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Old April 17th, 2014, 02:10 PM   #1
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RUGER SR9C???

I would like some feedback on the Ruger SR9C for the wife.

Im a Glock and M&P guy and love these two brands. I had a Ruger P89 back in the day as well as a Super Redhawk 44 Magnum. I didn't have any problems with either of them. Right now my wife carries a SW .38 airweight, but would like to get her a nice little 9mm. I'm torn between the MP Shield 9mm and the SR9C. The M&P runs about $100 more, and the SR9c has good reviews. From what I have read it is alot of gun for the money.

What do you guys think about the SR9C?

Thanks for your input...

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Old April 17th, 2014, 03:10 PM   #2
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I have an SR9c and am very pleased with it. It has been 100% reliable and is easy to shoot well. The elevation adjustable factory rear sight is a big plus for me as is the high capacity (17 round) extra magazine included with it.

You and your wife won't be disappointed.
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Old April 17th, 2014, 03:30 PM   #3
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I have an SR9c and it is one of my favorite guns. When I took my grown daughter to the range with a variety of guns. At the end of the day she said the SR9c was her favorite to shoot.
And it has been completely reliable.
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My sister has one and she loves it.
I have not had a chance to shoot it but I think it's a sharp looking pistol and it feels good too.
She has the all black version but I do like the two tone.
Mags are also readily available.
Bang for buck it's a good deal.
Consider the S&W lifetime warranty though.
I think Ruger's is only one year.
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I had the two tone version but sold it to fund a different gun. I have regretted it since. It had one of the best triggers and was a very accurate gun. I will get another one day. Very versatile gun.
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Old April 19th, 2014, 11:03 AM   #6
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We have a SR9c at our house and haven't had any problems. Very affordable, shoots well. I prefer it with the 10 round magazine & finger extension. The 17 round mag adapter is rounded and doesn't feel right to me. I like the adjustable sights and the manual safety but I'm not a big fan of the magazine safety. I've never seen anything limiting Ruger's warranty to a single year. Ruger has very good customer service if you need anything.
If you do get an SR9c, make sure you disassemble and thoroughly clean it. Rugers can have a lot of manufacturing gunk that can affect the operation of the striker. I've held a M&P Shield 9; very comfortable and concealable but I've never shot one.
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Can't go wrong with one, it's been my EDC since 2011 but has seen less duty due to me picking up a shield. It's accurate, affordable and easy to shoot. It's small enough to hide well but big enough to shoot all day at the range
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Can't go wrong with one, it's been my EDC since 2011 but has seen less duty due to me picking up a shield. It's accurate, affordable and easy to shoot. It's small enough to hide well but big enough to shoot all day at the range

How would you compare it with your shield now? Your a prime candidate to ask since you have both...I want to get the wife one that we can go shoot every now and then, have fun, but at the same time be able to conceal it fairly easily.

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How would you compare it with your shield now? Your a prime candidate to ask since you have both...I want to get the wife one that we can go shoot every now and then, have fun, but at the same time be able to conceal it fairly easily.

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Well for starters in the warmer months the shield is easier to hide over Ruger but not by too much. With the 10 rd mag(using flat base plate)the Ruger is pretty short and doesn't stick out much but is wider due to the double stack. I have a crossbreed holster for each weapon and both are very comfortable to carry all day.

Range use: the Ruger I can shoot all day long with both 10 and 17 round mags. The 17 round mags turn the gun into a full size grip. It's accurate and has a fairly soft recoil for a compact 9mm. I've had range days where I've shot 2-300 rds and it didn't kill my hands or wrists. Friends who go shoot with me love shooting the Ruger.
The shield, however, is a lot more uncomfortable to shoot all day at the range. What you gain in concealabilty, you lose in pure range work. The most I've shot in one sitting with the shield is 100 rds. It will beat you up more than the Ruger but it's not too bad. I've just ordered a set of Talon grips to try and reviews state it should be easier on the hands. Recoil is sharper but this is due to the short barrel and compactness of the gun.

Both are about the same price. So if you want a gun to pull double duty as a range and CC piece I would buy the Ruger and never look back. If you want a carry gun that is super easy to conceal and carry every day, then buy the shield.

You can't go wrong with either one in my opinion.
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I've never shot a SR series Ruger before, but I did however dry fired one. I liked the trigger. Very Glock-like trigger. Also enjoyed the slimness of the pistol grip on the Ruger as well. Don't care for the "safety" features indicating that it is chambered.
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I had an SR9c and sold it for the following reasons:

I had one of the first ones made and functionality was fine. It had the stainless steel slide and had never seen any type of moisture and was stored in a gun safe with dehumidifier rod in it. I could not keep very tiny rust spots off of it. I would remove them, oil the slide with every type of gun oil made and they'd come right back. The rear sight rusted real bad. I called Ruger about this and they sent me a new rear sight, saying they had a pickling problem with a run of them.

The grip was fine with the small setting, but for the larger setting, you had to reverse the part on the back of the grip to expand it and it didn't go the full width of the grip. I found it rather uncomfortable.
I sold it and then tried a Glock and M&P. I like the grip angle and less aggressive texture of the M&P and bought an M&P9c and now own two more M&Ps. They are the best pistols I've ever owned.
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I've had my SR9c for almost 3 years now with around 5k rounds down the pipe. Reliable, accurate, and easy to shoot. Hate to say it, but the Ruger is more accurate than my FS M&P Pro.
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Old April 20th, 2014, 03:55 PM   #13
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A couple of comments on the above postings:

1. Ruger does not have an expressed warranty, 1 year or otherwise due to the legal ramifications of having one. However, and this is a BIG however, Ruger has a wonderful reputation for stellar customer service and has historically bent over backwards to solve customer problems.

2. The factory magazine disconnect is very easy to remove (and replace)if you wish. Its only negative to it is that you don't want to dry fire the gun without an empty magazine in place if the disconnect is still installed.

3. Minor rusting on "stainless steel" can be an issue if the metal is not processed correctly. S&W had a run of M&Ps with this problem a while back. This is the first Ruger complaint I've heard and my two-tone SR9c has no problems but, as above, Ruger will make it right.
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Old April 20th, 2014, 05:55 PM   #14
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Ruger or Shield???

Hmmmm....it appears there is alot of likes for the Ruger which is cool. I believe Ruger has stepped up their game the last few years...the legendary 10/22...the pocket .380's...the SR series...and the SR1911's. It's a hard choice being the owner of some MP Compacts, but they are a little bulky my wife says for her hands...

I may keep on reading what you guys suggest and go from there.

Thanks for the replies fellas.

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Old April 21st, 2014, 06:50 PM   #15
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I own sr9c and sr40c good guns and the only trouble I have had is with light primer strikes. Ruger has tried twice to fix but has not gotten it right. I removed the mag disconnect on both and they have

been working perfectly


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