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Has the Ruger SR-9 Tanked?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by schmeky, Nov 22, 2007.

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  1. schmeky

    schmeky Member

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    I have been casually following the introduction of the Ruger SR-9. It seems as though it hit with a medium sized bang and then kinda fizzled out.

    I have not seen one at a dealer yet. I feel the SR-9 is late in the striker fired market (by about 20 years) and seems to suffer from a Ruger auto-pistol hallmark: lack of trigger refinement.
     
  2. DPris

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    The thing has been out for less than a month. It's moving, Ruger says they're getting orders, the guns have shown up coast to coast, and I'd hardly say the model has tanked.
    Denis
     
  3. Coltdriver

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    I saw one at a gun show in Denver a couple of weeks ago.

    It is just a full sized 9mm service weapon. The grip is relatively thin and it feels good in the hand. But I could see nothing particularly remarkable about it in the few minutes that I looked at it.

    Ruger products all mean good quality to me. But I would imagine that loaded this pistol gets up around the three pound mark.

    I don't think they are aiming at the civilian market for this one. It looks just like what you would expect a police officer to carry. And the out of the gates pricing on it is pretty good too. Its not like they have a ridiculous $700 retail then you get it for a deal price. $450 for a quality full sized 9mm is a fair number any day.

    I just don't expect it to gain a civilian market following.
     
  4. jakeswensonmt

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    Agreed, Dpris, it's way too early to call this one yet.

    I think civilians may come to like it. People who like Rugers are used to the weight of the guns, expect the extra metal that makes them so tough, and some do like striker fired guns (not me).
     
  5. SilentArmy

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    I saw one at a pawn shop (Already) on Wednesday as well as handled one at Impact guns in Ogden Ut. last week. I suppose as with their P-series, if they price them to match their quality ($350-400) then they will be big with the same crowd that bought the P's. You ALWAYS get what you paid for (unless you just paid new retail for a SIG)! I owned a P-89 15 yrs ago and it was great but not great enough to keep.
     
  6. novaDAK

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    Well, I guess I'd rather hear not a lot of talk about a gun than a lot of bad talk.

    If it was a bad gun, I'm sure we'd hear about it...;)

    I think basically judging by the amount of talk about the SR9, it's just another striker fired wondernine which isn't bad at all :)
     
  7. LAR-15

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    Handled one. It didn't feel as fat as other double stack 9mms

    If an 18 shot 9x19mm pistol at a good price is your thing, this could be your gun.
     
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    So far, the only ones I've seen in the DFW area have been the po-leece 'limited run' variant :rolleyes: priced at a very proud $499. That hasn't helped Ruger's cause much.

    More importantly - handle a M&P and a SR-9 side by side, and I can bet dollars to donuts which you'll choose. The M&P feels better in the hand, is adjustable to fit different hands, has a better trigger, and in general is tighter.

    Considering that I can get NIB M&Ps for $400 at every gunshow in town and $480 at the average storefront, Ruger has got a problem if they can't price the SR-9 down in the sub-$400 range.
     
  9. DPris

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    Police limited run?
    Denis
     
  10. Texas_XD

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    Handled one yesterday, side by side with an M&P and actually would pick the SR9 myself. And I went in looking for the M&P, but spotted the Ruger. Granted it was almost $50 more, but I do get the spiffy CRKT knife, engraved, with it. Only thing I didn't overly like was the rear sight, but I can say that for just about any service type factory pistol. It almost looks like it came about just to compete with the M&P and FNP's out there. I'm going back for one 1st of Dec. myself.
     
  11. The King of Pants

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    Ha! The only place I've seen them in stock has 4 in the case going for a mere 599 U.S. dollars. It's ok though, they go good with their $675 bare bones Glock 17's :banghead:
     
  12. Storm

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    Finally got to look over one this morning. It's okay, nothing really notable, new, or worthy of mention. If their method of releasing the gun was supposed to be so special that is now irrelevant as that is over with and we are now left with the gun. Maybe it shoots like a dream, but barring that I may own one someday when I can find a used one for a song with some $$ burning a hole in my pocket and nothing else to tempt me. For me Ruger centerfire autos is the P Series.

