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Old March 17th, 2017, 01:28 PM   #1
 
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After months of reviews, videos and test shooting many pistols; I ended up back with a Ruger to replace my LCR for my primary carry pistol.
I love 1911 pistols, and my favorite is my SR1911; chosen not because it was a Ruger, but because it gave me the most features per dollar of all the 1911's I looked at.
Because of this, I wanted something concealable, reliable, affordable and not too hard to disassemble (arthritis) that worked similar to a 1911 for a CCW.
My new Ruger American Compact fits the bill beautifully. I picked it up for $400. This is by far the best trigger I have ever felt in a polymer handgun, and after about 400 rounds in a week, it has been flawless and more accurate than me. I have noticed some soreness in the web of my hand, and I have had some issues shooting left (me, not the gun; two other shooters have not noticed either). I believe I have solved both by changing to the large grip panel as I do have big hands. I had been playing around with all 3. Some of this may be fatigue, as I usually don't shoot nearly this often.
With that large grip panel, the gun shoots point to aim and my trigger finger falls right where it should. The safety (which I recommend as the trigger pull is short) is easy to reach and engages very positively.
I did not limit myself to Rugers, though the SR9C was in the hunt until the very end. The safety and the trigger were the deciding factors. I shot Glock's, M&P's, XDM's, Berretas and some I am forgetting. Is it the SAME as a 1911? NO. But it is as close as you can get in this price range and MUCH easier to break down and reassemble than any of the compact 1911 versions. I look forward to getting more time with this pistol.



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Old March 17th, 2017, 02:11 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard - and congratulations on the new pistol.
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Awesome, glad you are enjoying your new pistol. Welcome also!
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400 rounds in a week. That hand soreness is well earned. I think the most I have ever shot in one week would be about 150 to maybe 200 rounds. Welcome to the group and it sounds like you made a nice purchase.
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Welcome and glad you are enjoying your new carry gun. You mentioned you have the model with a safety but did't mention which calibre.

Ruger does offer a grip wrap made by Talon. It's not expensive and maybe worth a try to help the sore webbing issue. The wrap also makes the gun more gripey. All agree with Carolus that you put allot of lead down range. But muscle memory is important in a carry gun.

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Welcome and congratulation on your new Ruger!
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I have the 9mm. I have seen what you are talking about. I think for now I will wait to see if I still notice it as I get back into my normal practice patterns.
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After taking a week off, and switching to the large grip panel, I am happy to report the back end soreness is not there, so it must have been fatigue. The only problem I have with it now is that it shoots so easily I want to rush my shots and ammo gets expensive 12 rounds at a time! Also, the large grip helped with the shooting left
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