Ruger SR9?

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  1. StoneDog

    StoneDog

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    EDIT: Moderators, please move this to the GNG forum - sorry!!! :)

    I'm kicking around the idea of picking up a full sized polymer pistol in either 9mm or .40S&W. At the top of the list was the full sized M&P. That is, until I handled an SR9 yesterday. The grip felt fantastic but I didn't get a chance to try the trigger...

    Who out there has a relatively new SR9? How do they compare to the M&P (or G17/22 or XD)?

    Jon
     
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  2. Butch

    Butch RetiredDinosaur CLM Millennium Member

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    The G17 is by far the best of the bunch. Yes, you really need to try the trigger on the Ruger.

    I KNOW you wanted to hear that since you posted this in General Glocking..... :)
     

  3. StoneDog

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    LOL, I just realized I posted this in the wrong forum, but thanks for the unbiased opinion Butch.
     
  4. Range Rat

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    The Ruger was my first pistol (other than a Ruger Mark III .22lr) and it was a fine pistol. I used it for some IDPA competitions and lots of indoor target shooting as well as concealed carry. You are right, the grip feels great. I had no problems at all with it but got to the point where I wanted to standardize around the Glock platform and just sold the SR9 off for $300 to a good friend. Having participated in the Ruger semi-auto forum, it seems that others have had QC issues with their SR9 and I came to the conclusion that SR9 quality was variable depending on the pistol.
    Go shoot the Springfield Armory XDM 9mm. In my opinion, it's a much better pistol. The Glocks are, of course, fine weapons, utterly reliable and parts easily available. I'm a Glock pistol guy so am biased. If you love the SR9, it should serve you well. If you are unsure, try the SA and Glock, and maybe the M&P.
     
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    Actually belongs in General Firearms Forum.
     
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    The trigger kills the SR9.

    Other than the trigger, I actually like it. However, the trigger is really terrible.
     
  7. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

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    For the price you cannot go wrong with the SR9. Everything (after recalls) Ruger makes is high quality, and a real bang for the buck.

    I have heard after the SR9 gets a few hundred rounds down the pipe the trigger really smoothes out.
     
  8. keninnavarre

    keninnavarre bulletproof

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    From the ones Ive seen, and several friends have bought, the SR9 is a crap shoot. Maybe youll get a winner, maybe not. Personally, Id never consider it over the S&W M&P you mentioned.
     
  9. gatorhugger

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    nah I would pass. For $400 get a glock. It has a good trigger and is reliable.
    If you want a reliable semi with a bad trigger get a sigma for less than the SR9. No reason to get the Ruger. Crapshoot on quality, and a bad trigger. Doesn't inspire confidence.
     
  10. .45Super-Man

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    Dont plunk your cash down til you've held a Steyr.
     
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    if you can find one:crying:
     
  12. Just1More

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    Why buy a Glock clone?