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Why no love for the SR9?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by marb4, Sep 21, 2012.

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  1. meanmrmustard

    meanmrmustard Member

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    They kinda have a crap trigger, huge front sight (and I mean HUGE) and overall it's a bit heavy for a polymer framed wonder nine.
     
  2. Kiln

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    Google search SR9 and "light strikes" to see why I don't want one. Almost all of the people that posted claimed round counts under 1000 rounds. To me, light strikes are a big deal, especially in a SA striker fired gun.
     
  3. Pops 1

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    We have two SR9c's his and hers, love em and no problems at all.
     
  4. kokapelli

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    Mine has well over 1000 rounds and has never failed to fire or jam and I love the trigger.
     
  5. Kiln

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    I'm just saying that is why I don't own one. Hope you don't have any issues but that model is known for them. There are ALOT of forum posts from many different users complaining of light strikes with the SR9.
     
  6. HOOfan_1

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    Google Glock Gen 4, failure to eject.....google, S&W M&P rust, google SIG rust

    You can google any gun and find some people who have had a problem with it.

    How does it have a bad trigger? The trigger is just as good or better than my Gen 3 Glock 19.

    I MUCH prefer the look of the SR9 to the PPQ. I think the PPQ is quite ugly. I really want a PPQ because I hear how great they are, but they are also $550-$600. I have seen a SR9 on the range...I have never seen a PPQ or P99 on the range.

    Heck if this thread is about opinion, then it is completely misguided. You can do a forum search and find plenty of threads with people suggesting the SR pistols and plenty of people who actually own it saying how much they love it. MY OPINION, is that some people just love to hate on Ruger, with absolutely no foundation in truth.
     
  7. Checkman

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    You're right. There are always going to be people who just love to hate on everything. People who hate Remington, Winchester, Walther, Glock, Beretta, Colt, Smith & Wesson, Ruger, so on and so forth.
     
  8. VoodooSan

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    I like the SR9. I think Ruger makes a durable firearm usually. There are some who don't like Ruger for whatever reason and that's fine. I'm not one for gun A is better than gun B debate. There are gun brands I don't like, some I think are ok, and some I love.

    As for the SR9 I like it. Don't own one but held and shot one. I'm not a fan of the loaded chamber indicator but the feel of the gun is great.

    The SR9c has caught my eye too. I would seriously look at one if I didn't already have a compact for daily carry.
     
  9. kayak-man

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    I was sure people were tired of me repeating this by now, but....

    I have an SR9. I find it to be a better trigger than my Glock, and I like the sights. Its an accurate gun, I'm the one that makes it look bad. I have over 4,000 rounds through it, with one malfunction of the gun (I've had my handloads malfunction, but when there's just not enough powder in the case, that's hardly the guns fault.).

    In the guns defense, it was I have no idea how many rounds I put through that gun without cleaning it when it malfunctioned... just that it was probably a fairly high number, I have no idea when the gun had been oiled last, and it was stage 5 or 6 of an IDPA match that received what felt like several inches of rain. The sand/GSR/water mixture in the gun eventually gummed it enough that I had a stovepipe.... and that was it. I cleared it, and the gun just kept running after that.

    Before that IDPA match, I'd put the gun through a lot. I shot about a hundred rounds through it once a week for almost a year, and took a couple handgun classes, including one with a round count around 2k.

    To answer the OPs question... I guess I don't know why people don't like the SR9....

    Chris "the Kayak-Man" Johnson
     
  10. meanmrmustard

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    Really? You like a gritty trigger that stacks more than a Pringles can?
     
  11. bannockburn

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    At the time it came out I thought it was decent design but I already had plenty of full size high capacity 9mms. Make it a little bit smaller for CCW and I might be interested. Well they did and I tried one and was sold on the SR9c.
     
  12. kokapelli

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    My SR9 does not have a gritty trigger and yes I like it just as it is.
     
  13. Kiln

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    HOOfan: I have a Ruger MK3 and love the P95 if that makes me hate all Rugers then so be it. I just pointed out a known issue with them, if you don't think light strikes are a big deal then all power to you.
     
