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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by WoodchuckAssassin, Feb 22, 2019.

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  1. WoodchuckAssassin

    WoodchuckAssassin Member

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    A decade after selling my sr9c, I'm feeling the nostalgic itch to get it back. There is one at a very good price at the local shop...but there is something a little funky about the mainspring rod. When it is racked into battery, it sticks out a bit, and needs to be pushed back into place. This is not difficult to do, but I know something needs to be fixed.

    2 things:

    1) Has anyone had this problem before, and how was it resolved (and at what cost)?
    2) Does Ruger care that I may be the 3rd/4th owner of this gun (I know their CS is legendary, but does it know any limits?

    As always, thanks for any info you can provide.
     
  2. jmr40

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    Ruger has discontinued that gun, but I'm sure they will make things right if they have parts. Which I'd think they should. That said the price would REALLY have to be good for me to buy it. And I have one. It is a decent enough gun, but I'd not buy another.
     
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    Call Ruger and ask. They will likely want the serial # though.
     
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    Damn you Budsguns! Thanks for the good information.
     
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    I was in the same boat as you; owned a M&P40c and sold it, then realized how much I really liked it. Ran across an ad for them a few months ago on CDNN for $349, brand new, with night sights. Had to buy one.
     
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    I think all of us have been through this cycle of selling something and then wishing later we had held on to it. I just re-acquired a mint S&W 624 with a 6” barrel and stag grips no less. I don’t think Ruger is gonna give you a hard time about a replacement part but they won’t give you the time of day unless you have a serial number to give them. I too have a Ruger SR9c and have no complaints. Adjustable sights and a very nice trigger are a plus. Don’t know why Ruger, with all their expertise and marketing skills, just can’t seem to get a toe hold on the polymer market. What I do know is that discontinuing models every few years isn’t helping them.
     
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    That and the fact that they continue to introduce new models like the Security-9 and the Ruger American Pistol (I think I counted 14 different versions of the RAR in 9mm.), which creates something of an overlap in their product line-up (and maybe some confusion among consumers as well).
     
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    I have no doubt Ruger will fix the gun. I have had one for years and actually thinking of getting another. The Prices now are great for such a nice, well made gun. I am actually thinking of getting the next one in 40 cal. The9mm is so soft in recoil. I just bought two more of the 17 rd mags for mine. And ordered a Tru Glo night sight. (something I should have done a long time ago).

    Ruger discontinuing the SR9 just does not make sense. The only thing I can think of is it cost to much manufacture. Break down the Security9 and do a comparison and you can see a much better build quality with the SR.
    The also discontinued the LC9s.

    Saw a advertised price for the Walther 99c in 40 cal. Price New is $299, at Buds $528.
     
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    I had a sr9c a while ago but traded it for an XDE 9 mm. It was a good gun except for having to replace the striker spring and sending ot back due to the trigger not resetting. Worked fine after return. The striker spring I replaced, when it was having light strike problems. Nice made gun but was worried the trouble would continue.
     
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    Why would a reputable gunstore knowingly sell a broken gun?

    I have no doubt that Ruger will repair the gun (probably for free) but it would have to be a very low price to get me to buy it. The gunstore can send the gun it for repair so why are they putting the burden on the buyer?



    Stranger to me is they offer the PC carbine with a magwell for the SR series magazines.
     
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    I keep thinking Ruger is going to announce a new Semi which will be a SR9 but just modified. I doubt it, but just trying to fine the logic of this whole thing. As for the gun, store? Yea, that does not make any sense. At least just try a new recoil spring.
     
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    None, in my opinion, are improvements to my SR9c, which is why it ain't leaving my home! :)

    I can only assume Ruger wanted a family of pistols in all calibers and the .45ACP didn't seem to work well in the SR series, hence the RAP.
    The Security 9 is the oddball, it would appear.
     
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    I'm sad to hear that the SR line is being discontinued. Always sounded like a fine weapon.

    I always thought of getting a stainless SR9 to replace my old P95 that I miss.
     
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    To be clear, the gun shop is more of a "pawn" shop...and reputable is not their middle name. Haha.

    I'm with TarDevil, that Security 9 is an odd one to me. Who knows, they might take a page out of the Colt handbook and start reintroducing old guns every 10 or 15 years. Fingers crossed!
     
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    I've noticed some pawn shops to be that way myself. Sometimes it's more due to lack of knowledge than dishonesty.
     
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    Indeed. Personally I think the SR9c is one of the best little double stack 9s out there. The one I had was an incredibly good shooter.

    I dont quite regret selling it, but I do sometimes wonder how I'd shoot it now, as I've become a much better shooter than i was when i owned it.
     
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    I tried quite a few compact 9mm.s a number of years ago and found that the SR9c had the best "feel" to it for me along with great design features, ergonomics, trigger, and sights.

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    Had mine out last night, broke it down and cleaned the Striker channel and inspected the rod etc. Breeze to break down. Since I ordered more Magazines, and a night sight, I am also going order a the Gallaway striker rod and heavy duty spring. (Not that it needs it). Yes, I love this gun. And a spare at the cost they are selling for now is a lot of gun for $300.00
    I personally believe or have a hunch that Ruger is going down a different path than their previous history of build solid Semi automatics. They seem to be catering to to the new crowd and mass of buyers that really do not shoot very often. No need to spend money on quality when they can build a cheaper gun and sell for the same. price.


    The SR9C a quality Sub-Compact, mild shooting only weighs 24 oz. and has optional 17 round magazines.
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    Oh yes, that trigger!

    Maybe mine is an usual specimen, but I've yet to shoot a striker gun with anything better!
     
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    Jeb, I know you love to bash the Security 9 every chance your get, but Ruger has the American. It is superior in build quality to the SR9 at about the same price. The Security 9 isn't the only option available from Ruger. I don't see the need for another 9MM "between" the American and Security.

    Also, that side-by-side picture you always post of the SR and Security - Where did that come from? That is not what my Security 9 looks like. The frame in your picture has see through holes in it???
     
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    That's what sold me on the SR9c too!

    I was at the range one day and noticed the guy next to me was having trouble keeping his shots on paper. During a break in the shooting he asked me if I would try the gun out (it was a brand new SR9c), so he would know if it was him or the gun that was possibly the problem. I loaded up 5 rounds and proceeded to put all 5 in the black at about 30'.

    The ergonomics were great, the gun balanced and handled well in my hand, and I loved the way the sights were so quick and easy to acquire. What was truly amazing was the trigger; the best I have ever encountered on any striker fired gun. This is probably, more than anything else, what sold me on getting one!
     
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    Whose selling them for $300.?
     
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    Superior in build? In what way?

    You're giving up 6 additional ounces over the SR9c, and I think I paid something south of $400 NIB for my SR9c. Advantages to the RAP are quicker takedown and no safety option. I haven't shot the RAP so I can't address the trigger or ergos, but nothing overwhelming about the RAP inspires me to abandon my SR9c to acquire one.
     
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    Ruger touted the American as a military duty gun built to withstand abuse with high quality overbuilt materials. Based on actual military trial specs. It's clear Ruger was making a higher quality gun than the SR.

    I'm not suggesting you abandon your SR9 for an American. Just pointing out that if you want a very robust 9MM Ruger, there is one available.
     
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