Ruger or S&W

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by bassho, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. bassho

    bassho New Member

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    I'm looking to buy a 9mm and considering a Ruger sr9 or S&W M&P....wondering if anyone has had experience with both pistols, pros and cons of each. Which would you prefer? Thanks
     
  2. lyodbraun

    lyodbraun New Member

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    its really up to your personal preference and which one is cheaper or feels the best in your hands ?? If it were my choice id say get the S&W, the rugers are nice but the M&P's just a better choice IMO...
     

  3. tbruins37

    tbruins37 New Member

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    I had a m&p, and the front sights would drift more and more right with every mag. I called s&w to send it in, got the slide back and it appeared fixed. But then the slide wouldn't lock after the last round. I sent 500 rounds through just to see if it was the break in period (if you believe there is one) and about 50% of the time it still wouldn't lock. No matter what magazine I used. I ended up selling it. I wasn't too fond of the customer service when I called. I'm not trying to thrash s&w, they make amazing firearms. It was just a bad expirence I choose wasn't worth the trouble anymore.
     
  4. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    i do not have any exprience with the mp. but i own a sr9c. i am very fond of this pistol.its comfortable, reasonably priced. ive not had any problems with mine. it has eaten everything ive fed it. i would have to say that the only con i have with it is the magazine catch/release. it is a little stiff at first. when i first started shooting i could barely release it with one finger. however after a few hundred rounds it is just perfect. it just slightly annoyed me when i was first shooting. i would say get a sr9.
     
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  5. dallascj

    dallascj New Member

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    I haven't owned any of the new Ruger polymer guns except the LCP. The LCP was so terrible, I won't even compare it in this post. I can highly recommend the M&P's as I have several and they work very well for me. I do like the looks of the SR Rugers and think that low bore axis would be great to shoot, but have yet to try one. Good luck in your selection.
     
  6. jacob_gatz

    jacob_gatz New Member

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    I own the SR9c, as fuller said earlier, I agree with everything he had to say. Comes with two mags and depending on what state you live in its either two 10 roun d mags or a 10 and a 17 round mag. The 17 makes the grip like the full size SR9. It's all personal preference though. I opted for ruger because it fit my hand like a glove and it felt more natural to me.
     
  7. bostonscottkelly

    bostonscottkelly New Member

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    Both very good....the ruger would be my choice though. I own both....like the m&p but love the ruger.
     
  8. bassho

    bassho New Member

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    Thanks for the feed back everyone. Going to a gun show this weekend to check out prices on each.
     
  9. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    I own an SR9c aswell and I love the thing. It feels great in the hand, shoots very well, has some of the features I want, and most importantly mine has functioned flawlessly so far. It really is going to boil down to personal preference, and cost. I like a pistol to have some form of external saftey, whether it be a grip or thumb saftey, and no a trigger saftey does not count. I'll admit I'm a Ruger guy, but I like Smith and Wesson too. I just prefer Ruger's SR series as apposed to Smith and Wesson M&P series.
     
  10. Tom86

    Tom86 New Member

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    I bought an M&P9c about 7 months ago. I love it. Points very naturally for me and fits my hand really well. It very quickly became my primary CCW. I had not really considered them and was really leaning towards the XDM. But standing at the counter, I saw the Smith sitting there and started looking at it. Liked the way it felt in my hand better than the XDM. I like the way it looks better, too, but that's obviously even more subjective.
     
  11. ineedagoodername

    ineedagoodername New Member

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    I probably shouldn't even post sence I haven't even fired it yet, but I just got a SR9 2 days ago. It sure seems like it's going to be a great buy. I've only ran through a few dry fires (empty mag in) and tested a couple real load and unloads. I love the feel & can tell it's well made. I really didn't want a compact but I wanted something my wife might like. This gun also has the striker block that will not let it fire without a mag. You might want to research that.Some like it, Some don't.It can be removed. It also has the loaded chamber thing on top. I kinda like all the safety on this gun because it's for home D & I may not be the only one that needs to use it.

    Maybe after this weekend I can say more!
     
  12. CAAD8N8

    CAAD8N8 New Member

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    I have shot my friend's full size M&P 9 and own an SR9c myself. I love the way both guns feel. Whe purchasing my SR9c, I chose it because the man selling it to me told me the compact versions of the m&p come back for repairs more often than the SR9's and full sized m&p's. Both are great guns. I like the versatility of the 10/17 round mags on the sr9c. I use the 10 rounder for CCW and the 17 rounder for HD. It's really up to you, but I love my SR9c and will never get rid of it.
     
  13. Toll13

    Toll13 New Member

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    Ha! I'm on my 3 day wait for mine...I'll answer later.

    Sent from a Droid...but not the Droid you are looking for. Move along.