Hello from Oklahoma City
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I'm a relative newcomer to the world of firearms, catching the bug from my son-in-law. At the ripe young age of 52 I ...
October 13th, 2011 12:49 PM
Hello from Oklahoma City
I'm a relative newcomer to the world of firearms, catching the bug from my son-in-law. At the ripe young age of 52 I started shooting with him, and it has been a fun year. He's let me shoot his Glock 35, and Dan Wesson .357, and a few rifles. I started cruising the internet and local gun shows, checking out different full size pistols, and the Ruger SR9 had caught my fancy. Well, last Sunday we went to the gun show and he suddenly said, "What do you like the best?" I said "After holding the SR9 at different shows, I really like the way it feels." He said "You're getting it today." WHAT! "I can't afford this today!" He says "Consider it an early Christmas gift." Do I have the best son-in-law or what? Filling out the paperwork and getting cleared took all of 10 minutes. This is my first handgun and I'm looking forward to shooting it and learning more about firearms in general.
I know this is a forum geared towards carrying, and sometime over the winter I will take the course and get my permit. It SEEMS like the SR9 might be a bit large for carry, but I have time to figure that out. Right now it resides near me at home. I can't wait to get out this weekend and let off a couple hundred rounds. I've cleaned it and field stripped it many times since Sunday, and can probably do it in my sleep.
I imagine the SR9c is the real carry piece. Does anyone carry the SR9? What holster do you folks like best for the full size model?
Last edited by KZinOKC; October 13th, 2011 at 12:50 PM.
October 13th, 2011 12:53 PM
Welcome to the DC Forum from Delaware! Oh, I have a single daughter, does your Son-In-Law have any brothers? Oh, again, I'd like a Dan Wesson!
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October 13th, 2011 12:55 PM
Hello and welcome from the "Gunshine State".
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Wow...I guess I've got it backwards, I'm the one buying guns for my son-in-laws. I like your way better...
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October 13th, 2011 12:58 PM
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October 13th, 2011 01:34 PM
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October 13th, 2011 02:27 PM
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October 13th, 2011 04:17 PM
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October 13th, 2011 05:27 PM
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That SR9 is most certainly a gun that can be carried. Choosing a holster is one of those things you will need to read about on this and other boards. The important thing is to find a holster/belt rig that will hold the gun in place and not sag or flop about. With large-framed handguns, I like a fair amount of cant on the holster. This helps to conceal the longer grip.
The SR9c may be easier for some to conceal as it is shorter in the grip. You will learn that barrel length is less important to concealment than grip length.
Certainly, this is just a start. Enjoy the journey.
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October 13th, 2011 05:32 PM
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October 13th, 2011 06:04 PM
Welcome from the Eastern Seaboard!
Congrats on your new firearm.
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October 13th, 2011 06:13 PM
Congrats on Ruger! Congrats on the son in law & welcome from south central Kansas!!!
October 13th, 2011 07:34 PM
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October 13th, 2011 10:22 PM
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October 14th, 2011 01:05 AM
October 14th, 2011 08:21 AM
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