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New Ruger Security 9

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Grapenut, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. Grapenut

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    Picked this one up for $318.00 comes with 2 15 shot mags. Wanted something to replace my PT709 as an ED and did not want to carry my Glock 19. So far, so good. Flawless feed with about 300 rounds through the gun. Just what I wanted at a decent price.

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  2. NIGHTLORD40K

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    Nice! Welcome to the forum!
     
  3. oldfortyfiveauto

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    Mine have been humming along without any hiccups too. It's one of the best values out there.
     
  4. webrx

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    Picked mine up yesterday, wife took me to Cabelas for my birthday, Still had a $100 in gift cards left over from my kids from Christmas, so, after gift cards, $218 out of pocket - does not get much better than that.

    I actually like the trigger more than I thought I would, and the gun fits good in my hand.

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  5. Good Ol' Boy

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    Just curious, but why not use your G19? They are pretty much the same size no?

    Congrats on the new gun.
     
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  6. jmr40

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    In the last year I've bought 2 Ruger semi's, and sold 2 Glocks. And I consider myself a "Glock guy". I just never fell in love with my G43 or G26. A local shop had the Ruger LC9s at $299 out the door and I took a chance on it. I immediately shot it WAAAY better than the G43 so I let the Glock go. The Ruger has a much lighter, crisper trigger plus a safety. I'm not opposed to not having a safety as long as the gun is carried in a holster and has enough trigger weight. I don't have a trigger scale, but the LC9s is pretty light, and at times it is used without a holster. I'm used to a 1911 safety, so this isn't a huge deal.

    I liked the LC9s well enough to try a SR9 compact. It is a tiny bit smaller than the G26, and it also beat the pants off my G26. Same thing, lighter trigger plus a safety. This gun comes with a 10 round and a 17 round magazine so it is pretty versatile.

    If I can make a bigger gun work I still like my full size Glocks in 9mm, 10mm and 45. But I'm really impressed with the Rugers and bet the Security 9 is no different.
     
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    I own several rugers but am having a hard time liking the lc9s. Strangely enough, the only ruger semi autos I like are the Mark series 22s and the lcp/ lcp II. I just can't warm up to the other semi offerings from ruger.
     
  8. Fiv3r

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    I didn't like the lc9s either. Spendier than other competitors when you factored in the single mag.

    I took a chance on the EC9S for under $220. I rather like the basic milled in sights on a concealment gun. Magazines are cheap as well.

    I won't fault anyone for not liking the lc9s/EC9S. It's not the be all end all. However, for the price you can do much worse. I shoot them better than Glocks and almost as well as my full size SIG P320.
     
  9. hdbiker

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    I bought a LC9S Pro just because I diden't have a 9mm. Runs perfect, accurate as you'd expect, cheap ammo, will carry fine in my back pocket. Whats not to like ??? hdbiker
     
  10. Captcurt

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    My Security 9 arrived yesterday. Nice gun for the money. I have only put a box of hardball through it but it shoots very well. I was worried about the sights only having drift windage adjustment but the gun was dead on. I was shooting 3" groups out of the first magazine at about 30 feet. This was offhand and with cheap factory ammo. It will be interesting to see what it will do with some handloads. The gun has a few things that I would change. The safety is a bad joke. It is too small and a little on the stiff side. The plastic, pardon me, poly frame seems a little thin. Looks like it would be easy to crush if you fell or rolled onto it, but for a $300 pistol I think that I will keep it for awhile.
     
  11. Garandimal

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    Would like a case of these... for Stocking-stuffers.

    'Merica!




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  12. GunnyUSMC

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    I think I’m the only one that has had a problem with the Security 9. The rear action pin was walking out to the left while shooting. I contacted Ruger and they asked if I would send it in for them to look at it on their dime.
    I shipped it to them and got it back pretty quick. The work order stated that they replaced the rear action pin and test fired it, 50 rds, and had no problems.
    I put a mix of 300 rounds through it, FMJ, JHP, brass, steel and aluminum cases, and it ran like a champ. Right now it sits at my bedside.
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  13. rpenmanparker

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    My LC9s came with two mags, one 7 rd and an extended one for 9 RD I think. The 7 rd mag also came with an optional pinkie extender for the bottom of the short mag to provide a better grip. So two mags and three different use choices.
     
