Need help deciding.

Need help deciding.

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    Need help deciding.

    I have a Ruger LC9 I use for EDC, but have a chance to trade for a M&P 9c. I like how easy the LC9 is to conceal, but have a few concerns about the gun. First it don't point real well for me, and second is the bad stuff I read on the Ruger forum about issues with the gun.



    The M&P 9c fits my hand great and points great, however it is a bigger gun to conceal.



    I can't afford to buy another gun, so having both is not an option.



    What would you do in my place, trade or not?


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    I like my M&P .40c and it is pretty much the same as the 9mm version . I also have a Ruger LC9 and i carry the M&P .
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    I know you said you can't afford to buy a gun but I think the shield would serve you well. Perfect compromise between the two
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    Since you like the feel, do YOU consider this a "trade up", or " trade sideways"?
    If it feels good, fits well, I would likely trade.

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    Yes, trade.
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    I do consider it a trade up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    I know you said you can't afford to buy a gun but I think the shield would serve you well. Perfect compromise between the two
    This.

    But IMO if you're not happy, for whatever reason, with what you have now something you will be happy with is definitely a trade up.

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    I have a M&P9c and like it a lot. That being said I bought a XDS to carry at work since it is easier to conceal with a tucked shirt. If you could only have one gun and don't have to wear tucked shirts often I would go with the M&P. It is easy enough to conceal and handles like a full size gun. Plus you can use full sized mags with it. I don't know anything about the Ruger so can't comment or compare.

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    Thanks for the replies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C/O View Post
    I have a Ruger LC9 I use for EDC, but have a chance to trade for a M&P 9c. I like how easy the LC9 is to conceal, but have a few concerns about the gun. First it don't point real well for me, and second is the bad stuff I read on the Ruger forum about issues with the gun.



    The M&P 9c fits my hand great and points great, however it is a bigger gun to conceal.



    I can't afford to buy another gun, so having both is not an option.



    What would you do in my place, trade or not?
    Trade for the M&P. I took my M&P Compact 9mm through Fighting Pistol. 1,000 rounds in two days. It ran like a sewing machine, and handles very well.

    Great weapon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C/O View Post
    I have a Ruger LC9 I use for EDC, but have a chance to trade for a M&P 9c. I like how easy the LC9 is to conceal, but have a few concerns about the gun. First it don't point real well for me, and second is the bad stuff I read on the Ruger forum about issues with the gun.



    The M&P 9c fits my hand great and points great, however it is a bigger gun to conceal.



    I can't afford to buy another gun, so having both is not an option.



    What would you do in my place, trade or not?
    I would dump the LC9 for the smith 100 times out of 100......
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    I carry a S & W Model 39, not because it is my most expensive gun or because it is my prettiest gun. I carry it because it feels good in my hand and it shoots where I point it. No question.......make the trade.
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    Trade it already!

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    Quote Originally Posted by C/O View Post
    What would you do in my place, trade or not?
    If I believed gun #2 was reliable but gun #1 was not, and I felt I could effectively conceal that gun, then for me it would be a no-brainer to trade out to the other one. It'll depend upon your criteria. The new gun should have a break-in period, to prove it's 100% reliable, so that should be factored in as part of the costs of the trade as well.
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    If YOU haven't had issues with the LC9's function, then IMHO keep it. Save up for something else if you want to, but don't get rid of a reliable gun for an unknown, especially one that is harder to conceal.
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