new ruger sr9 for my wife

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    new ruger sr9 for my wife

    I just bought a ruger sr9 as a gift to my wife, she has no idea i got it, we're going to the range on thr. and i,m going to put it gift wraped on the bottom of our range bag. we had seen one at our local gun shop and she just whent on and on about it. I can't wait to see her face when she pulls that puppy out!

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    Nice! I'm really liking my SR9...I'm sure she'll enjoy it.

    -JT

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    Congrats to your wife. I am sure she will love it.
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    I.ll let you guys know how she likes it and how it shoots on thur.

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    You're lucky and so is your wife. I wish mine would get that excited about a firearm. I got her a Henry lever action .22 and she liked it at first but has not fired it in 8 months. Got her a .380 pistol during the winter and she has yet to fire it.Who knows ,maybe she will get the bug some day.

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    For some reson she took to shooting like a duck to water! She a dead on shot with all of my .45's but told me she wanted that ruger in 9mm so now she's got it.

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    Are your .45's 1911s? If so, I don't imagine she'd have much trouble transitioning to the SR9 at all.

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    You are one lucky couple. You both love guns. Enjoy.

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    We just ordered an SR9 for my wife as well. She is a great shot with my 1911 and she loves the feel of them. So the SR9 felt right to her in her hands over any of the other full size polymer 9mm auto's. I hope she likes it, I'm sure she will. Let us know how it shoots!

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    I got a springfield 5" 1911 , a colt defender and a springfield 4" xd in . all in 45 acp

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    If you haven't already, try to make sure you have one with the newer magazines and mag catch. There are a few ways to tell:

    1) The mag catch hole on the front of the mag is rectangular. Older mag catch holes are straight at the top and rounded on the bottom.

    2) Serial number is in the high 13xxx range or greater. It may be high 14xxx range. I've seen conflicting accounts.

    3) The test fire date on the envelope with the test fired cartridge is 12/19/07 or later.

    The old mags had a tendency to have overly strong springs, requiring the use of the mag loading tool after the first few rounds. Also, the old mag catch hole would usually shave the tips off FMJ rounds as they were loaded. This could be corrected by disassembling the mag and lightly filing the hole from within, but you shouldn't be made to do that to use your new gun.

    If you don't want the mag disconnect in, it is freakishly simple to remove. You can search online for instructions, or ask and I'll put the instructions up here. It isn't connected to the trigger mechanism at all. I don't find it a useful feature, and it would have made showing clear at an IDPA match a chore. Plus, you can't dryfire the gun without a mag in the gun without eventually damaging the striker. I like to dryfire practice, and for safety reasons, sometimes I don't want a mag...loaded OR empty...anywhere near me when I do. Thing comes out in a couple of minutes, tops.

    Some people report improvement with the trigger feel after removing the mag disconnect, but that's just silly, as it doesn't touch the trigger bar or anything associated with the trigger at all. If your trigger does feel heavy or gritty (mine wasn't, but some report it), it does improve after firing it for a bit.

    Which is a good excuse to take it to the range often

    -JT

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    t/u cthulhu we got a newer one.

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    We handled a SR9 at the last show.

    Both thought that the grip was overly long, but liked how slim it was and
    how well the gun pointed.

    The forthcoming Compact might turn out to be the best SR9 for us.

    I'm not giving up my CZ75s, nor her the precious Glock 19 just yet, but
    like what I see and hear about the SR9 so far.

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    I've been carrying mine for about a week and a half now, and will do a write up on carrying it in a Crossbreed this weekend, I think.

    The grip IS long...think full-size 1911. If you're used to carrying a 1911 with a full-sized frame, it shouldn't be much of a change. However, it is also very slim, particularly for carrying that many rounds.

    Is the grip longer than your CZ-75s, and do you carry those?

    -JT

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    I've never compared a CZ75 and a SR9 side-by-side. My grip on a CZ75 leaves me with about 1/2 inch from the bottom of the gun.

    The SR9's grip felt much longer.

    At one time I carried the full sized CZs in a variety of holsters.

    Nowdays, the RAMI is my CCW gun. The short grip offers no real
    concealment problems.

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