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Old September 27th, 2012, 01:08 PM   #1
 
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Help persuade me to keep the SR9C for CCW

I purchased my SR9C on May 25 of this year shortly after I turned 21. I love the feel and size of the pistol and it's never had a failure while shooting. I bought it for the fact that by the end of the year I should have my concealed carry permit.

My only issue is that I paid about $60 less then the gun I really wanted, the Glock 19. I've been thinking about selling it then using the cash to purchase the gun I want. I feel I should be happy with what I have. I think I want the Glock because of all the accessories available for it. It would be nice to be able to upgrade and personalize my gun, which I can't do on the Ruger.

With no real issues using my Ruger I don't know what to do.




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Old September 27th, 2012, 01:37 PM   #2
 
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I loved my SR9 and my SR9c but traded/sold them for a Gen3 G19 and a Gen4 G22. I have nothing bad to say about my Ruger pistols but wanted the Glock more. I have my conceal carry in Colorado and bring a gun with me every single day. I still have a SP101, LCP, LC9, 10/22, and 22/45. Very happy with my three Glocks as full capacity carry guns.
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Old September 27th, 2012, 01:58 PM   #4
 
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Personally I would much rather have the Glock then the Ruger. I just can't get excited about the Ruger semi autos except for the SR1911.If you decide to get rid of it you'll be better off to sell it to someone then trade it in. You'll lose money trading it in.
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Old September 27th, 2012, 01:58 PM   #5
 
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Just keep the SR9C and save up for the G19. Nothing wrong with having 2 of your favorites. I personally like my SR9. I personally heard bad things about Glocks from friends that had them, ie: more prone to FTFs. FTEs, and cracks in the frame. after that they sold their Glocks and got Ruger SR9s and SR40s.

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If you really wanted the Glock, you should have saved an extra $60 for it. Now you are faced with possibly taking a loss by selling a used gun. In my opinion, the Ruger is by far the better gun, but I like Glocks about as much as I like Obama. Again, just an opinion.
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I wound up trading my sr9c and getting a G26 gen3. Haven't regretted it for a minute. This may not help you in trying to keep your sr9c though.
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Its Ironic, because this post came up today when I was cleaning my Glock 26 and my Ruger SR9c. After I was done cleaning, I held both. I paid close attention to how each felt in my hand. How each felt to me while looking through the sites. After I was done I thought to myself I like my SR9c better. I will not get rid of the 26, but I enjoy shooting the Ruger better.
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Interesting question. I also am in my early 20s and bought my first handgun earlier this year. It was a Glock 27.

I also now have an SR9c and I love them both. Honestly, if i could only keep one it would be the glock, but only by a very slim margin. The glock really isn't that much better, and imho glocks are ugly guns (compared to the ruger).

You NEED to shoot the G19 before you buy it. Some people hate the grip feel when actually shooting it, so give it a whirl before you buy. Also, the G19 is much larger than the SR9c, maybe look into the G26 too.

The other thing to consider is GEN3 or GEN4 glock. Look into both, cause you can't go wrong either way.

The nice thing about Glocks is the popularity. There are way more holsters out there, more options on night sights, gun internals ect. than the SR9 platform.



With all that said, the SR9c is an amazing gun, and im not getting rid of mine anytime soon.
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I looked at Glocks before deciding to go with my SR9. Price wasn't a factor, I just liked the SR9 better (personal preference of course). I liked the ergonomics of the Ruger better, felt better in my hand, not to mention Glocks are ugly as hell (again, just my opinion). I hear you on the accessories though, there are a lot more out there for Glocks than Ruger. Be sure to rent / shoot the Glock you want if you haven't already before selling / trading your Ruger. One more thing, Rugers' MADE IN THE USA. Good luck! ...............PS: Welcome to the forum

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I know your dilemma. I have a black SR9C. It is a great gun and it has never disappointed me in any way. My Glock 26 Gen3 doesn't do anything better than the SR9C, but If I could have only one gun, I would sell the SR9C and keep the Glock. I honestly believe both guns are equal, the only way I can justify keeping the Glock over the Ruger is because of it's legendary reputation and it costs more. Also have a Ruger 22/45 and a Glock 23 Gen4, not selling or trading any of them.
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Im not sure if this will persuade you to keep your SR9c, but I think you should go for what you want, try a cupple of diffrent shops and see where you can get the best deal. Maybe trade plus cahs and if you end up loosing a cupple of bucks haveing the gun you want will be the payoff plus leson learned. I think the SR9c has a lot goin for it so if your not 100% happy maybe that,wont change. As far as aftermarket parts glock wins hands down, but you could also try takeing a look at
SR9c and SR40c Parts | Galloway Precision
They have some parts for the SR9/c&SR40/c pistols. Hope this helps
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Old September 27th, 2012, 06:03 PM   #13
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Personally, I would most definitely keep the SR9c over the Glock. But the Glock 19 has proven to be a good gun. It wouldn't be like you were getting a piece of junk. But I certainly wouldn't call it an upgrade.
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it is most definitely an upgrade.
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Old September 27th, 2012, 06:57 PM   #15
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it is most definitely an upgrade.
Why do you say that?
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