pull is stiffer by design.

    Just a word on the trigger pull of both guns.

    Both the Ruger and the Glock are striker fired, but they can both be shot like traditional double actions. That is, the first shot is fired with a longer trigger pull (although much shorter than, say, a Smith and Wesson model 39). Then, both the Ruger and the Glock can use a short trigger reset and be fired again WITHOUT the longer pull. You CAN'T do this with the XD or the Para LDA pistols. When shooting the XD and the Para guns, the trigger must be release ALL the way forward, then pulled all the way back--just like a double action revolver (only not as nice IMHO).

    Most people can learn to shoot either type of trigger pull well, but I suggest you NOT switch back and forth between the guns with these two different FEELINGS or you may well short stroke the trigger and tie up the action right when you need it most.

    So, TRY BEFORE YOU BUY. Both the guns you are considering are excellent choices. You won't go wrong with either one.
     
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