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Ruger 9e my experience

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Jancik, Jan 10, 2019.

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  1. Jancik

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    New here just wanted to start by contributing. I bought a ruger 9e about 2 years ago and 1k rounds ago. Picked the gun up used for 230 dollars. Been one of the best pistols I have ever owned. About 4 jams out of 1k rounds usually due to lack of lubrication from what I can tell.
    Got a 1 inch group at 15 feet with bulk ammo ( took a while for me to get good enough) even outshot my friends glock gen 3 40 cal ;). Anyway it's my favorite pistol and for the money it cannot be beat in my opinion. I know their are better pistols more accurate I get that. But for an American made product for the money I do not think it can be beat. Any questions just ask and greetings from Texas!
    Attached a picture the day I bought it for my 28th birthday :)
     
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    Hello from Tennessee!

    Congrats on the good luck with your pistol. Hard to go wrong with a Ruger.
     
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    Howdy Tennessee yes sir to good old American pistol.
     
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    Congrats and welcome to THR!

    Ruger pistols make up half of my collection. SR9c, LCR, standard, target, 22/45, sp101, and 1911. It should give you a lifetime of service.
     
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    Nice pistol!

    I have more Rugers than any other brand of firearm.
     
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    Welcome aboard! You got a great deal on your Ruger 9E! A very solid, dependable performer. I have the compact version of the SR series: the SR9c and I love it!

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    Jancik, welcome to THR!

    Looks like you have a solid performer. Congrats!
     
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    Welcome to THR. I have 9 Rugers, so I'm obviously a fan. They've been accurate and reliable (can't ask for more than that) and the couple of times I had an issue their customer service was fantastic and made things right quickly.
     
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    Can't go wrong with a Ruger.
    I have 10 Rugers counting rifles, pistols and revolvers, and never had a problem with any of them.
     
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    9E is my first striker fired handgun and I am very pleased with it. I shoot it better than my FEG hipowers and other than being a tad large, it's an excellent pistol. I paid 250 for mine from CDNN.
     
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    The SR9c is what my son carries. It has done him well.

    I have considered the 9E. If I didn't already have 3 duty size 9s, or if I found a deal to good to refuse, I would get one. I'm a sucker for Rugers.
     
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    Me too almost a third of my handguns are Rugers
     
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    While I had not planned on buying another gun for awhile, happy with all I have in each class, Getting a deal on another SR might actually be a good investment. Maybe another one in 40 cal or 45. It might be a long time before Ruger comes back to the quality build of the SR9. At at that price, not many guns compare.

    Ruger compared to Ruger Security9 Easy to tell which one has the quality.
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    I'm pretty much of the same mindset. Love my SR9c mainly because at the time I was looking for a compact 9mm. and I liked the size and design features it had (just the right size and shape grip, great trigger, and easy to pick-up sights). If I were in the market for a full size gun the SR9 would have for sure been on my short list.
     
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    I have never understood why the SR series was not considerably more popular, especially for the price point, much less why Ruger felt compelled to replace it – and then promptly had to replace the replacement.

    They are excellent guns.
     
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    Actually I think the SR9 was very popular for a very long time. I think more focus over the years was directed to the Micro 9mm's. Newer firearms getting a lot of attention. It has always IMO been well received and well like by most owners. It seems the demand now is for the Micro's. Compacts, for many have been put aside for the easier carrying smaller guns. Ruger is going to have to make a change with the LC9S.JMO
     
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    The SR9 and similar models from Ruger beat Glock all to hell. Better triggers, ambi thumb safety, just so much better looking. I love mine.
     
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    If only they had offered a model with a Glock grip angle... :)
     
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    One thing I like about the e is as part of the cost cutting changes they went with standard Novak cuts for the sights instead of the proprietary cuts, making cost and availability of aftermarket sights cheaper and plentiful.
     
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    Yes. The SR9 rear sight cut is stupid. In order to mount a red dot on it, you have to first convert it to the Glock cut with a dovetail bushing and then use the Glock mounting plate. WUT? Why so many absurd dovetail cuts. Wouldn't two or three standards do the trick for all semi-auto pistols?
     
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    Meh.
     
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    I think the SR line did accrue a following but I never could bring myself to like it much less buy one. I shot an early SR9 at a rental range not long after they came out. It just didn't do anything for me. Maybe if I'd tried I could have gotten used to it but to be honest the magazine disconnect safety was a deal breaker for me. I didn't want a gun that had one. I know I could have removed it but the idea just turned me off to the pistol. No I'm not a Ruger hater, I own an old P-series, a SR 1911 & my wife has an Ruger American Pistol. I just have never liked the SR series poly pistols.
     
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    It was all the safety crap Ruger tacked on them; mag disconnect and the absolutely hideous and obnoxious loaded chamber indicator are the reasons I've never bothered buying one. I mean, I can live with the mag disconnect, but that chamber indicator nearly blocks the front sight.

    Which is why I've always been fond of the 9e. The price was more than right for them and used they're even lower in price, but are quite hard to find. It's been replaced with the Security 9, a pistol I'm not sure about. I understand why Ruger dropped the 9e in favor of the Sec-9, they wanted something the size of a Glock 19 to compete in that class as compacts are more popular than full-size, but I think Ruger could have stopped making the SR9 and SR9c and stuck with the 9E and came out with a 9Ec model and sold a lot more of them as they were lower in price.

    The SR series is IMO better than the American and I would rather have seen Ruger update the SR with a gen 2 than see them come out with the American. The American has been a complete non-starter and Idk anyone who owns one or even wants to own one.
     
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    The mag disconnect was never a problem neither was the loaded chamber indicator. There were so many ways to fix that if you did not like it. Even very SIMPLE after market replacements and easy to install. I can honestly say that I never even paid attention to the indicator while shooting. If it bothered me, I would have done a easy fix. And for Sure IT never ever hindered my front sight with a ton of ammo fired down range. And speaking of sights. I do not want a fixed sight on a gun that I can get a adjustable sight or more important A NIGHT SIGHT. And why would I pay less to get a cheap finish which many complain about when a finish is so important on a gun? And the difference shows and has been proven to not be quality.

    The 9E or SR9 has NOT been replaced with the Security9. They do not even belong in the same Stable. . I find it hard to believe that you complain about the SR model then go out and buy a Security9.

    Ruger has done the same thing with the LC9S and already people are griping about the finish when Clearly Ruger told them it was a Budget finish. I believe when Ruger introduces a Budget gun, it means the model gun is on the way out. Take the remaining stock of materials, do not make the finer cuts in the metal, do not cut for decent sights, put a cheap coat of protection on the metal and just get rid of them.

    In the case of the Security9, yes they seem to be competing with The Glock but for those that have no clue about the difference. Hey, I am NOT a Glock Fan, but before I bought the Security9, I would dish out the money and get the Glock. Ruger puts in a cheap aluminum chassis in the Security9, no steel reinforcements in the frame or rails and basically you have a Large LCPll.
    Which is fine, it your goal is just protection but not a lot of training or range time.
     
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