which 9mm gun?

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by ballfan4141, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. ballfan4141

    ballfan4141 New Member

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    I wanted the ruger sr9 then they came out with the sr9c which can be ccw and also have 17 rounds as a full size pistol. then I started checking out the smith and wesson m&p 9mm and I liked it. then the glock 19. it seems like glock fans have nothing to say good about any other gun (they are fans but to the casual gun buyer it makes it looks bad)

    1. I have heard great things on the sr9c but then a few people say its a ruger and a piece of junk.

    2. I currently own a ruger lcp. I can shoot it fine. how much more recoil would be on a 9mm and how concealable is the glock 19? I dont want to buy a glock but if it the best option I will.

    Thanks guys.

    I would also consider a springfield, but 9mm is what I want. I know a lot on calibers and ammo. but the actual pistols confuse me a little.
     

  2. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    The SR9c is getting stellar reviews by owners on all KINDS of different forums. I own one and it's been a great little gun so far. I love the adjustable sights.
     
  3. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I just traded a Glock 19 for a Ruger SR9c. The Ruger guns are not junk and are made in the USA. I like my new Ruger a lot better than the Glock. To be fair, the Glock 19 was a little to big for my hands.
     
  4. ballfan4141

    ballfan4141 New Member

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    I love ruger and wanted the sr9c. I thought it was the best value but now with all this stuff from other people say on youtube got me confused. I want the sr9c but people say how it jams and stuff but I still wanted it. I only wanted to buy american. ruger does a lot for our shooting rights.
     
  5. skullcrusher

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    First, don't listen to the interwebz, especially YouTube. I don't own one but a good friend does and he loves it. If any gun jams (do they say what kind of jam?) all the time, then it needs to go back to the mfr to be made right. Never let YouTube or the webz influence your decision.
     
  6. ballfan4141

    ballfan4141 New Member

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    ok that is what I figured. I like the ruger sr9c.
     
  7. Poink88

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    Never is a very strong word and I would never go that far. If I do, I won't be in any gun forums. Like everything, I put what I read and watch in consideration before making my decision factoring the credibility of the source (if possible). If you hang around forums enough, you will know who are knowledgeable and fair/objective. I say that since some are experts but biased (heard of fanboys?).

    Fear is a healthy thing, use it in your advantage. You will still make mistakes but hopefully you can minimize it. Research some more until you are content before spending your money.

    Problem with some, is that they only see/hear what they want and dismiss the rest. This can be dangerous and hope you you do not fall for it.

    This is a general advise, NOT specifically geared towards SR9/SR9c in any way.

    Take his advise (and mine) like you would anything...with a grain of salt. ;)
     
  8. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    I wouldn't be afraid of getting anything from Ruger. If you like the SR9c, get one. I'll bet you'll be bragging about it in a year.
     
  9. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    No problems with mine and I shoot a variety of bullets. I shoot 115 and 125 grain cast lead bullets as well as plated bullets and JHPs. Never had a single problem or even the slightest hint of a jam with my gun.
     
  10. Entelzha

    Entelzha New Member

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    That's because you obviously know what the term grip means.:D
    seen quite a few people limp-wrist this baby right into FFE hell.
     
  11. Phelenwolf

    Phelenwolf New Member

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    I have never shot the Ruger SR9/C but it is on my Birthday list for next month. I have handled them and liked the way they feel. I would compare them to my Sig in feel and handle ability. (Think that is right) My wife has a Glock 19 and it feels like holding a brick to me.
    Plus I have had several Rugers over the years and used them regularly and they have never let me down, so as far as being junk they are far from it.

    Hope it helps.
     
  12. ballfan4141

    ballfan4141 New Member

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    limp wrist. does that mean holding it like a pansy without a tight grip.
     
  13. Nicodemus

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    Yep, then in thier wisdom they cuss the gun and call it junk when they get FTF's. ;)
     
  14. Thebiker

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    I own a lot of Rugers, 2 Blackhawks, 1 Redhawk, 1 SP101, 1 GP100, 1 Mk II Gvt Model with bull barrel, 1 Mini 30, 2 Red Label Sporting Clay models, 1 12 ga and 1 20 ga and used to own the P90 in .45.

    Never had a single quality issue with any of them. If I can still count, that adds up to 9 Rugers. A friend of mine sent a Security Six into Ruger for a problem. Ruger told him that they wouldn't repair it because they found a crack in the frame, but they would replace it at NO CHARGE. He had them send him a Redhawk 44 mag with a 4" barrel. Now that's standing behind your product and redefines customer service.

    Long winded way to say, Ruger makes good firearms.
     
  15. ballfan4141

    ballfan4141 New Member

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    I always loved ruger and was the type to only buy ruger firearms because they are dependable, well built and are affordable also. I had a guy send me this video of ruger firearms company and some of this stuff they did to make them look bad. since then I been a little concerned but I am mad now that I even let it effect how I looked at ruger. so many people probably call them for bogus problems and want something for nothing. thanks again guys.