    Gee, maybe next they will shake the world with a 1911.
     
  13. nwilliams

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    Too expensive in my opinion. I really wanted one until I found out what they were selling for and quickly changed my mind. It has a great feel but not so great trigger, typical Ruger. I think if the gun retailed for more like $399 it would be much more popular than it is.
     
  14. 19-3Ben

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    tKoP- that hurts.
     
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    Price will come down. The P345 started out where the SR9 started. Right now I'm seeing it at quite a bit more reasonable price.
     
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    I want to say it was about that price last time I was at the gun store. Maybe $20-40 more.
     
  17. Ala Dan

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    Speaking of the price attached to the new Ruger SR-9; the first ones to come
    down the pipe, were priced at $479~! :eek: Then, someone had a change of
    heart; and dropped the price $60, too a low of $419. :cool: But, they still are
    not selling~! :(
     
  18. Boarhunter

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    I have approximately 1000 rounds through mine, and I like the heck out of it. And it retails here locally (Larry's Pistol and Pawn; Huntsville, Alabama) at $399. For what it is worth.

    Boarhunter
     
  19. Dave Markowitz

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    It just came out, give it a chance.

    Handled one last week. Meh, didn't do anything for me. Which is not to say it's a bad gun at all. I just don't have any interest in a striker-fired 9mm.
     
  20. Autolycus

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    Does anyone actually have one?
     
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    Your right I was going by J&G's price which is the only place I had seen one for sale so far and they are selling them for $549.

    However today I was at another shop in town and they had one for $449, I looked at it again and was drawn to it. I really love the way it feels in the hand and the trigger although not great wasn't the worst I've ever felt. Still after tax it would come close to $500 and that's more than I can justify spending right now, my gun budget is overdrawn for this year. Still it does say made in Prescott, AZ on the side so I feel I almost should have one for that reason alone:cool:

    I do see myself owning one of these in the future, maybe a used one will come along or maybe they will drop in price.
     
  22. Boarhunter

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    Tecumseh,

    Me. I have one. And I like it.

    Most of my shooting is normally done with a variety of 9mm 1911s (Kimbers and Springfields); and I have often carried a 9mm 1911. But I was interested in carrying a hi-cap 9mm (rather than single-stack), but with a feel and controls similar to the 1911. Plus, I was looking for a gun, again with a feel and controls somewhat similar to a 1911, that I could shoot SSP in IDPA competition. The 9mm 1911 falls into the very competitive ESP division of IDPA. And as it turns out, I think I shoot equally as well (or as poorly) with the SR-9 as I do with far more refined 9mm 1911s.

    So, I have one and like it a pretty good bit.

    Boarhunter
     
  23. Neophyte1

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    SR9

    SR9: The folks who take most of my 'GunMoney' ordered on my account 14 SR9's
    sold 12 in 2 days; Sold 4 this past weekend; have 20 on order, my name has been on several. They sold them.
    This Gun Pawn shop has a good reputation for taking care of MY money; They have Glocks and others with good pricing. At some point I'll have one.:D
    SR9 $399.00
    Glock $499.00

    NC area.:)
     
  24. cookekdjr

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    Held one at the store last week. Ho-hum. No stong feelings one way or the other.
    Handled an M&P the same day...placed a winning bid on one at gunbroker that same day...
     
  25. mitch256

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    A buddy of mine bought one. He had it at the range a few weeks ago and offered to let me try it out. I must say that it shot very well. The recoil was very managable and the SR-9 funtioned flawlessly. Trigger was very Ruger like, scratchy and heavy but it pointed true and was very comfortable to hold.

    I'm not ready to go out and buy one just yet but I was pleasently surprised.
     
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