Ruger SR9C or Taurus Millenium Pro PT111

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by purehavoc, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    The wife has a new addiction after shooting my 9mm , she really likes it but she thinks its a just a little to small for her "LC9"
    So, we went to Bass Pro and they let her fondle about 10 guns until she found a few she liked , She picked the Ruger SR9C and the Millenium Pro both of which felt good in her hand and aimed well , Her only concerns were she didnt like the sights on the PT111 seeing as it only has one dot , I told her you just stack the dots and it made more sense to her after that Now this gun felt best in her hand of the 2 she picked out , Anyone have any issues with either of these ? I have read a few post of goods and bads on both firearms so Im not biased to either , This one will probably go out to the range when ever we go and it will be her home self defense weapon , that I want her familiarize herself with and get used to shooting regularly. Both are reasonably what I am willing to spend as long as she likes it I dont care what it costs .
    Dont want to go any bigger on caliber , she isnt comfortable shooting my .40 cal and limp wrists it and makes it jam about every other shot , 9mm recoil is about perfect and she is comfortable with it
    Thanks ahead of the time I will keep checking the thread
    PH
     
  2. USMC_Richey

    USMC_Richey New Member

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    Well that's weird that her wrists are making your .40 jam, you might want to check that out. Maybe change the lead your throwing? I dunno, just spit balling here. ;)
     

  3. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    I have the Ruger SR9c and I highly recommend it.
     
  4. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Id like to think that , but it never jams on me or anyone else that shoots it regardles of what ammo I put in it , The only ammo I have ever had a issue with was FMJ Aguilla, the gun just does not like it . Honestly after watching her shoot it I think because she cant keep her wrists solid upon recoil it causes it to jam I think all the momentum going back upon recoil kills the spring energy a little IM sure I could change the spring out to a little heavier spring and fix it but its not a problem for me ,not to mention she complained about how her wrists hurt afer a couple 10 rd magazines, If I got her a .40 she would never take it out of the case to practice she would go get the 9mm out , SO I might as well do it right the first time and get her what she is comfortable with
     
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  5. UrbanNinja

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    I have the pt111. Its not a bad little shooter... I picked it up for summer Time carry but eventually gave it to my wife when i bought my Kimber. Nice size For a compact and double stack mags. ive put about 700 rounds through it...No complaints except that it doesn't like Winchester "white box". my wife enjoys shooting it a lot. you couldn't pry it from her hands at the range.
     
  6. Hotshot

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    I carry a SR9c everyday, love it. My Father has a PT111 and we shipped it back to Taurus for a few issues. It has been gone about a month and still no word. The issues to me are major considering it to be a new gun. First, the slide would jam and we would have trouble getting back to moving. Second, the gun had major accuracy problems. 4" off at 5 yards from a bench vise and the sights don't move. The gun was shipped to Taurus with the slide still jammed-the gunsmith could not get it unstuck without doing posible damage.
     
  7. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Was this the 3rd gen millennium pro ? I have heard this about previous versions

     
  8. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    This is why I stay clear from Taurus. I just don't like taking a gamble on a firearm. That's why I will only purchase from companies that I know are good instead of being a hit or miss.
     
  9. dks7895

    dks7895 New Member

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    Ruger SR9c hands down. I have owned a Taurus 66 and PT92. Not bad guns, but there's a reason I sold them.
     
  10. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    Ruger's SR9 has a great rep. Taurus...well, their rep is a little spotty to say the least.

    I wouldn't mind adding an SR9c myself, as a medium framed carry gun.
     
  11. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    plus 1 for the sr9c!! love mine
     
  12. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    I bought a Taurus Millenium Pro PT111 Gen 2 in 2006 that hasn't given me any trouble other than the break in period where the slide occasionally wouldn't quite chamber a round here and there. After a couple hundred rounds that cleared up and I have no real complaints. Decent pistol if you don't mind the DAO trigger. It has the older three dot sights instead of today's Heinies and the price was right at $269 back then.

    But even though I have two Tauruses that haven't given me trouble I hate to recommend Taurus since many others have had trouble. I'd look at the SR9 since today there isn't much difference in price and you can expect good things from Ruger.
     
  13. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Same here-
    Leaves ANY Taurus in the dust :rolleyes:
     
  14. DB8297

    DB8297 New Member

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    I have an sr9c. I think it is a very good gun. I have never had a problem with mine. I will have to say you can't go wrong with the sr9c.
     
  15. boatme98

    boatme98 New Member

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    Between the two, I'd opt for the Ruger (I have). But if you can spend a bit more, look into a Sig. Owning various makes, folks I teach to shoot tend to gravitate to a Sig for the feel and ease of shooting.