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Old October 15th, 2011, 11:53 AM   #1
 
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SR9 or SR40

Wife gave me money to buy a new gun for sweetest day, I'm stuck on the 2 above but wanted some input. Any feed back would be helpful. Keep mind this gun is just to add another to my collection and it will be used at the LGR.



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Old October 15th, 2011, 12:10 PM   #2
 
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Ahh...

Didn't notice it was just to add to the collection.

Editing my dissertation.

If ammo cost means anything to you, get the 9mm and enjoy having a very fine pistol added to your collection.

I personally don't like the feel of shooting the .40 cal round. It's not the recoil, I'm a big guy, it just never felt good to me like the .45 or the 9mm.

But, you don't have a .40 listed there so maybe you should add one just to say you have it.

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I'd think either the SR9 or SR40 (or one of their compact versions) would be a great choice. However, since you have other 9mms it would likely be less costly to get the SR9/SR9c and stick with the cheaper 9mm ammo. Just a thought...
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Thanks for the input.
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It was tough for me to pick between the SR9C and SR40C, but I ultimately went with the 9mm because of ammo costs.
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Since I already have the SR9 and 9c, my admittedly biased opinion would vote for the SR40 but the compact!! I had a full size SR40, in fact was my first gun and first Ruger. Think it had the extractor problem others have described. It wasnt bad enough that I got around to calling Ruger but enough so that I traded it in towards the SR1911. That hasnt reduced the hankering for the SR40c in any way shape or form
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I have both and really like shooting the SR9c to the SR40. The SR40 is a nice pistol but the SR9/SR9c is just a sweet gun. As noted above, I tend to take the SR9c and my Kimber 1911 to the range and leave the SR40 at home.
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Thanks for all of the input. Really appreciate it.
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The SR9-C is the most accurate and easy to shoot compact 9mm on the market. The trigger on my 9C is sweet, no more than 4 lbs. The 17 Rnd. Mag is a great addition to the ten round mag.

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It looks like a .40 would spice up your collection. However, if cost of ammo is a factor, I would go with the 9mm.

I had the same problem trying to decide between the SR9c and the SR40c. But when I went down to buy it, I knew in my heart which one it was going to be. Maybe you should go on your instinct. Deep down you know.

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SR9 is my personal advice.

1. Cost of ammo
2. I personally don't like the .40 cal. 9mm and .45 are the only way to go. No need for an "in between" cartridge.

Again, just my personal opinion. Good luck with you purchase.
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I have the SR40 and the SR9c. Both Are good shooters. The 9c has a better trigger out of the box. The 40 manages recoil better than most 40 cal. weapons. I wanted to make the 40 shoot like the 9c so I added a Galloway Precision "Smooth It" trigger kit. I also added a Ghost "Ultimate" trigger reset bar. The result was the best trigger I have ever felt on a pistol. I have had several other(more experienced)shooters try it out. They all absolutlely love it. I actually had a couple of offers for it and it isn't for sale. I had thought about selling it at one point but I know I would just buy another SR40 and do it all over again. Other than a walking pin issue when I first bought it,I have absolutely no complaints. Both the 9c and the 40 are good guns. I can't speak about the SR9 because I have never fired one. You can't go wrong with the 9c or the 40 though. Since this is not you home defense or EDC ,I would recommend the 40. Ammo cost is the only advantage 9mm has over 40S&W. You will love a Galloway/Ghost SR40. Well worth the extra cash.The trigger is fine right out of the box but,it is incredible after the new trigger kit is installed.
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I'm with standsleeper. The ammo cost is the only advantage the 9 has over .40 but so does 22lr, doesnt mean I'm gona carry a 22lr. I personaly wont trade take down power for a few extra buxs in my pocket if I need to use it in an SD situation. I also installed the same Galloway/Ghost parts in my SR40 and couldnt agree more. Its by far the best DAO trigger I'v ever pulled. I will add that I am pretty biased in that I have absolutly no use for the 9mm round in any gun. I'v seen enough 9vs40vs45 balistics and real world destruction testing to know what round I'll keep near by. JMO
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I've been pondering the same question and Friday on the way home from work almost stopped at Cheaper Than Dirt to pick up a SR40 or SR9. CTD had both for $385. At this point in time the 9 looks attractive due to the cost of ammo and at the present time I don't have a pistol in 9mm. In saying that, I have a Glock 23, have a stash of Winchester .40 ammo and I load .40s&w for it. So, cost of ammo isn't such a big deal. I enjoy shooting both the 9 and .40 when my son, who owns a Ruger p95 I bought him several years ago, and I go to the range. Decision, Decision.

The examined a SR9 and like the weight and feel. It's similar in many respects to my 1911s. I haven't checked out the feel and weight of the .40, but think I may do that after work on Monday.
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Look at my member name. Go for the 9mm. It makes a great range gun or carry weapon, if you choose. Good luck.
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