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Old February 20th, 2017, 08:54 AM   #1
 
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9E - Check before purchase

Just a quick check before I buy a new 9E.

As far as I can tell these are the differences between the SR9 and 9E:

1) No loaded chamber indicator.
2) Slide finish.
3) Slide serrations.
4) Only 1 magazine.
4) Sights.
5) Case and accessories.

Is there anything I'm missing? Trigger? Frame/grip dimensions? Quality?



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Old February 20th, 2017, 09:06 AM   #2
 
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The 9E weighs about 1 ounce more but other than that I think you've got things covered.
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The 9E weighs about 1 ounce more but other than that I think you've got things covered.
That's good to know.

This will be a plinking gun for me, so I'm not sure there's any added value in paying the extra $100 for the SR9.

I own several Glocks, which I enjoy, but I have very small hands and I think this is the smallest framed polymer I can get in Canada. I'm looking to gain any advantage in frame size/trigger reach and it's my understanding that the 9E is slightly smaller than a G17 Gen4.

What I would give to own a Kahr TP9 (prohibited in Canada ).
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I don't own a 9E but have held them and fired one. I do own a SR9c and a Glock 17.

The SR9 has slightly more rounded edges around the gun. This may only be important if you plan to conceal carry it. There is definitely a big difference in grip and trigger reach from a Glock 17. If you have very small hands as suggested I think you're going to appreciate the ergonomics of either Ruger.
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Before I bought mine (9E) I did compare grip size between that and the SR9. The 9E fit my hand better and reminded me of a Colt Commander I had years ago. I have the reversible backstrap on mine flat rather than arched.
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This pistol is on my short list. I had a SR9 when they first came out, and I would still have it except for a 12 pound trigger and a couple of minor issues. Ruger seems to have fixed the trigger now, and I think you will like the pistol. Let us know what you think after you shoot it.


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Before I bought mine (9E) I did compare grip size between that and the SR9. The 9E fit my hand better and reminded me of a Colt Commander I had years ago. I have the reversible backstrap on mine flat rather than arched.
Interesting, I thought from the slide down the SR9 and 9E were exactly the same. So they don't use the same frame?
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This pistol is on my short list. I had a SR9 when they first came out, and I would still have it except for a 12 pound trigger and a couple of minor issues. Ruger seems to have fixed the trigger now, and I think you will like the pistol. Let us know what you think after you shoot it.


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I'll make sure to post a range report.

Thanks for the warm welcome.
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The SR9 has slightly more rounded edges around the gun.
Rounded edges on the slide correct?

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There is definitely a big difference in grip and trigger reach from a Glock 17. If you have very small hands as suggested I think you're going to appreciate the ergonomics of either Ruger.
It sounds perfect for my girlishly small hands, lol.
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Rounded edges on the slide correct?
That's correct to the best of my perception. I really like my SR9c. It's truly the best shooting handgun I own. I really enjoyed shooting a friend's 9E. Felt very familiar in my hand.
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Interesting, I thought from the slide down the SR9 and 9E were exactly the same. So they don't use the same frame?
As far as I can tell its the same frame. At least the SR9E frame appeared identical to the SR40 frame to me when I had both guns. From what I read before I purchased my 9E the only difference was what was listed above, nothing about the frame, trigger, etc. I never tried it, but my belief was that I could have interchanged the frames between the two pistols since the mag wells seemed to be exactly the same size. I had to be careful not to mix the mags between the two pistols.
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That's the E on top and the SR below:
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You won't regret it, hell of a gun. I love mine and my girlish wife can fire it fine
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I ordered my 9E today but I'll have to wait a while before it arrives (Arizona to Ontario, Canada).

One last question for the experts...

Do the SR9, SR9c, and 9E all use the same trigger? People really praise the SR9c's trigger but I thought they were all the same. Am I missing something?
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They have the exact same frame and same reversible backstrap.

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Before I bought mine (9E) I did compare grip size between that and the SR9. The 9E fit my hand better and reminded me of a Colt Commander I had years ago. I have the reversible backstrap on mine flat rather than arched.
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