Ruger SR9

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by Stryker41, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. Stryker41

    Stryker41 New Member

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    Anyone own a Ruger SR9? Been reading up on them for a while now, and it looks as though they did have some issues early on, but how are they now? I spied a used one (looks new) at the local sports shop for about $380 with 3 clips.....think its a good deal?
    Im gonna look at it tomorrow again, maybe have them pull it out of the case....if the wife lets me.:rolleyes:
     
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    They're good Stryker.
     

  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    After 31 years of marriage....

    Asking her to forgive you is better than you asking her permission.
     
  4. nate

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    Thats about what I paid for my SR40 new with two mags. However I did see a new SR40 at a gunshow two weeks ago for $430.
     
  5. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I bought my wife an SR9c. Hers has a decent trigger but I was looking for one for myself and the triggers have not been as good. I guess she got lucky with hers.
     
  6. nate

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    From what I'v heard the older sr9 had a smoother trigger then the newer ones. Theres a company called Gost Inc that makes a trigger bar reset for them that is suppose to smooth it out and give it a lighter pull, they even have you you can fit and adjust the overtravel. I dont think the trigger on my SR40 is that bad and mine has under 200rds out of it. I'm gona wate till I get to 500rds then decide if I want to do it. Its only $30. Home
     
  7. CA357

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  8. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    I'd describe that as slightly more dangerous than looking down the barrel of a loaded gun.
     
  9. Stryker41

    Stryker41 New Member

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    Sr9

    Well, I "fondled" the SR9 today, wife didnt even get upset.:cool: But I didn't commit a purchase yet. I have mixed feelings about a striker type trigger. Also, compared to other handguns I felt the trigger a bit heavy and gritty but I see from some replies that there is something available in the world of aftermarket for cleaning that up. However, it fits really good in my hands compared to a Beretta M92 (?) and glock. The XDM also feels nice in the grip, but too much plastic for me. (or maybe I don't want one like my brother) The best of the day as far as ergonomics, comfort and control had to be this HK (P30?) pistol the sales guy pulled out, but that is at least double what my wallet will allow at $900+.
    So Im gonna get up early, do some "honey-dos" around the house, and see if I can wander back to the store and maybe make a purchase. Not sure though if I should jump on the used one, or pay the extra for a new. Ruger has a lifetime warranty right? Or is that for original purchaser only??

    @CA357: This may be a dumb question, but those targets you had in the link to your review, did you use a rest when shooting? What is your opinion on overall group sizes?
     
  10. Daoust_Nat

    Daoust_Nat Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Both my daughter and I have the SR9c. Both are good hand guns. Both have good crisp triggers. Mine has well over 1000 rounds through it and the only problems I have had are a few FTFs. All of them happened using the Wall Mart Winchester white box rounds. I have no complaints with the gun.
     
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  11. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    No, that's offhand. I don't use a rest for pistol shooting.

    There shouldn't be that much price difference between new and used, so I would suggest you buy a new one if your wallet will support it. However, Ruger has repaired guns that I've bought used.
     
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  12. Stryker41

    Stryker41 New Member

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    Hmmm...

    Hope ya'll don't kick me out, I had a last minute change of mind. I went with the Springfield XDM 9mm. The used SR9 I was looking at was sold (missed it by about 2 hours), so it was down to new stuff, and I couldn't get past the trigger on the new SR9. I also like the fact that you can single fire the XDM during a tactical reload or some other extreme situation, (I just don't agree with requiring the mag to be in the gun to operate it) the black on black looks a lot better than my brother's OD on black (which is why I think I had such a hard time with it "looking plastic").

    Now, does anyone have any good places to buy 9mm ammo? Looks like Walmart is the "cheapest" for target and plinking around here.

    Anyone ever used ammo made by Bitterroot Valley Ammunition company? (Montana) There is a pretty decent price on the 1k bulk box at RM Ammo, Buy Ammunition Online. Figured my brother and I could split it.

    Is a 9mm worth reloading? Some quick math seems like it isn't.
     
  13. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Good pick on the XDm. I have a XDm 40 myself. It's my primary HD gun and favorite range gun.

    Walmart typically has the lowest priced ammo.
     
  14. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Springfield is a good brand and the XD series pistols are good pistols. Ya' did fine.
     
  15. fireguy

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    I've got the XDm with the 3.8" barrel. Good gun. I like the way it fits my had with the backstrap it came with, the XD gear it came with was a + too.
    Enjoy it.