Finally held the SR9 and love it!!!

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    Finally held the SR9 and love it!!!

    I know its about time! Went to the gun show today and finally got to get a close look at some of the guns I have been looking at and after holding the SR9 and the XDm right after another I'm pretty sure I'll be going to get a SR9. I know there are better options out there but I think for my price range right now and the way it fit in my hand it will be a perfect gun for my first semi-auto handgun.

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    I held one for the first time about a week and half ago, bought one a week later.

    It's amazing how slim it feels for a pistol that carries 17+1.

    Good choice.

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    It's really hard to beat an SR9 for the price. I love mine!

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    when i get the money the sr9 is probably going to be what i end up getting. either that or the xdm 9mm. i remember hearing/reading somewhere the sr9 is supposed to be one of the thinnest double stack 9mms on the market. probably be a big selling point for me since i use iwb holsters, well that and its a ruger. Let us know how it works out and good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chevyguy85 View Post
    when i get the money the sr9 is probably going to be what i end up getting. either that or the xdm 9mm. i remember hearing/reading somewhere the sr9 is supposed to be one of the thinnest double stack 9mms on the market. probably be a big selling point for me since i use iwb holsters, well that and its a ruger. Let us know how it works out and good luck!
    Your post got my curiosity up, so I looked up some info.

    Ruger SR9 is 1.27" wide.

    Glocks are 1.18" wide, with the Glock 36 being 1.13" wide.
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    I bought an SR9 last month, but holster selection is still limited for it, and I haven't had the chance to shoot it yet. The ergonomics are excellent, and the fact that it holds 17+1 rounds for such a thin gun makes it an excellent choice for concealed carry. I removed the magazine disconnect as I do not like that feature in any gun I want to carry. Had it not been easy to remove I wouldn't have an SR9 in my collection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyC4 View Post
    Your post got my curiosity up, so I looked up some info.

    Ruger SR9 is 1.27" wide.

    Glocks are 1.18" wide, with the Glock 36 being 1.13" wide.
    Grip or slide measurements?
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    What a happy gun



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    yeah i think they were going by slide measurements? i dunno..again key word was "think" but thanks for the info good to know when i'm wrong! haha. always good to learn new things. the day you stop learning is the day you get put 6 ft under

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    Those are total measurements, including the two external safety levers, IIRC.

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    I'm not a big fan of plastic but 18 rounds of 9mm is pretty enticing. Imagine carrying a spare mag..... let's see. THIRTY FIVE ROUNDS! Oh yeah, I might need one of those.
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    SR9 + 1000(+)rnds + 3 months = 0 failures

    Every one needs to get off Ruger's case about the recall. That problem has been fixed. Move on. This is one handy tool to have in your toolbox.
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    I've had my SR9 for a while now, and I'm happy with it. It had a few non-recall related issues, but Ruger took care of them. Conceals well and comfortable, and I also use it for IDPA.

    I'm not particularly a fan of those Youtube reviews by Nutnfancy, but there aren't that many other online reviews out there.

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    It goes to show ya

    It goes to show ya that it's all in the hand of the beholder.

    A year or more back, when contemplating my first handgun purchase, the SR-9 was second on my list, the Baretta PX4 being first. When I got to my first gun show and tried them out, I found that I didn't like the feel nor the safeties on either one of them.

    What really felt like it belonged was the Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm. I got one and couldn't be happier.
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