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Ruger SR9c thoughts..

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Hunter991, Apr 8, 2013.

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  1. Hunter991

    Hunter991 Member

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    Just bought one couldn't help myself. Anyone have one? Thoughts or pro's cons etc.
     
  2. mesinge2

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    I have the full size SR9 and I am actually very surprised but the accuracy of these guns. It is almost shocking to be honest. This video below was shot at 14 yards with 124 grain Fiocchi FMJ loads. This is one full mag plus one in the tube for 17+1 and they are all pretty much in the same hole. I can't do that with my Beretta 92.

    VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZO5tTn_hbA

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  3. Orion8472

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    Not to be "that guy", . . . but there are other threads talking about the SR-9c. Ruger makes good stuff, . . . that's what I'll say.
     
  4. MilliradianDOT

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    I had the chance to shoot one that belonged to a friend of a friend and I was pleasantly surprised. I am not a huge fan of striker fired autos but this one was one of my favorites. Seemed feel better in my hands than a Glock and felt like it might be a little more conducive to carry due to having a more rounded slide etc. I'm sure it will serve you well.
     
  5. ku4hx

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    Just got back for our club about an hour ago. Today was .44 Magnum and SR9c day. About 170 of my cast bullet loads through the SR9c and I can truly say my wife made a great decision with this little gun. Flawless functioning, accurate and very pleasant to shoot. What more could you ask for?
     
  6. MagnumDweeb

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    I never thought I'd enjoy the SR9 as much as I do. It's not up to par for me personally with my Sig 228 but then I've shot and owned Glock 19s, Taurus PT92s and PT99s, Glock 17s, (thank you obama for helping me sell them for so much more than paid for them) but my fiancee prefers it as she shoots it the best. She used to shoot the Sig 228 the best and now her best shooter at twelve and twenty yards is the SR9.

    Some people complain about the trigger but I enjoy it. No it's not a 1911 SA trigger and it is far more mysterious than the Sig 228 trigger (only Sig I own). Still it allows for excellent follow-up for rapid and target style shooting. I wish the trigger was better so I could then say it was as good as my Sig 228. Granted a NIB sig 228 will run you $800+ while the SR9 or SR9c can be got for less than $500 and the mags are a ton cheaper in my opinion.

    Welcome to the SR9(c) brotherhood, I'll eventually buy a SR40 and SR45 as I replace all but my Glock 23, Glock 20, Sig 228, 1911s, Bersa Subcompact 9mm, and all my revolvers. Im only keeping the Glock 20 because it's 10mm and a tank. If Ruger would make a five inch barreled SR10 (hint hint hint) that could take atomic loads I'd buy it in a heartbeat. I'm keeping the Glock 23 because I can pocket carry it and I've been shooting it regularly for years. My Tauri and Glock 9mms, and Glock 22s have gone goodbye.

    So yes I'd recommend it and best yet, it's an American company with all its guns made in America.
     
  7. carbonyl

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    I have over a couple thousand rounds through mine, quit counting after 2k, and it's been flawless. :)
     
  8. IdahoSkies

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    I tried one out at the range with my wife last week and if she doesn't want one, I'm buying one.
     
  9. wbwanzer

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    Love mine. It's my first certerfire Ruger and I was surprised at how much I like it. It will be my carry gun if and when I ever get to carry (MD resident).

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  10. M2 Carbine

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    I like my first SR9C so well I bought a second one. Then bought a SR40C
    I plan on buying a SR45C if they become available.
     
  11. Byrd666

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    I don't own a "c" model but, I do own and carry a fullsize SR9 and find it to a do a fantastic job. I qualified with it for my Texas CHL and only had one flyer out of "the zone" due to my neighbors' spent casing hitting me in the face just as I was about to fire. The best I've been able to do with it at 50+- yards is about 4-5" groupings. I don't think that's too awful bad considering I can only use one hand/arm.

    As far as mechanics of it, I only had one minor hitch with it. The mag. release was sticking on me. Ruger fixed that, prepaid shipping and all, in about 10-12 days. And they even replaced the trigger bar for me without me even asking about it.

    Congratulations on a fine purchase.
     
  12. duck911

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    Accurate as can be, great trigger, and I love the form factor. I have more expensive handguns, but this is at the top as one of my favorites to shoot (and carry!)

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  13. TarDevil

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    Carry mine ALL the time.
     
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    I like my SR9c quite a bit, especially the well thought out design, the materials used in its construction, the overall build quality, and the ergonomics.
     
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    Great size, very nice trigger, brilliant recoil spring assembly, low bore, 0 stops in 2200 rounds. I love mine :)
     
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    Had mine for 3-4 years. For a compact I am always floored with how well this gun shoots. On the 25yd line It usually makes a grapefruit size hole with few to no fliers. The grip agrees with me and it's still slender enough that it carries very comfortably in a hybrid holster.
     
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    I've had mine about two years now, and I find it to be an easy to carry, accurate gun. That said, I prefer my Taurus Mil-Pro 45 for daily carry, about the same size and I love the 10+1 45acp.
     
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    I love my SR9c. As a leftie, ambi safety if you like them, abmi mag drop, nice trigger, fits well, carries nice, for a good price, and will gladly eat anything I feed it.
     
  19. FitGunner

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    It is a great carry piece. 10+1 and a 17-round extra mag for reload. I am most accurate with this gun than my others (except my .357 surprisingly). For me, it is very comfortable in the hand, points easy and the sights are good, the trigger is predictable with a nice reset (not amazing but good), recoil is mild, and conceals nicely. It also looks great in stainless, not that it would matter in a defensive situation but there is nothing wrong with a gun that looks good. The Glock 26 conceals better for me but I prefer the SR9c for ergonomics and general shooting. The M&P9c is also a great shooter and fits my hand well. I might end up with three double-stack carry pistols just yet...

    I would say the main downsides to the SR9c for me are the numerous safeties and the lack of gear available. The M&Ps and Glocks have a lot more holsters, sights, barrels, etc. than you can get for the Ruger. I am looking for a good and affordable Kydex holster.

    Congrats on your SR9c!
     
  20. Byrd666

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    FitGunner

    Try whitehatholsters.com for your inexpensive holster for that pistol
     
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    i know i love my sr9...just avoid winchester white box
     
  22. JR24

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    Love my SR9c as a EDC piece. Got something like 2500 rounds through with nary a problem or hiccup. Accurate as all heck for such a little gun.

    For holsters, Milt Sparks Summer Special for the Glock 19 fits the SR9c like it was made for it. They usually have them available at Brownells. I always carry IWB and love the Summer Special for all my carry guns.
     
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