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Rugr SR9C VS Glock 19

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by para38super, Oct 21, 2011.

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  1. para38super

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    Which do prefer and why? I am a 1911 fan, but I want a 9mm for conceal carry. I know many people have thousand of rounds through there Glock, but I wonder how many of you have put a Ruger Sr9c through a torture test. How does a Ruger do through a high round count class? I am talking about 500-1000rds in two days or so.
     
  2. JROC

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    Well IMHO the Ruger SR lineup is about the best value in new semi-auto handgun out there. I prefer several things about them over what a Glock has such as their trigger(even though a Glock with a 3.5 lb connector and a $.25 trigger job cures that) and their factory sights. I really like the factory Ruger SR sights a lot.

    The problem here for me is two things. First I know that all models of guns have certain people that will have problems with them and need to send them back to the manufacture for service or whatever. For me personally though I know quite a few people who own Glocks and I know of none of them ever having a problem where they needed to send them back to the manufacture to get fixed. I know one guy with a SR40 that's had to send his gun back to Ruger after about 5/6 months of ownership because its sights are rusting up on the gun. The thing I hate about that is I really like the factory sights on the Ruger SR's as they work very well IMO. That might not be a common problem or a deal breaker, but it's something I've personally seen.

    The other problem for me is putting most any gun against a G19 is a losing cause as for me, IMHO a G19 is probably the best all around semi-auto on the market. I'm not talking about a new Gen4 with it's teething problems, but a Gen3 G19 is a great gun that's easy enough to conceal, big enough to be comfortable firing, has good accuracy, and is extremely reliable. Parts(magazines, holsters, mods, whatever) are plentiful for it also.

    Still you should go look and fire them both at a fun shop and see which one you prefer. Ruger and Glock both make good guns.
     
  3. MikePaiN

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    I like and have owned both the G19 and SR9c...Both are solid performers. As a carry gun I find the Sr9c a better choice, it is a little smaller then the G19 and comes with a nice fit extended mag so you can carry 10 or 17 rounds right out of the box. The SRc also feel great too me, with or without the extended mag.
     
  4. DenaliPark

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    The best way to answer your question is just straightforwardly, Ruger pistols are generally only highly thought of by Ruger fans, The SR9 is an okay gun, it has a nice feel to it, holds a lot of ammo, ect...But the truth is if you're serious about establishing the vitality of a Ruger v Glock, you only need look at law enforcement, when you do so you'll discover that Ruger is just not able to compete with Glock, other then at price....There is a reason why about 70% of all US LEA & LEO carry, or are issued a Glock and not Ruger's!
     
  5. Mike1234567

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    I don't like Glock grips but the Ruger SR9 / 9c are very very nice and have excellent reputations. FWIW... the SR9c is my next purchase.

    BTW... I'm definitely not a "Ruger fan" nor am I a "Glock hater" and I own a very nice S&W M&P45. I'm very much a pragmatist.
     
  6. kayak-man

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    I have a Ruger SR9. I like that gun alot, love it even.

    But my next gun is going to be a Glock. My Ruger has never given me problems, except for two malfunctions, caused by my limp wristing with very weak handloads. I think the gun has great sights, I like the ergonomics, I find I can carry it quite well, and shoot it well.

    I already said my next gun will be a Glock, but its not because I'm unhappy at all with my SR9. I'd like to point out that I'm getting another SR9 because..... I already have an SR9. I'm not getting an SR9c because I want something a little bigger (like the Glock 19) if I get another 9mm. I'm not getting one of the SR40s because, I have no use for a 40 since I already shoot 9mm, and if I'm going to get a .40, I might as well get a 10mm (of which GLock makes two.) So really, my Ruger is being compared to three other guns (Glock 19,20, and 29).

    I'd get whichever one you shoot better, or you can find a holster that you like for, or that you can find people who know how to work on it....

    Honestly, I think you'll be pretty happy either way.

    Chris "the Kayak-Man" Johnson
     
  7. miles1

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    "Ruger pistols are generally only highly thought of by Ruger fans"......Im still wrapping my head around the logic behind this statement.
     
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    i hate glocks............
    i only have personal experience with the gen 1 thru the gen 3 series. they do not fit my hand, they do not point well for me, and i do not shoot them as well as some other weapons......but well enough.

    the ruger sr9c on the other hand is loaded with features. i like the ambi safety, i like the ambi mag release, and i really like the way the weapon handles and points and shoots.

    but, in all the years i have been an LEO, i have never seen a glock requiring the services of a glock armorer or needing to go back to glock for some failure that was not ammo related. The weapons are solid, and from past accounts, glock seems to have better quality control than ruger.

    i might revisit this issue in 4 or 5 years, but for now, the glock has THE track record to beat as far as the ruger is concerned. 100% reliability for me is more important than the advantages ruger offers. A large cottage industry has built up around glocks, and choices in leather are many.

    i might buy a glock eventually...depending on the gen 4 and if i get a chance to try one out.....but i'll stay with sigs for now. And keep that ruger in mind possibly for the future.
     
