Bye Bye Kel-Tec hello Ruger

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    Bye Bye Kel-Tec hello Ruger

    Today I traded in my PF9 with a Crimson Trace and picked up a new Ruger SR9C. The PF9 had given me nothing but problems and I never felt like I could trust it enought to carry it.

    I'm not going to bash Kel-Tec as a whole because I know a lot of guys love their Kel-Tecs but mine was a lemon. I had a gut feeling before I bought the PF9 that I may have reliability issues and I had more than I could shake a stick at. So...good riddance to a paperweight and I can't wait to shoot my new Ruger.

    My new SR9C will be a new member to the family including my P90, Mark III bull barrel and LCP.

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    Of course, you know about the mandatory pics; don't you?

    You are required to post any and all pics of new firearms upon purchase. It's a rule here at DC; I'm sure it's even written somewhere
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    Did you send the pf9 back to the factory? Details?!
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    I shot my buddy's SR9c and it's a great shooter. Nice IWB carry size, and Ruger is a great company with great customer service. I have 3 Rugers (P95, Sp101, Police Service Six), which is more than any other brand I have so I guess I'm a Ruger guy. Be sure to give it a good clean and lube before you shoot it, post us some pics, and give us a range report. Congrats on the new gun!!!
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    Congrats on the Ruger. Enjoy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brass63 View Post
    Did you send the pf9 back to the factory? Details?!

    Kel Tec WILL fix their defective products, the problem arises when you need it to save your life. That lifetime guarantee doesn't mean much when YOUR life is abut to expire because of an unreliable product.



    p.s. parachutes also come with a guarantee. Not many ORIGINAL owners send those back either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brass63 View Post
    Did you send the pf9 back to the factory? Details?!
    Quote Originally Posted by 1 old 0311 View Post
    Kel Tec WILL fix their defective products, the problem arises when you need it to save your life. That lifetime guarantee doesn't mean much when YOUR life is abut to expire because of an unreliable product.

    p.s. parachutes also come with a guarantee. Not many ORIGINAL owners send those back either.

    lol How true!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BugDude View Post
    I shot my buddy's SR9c and it's a great shooter. Nice IWB carry size, and Ruger is a great company with great customer service. I have 3 Rugers (P95, Sp101, Police Service Six), which is more than any other brand I have so I guess I'm a Ruger guy. Be sure to give it a good clean and lube before you shoot it, post us some pics, and give us a range report. Congrats on the new gun!!!
    I concur with BugDude! The "Ruger Videos" right in the center of the main Ruger website are a good source of information on disassembly, cleaning, lubing, and reassembly of your new SR9c. I love my stainless SR9c. Hope that you enjoy yours too!

    http://www.ruger.com/index.html

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    I love and trust my KelTec (P-3AT), but if you like the Ruger...go for it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    I love and trust my KelTec (P-3AT), but if you like the Ruger...go for it!

    Same here. I've been pleased with my keltecs. But unfortunately anybody even the sacred Glock can make a lemon. Sorry to hear about the bad Keltec expereince and hope your Ruger works out well for you! Cheers

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    Hey! We're gonna need some pictures of that new Ruger.




    Congrats on the new Ruger.
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    Good purchase, SR9C is a good pistol.
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    Yea I would choose the Ruger over the KT. Cant beat em. Good luck with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghettokracker71 View Post
    Same here. I've been pleased with my keltecs. But unfortunately anybody even the sacred Glock can make a lemon. Sorry to hear about the bad Keltec expereince and hope your Ruger works out well for you! Cheers
    So true that anybody can make a lemon. On the same trip to the range, I had a Browning Buckmark, a Beretta 3032 Tomcat, and a Ruger P89 break. The Browning was repaired by a gunsmith but broke the same way a second time. It was repaired again and promptly traded. The Beretta was sent back to Beretta. They didn't repair it, they sent me a new gun.

    The Ruger really didn't break. A case ruptured on firing and the escaping gas pushed the extractor part way out of its groove. All I had to do when I figured out what the problem was was to push the extractor back into its groove. That was several years ago and have had no problems since.
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    I took the new SR9C to the range today and it was excellent to shoot. No failures and the accuracy was great. It fed all 60 rounds perfectly and I couldn't be happier about my new purchase.

    When I get a chance I'll post some pictures of the SR9C and it's Ruger buddies.

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