I purchased a Ruger SR9C pistol about a month ago. The purchase price was $425.00 from a local gun shop. You can buy it for around $400 on Buds Guns and several other places. This is my review of that weapon after 3 range outings and more than 450 rounds fired.
The Ruger SR9C comes with 2 Magazines. 1 - 10 rounder and 1 - 17 rounder. The 10 round magazine comes with both a flush magazine plate and one with a finger tip extension. Pistol and mags
In addition to the 17 rd magazine, the pistol also comes with a grip extender which converts the grip
into a full size pistol grip. Pictured below.
The weapon is an excellent option for concealed carry. I have been carrying it concealed using my Cross Breed Super Tuck or Masters Brand Shoulder holster, depending on the circumstances, for the last couple of weeks. It is not the smallest compact out there but is quite slim and concealable when using the 10 round magazine. The 17 rd magazine provides a lot of firepower after the initial magazine is spent and should you ever need it. For a size comparison, I have placed my Glock 23 above it in the picture below:
Remarks about how it shoots -- Well, I gotta say, it's one of the best shooting pistols I have ever used. IMHO. I own/ED 3 -- Glocks and 2 -- 1911-style pistols. None of them feel as natural in my hand and shoot as effortlessly as this pistol. But that could just be a matter of personal preference. In the glorious Corps, the best I ever qualified with a pistol was Sharpshooter, so I guess I am not an expert with a pistol. However, with this pistol, I feel pretty confident that I am going to hit what I am aiming at.
Things I like about the SR9C:
The trigger is very light and crisp with little to no take up. All of the Glocks I own have decent triggers. I would estimate their trigger pulls to be around 5 or 6 pounds. However, the draw on these are considerably longer than on the SR9C. The reset on the SR9C is much further forward and the trigger pull is a little lighter than my glocks. All of these factors, help me, as not the best pistol shot in the world, to avoid anticipating recoil and/or jerking the trigger which I have a tendency to do on my Glocks. Similar to the 1911, the SR9C has a 3 dot sight picture which I like better than that of your standard Glock sights. Pictured below is the sight picture of the SR9C (excuse the blurriness).
I shot about 150 rounds today and achieved very good groups (especially on those shots where I took good aim. I was also practicing drawing from my IWB and quickly shooting, so some of the wider stray shots can be attributed to that. The target was about 15 meters away. Nearly all of the well-aimed shots found their mark however. I still need a lot of practice, but I am pleased with the results achieved so far. Pictured below is my target from today's shoot.
I think my sight may need a windage adjustment to the right. It's hard to say because I did do some "Kentuckyfying of my aimpoint".
Anyhow, after shooting lots a cheap ammo and not cleaning my pistol since the last range outing, I experienced no stoppages. I am going to take the pistol apart tomorrow and give her a good cleaning. Afterwards, I will post a few pictures of the SR9C field stripped and clean. Part 2...I will post pictures when I can.
I am also going to do a review of the Masters Brand Shoulder Holster and my Cross breed when I get the chance.
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