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    The logic? It's simple, Ruger guns are low tier representations, like the Hi-Point, they are usually only popular with a certain subset of the market....Whats so difficult about that?

    Truth is, Ruger pistols are not well regarded by the professional gun toting portion of the market, if you don't like that, well tough, it's just the truth! Ruger is very similar to Taurus Int in that both are prolific manufacturer's of lower quality firearms, you'll see few, if any examples of their product being carried by LEA/LEO for just this reason....

    On the other hand we have Glock, carried by about 70% of all American LEO's, Ruger makes no pistol that is able to qualitatively compete with the Glock 19, if they did every cop in America could buy two SR9's for every Glock 19, and they would!

    But they don't....:)
     
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    I've got to call BS !!!!
     
  11. DenaliPark

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    Well?
     
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    I have 2 Glocks, 17 and 20... I also have a Ruger SR9 and I can tell you that the SR9 is just as good as a G19 and for me it is better. Better grip angle and just as good trigger. Also PD's get the best deal for their money and Glock undercut just about everyone to get their contracts and also good tradeins.
    By the way, some police officers that I know do not like their glocks and are thinking of dumping them for another brand that they are allowed to carry...
     
  13. DenaliPark

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    Complete, total, rubbish! Ruger pistols are impossible for Glock to price undercut. You do understand that Glock's are imported don't you? Fact, Ruger can sell two or more pistols for every pistol sold by Glock, and still turn a profit!

    Ante up facts, not emotion driven hyperbole...Just how is an SR9 "just as good" as a Glock? Explain to me how 63 parts in a Ruger SR9 makes for better then the 34 in a Glock?
     
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    Sorry, DenaliPark, but... speaking of ante-ing up facts......?

    And, nope, I have none... just calling you on your own call.
     
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    I don't think the sr9 is marketed to law enforcement, so that comparison is flawed. Geez ruger has more haters than ford.

    They are both great guns. I learned to shoot handguns with my sr9c. It gets neglected in regards to cleaning and keeps on shooting. Its very accurate, reliable, concealable, and has ruger customer service behind it. Its also stainless =)

    Both are great guns. Buy either with confidence.
     
  16. DenaliPark

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    Like I've said, you bring nothing but emotion & hyperbole, then when called on even that you resort to the above silliness...

    Take some advice, don't get involved with discussing machines that you clearly don't understand!
     
  17. DenaliPark

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    More hyperbole...
     
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    Holy cr*p... I think I just had an aneurysm!

    And I don't even own a Ruger...:rolleyes:
     
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    Ditto...
     
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    Ditto...
     
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    Well upon further reflection and the strong selling here; I now believe that Glocks are the best, most comfortable, most accurate, and certainly the world's premier guns which are sought after by every law enforcement agency in the world. Furthermore I am sooo sorry that I sold mine and promptly bought a Springfield XD the same day, and now that I truly see the light, I'm going to sell or throw away my cheap lousy SR9C. Thanks for helping me with your well informed opinion.
     
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    I like glocks for what they represent and have no arguement concering that or its reliability;but Rugers are lower tier guns based on what?I see now why people despise glockfanatics.Take off your glock colored glasses sir.And yes,I own a glock17.
     
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    Can't provide any citations or articles to exemplify my post, but most people who have followed the history of the SR9 are aware that when it was first introduced it had 'numerous' quality issues.

    I have no dog in this fight, but it's pretty well known that there was a massive recall on the SR9 and it was no secret that Ruger released it way too early before having tested the design enough to be sure it would perform and that the quality would be consistent from one unit to the next.

    I saw a video of a Ruger rep being interviewed at Shot Show presenting the SR9 when it first came out and, after working the slide to demonstrate the model, the firing pin fell out the back of the slide for all to see.

    ETA: And here's that video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpayO-og5c4

    Having said all that, I believe they've worked out all the kinks these days and the most modern designs seem to be fine.
     
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    I was so happy to see that was a hickok45 video and not nutnfancy (although both can be helpful).

    Lets see here..hyperbole:
    is the use of exaggeration as a rhetorical device or figure of speech. It may be used to evoke strong feelings or to create a strong impression

    The only exaggeration or diction used to create strong feelings are yours denali.


    Older rugers were built like tanks and the newer ones have some more refinement and are extremely popular.

    To the OP:
    While I have personally never taken my ruger sr9c through a high round count in one sitting I hardly ever clean it. Just wipe down and lube. If I end up carrying it I will show it a little more love though. However, hickok45 puts his T&E guns through the ringer. Watch his videos and I'm sure they will be very informative.

    The only bad thing I can say about the ruger is that I wish it didn't have adjustable sights. But I'm probably alone on that one.

    Love its trigger. Crisp and not too heavy. It does have a longer reset than I'd like but it is good none the less.
     
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