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    Echolmes is online now Junior Member
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    Ruger SR9 or Springfield XD9?

    Looking for opinions on which would be the better option for purchase. It will be primarily for home defense/range shooting but could see some concealed carry time seeing as I'm a bigger guy it shouldn't be a problem. All opinions are welcome even its for guns other than these two. On that note though I can't afford any HKs, kimbers, sigs or any of those higher priced weapons. So any help with my decision is appreciated

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    Have two Ruger SR9c, do cc with them. got them for myself and my wife, were looking between SR40 and XD40, but have a lot of 9mm luger ammo from a prior gun, so went with the SR9c. took wife to LGC and she liked the SR better as she has smaller hands and the XD grip/grasp was a noticeable bit larger (Wider).
    If it's only for you, your comfort with the grip will be a deciding factor. If wife will need to use for home defense too, take her with you to a LGC and have her try the grasps on the models/brands you are considering. See if there's one comfortable to you both.
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    Both are excellent guns, but as BackyardCowboy said, it comes down to how the gun feels in your grip. As far as quality goes, I feel as though both are just as good as about anything out there. Good luck on your quest. When you get your new pistol, post up some pictures...we kinda like that sort of thing here.

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    Echolmes:
    I don't think you can go wrong with either one. Why not look at the Glock G26 or G27?

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    I appreciate the feedback guys. I've owned a glock before it was a 23 and it was an good gun I just didn't like the feel of it in my hand. I was looking at getting a 17 but I can get the ruger for 369 at a local shop where the glock is about 200 dollars more. I'll be sure to post some pics when I get it but itll be a couple weeks.

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    IMG_1853 (Medium).JPGWell... I'm a XD fan myself, so my opinion will be biased.
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    The XD is a good gun my fiance has a 9mm service model and I've shot it. It just doesn't feel the greatest in hand I mean it's not terrible but I don't love it either ya know

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    My vote is for the SR9, only because mine has been flawless. I also like the fact that I was able to change the backstrap to my liking.

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    Yea that's one thing I liked about it. Plus it just fits really good in my hand. I think that's what I'm gonna get

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    My personal preference is the XD, in any variation, over Ruger, S&W, or Glock, but they are all good. Suit yourself.

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    Yea the only one of those brands I haven't checked out is the shield but I think it's a little outta my price range

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