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Old December 8th, 2019, 06:24 AM   #31
 
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I believe you're overthinking it. I've never had to send my Ec9s back to Ruger. It's been flawless. Some people have, but it appears to be a small number based on what I've read on this and other forums. You could have a problem with ANY firearm you buy and another company would likely not have Ruger's excellent CS.



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Remember, you won't hear much from people who never have problems with their pistol.
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Indeed, I am thinking about it -- as I am prone to do; it's the way we work in the sciences (in which I'm heavily trained and still practice professionally) -- but it's not "overthinking". Actually, in my experience as an educator for 5 decades, I've observed that in the modern world, people are under-thinking issues -- don't get me started. So to them, my thinking appears to be overthinking. It's all relative.

And to be clear, my questions about repair issues posted just earlier will NOT influence my choice to buy one. I will buy one. Like I've written earlier, I trust Ruger 100%. It's literally the only brand of gun I'll buy now. (There are other factors, including cost, but reliability and dependable repair are top.)

Instead, this is pure curiosity about why it sometimes takes two or three trip back to the shop to fix a problem. I'm trying to learn something here. That's the life-long student in me. You can't learn as well if you don't ask questions.
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I believe you're overthinking it. I've never had to send my Ec9s back to Ruger. It's been flawless. Some people have, but it appears to be a small number based on what I've read on this and other forums. You could have a problem with ANY firearm you buy and another company would likely not have Ruger's excellent CS.


Totally agree. Mine has been flawless. Itís my favorite CCW.


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Indeed, I am thinking about it -- as I am prone to do; it's the way we work in the sciences (in which I'm heavily trained and still practice professionally) -- but it's not "overthinking". Actually, in my experience as an educator for 5 decades, I've observed that in the modern world, people are under-thinking issues -- don't get me started. So to them, my thinking appears to be overthinking. It's all relative.

And to be clear, my questions about repair issues posted just earlier will NOT influence my choice to buy one. I will buy one. Like I've written earlier, I trust Ruger 100%. It's literally the only brand of gun I'll buy now. (There are other factors, including cost, but reliability and dependable repair are top.)

Instead, this is pure curiosity about why it sometimes takes two or three trip back to the shop to fix a problem. I'm trying to learn something here. That's the life-long student in me. You can't learn as well if you don't ask questions.
Alright then. Good luck with your quest.
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Thanks, Shane1.

After the last few years,
I'll take the luck.
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I just spoke with the proprietor of the only gun shop in town. It's not my favorite shop -- that one's in the next town over -- but closest, and easiest for me to get to.

He's got two EC9's on the way, should be there today or tomorrow. I'll walk over and take a look later this week.

He's pricing them at $249, which seems reasonable. I'm sure the other shop can beat that price, but he's closed today.
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I love my ec9s. Carry it everyday. As far as buying one I would search on line. Someone had them for 175 on black friday and just saw one for under 200 shipped.
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Saturday afternoon. I've been thinking more today about the problems in the EC9 reported in this thread and others that I've read, especially the ones that required sending it to Ruger twice or even three times to solve. I think the issue for me is not so much sending it back, but having to do so multiple times. I'm no gunsmith and I don't play one on the Internet, but that just doesn't seem right. I trust Ruger to make it right -- I know from personal experience and everything I've read over the years that they will -- but why is it so hard to fix a problem the first time? Am I missing something? Being unreasonable?
In another post a person says you might be overthinking the situation, I tend to agree. The differences between the LC9s (which I believe you had at one time) and the EC9 are small. New models of both are still available.

I've had an LC9s for 5-6 years now. Fired just under 2400 rounds without any problems other than my thumb hit the slide lock lever and kept the sslide locked back before the mag was empty a couple of times. No trips back to the factory.

As to people who have had to send their firearms back to the factory multiple times, for a person like you, who is professionally trained in the sciences, there are some fair asumptions that can be made. Especially when that person has multiple other brands of firearms that had to go back to the factory several times each.

