SR40 for CCW, what do you think?

SR40 for CCW, what do you think?

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    Cool SR40 for CCW, what do you think?

    I'm thinking about purchasing a Ruger SR40 for CCW carry. I currrently carry a Glock 22, or SR9 (I prefer full size). Would like to hear pro's and con's on the SR40. What do you think?
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    What do you think the SR40 is going to give you that the G22 doesn't already cover?
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    I have a sr40c it is my EDC and I really like it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by TX expat View Post
    What do you think the SR40 is going to give you that the G22 doesn't already cover?
    Technically nothing. I have an oppurtunity to expand my inventory and have no experience with the SR40.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tb8215 View Post
    Technically nothing. I have an oppurtunity to expand my inventory and have no experience with the SR40.
    Why not get something a little smaller for carrying like the SR40c or G27?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tb8215 View Post
    Technically nothing. I have an oppurtunity to expand my inventory and have no experience with the SR40.
    Fair enough. Personally I wouldn't carry anything with an external safety, but that's just me. I have an SR9c for my wife to shoot and I do enjoy shooting it. Ruger makes a fine pistol in that respect.

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    I carry a beretta nano.Just picked up a SR40c for winter carry.I think its perfect size in some situations.I will also carry a P226 at times.I carry the biggest without printing.Just me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TX expat View Post
    Fair enough. Personally I wouldn't carry anything with an external safety, but that's just me. I have an SR9c for my wife to shoot and I do enjoy shooting it. Ruger makes a fine pistol in that respect.
    I am curious why you won't you carry anything with a external safety. If it was me I would leave it off. But it would be nice to have in some situations.

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    I just shot a guy's SR40 on Saturday. I was impressed with it. Nice gun. Still prefer my Glock 23 but if I could get a good deal on the Ruger I wouldn't hesitate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kobster View Post
    I am curious why you won't you carry anything with a external safety. If it was me I would leave it off. But it would be nice to have in some situations.
    I don't like the idea of something that I have to manipulate to make the gun fire (other than the trigger, of course). After reading a number of books, and speaking with a number of trainers, I came to realize the wisdom of keeping it as absolutely simple and consistant as possible. Heck I switched over to a Glock after doing some work with a trainer and realizing that it was possible, however unlikely, to goon the grip enough so the grip safety on my XD wouldn't engage. Even though it was about as long a shot as possible, I decided to make a change because of it.

    People can train past just about anything, so I'm not saying that an external safety makes something a "bad" choice; it's just a bad choice for me. I don't want to have to train for anything beyond pulling the trigger. Plenty of guys have carried all sorts of pistols that I wouldn't be at all interested in, and they've done it successfully, so it's completely a personal preference.

    As far as the SR40 goes, I have no personal experience with them, but if the trigger is anywhere near as light as the SR9c that I bought for my wife, I don't know if I'd feel comfortable carrying it without the safety on. It's pretty light.
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    Cons- It's not a Glock

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    I had looked at a SR40c this evening, I had pulled the trigger, it did seem light, but that is what I liked about it. I did like the safety on it. When carrying I think I would probable leave it off, that would be once less thing to worry about, If I ever had to draw my weapon, hoping that I never do. Since it does have a safety I do like where the safety is at. so it will not get touched by the thumb. I have a sig that does not have a safety, When at home handling them getting ready for the range and not being on my person. Is when I do like safeties. other than that I do not use them. Thank you for your response I have a better understanding. Personally I really could go either way with them.

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    SR40 for CCW, what do you think?

    i think the SR's are nice guns. good ergonomics. good sights, great price and great customer service. i stay away from external safeties and mag disconnects etc for my carry guns though so I don't own one. but if those features are what you're looking for, I think the SR's are a great choice.

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