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Old May 4th, 2017, 03:03 PM   #1
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Sig 320 compact/ SR9C

Any 320 sig owners out the there?
I'm not a polymer gun person at all, but I know they make sense for concealed carry.
So I had my mind made up on the Ruger Sr9c, because well I like Rugers.
After hours of you tube & reviews I may be leaning toward the sig, they cost a little more of course.
I know there are lots of other choices, but I'm only interested in these 2.
Maybe someone has ,or had both.

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Old May 4th, 2017, 03:57 PM   #2
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I would be curious about people's impressions of the Sig P320, I hear they are good shooters. I am really interested in picking one up.
How does the conversion from a full size to carry work? I understand that you can buy the smaller frames but do you also need a smaller barrel and slide to make it a carry size?
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I own an SR9c and considered, but didn't buy a P320 subcompact. Hard choice. I think the SR9c with the stainless slide is a sexy gun. P320, not so much, but that's not what counts. Both pistols are approaching the weight limit of what I want to carry, but the SIG is about 1.5oz heavier. The Ruger has a safety and the P320 doesn't, so if that matters to you... The Ruger costs less, and their customer service is the best.

In the end, I went with the SR9c, and I'm not sorry I did, but I don't think you can go wrong either way.
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You need to shoot both and decide what works best for you.
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It's a Ruger forum so you should expect a bunch of Ruger fans. I'm with Eastman, rent both at a range and decide.

Now for my Ruger advertisement - especially for SR9c. My first handgun was a Glock 17 and I liked it a lot. My second was a Walther P22 and I hated it. It was very finicky about ammo and I'm not sure I ever got through a magazine without a jam. It was replaced with an SR22 which is very nice and reliable. Then I bought an SR9c simply based on how it felt in my hand. The ergonomics are perfect for my hands. It's the best shooter I own and has been unbelievably reliable through thousands of rounds. I now own six Ruger pistols and one Ruger revolver - almost entirely based on how much more I like the SR9c compared to the Glock which is not at all a bad pistol. The SR9c is a great gun for me and I cannot say enough about how much I enjoy mine. The versatility you get with 17 & 10 round magazines is really nice. The Sig may be all that for you. I wouldn't trade my SR9c for any other handgun. Good luck! I don't think you can go wrong.
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I started out with an SR40 fullsize, have had it since '11...still probably my favorite handgun.
I picked up a Sig P320C a couple years back (9mm) and it is a shooter...picked up a Fullsize Conversion kit for it a few months later and just recently bought the "carry" sized grip module for it as well...like I said it's a sweet shooting piece, regardless of the combination one shoots it in.
My issue with the gun is that I repeatedly will have it fail to slide-lock on the last round because of my grip on the gun and where my support hand thumb rests...I don't have nearly the rounds through the Sig as I do my Rugers so I am trying to re-train myself a bit.
Not quite apples to apples comparison but I picked up a Ruger American Pistol (9mm) last year and then a few months back one in Compact as well....these have become my two "go to" pistols in the recent past...as much as I love the ole SR40 I think Ruger really hit the nail on the head with the Ruger American versions...accurate and a trigger that's within the realm of the Sig...not quite equal but not too far off either.
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First, I agree with others that if you are down to two, you won't get a lot of help on this because the two are very equal in terms of feature and use. You need to shoot both, preferably right behind each other. I was in this decision making process myself recently and ended up with neither because I went with the Ruger American Compact Pistol (9mm). I think you ought to add that to the mix unless the weight throws you as it is heavier than the other 2.
I prefer manual safeties with a concealed carry handgun because; IF you ever need to use it to defend yourself, you will not be drawing under ideal conditions. You will be under stress and drawing from under cover garments, but that is me and lots of people disagree with that thought process. For that reason. I had a bias against the SIG, but I came close to getting it anyway. At the end, I preferred the trigger on the American.
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I just bought a Sig P320 carry with factory night sights. The gun does shoot really well, but I have had a few failure to extract situations so I do not want to use it as a carry weapon just yet. It only has about 600-700 rounds through it so far, but I need it to cycle at least another 500 rounds without trouble before I would depend on it.

Regarding the SR9, I've never shot one. I've handled both the SR9 and the American 9mm, and I have to say, the ergonomics of the American seam to be pretty nice.

At the end of the day, my Glock 19 is always ready and able (and reliable). I have put 5,000 - 10,000 rounds through that gun and never had a jam.

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Old May 6th, 2017, 02:56 PM   #10
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Well the picture tells the decision, picked it up, went home ,cleaned it, went straight to the range.
200 rounds without a mishap & it came with a holster I can use to get though my upcoming class. All is right with the world.
Did see a nice pre owned SR9C at a great deal, ($290 all black) hard to walk by that , but went Sig & glad I did.
The 320 compact comes with 2-15rd mags & a paddle holster.
I'll order a leather holster next.
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I had an SR9c (sold it as I'm not a big semiauto fan and carry my SP101). My brother-in-law had a 320 Compact. The SR9c only had to malfunctions ever, both when I was teaching a brand new shooter who limp wristed. Though to be fair, I was on spring break and was visiting family for a week and had ran probably close to a thousand rounds through without a cleaning.

My brother-in-law bought his 320 Compact from a store that allowed returns within 30 days. In two range outings, about two hundred rounds total he had multiple light strikes with various ammo types and eventually had his front sight fall off, so he took it back to the store. Bought a Beretta PX4 Compact Carry instead and loves it.

Price wise, you can get an SR9c and shoot a whole lot of ammo with it before coming close to the price of that 320 Compact, and it has a lifetime warranty and about a two week turnaround if ever needed. That for me makes the SR9c the winner.
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I have a 320 & like it. Never had a failure of any kind & I do like the modular aspect of it and the P250. That said, my go to polymer semi is my M&P or my XD, solely due to more familiarity with those over the 320.
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Never held a Sig p320 but own an SR9c. Can't say enough about my SR9c I love it so much! Gonna get a full size SR9 cause I already have a few 17rd mags. I do have a Sig p290 that I had to send back because of light primer strikes. Without going into the hell I've been through with the p290, it took Sig over 3 months to get it back to me. I had issues with an LC9s & Ruger shipped it free both ways & had it back to me in 8 days! So yeah I'm very partial to Ruger but the only other pistol I have that I like more than my SR9c would have to be my MK III 22/45 target model; it's been mod'd & has a Burris Fastfire III which makes it a hoot to shoot!

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