  14. atlantafireman

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    I bought a Ruger Security-9 about a month ago. So far, I have fired 750-800 factory rounds through it, with 200 being IMI ‘die-cut’ hollow points. No malfunctions whatsoever. I tend to trust a pistol with 500+ rounds through it. During this time, I did not clean the pistol, through I did clean and properly lubricate the pistol prior to firing it. The first day at the range, I was shooting my pistol low and to the left. The front sight was not centered, and could be moved with heavy hand pressure. I centered the front sight, and it clicked in place. I had never heard of a front sight that clicked in place, so I pushed the sight off all the way. The plastic (“polymer”, for the high dollar firearms) has a roll pin (tension pin) in the bottom, which fits into a detent in the front sight cutout. Interesting design. I am pretty certain the front sight will stay in place: blue Loctite has a way of doing that, and this is not the first front sight that needed help: Glock with that screw-on front post needs help from time to time too, to keep the screw in place. The rear sight is solidly in place. Next range day, I fired 250-300 rounds; I ran out of ammunition. The pistol hit where I pointed it, and I was able to shoot close and as far back as 30 yards at steel silhouettes. I chose the Ruger Security-9 for several reasons: I can easily reach the trigger; the pistol points naturally for me; the slide is easier to rack than my G19, Gen 4; and the trigger does not cause discomfort to my trigger finger. All Glocks naturally point hight for me. With the exception of my G43, the trigger reach is overly long, as I have small hands. Also, Glock triggers blister my trigger finger, including the G43. A 1911 with flat mainspring housing with a short trigger, the Browning Hi-Power, and Colt SAA fit my hand, and point naturally. Cleaning the Security-9 was easy, with dirt wiping off; the barrel bore came clean with two pulls of a boresnake. I did not note wear on the alloy aluminum, full-length rails, not even the finish showed wear; this was a surprise to me. The slide finish showed wear, but nothing beyond finish wear, as best as I could tell with a 30x loupe and bright light. Now, this is the part where some folks like to mention what magical lubrication they use: I use synthetic engine oil, because, years ago, when I was down at the AMU, they were using Mobil 1 for cleaning and lubrication, and I figured that I could not make the wheel more round. So, I just use Walmart synthetic engine oil, 5x-30, same as my ’04 V6 Tacoma. The trigger took a little getting accustomed, and, for me, is much better than a Glock trigger. Up until now, I have shot Glock pistols, because I get the LE discount. The G19 is a great pistol, and, IMHO, has the most succinct striker fired design on the market. I have the above mentioned issues with the Glock pistol, others may not have these issues. I found that my Galco PHX224 holster fits my Ruger Security-9, though it is made for the G17. With the Security-9, my G19 leaves my bedside. Over the years, I have noted that polymer pistols have become more and more ergonomic: instead of the hand fitting the pistol; the pistol fits the hand. IMHO, the Ruger Security-9 fits that bill. I have also noted that the S&W M&P 2.0 line also fits my hand, and the triggers are good too. So, if you were able to follow my rambling, this is my two cents, and certainly worth everything you paid for it. hahaha
     
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  15. jonb32248

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    I recently had a sr9c. But as you can see 'had' is the operative word. It sat in my safe more than out. I came across a Springfield XDE article in The American Rifleman and decided that was the gun to replace the Ruger with. I like the hammer fired side and the options of the safeties. So traded the Ruger for the XDE. Nice gun, really happy and shoots well.
     
  16. Eagle103

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    Just picked one up today. For starters it feels great in the hand and points well for me. The Glock like dot and horseshoe sights are nothing special but not bad either. Put a couple hundred rounds through it with no hiccups whatsoever. Looks to me like Ruger has a budget priced winner here. Very happy with it so far.
     
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  17. Eagle103

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    And in case anyone is wondering, the Security 9 fits perfectly in Glock holsters. Tried it in some various Kydex models as well as the Sport Combat. Almost like it was made for them. Hmm.
     
  18. il.bill

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    I handled a Ruger Security 9 (a transfer for a customer) for the first time this week and was VERY IMPRESSED. It appears to be a nice pistol at a good price.
     
  19. Jeb Stuart

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    I am sure the Security 9 is a fine pistol. However, owning a SR9C has been a great firearm over the years. I have not shot the Security 9 but IMO it will have to work hard to replace the Tank Build of the SR9.series. The SR has proven itself over the years to take on a whole lot of ammo down range. Time will tell how well the new gun will handle itself as a long term range gun. That said, I understand that it is not really designed as such, more of a Home Protection/Truck gun.
    Here is a pic of the SR9Series with stainless steel at all the high stress points. You be the judge.

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  20. Orion8472

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    I just picked up a Security 9 yesterday. I can say that for the money, it is the best pistol! Is it as good as my CZ P09? That's a big fat "no", but again, for the money, it is really a great gun! I picked it up from the store and immediately took it to the range and round a few rounds through. No issues. I cleaned it when I got home, so the next range trip will be more rounds. A great purchase!
     
  21. DaddioDan

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    I too picked up a Security 9 recently. After going on a single stack binge for a while, got very intrigued about a low cost double stack. Several things I like about this pistol
    1. Can’t beat the value
    2. Really nice, surprisingly nice tigger for the price point.
    3. Feels very comfortable in my hand.
    4. Because of this, it points naturally for me.
    5. I found I really like the dot and horseshoe sights. Easy for my aging eyes to pick up. Go figure.
    6. Only have put 150 rounds downrange, but each one went off,,,not a single glitch.
    7. Pretty accurate for me!
    8. Ok, I’ll admit, I am a Ruger fan.

    I think this is a wonderful range gun...could be a great truck gun....and a serious SD pistol. And I won’t worry about the dings and dents.

    Looks like a popular choice. Went to three area gun stores, first two were sold out. And I think I bought the last one at the third. I’m very pleased.
     
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  22. NIGHTLORD40K

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    Glad you like the Security 9! IMO, it is the best looking Ruger auto in awhile and appears to function just as well as it looks.

    As far as using engine oil for lubrication- even "synthetic" engine oils use petroleum base stocks and I would be hesitant about exposing a poly-framed pistol to them for any length of time, just because petroleum oils, plastics, and rubber don't play nice together. Hoppes Synthetic gun lube is petroleum free and would be my first choice. Just my 2c....
     
  23. 340PD

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    A co-worker RSO has a LOY of handguns and about a six weeks ago he bought the Ruger Security 9 and after a solid test of various ammo, it has been on his hip at work since.
     
  24. Jdozer

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    S9 owner's any one else have any burs forming under the slide rails ain the barrel lug area? Mine is forming them and I'm rather worried about it. Kind of concerned this pistol won't stand the test of time which is a bummer as it's my first.
     
  25. GunnyUSMC

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    Contact Ruger and they will send you a shipping label to send it back. They will check it out and make it right.
     
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