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XD 3.8 VS Ruger SR9C

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by CBennett, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. CBennett

    CBennett

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    Anyone test or have both or either. I have a Glock 23 how do they compare size wise to each other(are they the same size,smaller,larger than the Glock 23). I can NOT find either locally yet but have been thinking of getting one or the other. Right now leaning towards the SR9C because of its $399 price tag..BUT I just want to know your guys opinions of these 2 guns.
     
  2. bac1023

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    Are you apeaking about the new XDm 3.8?

    If so, its much bigger than the SR9C.
     

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    both are just chopped versions of their derivatives (xdm and sr9). U'll find that the xdm 3.8 is not that much smaller as the grip is still the same and only the barrel length has been reduced. the sr9c should be a quite a small package as they have reduced the gun's footprint in the length and height dimensions. Otherwise, basic function seems to be the same based on the dryfiring handling at the store I've felt. I've shot the sr9 and the xdm and would be hard pressed to recommend the sr9 to any shooting enthusiast b/c the trigger is heavy and creepy. The reset isn't good. the placement of the safety is horrendous. the sr9 isn't a bad gun, but its not a good one either.
     
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    The XDm 3.8 is still a full framed gun. The SR9C is a subcompact. They're totally different. In fact, the XDm 3.8 seems larger than the full size SR9.
     
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    yup thats the one..I didnt know but was told they were much closer in size. I cant tell cause ive not been able to see either in person no one has them.
     
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    My local shop has both and I was just handling them the other night.
     
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    I thought they fixed the trigger on the 9C?
     
  8. CBennett

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    god, I must honestly have the WORST "local" shops in existence...im betting I dont see either for over a MONTH...I have 5 shops including a Gander Mountain I consider local(within 35 min drive) and not a single one know what im talking about when I talk or ask about these newer guns they just give me that blank stare as if I should give THEM the info on these guns because they dont even know what im talking about :( .
     
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    they did. Im assuming that he just considers it a poor trigger even fixed.
     
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    oh and BTW what did you think of the SR9C im starting to grasp at straws here for something that actually fits my hand that I can afford thats "inexpensive" for a decent CC weapon. and inexpensive= $400 or less. OR a difference of $100 give or take a few bucks with the trade of my Glock 23 2nd Gen.
     
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    IMO, the XDm 3.8 was rushed to market for a reason I can't imagine. It is kind of pointless as a CCW since the grip is so long. If they shortened the grip an inch they would have a nice CCW gun and still have a 16-17+1 pistol. Just my $.02.
     
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    I read it as he thinks the SR9 trigger is bad. The SR9C's trigger has been improved.
     
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    yes I saw it was a lighter weight trigger than the regular SR9. almost 3 pounds lighter as I remember 4.5-5 compared to 8?????
     
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    I would keep my G23 than buy a pistol that hasn't cut it's teeth yet. Give it some time to settle in as in price and reliability . The XD3.8 is a larger pistol than your g23 and the Sr9c seems a very tad shorther but tad heaver than the g23. The g23 is a better pistol by the numbers and for CCW than ones you listed but to each his own.

    Here is some data for you chew on.

    Glock-23
    Weight-21.16oz
    Height-5.0
    Withe-1.18
    Length-6.85

    Ruger SR9c
    Weight-23.40oz
    Height-4.61
    Withe-1.27
    Length-6.85

    XD-3.8
    Weight-27.5oz
    Height-5.6
    Withe-N/A
    Length-7.0
     
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    The width of the SR9c is from lever to lever. The actual grip is thinner than Glocks.
     
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    ty for the stats, and the only thing I was worried about price wise was the price going up..someone was talking about the $399-405 price being a introductory price. I hate waiting then having to pay more...kinda like I felt when I didnt buy the Sig P6 and now they are almost $100 MORE than I could have gotten one for :)
     
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    100% ive held the regular SR9 and its a TRILLION times better grip(for me) than the Glocks.
     
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    Disregard im keeping the Glock 23 and getting a grip job done. thanks tough for all the answers.
     
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    yup same deal...I reached my last straw today. thought the guy at work wanted the gun went out and shot it(last Tuesday) then the other day(Sunday) he started hinting that his wife didnt want him to get it because they needed to repaint the living room lol... so I just give up with trying to sell it..since ive got everything for it as in holsters and conversion barrels its just too much of a PITA to keep trying to peddle that stuff in a package or separately so skrew it im just gonna keep the gun and make the best of it.