Quantcast

which would ya'll choose?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by old fart, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. old fart

    old fart Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2010
    Messages:
    450
    Location:
    kentucky
    I want to know which one of these would you choose. They are both on sale new in box and the same price of $279.99 +tax. I have just enough to get one and I want one of these, I have never owned either and both fit my hand good. The guns are the Smith sd9ve or the ruger sr9. thanks for any help.
     
  2. NIGHTLORD40K

    NIGHTLORD40K Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2015
    Messages:
    4,398
    Location:
    Nostramo (in absentia), Segmentum Ultima
    SR9
     
    FL-NC and Corpral_Agarn like this.
  3. Trey Veston

    Trey Veston Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2017
    Messages:
    886
    SR9.
     
    FL-NC likes this.
  4. Spats McGee

    Spats McGee Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2012
    Messages:
    3,653
    Location:
    Arkansas
    SR9, but you should probably know that I've never owned either. So YMMV
     
    FL-NC likes this.
  5. Texas10mm

    Texas10mm Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2018
    Messages:
    2,147
    Location:
    Not DFW
    What is it about the internet that makes people defer their decisions to the masses?
     
    Buzznrose, jonb32248, FL-NC and 4 others like this.
  6. badkarmamib

    badkarmamib Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2016
    Messages:
    1,947
    OP didn't ask us to make the decision or spend the money, just asked what we would pick, and (implied) why. A good group of (fairly) trustworthy people is a good place to ask for opinions, and to find insight that you can't get on your own.

    I owned the S&W, wasn't impressed. BIL bought one, liked to choke on Speer factory ammo. Father bought one, had the trigger pin walk out at the range. So, though I have only held the Ruger, and not fired it, I would still go with the SR9.
     
    Demi-human, larryh1108, bfox and 2 others like this.
  7. NorthBorder

    NorthBorder Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2011
    Messages:
    297
    Location:
    2 miles past the end of the earth
    SR9, based on experience with my SR 40.
     
    FL-NC likes this.
  8. JTQ

    JTQ Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2009
    Messages:
    7,224
    Location:
    NW Florida
    S&W SD9E

    The Ruger was recently resurrected, but it was dead for an admittedly short period of time. I expect it to die again, and won't expect Ruger to support that gun too far into the future.

    The SD9 is still in the S&W line-up and will probably be there for a while.
     
    vba likes this.
  9. Bama59

    Bama59 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2017
    Messages:
    270
    I held a SR but never fired one may want to check out Ruger forums for opinions , if able rent and shoot both and see which one you like. I owned a SD9VE for awhile and only problem was the take down plate moving to one side , replaced it a wide body.
     
  10. Meeks36

    Meeks36 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2019
    Messages:
    260
    Owned a SD9VE. Wouldn't make it thru a clip w/o FTE. Tried different ammo. Took it to a local Smith. Worked well for a while then same thing. Sold it. I own 4 Rugers. Happy with them all. Also own 2 S&W shields. Happy with those as well. Try before you buy if possible.
     
  11. Armored farmer

    Armored farmer Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2010
    Messages:
    6,500
    Location:
    South Eastern Illinois
    SR9......based on my SR9C.
    20170130_081727.jpg
     
    ShootingIsFun, FL-NC and entropy like this.
  12. entropy

    entropy Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2004
    Messages:
    8,396
    Location:
    G_d's Country, WI
    SR9.
     
    FL-NC likes this.
  13. Armybrat

    Armybrat Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2009
    Messages:
    751
    06F241A2-3DE2-4895-8984-B4378143B410.jpeg The SR9 because I think it is a more refined self loader.
     
    Labguy47, Rifleman173 and FL-NC like this.
  14. SteadyD

    SteadyD Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2017
    Messages:
    789
    If you don’t mind having a manual safety I would go for the SR9. I owned the SR9C for awhile and really liked it. If either one had problems, both companies stand by their products so you probably can’t go wrong.
     
  15. Tater&Egg

    Tater&Egg Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2019
    Messages:
    12
    Location:
    MA
    SR9 all day
     
    FL-NC likes this.
  16. Ratshooter

    Ratshooter Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    Messages:
    3,627
    Location:
    Burleson,Texas
    I have an older SW9VE and its been my truck gun for several years now. It has never one single time bobbled or failed to work in any way. So I like them. Never had the Ruger so can't comment but both companies have excellent customer service. If I bought another SD9 it would be the version only sold through Academy. A video you might enjoy.

     
  17. barnetmill

    barnetmill Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2006
    Messages:
    725
    My smith sigma SD9VE is an older one. Always functions 100%. Do not fire it much, but always had gone bang every time i pull the trigger. I am wearing it at this moment in a bandoleer holster. Trigger pull feels like plus 10 lbs. I have no information on the ruger except that generally rugers also work very well.
     
  18. bersaguy

    bersaguy Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2011
    Messages:
    578
    Location:
    Tampa Bay
    SR9 no doubt about it. I've shot the older Sigmas, and the newer sd9ve's and in my hands...Ruger has those beat by a wide margin. Better trigger, better grip, better customer service, better selection of accessories....just better all around
     
    Meeks36, Rifleman173 and FL-NC like this.
  19. Eddietruett

    Eddietruett Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2018
    Messages:
    770
    You could go used and get one of both possibly. I see the sd9ve's used in the $150 range here and there. Don't see any SR9's for sale used and that may be because SR9 owners don't sell or trade theirs.
     
    FL-NC likes this.
  20. JeeperCreeper

    JeeperCreeper Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2014
    Messages:
    1,253
    Location:
    Under A Rock
    SR9 by a long shot.

    I love S&W, but the SD9ve trigger is very bad by today's standards.

    I have owned 3 SR series guns over the years. Pretty good, reminds me of a Toyota Corolla... It works, but it has no soul and isn't a sports car. But the trigger is fair and they run like a top. Plus, they are very thin, which is good for CCW even as a full size.

    To be that guy, check out the Canik TP9 series if you're looking at a budget option.
     
    Cornhusker77 and FL-NC like this.
  21. ttarp

    ttarp Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2014
    Messages:
    341
    I've shot and cleaned both(family members firearms), and while both were reliable, the SR9 is a better pistol in every way.
     
    FL-NC likes this.
  22. bannockburn

    bannockburn Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Messages:
    20,050
    Ruger SR9, of course!
     
    FL-NC likes this.
  23. JR24

    JR24 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2011
    Messages:
    2,676
    Location:
    The center of the mitt
    SR9 no question
     
    FL-NC likes this.
  24. Corpral_Agarn

    Corpral_Agarn Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2012
    Messages:
    2,173
    Location:
    Northern CA
    same.
     
  25. gotboostvr

    gotboostvr Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2007
    Messages:
    2,765
    Location:
    Buckeye Country
    Based on playing with both, I'd grab the SR9 in a heartbeat if I was deciding between the two.
     
    Rifleman173 and FL-NC like this.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice