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Opinion on Ruger SR40?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Wonderclam, Oct 15, 2010.

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  1. Wonderclam

    Wonderclam Member

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    Thinking of getting this. I was going to get the SR9, but I prefer the .40 cal round.
     
  2. DenaliPark

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    Why not just purchase the real thing? Get yourself a Glock, or perhaps an M&P.
     
  3. highorder

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    Are Ruger products not real?...

    I love my M&P, but I also have nothing but good things to say about the SR9.

    DenaliPark, do you have any experience with the SR9/40? If not, why comment.
     
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    If they are using the same trigger as the SR9c now in the SR9 and SR40 then they are a great American made Glock alternative with a manual safety that a lot of people want. I own a Glock so I'm not being bias but the Ruger's are very nice and I like American made products. I have not even seen the SR40 in person though so I have no experience with it at all.
     
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    Maybe the OP is looking for something with better ergonomics than this...
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    ;)
     
  6. Lateck

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    I own a SR9c and the new SR40 is now one my list for my next hand gun!
    As for the real thing... I traded my Glock 22 for a SIG 226 (.40S&W)

    I personally prefer the feel of Rugers & Sigs over Glocks or M&P. :neener:


    Lateck,
     
  7. DenaliPark

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    Better ergonomics? The Glock has absolutely no extraneous controls, erogonomically it's perfect, unlike the Ruger, it's mechanism is entirely self-contained and has never been the subject of an ongoing recall. Trying to compare a Ruger with a Glock is very much like comparing a Yugo with a BMW, you're much better off comparing the SR9 with a Hi-point, as their method of production is quite similar...:)
     
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    I tried to convince myself to buy a glock once but it felt like I was grabbing a 2x4 and it may very well be true there have been no glock recalls I suppose most people just throw them away like a warn out set of batteries when the chambers go Kaboom.
     
  9. Kymasabe

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    Don't pay any attention to Denali. He's got Ruger issues from some P345's he's owned. He hates them, but for some strange reason can't stop buying them.
    So, Glocks, hate them, don't point naturally for me. My Ruger SR9c has been a great gun, reliable, accurate. I was seriously looking at the M&P9c but didn't have the extra $100-$150 for the Smith. Went with the Ruger instead and have been very happy with it. Hopefully, the new SR40 uses the SR9c trigger. If so, should be a decent gun for the money.
     
  10. Wonderclam

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    I don't really like Glocks. They seem to have no "personality" to them. Also, doesn't the Ruger P95 beat Glock 17 in terms of durability?
     
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    I have to laugh, not a single major(any?)LEA issues, or approves for carry a Ruger centerfire pistol! Why do you suppose that is? :)
     
  12. highorder

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    That's just wrong. Dozens of departments issue Ruger pistols.

    Comparing Ruger to HiPoint? You do have issues.
     
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    Most department simply buy what the big guys buy and whatever they can get the best deal on. Glock is very good at marketing to LE departments. Buying a gun based on what the police use is like buying a car based on what the rental companies buy.

    As to the SR40 - I'm putting it on my list but I'll wait for at least six months to get field reports. I had one of the original SR9s and really liked it (even the thumb safety) but thought they screwed up the trigger with the recall. I understand that they have improved the trigger since but have not had a chance to handle one. Even so, I'll probably drop a Ghost trigger in it once/if I do get one.
     
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    That's a very good analogy.

    Still don't like Ruger, though!
     
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    I've seen Rugers locally on the hips of police officers. What's the .45cal they have beside the P345? The P90? I spoke with one of the cops I saw carrying the Ruger and he said it was department issue, was .45cal, accurate and reliable. He seemed very happy with his Ruger.
     
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    I'd say this contradicts that.
     
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    What? There's a lot more to ergonomics than controls. Grip shape, trigger reach, size, among many, many others. A lot of people don't like the grip angle, square grip feel, or grip hump of the Glock. There can be no universally perfect ergonomic gun because people vary too much. Claiming otherwise is silly. Just because it works for you doesn't mean it will work for anyone else.
     
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    I own the SR9, I like the feel of it. I use to own a Glock 22 in 40S&W, but I didnt like the feel of it.

    I may trade the SR9 for the SR40. Or keep both
     
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    Massad Ayoob carries the P345 on duty his duty belt.
    Need I say more?
     
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    I would suggest you learn what the definition of ergonomic is before you say something asinine like this, it just makes you look bad.
     
  23. DenaliPark

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    Cite one major LEA that issues a Ruger pistol, one? :)
     
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    Think Ruger'll try for a .45 model of this next? I really, really like my 9mm.

    Q
     
  25. DenaliPark

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    Nonsense, if that was true, every cop in America would be issued a pair of Ruger's, in fact Ruger's price point is so low as it is, nobody could hope to compete with them in the bidding process, this is just a fact!
    Glock as an import, couldn't come close to matching their price point, likely Ruger could sell SR9's for under a hundred bucks and be profitable...The only cops carrying a Ruger are dirt poor rural deputy sheriffs....
     
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