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Old 04-22-2011, 21:49   #1
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I didn't like Ruger's LC9.

Last Sunday, I had an opportunity to hold a Ruger LC9. I had pretty high hopes for it, beings as I am looking for a slimmer carry gun for when I am out and about the town. My G26 will still be my primary and work gun for now.

It seemed well built and operated smoothly when I handled it. I was able to rack the slide just fine. Given, there are only one or two guns that have thwarted me so far in that department. I have okay-ishly strong hands for someone of my size (lack thereof).

The grip didn't fit in my hand well. It was a lot like holding one of their .22s, which is much like holding a 1x4 board, narrow, and very deep. The trigger pull was just too long for my small hands. Because my finger didn't reach well when the trigger was all the way forward, I nearly had to adjust my grip as I pulled the trigger further back in order to keep my finger from sliding off.

I really wanted to like it, but it just wasn't meant to be.

Looks like I'll have to wait for a Kimber or a Kahr.
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Old 04-22-2011, 22:15   #2
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Check out a CZ Rami as well, in 9mm only. The Sig P239 is a good thing to look at too.
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Old 04-22-2011, 22:50   #3
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Neither the CZ Rami or the P239 is actually slimmer than my G26. But if the grip is better and I can reach the trigger more easily, I'd go with them.

The Rami looks pretty sweet. I've never seen one before! As for the P239, they seem to be non-existent in stores for the past year or so! I plan on holding both, but it doesn't seem like that will happen anytime soon.
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Old 04-23-2011, 08:35   #4
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LilW I held the Kimber Solo and the LC9 at the same time. I really wanted to like one of them too. I thought I would get rid of my LCP and my P238 and maybe get one of these new pocket nines.

They were equally disappointing. I didn't like the grip on the Ruger and the Kimber didn't point very well.

I guess I'll be keeping my LCP and Sig. The P238 is a pleasure to hold and shoot. The sights actually work and the recoil is minimal. Despite reading about folks having trouble with these guns, I haven't had any problems with
either one of them. Several hundred rounds through each of them.
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:14   #5
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They were equally disappointing. I didn't like the grip on the Ruger and the Kimber didn't point very well.

I guess I'll be keeping my LCP and Sig. The P238 is a pleasure to hold and shoot. The sights actually work and the recoil is minimal. Despite reading about folks having trouble with these guns, I haven't had any problems with
either one of them. Several hundred rounds through each of them.
I love how the Kimber handles and points, but I want to shoot one before I put down the cash towards getting one.

I cannot say enough good things about the ergonomics on the P238. I love mine to death and it fits my hands perfectly, BUT I've had a few jams. To hopefully resolve this, I am sorely tempted to trade my current one in on an HD version. Then, just last night I read how quite a few people were having issues with them too!

Here's a link to a thread I posted a while back on the reliability of mine.

http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1234264

I had only 2 FTF up until rounds number 349 and 350. Those two FTF's I blame entirely on the WWB ammo I was running through the gun. I changed out springs, and this didn't fix it either.

Then later on, I couldn't get the thing to jam no matter which way I shot it.
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:06   #6
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Last Sunday, I had an opportunity to hold a Ruger LC9. I had pretty high hopes for it, beings as I am looking for a slimmer carry gun for when I am out and about the town. My G26 will still be my primary and work gun for now.

It seemed well built and operated smoothly when I handled it. I was able to rack the slide just fine. Given, there are only one or two guns that have thwarted me so far in that department. I have okay-ishly strong hands for someone of my size (lack thereof).

The grip didn't fit in my hand well. It was a lot like holding one of their .22s, which is much like holding a 1x4 board, narrow, and very deep. The trigger pull was just too long for my small hands. Because my finger didn't reach well when the trigger was all the way forward, I nearly had to adjust my grip as I pulled the trigger further back in order to keep my finger from sliding off.

I really wanted to like it, but it just wasn't meant to be.

Looks like I'll have to wait for a Kimber or a Kahr.
What was the recoil like?
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What was the recoil like?
On which gun?

P238 - very minimal.

G26 - Wouldn't be bad but the thing is fat enough that it tries to jump out of my small hands.

I haven't shot the others.
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On which gun?

P238 - very minimal.

G26 - Wouldn't be bad but the thing is fat enough that it tries to jump out of my small hands.

I haven't shot the others.
If you like the G26 except for the unergonomically fat grip, you could try an S&W M&P (come in full size or compact)- it comes with three different palmswell grips that you can change yourself. The narrow one is actually too small for my hand.

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