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    SR 9c

    What do you think?

    It looks ok to me but .......

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    i like rugers.

    I was going to jump on the orginial SR9. The size, feel, weight, and ambi safety actually had me wanting one purty bad. but the recall happened and i backed off. Started checking into the gun again here recently and have been reading of some other possible issues. This has me a bit leary of the entire SR9 format.

    Ruger is a great company that suposedly has great customer service. No first hand experience there as i have never had any problems or reasons to send in any of the ruger rifles, pistols, and revolvers i've owned. That speaks well at least for the older designs. As far as the plastic wonders, i don't know.

    i will probably eventually own a SR9 or SR9c.........too many positive features to ignore or pass by. I just want the design to mature and prove itself.......and not at my expense or my headache.

    This new SR9c looks interesting....a possibly better designed mag release, dual recoil spring system, a possible ccw for sure. But initial recall with the SR9 along with some other possible issues just make me cautious for now with the SR9 series. it will either be my loss or my gain by waiting....either way, time will tell.

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    Deputy if you don't mind my asking what other possible issues are you hearing about? Just curious because what little I have found all seemed very positive.

    Like you guys I am interested and keeping an eye on the SR9 and the soon to be released SR9C. Never been a fan of Ruger semi auto's but these 2 offerings are intriguing. For all those who like the many admirable features of Glock but clamored for an additional safety, less agressive grip angle and an adjustable back strap, it's here. I like the fact it is so thin and very ambidexterous. Not wild about the loaded chamber indicator or the funky take down lever to remove the slide but the rest of it is darned appealing.

    I would second the sentiment to give the SR9c some time to work out the kinks if any develop. Cars, weapons, etc. it's never best to be the first one in line. Regrettably corners are often cut (or shall we say processes rushed) to meet release deadlines making the customer the final QA/QC inspector.

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    There have been issues with peening of the barrels which is the chamber end of the barrel rubs and burrs as the gun cycles a new bullet in. It happens on a few of the guns. Also there has been some cases the mag release button sticks. I own 2 SR9's neither with a problem and have 2,000 rounds through one and just over 1,000 through the second one.

    There are a ton of them out there and a few have problems. Because there is an internet and those with problems flock to it to see if they are the only ones or if others have the problem too it appears to be a bigger problem then it may actually be. Now any peening of a barrel is bad and to have it appear like it has is not a good thing.

    The Funky take down lever is one of the nicest features of the SR9 in my opinion. It makes it so easy to take the gun down you can do it with one hand and without pulling the trigger. Very nice.\

    The SR 9c is interesting to me.

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    recoilguy nailed it on the reported issues......
    a general google search on the words sr9 peen..... or.... sr9 peening will get you some reports and pics

    true enough, there have been thousands of these guns sold with a small percentage reported on various gun boards of peening issues...........

    how wide-spread the issue is can not be said as not everyone participates on dedicted ruger forums to report the good or the ugly. I would suspect that if it was a very wide-spread problem, ruger would had stopped production, corrected it and brought out a SR9 MKII version......

    The SR9 design is fantastic.....feels good, great features. But as stated, with just about any brand there might be a few kinks to work out in early production runs.

    My prediction is ruger has probably addressed any short-comings in the "c" model from lessons learned on the orginal. So this compact version just might end up being the cats meow...but i will rely on others to experiment with it first.

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    i want one!!!

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    Thanks for the clarification fella's. I did do a brief search and found some older (read 2007/2008) complaints mostly about the recall, magazines, mag release problems and a few lemons failing to eject and stove piping. More recent data seems harder to come by other than apparently the recall fixed most if not all of the issues and I found a few very favorable reviews. One I can mention since he's linked to here on our forum is nutnfancy who was very impressed and a few members on other forums who have them, have been putting thier SR9's hard through their paces seem very pleased. I may be wrong but I think this sucker is a real sleeper of a gem reminicent of the once but no longer relative unknown that was CZ. Price at the moment is certainly excellent. The pending release of the compact version, if successful, will only improve the lines appeal by offering some size options in the same platform. I just might have to justify a full size 9mm handgun purchase soon.

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    I picked up an SR9c on Wednesday. Took it to the range on Thursday. Put 150 rounds through it and am very impressed. I was afraid that I would regret selling my Beretta to get it. Not one ounce of regret so far. After 150 rounds, no peening or anything. All 150 rounds were WWB. I had 2 light primer strikes. I just recocked the striker and they fired second time around. 2 out of 150, I'll chalk it up to the ammo instead of the gun. A little disappointed that there is no second strike capability though. Overall, very pleased with my purchase.

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    I have the SR9, which is my first handgun. I LOVE it. I've been looking at the Kel-Tec P11 as a second gun but I'd like to hear a bit more about the SR9c first. This looks promising.