  14. TarDevil

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    My SR9c trigger comes nowhere close to your description.
     
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    the trigger on my (wife's) sr9c is nowhere near what you describe. in fact, it is one of, if not the best striker fired trigger i have ever felt.
     
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    I don't think a few people talking about it on a message board are a big deal.

    Just like I didn't think people on message boards complaining about the newest Glock 19s having ejection problems were a big deal when I bought mine last year. I haven't had a single problem with mine through 1400 rounds.

    In the age of the internet, you can always dig up some trash about anything. I bet I could even find a dissatisfied Purdey or H&H customer. I've seen FAR more praise of the SR9 than I have seen people complain about problems.

    I will buy one with confidence and if I get a lemon, I am confident Ruger will make it right.
     
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    I believe Ruger revised the trigger. It was truly sucky initially.
     
  18. meanmrmustard

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    The pistol I've experienced was an older model. Trigger was horrible. Maybe this has been revised or reengineered, but to start it was not anything to write home about.

    Still and all, they're heavy to me as well.
     
  19. kokapelli

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    When the SR9 first came out there were all kinds of warnings that dry firing would cause the trigger to get gritty unless the magazine disconnect was removed.

    My SR9 was an early model and since I had read the warnings, the first thing I did when I got mine was to remove the magazine disconnect and my trigger has been excellent from the get go.
     
  20. Feanor

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    No, not gritty, it would simply break! This was/is because the Ruger company relied upon the most primitive and chincy of magazine disconnects in all of history. The firing pin would literally slam into a piece pot steel. The P345 was/is legendary for breaking in exactly this fashion, many purchased them new from dealers shelves that had been dry-fired by other customers, and thus went home with the unsuspecting fella already broken.
     
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    I have looked and handled a SR9/SR9c/SR40/SR40c quite a few times and here are the reasons why they might not get as much "love" as other pistols in its class:

    1. Mag Disconnect - most, if not all of them have it from the factory. Sure its an easy fix, but personally I do not like to mess with my guns. I'm not a gunsmith nor do I have the desire to change that aspect of the pistol.

    2. Small thumb safety - this can be minor or major issue, but it can be hard to activate and deactivate during a quick draw. It can be left off if needed of course, but compared to M&P's, Sig's, H&K's those have better and larger external safeties.

    3. Trigger - You either love or hate the trigger. From my dry-fire experience side-by-side, the Compact versions have a slightly better trigger feel than the full size counterparts.


    I have almost bought an SR9c before, but did not due to some of these factors. It is still a fine pistol nevertheless, but a few more $$ and you can get a M&P9 or XD9. I do like the stainless silver slide option and the pistol is very slim, which feels slimmer than an M&P.
     
  22. 7even6ix2wo

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    I've had an SR9 for about 2 years now, probably put about 1000+ round through it and have never had any real problems. Yes, the trigger does have some roughness at first, but the more i've shot it the better it's gotten. Ghost inc. also make a replacement trigger connector for a reasonable price. Haven't got around to getting one yet though.
     
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    I don't own the SR9. I bought the SR40 and it has been dead on solid.
    I did remove the Mag Disconnect though.
    Trigger is as good as any Glock, Smith or Beretta that I own.
    I also love the "tiny" safety.
    Can't beat the price either.
    Sweet gun all around!
     
  24. Ehtereon11B

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    I have a Ruger SR9c. Great little gun for a primary carry and it is my go to gun for summer weather or in any situation where I can't conceal one of my bigger firearms. I only have 2 issues with it but they are minor, namely because I went far and out of my way to get this gun out of my ex's hands when we broke up (because it was technically hers)

    1: The giant I AM LOADED!! indicator. I have always contemplated filing down the bar that pushes against the casing so it won't come up as high when loaded but never get around to it.
    2: Mine is older so I am not sure if this was fixed in later models but my slide stop is not a slide release. The last round holds the slide open after firing but I can't pop a magazine in, slide my thumb over the release to keep firing. I have to pull the slide back manually. Again I am not sure if they fixed this in later models.
     
  25. meanmrmustard

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    That gun is gone. It is not missed. It's sale funded a Glock.
     
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