SR 9 for a newbie

SR 9 for a newbie

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    SR 9 for a newbie

    A good friend of mine who happens to be female clergy recently bought her first gun. She decided on the Ruger SR 9. I took her on the Range yesterday. She fired 100 Rds of Federal 115 FMJ and 3 Rds. of Corbon 115 JHP. She had no Failures of any kind. The little SR 9 is a TACKDRIVER! She hit several 10 rings and X's at 7 yards. Since she is a new shooter she likes the idea of the thumb safety although she now understands why Glocks don't have one, you have to remember to take it off under stress. The SR 9 is also simple and safe to field strip since it has the sear release system instead of pulling the trigger to release the slide like the Glock. If you guys know anyone looking for a great first semi auto, I can highly recommend the SR 9!


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    I hear they are great, but have not shot one yet.
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    Good for Her!!!

    I don't know of too many rugers that you could go wrong in owning.
    the only downside to some, is that for CC, some rugers are built like tanks,
    ( can't break'em) and therefore are a bit much to carry, when compared to other makes. Sr9's being on the lighter scale in the typical ruger lineup

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    I don't own one, but I do like the thinness of the SR-9. The re- designed trigger is nicer too.

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    im gonna try to find one in the new compact model to trade the glock 23 in on if possible

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    My son has the SR 9, I'm still waiting for him to come over so he can do a side by side comparison with my Walther P99 AS :-)
    Walther P99 AS full size 9mm
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    glad she liked it. i'm still waiting to shoot one. friend's dad has one but who knows when i'll be able to try it. I like my p95DC but i want a newer 9 right now its between the xd and sr9

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    Got mine (OD) a month ago 300 rounds and no problems. My wife can even drive tacks with it.

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    The flat profile allows her to carry it IWB. The full grip gave her more confidence.

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    Ruger makes some very nice, affordable guns; totally underrated. I have a P-345 which is my current carry. It's been great!
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