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    I rented one at the range earlier this month. I was rather shocked with how well it shot for a newbie like me.

    As for the QC and design issues, it would be interesting a good, unbiased gunsmith familiar with the SR9 and get his/her take on the situation.

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    Exclamation

    I have a SR9 and when I seen the SR9c I just had to have it, so I contacted the gun shop I go to and he said he had 3 and was down to 1 I told him to hold it for me so I could put it on layaway. Now this month I have something else now to pick up

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    Has anyone had the problems of failing to reset after firing using the 17 shot mag? I have heard a few people have problems with only the 17 mag and not the 10 shot mag

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    mag problems

    I just bought a sr9c and took it to the range last monday for the first time, first of all its a great shooter, really liked it and felt comfortable right away in my hand. very accurate. as for the 17 round mag i had numerous problems with it, jammed, several times and many times failed to hold back the slide on the final shot. i tried loading it with less then 17 rounds but didnt matter, still jammed and had rounds that wouldnt feed. the ten round mag was flawless, never a problem out of over 100 rounds. I called ruger and was told i have to ship it back at my expense and they will look at it and see whats wrong, i asked if i could just exchange it for another ten rounder but was told no i couldnt, kinda of ticked me off since for concealed carry the 17 round is a little too much for the holster. I would recommend the gun, just not the larger mag.

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    Bought an SR9c about 2 weeks ago for the wife. I like it so much I may take it away from her. Between us we've put about 250 rounds through it and it has functioned flawlessly using a wide range of factory and hand loads. It's quite a bit larger than my Kahr MK9 that I normally carry but conceals easily.

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    Second Range Visit

    Better news on my 17 round mag, after having problems the first week with jamming and failure to hold the slide open, the magazine performed flawless the second time around, still prefer the 10 round mag but good to know the large one is useful if needed. The gun itself is awesome, fired a mix of ball, self defense and +P ammo and its great across the board and doesnt seem to prefer any one kind of ammo. I even used some Russian ammo I found on sale and it fired flawlessly too, did have to clean and scrub the gun after i was done but no problems with using it. if you looking for CC pistol this one has to be on your list and given strong consideration.

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    I have a sr9 and it has never and I mean never failed at all. It's very accurate too. I have ordered the sr9c for my wife and can't wait to see if it is as accurate. If the trigger is as good as mine and lighter I may have to take it from her.

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    I picked up an SR9c a few weeks ago and have a few hundred rounds through it now. My impressions are extermely positive in most areas. Once I got the sights adjusted it is the most accurate pistol I own. Follow up shots were quick and easy. The triggle pull is smooth but gets really hard just before it releases the firing pin. I'm hoping that the pull will smooth out some with time, but wouldn't give up the gun if it doesn't. The grips are just right for my large paws. I can barely fit my pinky onto the pistol even with the 10 round mag without the extension. The only thing I want to change is the sights. I'd eventually like some type of night sight since this is a house gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deputy125 View Post
    i like rugers.

    I was going to jump on the orginial SR9. The size, feel, weight, and ambi safety actually had me wanting one purty bad. but the recall happened and i backed off. Started checking into the gun again here recently and have been reading of some other possible issues. This has me a bit leary of the entire SR9 format.

    Ruger is a great company that suposedly has great customer service. No first hand experience there as i have never had any problems or reasons to send in any of the ruger rifles, pistols, and revolvers i've owned. That speaks well at least for the older designs. As far as the plastic wonders, i don't know.

    i will probably eventually own a SR9 or SR9c.........too many positive features to ignore or pass by. I just want the design to mature and prove itself.......and not at my expense or my headache.

    This new SR9c looks interesting....a possibly better designed mag release, dual recoil spring system, a possible ccw for sure. But initial recall with the SR9 along with some other possible issues just make me cautious for now with the SR9 series. it will either be my loss or my gain by waiting....either way, time will tell.

    Why do people do this? If you don't own one and shoot it regularly then how can you give an opinion of it. You have nothing to base your opinion on except for what you have read on the internet. And you will always read more negative than positive on the internet.
    The SR9 is an awesome handgun. Over 500 rounds through mine and it hasn't ever jammed, misfired, anything. I shoot it and clean it, shoot it and clean it, shoot it and clean it. It never asks for anything more of me.

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    Thumbs up SR Family

    Bought the SR9, and have put perhaps 400 flawlessly presented rounds through it; great shooting piece, if a bit large/bulky for carry. Sooo...got its baby brother, the 9c, with the intention of adding it to my cc rotation. It, too, shoots like a champ: accurate, almost no perceived recoil, and small enough to carry as well. After 100 rounds with the C, I've had no problems in ANY area, and am very pleased. With BOTH of 'em!

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    Cool it is good to own guns that make you happy!!!

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