I have an SR9 and love it, but I don't carry it as my concealed. IMO, still a bit too big for concealed carry, but that's personal preference.
Pros: 17+1 is hard to beat in a gun that size, nice feel and weight, shoots well.
Cons: Not a lot of accessories made for it, plastic recoil spring rod is easy to get boogered up
Its a nice gun for a nice price. I've never had an issue with mine with 1000+ rounds fired.
I liked mine. There are smaller 9mm's out there though. The trigger is a little heavier that some like and it is a little bit less that smooth. That being said, I still liked mine. It was accurate enough at SD distances, but I would not want to do any long distance bullseye shooting with it. It will shoot just about anything you put in it. I never had a function problem with mine.
I did eventually sell mine for a GLOCK 19. Size issue not quality. I say try it out first, obviously, but if you are getting a good deal and it floats your boat, go for it. If, however, you have other options and think this will be an improvement, I have to honestly say dollar for dollar there are better options out there.
Thanks for the impute. I am not in a hurry. I like how thin it is. I herd they may come out with a compact. If it's the size of my G26, still thin, and still holds 10 or more rounds that could be sweet.
I really like the way it looks and have heard good things about it, but the one thing I've been reading is how the barrel and/or slide are getting peened. From what I've read, there's no way of knowing if you get one that will peen or not. Here's a link of what I'm talking about:
The last post mentions how it can happen even when you're up to roughly 800 rounds. For me, I usually shoot around 300 rounds for a break-in and I'd hate to do it all over again because of a peening issue. Once past the break-in period, I like having the warm fuzzy that I can trust the item. Of course, as round count goes up, parts will break like any other machine. That's to be expected.
I have one and love it! It is one of the most accurate pistols I have ever owned. I carry it when the weather is cooler(like it is now). All in all, with some good Double Tap ammo I feel completely safe carrying the SR9!
I did use an early SR9 last year on a couple of episodes of TBD. That example actually had a pretty terrible trigger and was not used after about an an hour of taping.
Just last week, however, I was loaned a 2nd SR9 and it shot really well. Apparently, there was a trigger re-design at some point in the last year and it made a world of difference! The second gun, which apparently represents the current factory gun, was a pleasure to shoot and performed well.
That said, I haven't fired more than 100 rounds out of the pistol and can't really vouch for its viability as a carry gun or long term durability.
About six months ago I bought this OD SR9 just for the heck of it and put several hundred rounds of a variety of 9 mm stuff through it with not a problem of any kind. This was a post recall pistol and I was personally impressed with the trigger action on it. Took it out shooting with a friend who decided on the spot that he just had to have that gun and just would not take no for an answer. So, I sold it to him for a fair price.
My opinion is that the SR9 us a fine, polymer pistol that is both reliable and accurate. Based only on my experience I would have to recommend it quite highly.:danceban:
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