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Old February 12th, 2011, 06:06 AM   #1
 
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Question LC9 vs SR9c ??

I'm loving my SR9c, but taking a look at the LC9.

Is it just me or would I be giving up a lot for a tiny bit smaller pistol?

I can make mine 17+1 with the extended grip. LC9 not so.



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I'm loving my SR9c, but taking a look at the LC9.

Is it just me or would I be giving up a lot for a tiny bit smaller pistol?

I can make mine 17+1 with the extended grip. LC9 not so.
What do you want to do with the gun?
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I just got a call from my local gun shop and they have received 10 LC9's. I just bought a Kahr CW9 and wont even be thinking about the LC9 till I see some reviews on it. My CW9 is double action only with no safety but does have an LCI which is the ejector also. I love this pistol and it is my EDC.
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I have SR9c and Kel Tec P11, which is similar to LC9. The P11 has a much harder recoil. I can shoot the SR9c with more control, so more likely to carry it. Also like the striker trigger vs. the DA trigger.

Here is a comparison of the LC9 vs. SR9c.

Genitron.com: Comparing 2 Guns|LC9|SR9c|
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I'm loving my SR9c, but taking a look at the LC9.

Is it just me or would I be giving up a lot for a tiny bit smaller pistol?

I can make mine 17+1 with the extended grip. LC9 not so.
I still don't see the appeal of the LC9. It offer far less versitility than the SR9c with very little size advantage.

At the same time almost all of it's competitors offer considerable size advantage over the LC9.

I handled the LC9 in a LGS this week, and IMHO the SR9c has a much better trigger system to boot.

I saw no need to add it to the collection.
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Thumbs up LC9 at the range on Sunday

I posted this message on another LC9 thread.....My son wanted to get a CCW and asked me to go with him on Saturday. Walked into the shop and there lay the LC9. Even though he is a lefty, he handled a few of the other compact 9's and liked the feel of the LC9. I told him I was waiting for it to come out, I already have an SR9C, which I really like. He bought it and we went out on Sunday. What a sweet pistol it is. We both have large hands, but didn't have any problems holding the gun. Only issue we had was after about the 4th magazine, it started to misfire. After examining the firing pin and seeing what appeared to by build up in the hole, we dry fired it a few times and it blew out the debris that was in there. Didn't have any more issues and put another 70 rounds through it. Out of the box it was 1"to 2" low at 10 yds. The LC9 throws the cartridges close to 10 ft. away most of the time with 115gr FMJ. The SR9C was throwing them 3 ft, obviously because the gases were moving more metal. Has anyone else had an opportunity to shoot the LC9?
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Depends on what you want your pistol for. I own a SR9c and an LCP. For me, different pistols for different purposes.

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I just got a call from my local gun shop and they have received 10 LC9's. I just bought a Kahr CW9 and wont even be thinking about the LC9 till I see some reviews on it. My CW9 is double action only with no safety but does have an LCI which is the ejector also. I love this pistol and it is my EDC.
You are aware the Kahr guns arenít DAO. In my rule book (my head) DA is you pull the trigger and it pulls the hammer back for you. This allows for a repeated action even when dry firing. Kahr is the same as Glocks, SR9/40, and many other striker firing guns. It may feel like a DA but the striker is still partially reset by the slide moving back. Hit a hard primer and you jump right into tap, rack, bang drills. To my knowledge Taurus is the only one with a double action in a striker firing gun. But even that is only on certain models. DAO just implies to me that it is double action minus the ability to thumb the hammer back with a finger. Just an FYI for you and anyone else reading this.
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I want an LC9 for my daily carry. The SR9c will be my nightstand gun and backup for IDPA.

But I can see the handwriting on the wall and that is that the SR9c will be the least utilized.

Still will never sell it. Too good to unload...
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You are aware the Kahr guns aren’t DAO. In my rule book (my head) DA is you pull the trigger and it pulls the hammer back for you. This allows for a repeated action even when dry firing. Kahr is the same as Glocks, SR9/40, and many other striker firing guns. It may feel like a DA but the striker is still partially reset by the slide moving back. Hit a hard primer and you jump right into tap, rack, bang drills. To my knowledge Taurus is the only one with a double action in a striker firing gun. But even that is only on certain models. DAO just implies to me that it is double action minus the ability to thumb the hammer back with a finger. Just an FYI for you and anyone else reading this.
I AM FULLY AWARE THAT The Kahr pistol is a mechanically-locked,recoil operated pistol with an automatic striker block and trigger-cocking (D/A ONLY) ACTION. This phrase is taken right out of the Kahr operating instruction manual. THEY ARE KAHR SEMI-AUTO DOUBLE ACTION ONLY (DAO) PISTOLS. DO YOUR RESEARCH.Your rule book is wrong. Kahrs are in a class all by themselves, and the CW9 is probably one of the best concealed handguns ever made.

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i was just gonna ask this question..... looks like I am got my feedback, but am still n the fence LC9 or SR9C..? whats the price difference for those that have bought them?

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The LC9 is smaller but the SR9C is also an awsome gun. Go handle both of them before you make a decision. Whichever you choose get a good holster If your going to conceal all the time it will make a difference. Get one and then save money for the other, that's the best way to make a decision.
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The LC9 is smaller but the SR9C is also an awsome gun. Go handle both of them before you make a decision. Whichever you choose get a good holster If your going to conceal all the time it will make a difference. Get one and then save money for the other, that's the best way to make a decision.
I would like to add this. A good belt makes a big difference also.
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I would like to add this. A good belt makes a big difference also.
+100, and a good wide one at that! Also might have to 1 up on the waist band size. Im built like a stick so even a pocket knife prints
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