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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. Ryan in the House

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    I opened up a new thread to discuss alternatives, and I invite everyone to check it out and share your knowledge:

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?p=8441511

    Sorry for setting this thread off-track! Maybe one day I'll be able to return here and share my own experiences with the SR9c.
     
  2. DAdams

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    Well due to the length and duration of this thread you have piqued my interest in this handgun. Maybe I'm actually missing something.
     
  3. David White

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    Way to high jack a thread!

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  4. Jaymo

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    I just can't decide between the stainless slide and the black nitrided slide.
     
  5. kokapelli

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    I think solid color guns look much better than two tone. I wish they had the black oxide when I purchased mine.
     
  6. helitack32f1

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    I have to agree with kokapelli. For some reason they look much better to me in black. Or even the green one with black slide. It just looks like a higher quality gun IMO.
     
  7. marine 97-03

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    I've been thinking about one for a while
     
  8. carbonyl

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    Yeah "THE BOAT". But seriously, mines been a sweet, reliable, accurate and flawless shooter for many thousands of rounds. When I can purchase a dependable firearm that fits my needs made by American workers at an American based company that's the one I'll get, and did. ;)
     
  9. Jaymo

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    I've been leaning toward the black on black, because it looks better to my eyes than a two tone.
    Now, I just have to come up with the $399.00.
     
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    I got the 9mm in black and the 40S&W in stainless, so I could tell them apart. :)
     
  11. exavid

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    The posting that claimed you have to ship a pistol FFL to FFL is totally incorrect. You can ship your owned pistol to the manufacturer and have it come back directly to you after repairs if those repairs don't change the serial number. I've done it a couple of times in the recent past, once on a Taurus and once on an LCP. No problem at all. The manufacturer can't ship a replacement gun back to you, that would need an FFL transfer.

    The Bersa Thunder was mentioned a while back. Personally I don't like blow back designs with centerfire pistols. Locked breech seems to me to be a better me design with less recoil, lighter recoil springs making it easier to rack and ligher overall weight since the slide can be lighter. In the case of .22s the blowback makes more sense, the slide and recoil spring doesn't have to be as heavy because of the smaller power of the .22, the pistol can be made more cheaply due to having less moving parts.
     
  12. labhound

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    rbernie do you notice much difference in the recoil between the SR9 and the SR40?
     
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    Sure, some - but it's certainly not objectionable for me at all. I wouldn't pick one over the other based upon recoil alone.
     
  14. exavid

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    There definitely is a difference in recoil between the SR9 and the SR40c. That being said I don't mind firing a couple boxes of ammo at a range session with my SR40c.
     
  15. IllinoisGun

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    Because there are much better guns on the market than the Ruger autoloaders for the money.
     
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    Considering you can find new Ruger SR9 guns for right around $400, I would be curious to know what other quality, better guns that could be had for that price.
     
  17. kokapelli

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    Please name some.
     
  18. Jaymo

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    My guess is that the "better gun" would be a Glock. I won't bash Glock, but they're not the be all end all of autoloaders. They're not even the best on the market. Yes, they're simple and reliable. But they have had their problems, just like everyone else.
    They also don't fit everyone's hands. Like mine.
    My Glockho friend was disappointed when I told him I'll be getting an SR9 instead of a G19.
    I explained to him that the finger grooves don't fit my hand, and the mag release button bites into my left hand. Bad things to have occur.
    He opined that I could get a Gen2.
    I don't like the Glock enough to pay more for a used Gen2 G19 than for a bew SR9.
    In fact, I like the XD better than the Glock.
    The lower bore centerline is one of my reasons for getting the SR9 instead of the XD.
    Plus, it feels at least as good in my hand as the XD.

    Where I live, a new SR9 goes for $399, new XD goes for $439, New G19 goes for over $500, and used G19 (when you can find one) goes for $450+.

    I can get used G23s for $389, all day long. Trouble is, I have no use for a .40.
    I have both ends of the spectrum covered with 9mm and .45ACP.

    So, the SR9 is the choice for me. It fits my hand, which is terribly important in a defensive handgun.
    It appears to be reliable.
    The trigger feels better to me, than a stock Glock.
    It's better looking than a Glock.
    It's made in the US by an American company. Less important, but it is nice.
    Ruger has great CS.
    I like Rugers, though the SR9 and SR1911 are the first centerfire autopistols from Ruger that I like. The P series didn't fit my hand very well and felt muzzle heavy.

    I see no reason for a lack of love for the SR9.
    Heck, if you have the SR9 with the old trigger, Ruger will replace it free of charge.
    Not bad.
     
  19. helitack32f1

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    I think you missed the point. He said "Much better guns on the market for the money". you pointed out yourself that the Glock 19 is $100 more than the Ruger. My point is I don't think there IS a gun as good as the Ruger for the same price. I am mostly a Glock person but love the SR9, just haven't bought one yet.

    Apparently I need to move to where you live! The only way I get an SR 9 for $400 is used!
     
  20. exavid

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    SR9s are going for $419 at the LGS here.
     
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    $399 NIB at several LGSs here.
     
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  23. TimeIsRunninOut

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    430 in AZ. I got the all black sr9c and am happy I did. As for the shipping question, check the legal section for a sticky on shipping firearms.
     
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  24. Jaymo

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    I was surprised to find the SR9 for 399.
     
  25. RBid

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    I recently transitioned into the gun business. What I've been running into is that most buyers are not educated about or familiar with the SR9/SR9c/SR40/SR40c. Everybody comes in knowing Glock, and a few know about S&W and Springfield Armory-- so that's where they start looking. I find that most who hold the SR(x)/c tend to love how they feel in hand. I keep Snap Caps on hand, so I like to throw one in, and let people check out the trigger. It's hard to dry fire one of these and fail to recognize the lack of take up, and crisp break-- I generally put it next to any other pistol they look at, and let them compare back to back.

    When people handle them, they frequently buy them.

    All of this is to say that I believe that the lack of love is because people just don't know any better-- even 'gun guys' don't always know that the trigger on these is now fantastic, since Ruger dramatically improved it.
     
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