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Old July 19th, 2015, 07:51 AM   #16
 
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Mine has been great, added Tritium sights, and Talon grips. My CCW when I want it no failures so far after three years. Added a laser this year. would buy it again if needed!



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Old July 19th, 2015, 08:53 AM   #17
 
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Love my SR 9C. No issues in 1500 rounds. I didnt care for the magazine disconnect, so I removed it. Easy to do.
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My fundamental preference is hammer fired pistols (P-series Rugers, CZ pistols, 1911s, etc).

Tried the SR9c for the first time about 2-1/2 years ago at a range open house. Bought one that day. When it was released from DPRI required Purgatory, I took it downstairs to the range at that facility and shot 100 rounds (without cleaning first). After 400-500 rounds, I cleaned the striker channel since all the forums said that I had to do that (was pretty clean). Currently, I like to feed it 147gr ammo (Freedom Munitions FMJ and Winchester Ranger JHP). I have somewhere between 800-1000 rounds through it with no problems (other than getting a rail mount laser dialed in, but that was a laser problem and not a pistol problem).
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To temper the enthusiasm a bit, no weapon is perfect. Glocks have issues, though not very common. I like the ergos, and the appearance of the Ruger.

SR9c is known for light strikes and a trigger fail-to-reset issue that some have. With some google work you can find references to it. Also youtube videos. Also my personal experience. Another minor annoyance is that the 17 round mag extension rubs on the palm of my hand when I try to eject the mag. Glock mags drop free of the grip easily, but not my 17 rd Ruger mag. It's hard to get my palm away from it while pressing the mag release.

It seems it works well if it's clean. Mine has trigger issues if I try to fire more than 250 rounds through it without cleaning, like at a training event. Been back to Ruger twice with no improvement. No Glocks have that problem. Fine for an EDC self-defense application probably, since it's probably very clean and you're not likely to fire more than a couple magazines.
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I've had mine for a little over 3 yrs. and it's never had a hiccup.
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After 400+ rounds, my SR9c has been functionally perfect on all types of ammo. My Sig has had a couple of fte issues with aluminum casings, but the Ruger eats that up too. Also, I have to say that it is really easy on my hands after a trip to the range.
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I hate to rain on the parade here - but kept my SR9c for less than two months. I could only get one standard-capacity (10-RD if I remember correctly) magazine to lock correctly in the pistol. I ordered two additional Ruger mags - neither would lock in. Ruger sent two more magazines when I complained - and offered to have me ship the pistol back to Arizona. I tried swapping baseplates to no avail.

I gave up on it because I have never had any problems like this with any other auto from any other manufacturer. On the plus side - I think it was otherwise well-built and I liked the fact that it had a safety.

One downside is the magazine safety - which contributes to the problem of getting a magazine to lock into it. Another small downside - and just my opinion - the recoil spring on mine was the strongest of any auto I have ever handled. At a minimum - I suggest that you try any magazines in it before you depart the store. Oh - one last thing - mine came with only one 10-RD mag and a ridiculously long 17-RD mag with sleeve adaptor.

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Perhaps I can bring some sunshine back to the parade.

As of last week I have less than a third of a box shy of 5200 rounds fired thru my SR9c that I purchased in Aug 2010. The SR9c had been released earlier that year so it was a very early production model.

In that time, I had two light strikes that were remedied by cleaning the striker channel and refiring them. I was using factory seconds ammo that I purchased for $3/50. I realy don't think the firearm was at fault. I hadn't cleaned the striker channel up to that point

I have three 17 round mags and three 10 rounds mags. The mags (other than the original included 10 &17 round mags) were purchase seperately at different times and places (By that, I doubt that they were from the same manufacturing lot.)

I've never had an issue with any of the mags locking back. None have to have excessive force used to lock them in. My hands are big enough, I can usually place a thumb on the mag baseplate and my index finger up on the slide and get the mag to lock in with just finger pressure.

The recoil spring is very strong.. perhaps the strongest I've hever had to "rack against". I replaced my around 3000 rounds, not because it wasn't working, I use the original as a back up. They do wear out.

I'm in my 60's. I expect that someday racking the slide will be too hard, although my 80+ year old father can still rack the slide on his full sized SR9.

The strong recoil spring makes the SR series one of the softest shooters around for the size and weight of the firearm. That is a good thing in my opinion. It's easier to get follow up shots back on target. Double taps with the SR9 are great fun. When done well, that second shot is about 1" above the first.

Based on my purchase, several friends and family members purchased the SR9 series. None of them have had issues.

It's a great value firearm for the price.
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It's a great value firearm for the price.
Other than the 5000 rounds through it I can second every word you said.

I love the 10 round + a 17 round magazine option! It adds a versatility to the little SR9C.

The SR9C is light, concealable, versatile, accurate beyond most shooters capabilities, a sweet shooter, dependable, economical, and has a great trigger! I've owned and shot many handguns over the years and the SR9C is, by far, my all time favorite every day concealed carry piece!
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I ordered two additional Ruger mags - neither would lock in. Ruger sent two more magazines when I complained - and offered to have me ship the pistol back to Arizona.
And it would have cost you absolutely nothing. The gun would have been out of your possession probably less than one week! And i would have returned in correct operating condition ... if it wasn't when you sent it in.

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One downside is the magazine safety - which contributes to the problem of getting a magazine to lock into it.
[1] I'm not at all sure the magazine disconnect had anything to do with your problem.

[2] Removing the magazine disconnect would add about three seconds to a standard complete field strip and reassembly operation.

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Oh - one last thing - mine came with only one 10-RD mag and a ridiculously long 17-RD mag with sleeve adaptor.
Ridiculously long in order to accommodate the ridiculous capacity of 17 rounds! Which option allows the owner to have a great concealability plus/or the additional firepower.

Most who have had experience with Ruger's Customer Service find it unbeatable. Different spokes for different folks. Not everyone is going to like the SR/SRC series. Many do and will. Personally, I'm really glad that not everyone wants one of the SR/SRC series. If they did I probably would still be standing in line trying to find one for myself.











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My 9c shares EDC with my Sig P320. Despite my original 9c still going strong, I seriously considered getting a second one because I can't see being without one. I probably will add a second in the near future.
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Well, since this thread is being updated a bit, I'm happy to report that my SR9c is running flawlessly now. It made a 3rd trip to Ruger, yet again on their dime, and they seem to have fixed the trigger-failure-to-reset issue it was having. I've fired about 400 rounds through it since it came back with not one issue of any kind. For them to do so much work on a pistol that's 2+ years old is pretty amazing.

It's my EDC, and I'm back to loving it! I'm certainly no bullseye shooter, but I can shoot 2" groups at 30 feet with my standard two-hand grip, and all shots on an 8-1/2x11 piece of paper at 75 feet. That's more than accurate enough for me. Also, I can point shoot it within about 2" of the aiming point at about 10 feet, and that's also more than good enough.

Count me in now as a satisfied owner, and also a vote for Ruger's outstanding customer service.
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