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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. TarDevil

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    Amazing that so many people on these forums don't realize the rest of us can access the internet and actually know how to do Google searches.
     
  2. atblis

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    You need to do something to compensate for the number of guns out there. The Glock 17 has been on the market for 28 years. I suspect there is an order of magnitude more Glock 17s out there than SR9s.

    Don't you guys find it interesting that we're still arguing about whether anybody has managed to make a better polymer framed pistol than one that was put on the market 28 years ago? The Glock is still the benchmark. Pretty amazing really.
     
  3. helitack32f1

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    I was wondering how long it would take for someone to point this out. I was trying to point out that there is no veracity whatsoever to using google results as a means of determining whether you should buy a gun or not. Incidentally, the results for XD9 were far higher than Glock 17. I suspect there are at least twice as many Glocks in the world than xd9's. Do I believe there are way more light primer strikes for XD's than Glock's? Heck no, and you certainly cannot tell from Google results alone unless you of course read all those results.
    And yes, I too believe the Glock is the best. Yet I would love to try the SR9.
     
  4. Kiln

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    My whole point is, I avoid a new model until the bugs get worked out. A quick search can give you a pretty good idea of what kind of issues you can expect.

    For instance if I'd ran a simple Google search before I bought my P22, I could have saved myself one hell of a headache.
     
  5. mavracer

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    I find this statement real ironic.
    Don't you guys find it interesting that we're still arguing about whether anybody has managed to make a better combat pistol than one that was put on the market 100 years ago? The 1911 is still the benchmark. Pretty amazing really.
     
  6. atblis

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    I am failing to see the irony.
     
  7. kokapelli

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    I don't agree with that. Although I don't own any Glocks, I find it hard to believe that a 1911 is superior combat pistol compared to a Glock and a few others as well.
     
  8. atblis

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    I think we need a 1911/Glock version of Godwin's law.
     
  9. TarDevil

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    It was just such a search that led me to try out the SR9c (among others). I have not had any headaches... not one hiccup... aside from bad ammo.
     
  10. JR47

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    And what is different in the 10 round magazine, over the 17 round mag? They block the magazine capacity via that plastic piece, which would weigh more than 1/4 oz. I do believe that this means that the 10 round mag is actually heavier, empty, than the 17, for the SR9.

    There is more than performance to explain when comparing the Glock to anything else. The guns are cheaper, and are very close the the old revolvers, endearing them to Police Administrations nationally. Of course, the idea that a safety is problematical, while holsters are critical to the Glock, makes little sense.

    You take your choice. Obviously, there are a LOT of people liking guns that were introduced in October, 2007. I would be curious just how many Glocks there are, after 28 years, that weren't LEO related. The SR9 has been on the market for just at 5 years. I wonder what, again, the penetration of the non-LEO market was like 5 years after it's introduction?
     
  11. Bozwell

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    Surely you aren't suggesting that holsters are any less critical for a firearm carried condition 1.
     
  12. mavracer

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    Seriously the bottom third of a 10 round mag is plastic aand has no spring it is 1/4 oz lighter than a 17 round mag. Which also means Ruger like most other manufactures lists empty weight with a magazine in place. Unlike Glock who list empty weight without a mag that way their fanboys can claim that a G17 weighs 1/4 pound less than a SR9, when in reality if you add the weight of a empty G17 mag in there's only one oz difference.
     
  13. splattergun

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    Ruger rarely makes the top of any "best of" list except for customer service. They are usually not the most accurate, usually not considered the prettiest, nor the best fit and finish. What Ruger excels at is a reasonably priced, reliable, accurate, and strong firearm with best in class service.

    I like my Rugers. When I buy Ruger, it is to keep.
     
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    I don't know why there's not more love for Ruger. They're surely putting the overtime in their R&D department and are dedicated to Gun rights.
     
  15. checkmyswag

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    I think most of the responses in this thread show there is plenty of love for the SR9.
     
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    Exactly! And most of the knocks are from none owners.
     
  17. atblis

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    I suspect if you took a survey of the posters in the thread, you'd find a few vocal advocates, a few vocal detractors, and the rest somewhat neutral often offering suggestions on how to improve the pistol.
     
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    Bologna. That's a fanboy statement. I've owned several Rugers in different guises, and the main detractor for me with the SR9 was weight and trigger, simple as that. Those two things matter to me, and neither two of those were something I'd overlook.

    Yes, 8oz is half a pound to whomever didn't get the gist of "ball parking" but since absolutes are king here, 6oz is still a lot in a handgun. The website list that as unloaded weight, whether its with a bare mag or not means nothing. Glocks are lighter with a better trigger TO ME than the SR series.
     
  19. meanmrmustard

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    You're correct, but its a 6oz difference. I was being generous to the SR9, which is as close to 1/2 lb heavier than the G17. It's an unloaded weight, whether or not with an empty mag means little. It's more than I want in a polymer framed handgun.

    We can arm wrestle when you're ready.
     
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    You stated in another thread though that you own a S&W Sigma...you couldn't possibly think the Sigma has a better trigger than the current SR9s. Sigma also weighs 24 ounces...which is 2 oz. more than the Glock, and it holds less ammo.
     
  21. TarDevil

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    Yeah, probably is a "fan boy" statement. But only a "basher boy" would keep harping about a trigger that was replaced ages ago.
     
  22. mavracer

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    A Glock 17 weighs 25 oz with an empty mag in place
    If you have a problem pulling an extra 1.5oz out of you holster the arm wrestling will be as big of joke as your reasoning.:neener:
     
  23. meanmrmustard

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    Cheap begets turning the other cheek. Plus, I prefer Smiths customer service. But, that's another discussion entirely.
     
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    Harping? You're fishing. If R&D was as good as stated by another member, that trigger would never had made it out. They're fixed, true. But, that ship has set sail for me.
     
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    Pulling? No, carrying.

    If the poor excuse for humor exhibited is as weak, then I've won without trying.
     
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