This is a discussion on RUGER SR9C??? within the Autoloaders forums, part of the Armory category; No first hand experience, but I can relate a posting in another forum specifically about Ruger's striker fired pistols. A gunsmith posted that he had ...
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|April 21st, 2014, 07:22 PM||#16|
Join Date: Sep 2006
No first hand experience, but I can relate a posting in another forum specifically about Ruger's striker fired pistols. A gunsmith posted that he had worked on several of the striker fired Rugers and found their design fragile, and he recommended that people not buy any of their striker fired models, he said their other designs were fine.
I own a number of Ruger guns, I have 5 Ruger revolvers, 3 single action and 2 double action, I have a Ruger LCP 380, and just about a month ago picked up a Ruger American bolt action rifle. One of my single actions was an old model that was sent in for their free safety update, my LCP was recalled shortly after I got it, in both cases the update and repair were completed in a timely manner at no cost to me, so I am a satisfied Ruger customer, but based on the post mentioned above I don't think I would buy one of their striker fired models.
|April 21st, 2014, 10:28 PM||#17|
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
I own a Shield and my best friend owns the SR9c and we just put 250 rounds through both of them yesterday. Honestly, you can not go wrong with either one, however, I prefer the Shield for everyday carry. The Shield is definitely better for concealing and the Ruger is great for the range due to its double stack magazine. I suggest taking her to the range and have her shoot both if the range has gun rentals. Both are very popular and most rental ranges will have both to shoot, good luck and happy shooting.
|April 24th, 2014, 08:52 AM||#18|
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Lee County, SW Florida
I also own both. I've had the SR9-C for a few years and although I like it, I had to send it back twice for light primer hits. Both times Ruger paid shipping both ways. When new I sent it back and they replaced things all was okay for about 300 rounds. Then last month I took it target shooting and same light primer hits problem. Sent it back and they replaced things and another 300 rounds and again okay. About a month ago I "discovered" the 9MM Shield and always wanted a good, quality mouse gun so I got it for $400.00 OTD. Dimensionally it's only a little smaller than the SR9-C but it feels and carries like it's much smaller. I prefer pocket carry because of the snug fitting T-shirts I wear and the Shield pocket carries better than my LCR! I also sometimes appendix carry (like I did with the SR-9C) and it really hides well. I've shot the Shield twice for about 400 rounds total and it's great. I shoot the SR9-C better than the Shield but for all the aforementioned characteristics the Shield is now my everday gun.
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|April 29th, 2014, 06:33 PM||#19|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: SW Va
Around here the shield runs cheaper (389 typically vs 420 or so for a SR9c)
I've read lot's of great things about the ruger 9c, and own a SR45. I do love my little shield, it's been dead solid perfect from day one.
|April 29th, 2014, 07:37 PM||#20|
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Richmond/Rosenberg, TX
I carry a Ruger SR40C. I love using it. My only problem i had at the beginning was the spring was very tight. I had trouble at first racking the slide, but as it worked in, it is a great shooter. When i got mine i had a 9 round (10 on 9mm) and a 15 round magazine (17 on 9mm) someone told me they had the option to get three of the shorter magazines instead (I like the pinky extension on them rather than the flat baseplate.)
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