Ruger SR9 analysis

Ruger SR9 analysis

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    Ruger SR9 analysis

    Hi everyone,

    I'm new around these parts, and a recent new pistol owner (although I've shot different types of guns before). I chose the Ruger SR9 for my EDC firearm and defensive carry choice. I finally had a chance to take it to the range (something I swore I'd do before I OC'd) and I must say, I am thoroughly impressed with this item from Ruger. The recoil is incredibly low and it's quite accurate right outta the box. I put nearly 70 rounds through it without a single jam thus far using common range ammo. It feels great in hand, the takedown on it is very easy even for a first-timer like me (I had never taken down or cleaned a gun before this). I love the light weight despite its size and simply love the way it shoots. My g/f who is former army and current DOD analyst who deploys to the middle east as part of her job burned through 2 clips on it and she was quite impressed with it also saying that it shoots quite well. She, needless to say did far better than I with her grouping

    Hope this info helps anyone who was curious about or considering the Ruger SR9. If you are a newbie like me looking for an outstanding carry and target pistol on a budget, I haven't found one better than this in the months of research I've done before this purchase.

    Jimbo


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    I love my SR9s! Yeah, I have two. They match.....

    Good range report!

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    I've really wanted to test drive one, and can't seem to get the chance; no range has them around here and I can't find anyone that I know that has one. Want to take a trip to Idaho? :)

    I'm getting a XDsc (like its capacity and size, and shoots well) once the funds are saved up, but I'd really like to drive a SR9.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ntg View Post
    I've really wanted to test drive one, and can't seem to get the chance; no range has them around here and I can't find anyone that I know that has one. Want to take a trip to Idaho? :)

    I'm getting a XDsc (like its capacity and size, and shoots well) once the funds are saved up, but I'd really like to drive a SR9.
    I highly recommend you do before you make your purchase. I feel it's a worthy contender for an EDC pistol. Bear in mind, I'm a new guy around here. But I know a thing or two about EDC. ;) See link below.
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    The SR9 is a fine choice for a first handgun. 9mm is cheap to train with and there is nothing complicated about the operation of the SR9. Some people don't like the trigger, but many have no problems with it. To each their own.

    As far as EDC, I find the SR9 to be a little on the large side for what you get. There are smaller 9mm's out there, but I don't see anything wrong with the Ruger if that is what floats your boat.

    Good luck.
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    Glad you found something that works for you... I'm sure it won't be your last edc gun...Ruger makes great products, I can't think of anything they make that I don't like...
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    Congrats on the new purchase! I don't know if you've gone on to the Ruger forum: RugerForum.com :: Index Many SR9 owners there love the SR9!
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    I bought a two-tone SR-9 for my son at a gun show. They were selling like hot cakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadRunner71 View Post
    The SR9 is a fine choice for a first handgun. 9mm is cheap to train with and there is nothing complicated about the operation of the SR9. Some people don't like the trigger, but many have no problems with it. To each their own.

    As far as EDC, I find the SR9 to be a little on the large side for what you get. There are smaller 9mm's out there, but I don't see anything wrong with the Ruger if that is what floats your boat.

    Good luck.
    Honestly, I love the trigger. Took me a lil to get the hang of it, but I find it to be not too stiff, not too light, but just about right (for me, that is). If a newbie like me can put 4 headshots in a 1 inch group from 10 feet away on his 2nd clip of ever shooting the gun, I think it's spot on but just take that for what it's worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbofox View Post
    Honestly, I love the trigger. Took me a lil to get the hang of it, but I find it to be not too stiff, not too light, but just about right (for me, that is). If a newbie like me can put 4 headshots in a 1 inch group from 10 feet away on his 2nd clip of ever shooting the gun, I think it's spot on but just take that for what it's worth.
    Magazine. 2nd Magazine ever.

    The SR9 is my first as well and I have enjoyed every session with it (around 650 rounds on it since Sept.). The trigger is on the heavy side for those that do target shooting but I like its deliberate nature in a defense situation and it smoothed up in the first 100 rounds + dry fire practicing for me. Safe and happy shooting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fr33way View Post
    Magazine. 2nd Magazine ever.

    The SR9 is my first as well and I have enjoyed every session with it (around 650 rounds on it since Sept.). The trigger is on the heavy side for those that do target shooting but I like its deliberate nature in a defense situation and it smoothed up in the first 100 rounds + dry fire practicing for me. Safe and happy shooting.
    Excuse me, you are correct. Mag. I'm doing my best to purge clip outta my head. My bad. *says to self* Mag. Mag. MAG. :)

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    another 1st time pistol owner here. I also chose the sr9. I love the single stack like frame with STANDARD 17 rnd magazines. I polished the internals which smoothed the trigger up very well. couldn't be happier. about 200 rounds through so far for me. I have the black stainless!

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    my next 9mm will probably be either a sr9 or a xdsc. I have a p95 that just won't quit. Would feel comfortable carrying it anytime i just choose to carry my security six instead...will still continue to eye that SR9 though...ahh the life of a Ruger fan boy :(

    congrats on your purchase. Take care of it and if its like all other rugers i've dealt with it'll take care of you and probably last longer than you. Welcome to the hangun world now go out and give that SR9 some more love

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    Can any of you SR9 owners tell me for certain if the SR9 is rated for firing +P ammo? I'd imagine it is, but was just curious. Thanks.

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    In the SR9 manual is states that:



    from: http://www.ruger.com/products/_manuals/sr9.pdf

    I would take that as a yes

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