1. The person is extremely unlucky and buys only crappy rejects. They should never play the lottery.

2. They have some kind of issue with firearm handling or maintenance, or

3. There really is something wrong. (the fact that they have had similar problems with multiple other manufacturer's firearms makes me lean towards items 1 or 2, though.

Good luck in your quest.
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Indeed, I am thinking about it -- as I am prone to do; it's the way we work in the sciences (in which I'm heavily trained and still practice professionally) -- but it's not "overthinking". Actually, in my experience as an educator for 5 decades, I've observed that in the modern world, people are under-thinking issues -- don't get me started. So to them, my thinking appears to be overthinking. It's all relative.

And to be clear, my questions about repair issues posted just earlier will NOT influence my choice to buy one. I will buy one. Like I've written earlier, I trust Ruger 100%. It's literally the only brand of gun I'll buy now. (There are other factors, including cost, but reliability and dependable repair are top.)

Instead, this is pure curiosity about why it sometimes takes two or three trip back to the shop to fix a problem. I'm trying to learn something here. That's the life-long student in me. You can't learn as well if you don't ask questions.
No harm in thinking, asking questions and learning along the way. Like you, I tend to think long and hard and research extensively before I buy anything that i would consider important or expensive. The bright side to this approach is I never regret spending my money.
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In another post a person says you might be overthinking the situation, I tend to agree. The differences between the LC9s (which I believe you had at one time) and the EC9 are small. New models of both are still available.

I've had an LC9s for 5-6 years now. Fired just under 2400 rounds without any problems other than my thumb hit the slide lock lever and kept the sslide locked back before the mag was empty a couple of times. No trips back to the factory.

As to people who have had to send their firearms back to the factory multiple times, for a person like you, who is professionally trained in the sciences, there are some fair asumptions that can be made. Especially when that person has multiple other brands of firearms that had to go back to the factory several times each.

1. The person is extremely unlucky and buys only crappy rejects. They should never play the lottery.

2. They have some kind of issue with firearm handling or maintenance, or

3. There really is something wrong. (the fact that they have had similar problems with multiple other manufacturer's firearms makes me lean towards items 1 or 2, though.

Good luck in your quest.
I have noticed that most people fall into one of two categories. Never sent a gun back (or at most once), or have to send back almost every gun they buy several times to get them right. I do think there are some true lemons that get out, and those may need several trips to figure out all that is wrong. I also think we sometimes expect a Cadillac ride from a Chevette.
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No harm in thinking, asking questions and learning along the way. Like you, I tend to think long and hard and research extensively before I buy anything that i would consider important or expensive. The bright side to this approach is I never regret spending my money.
We may be odd birds in this region of the Internet. If not, the others aren't speaking up.

My deep queries before spending money are based partly in curiosity -- I like to know strengths, weaknesses, and how things work before I buy -- and it gets me away from thinking about what the world has become (not what I'd hoped for). But also because I'm just dirt poor. Not by choice. I was offered a $400k budget in 2015, but ... it tanked. So I'm back to fixed income at 69. Barely able to pay rent, buy food, deal with medical, no motorized vehicle, have to walk for groceries, even in winter. All on this paltry "social security" stipend. Or is it an allowance? I remember allowances at 12. Not what I'm seeking now.

Planning to pull up with a new company next year. But for now, I have to think carefully. Some call that "overthinking". But I suspect those who accuse me of that have more money to burn than I do. Some can buy one on a feeling, and if it's not right, they can sell it and get another one, then another one.

I can't. I get one chance to get it right, or else, it's just a big freaking hassle. So I think about it first.

Getting a quote for an EC9 from my favorite gun shop in the town just west of here. They're thinking about it. Not overthinking, but thinking. Good folks.

They also stock ARX ammo for the 9.

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That's the same "emoticon" -- roll eyes -- that describes my reaction to those who claim I am "overthinking". My laugh usually comes first.
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Here's my desktop image -- at 10 pm, just before sleep after walking 3 miles
this afternoon to a grocery in northern Maine in the mid-40's F for food.

I think I'll feel more ... safe while walking back carrying it.

Tomorrow, I start serious fundraising to buy this pistol.
I suspect I know where the funds are.

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