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A fellow brought a Ruger SR( pistol here for me to sight in and evaluate. It is a striker fired polymer framed pistol with a safety on the trigger. The trigger is terrible. It travels almost 1/2" and is gritty in it's operation. I don't see how anyone could hit anything with it especially with one hand. It is also VERY light, so the recoil may be quite heavy. We had a Lady at our self defense class with an ultra small and light 9X19mm pistol and it nearly kicked out of her hand. After she fired the firsat shot, I suggested that she stop shooting it. I will shoot it today and add to this post tonight.

This is a classic example of US Pistol manufacture. They are making them cheap and selling high. I don't like the present trend in US Firearms.

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When I want to carry a small gun it's a revolver!
 

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Doug, I think you can get a trigger kit from GHOST. If the kit is any where the same as Glock trigger kits they sell, it would be top notch. just a suggestion.
 

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Test results

The pistol was comfortable to shoot. The trigger was dismal. The accuracy ona benc without sandbags was 6" with 2 different types of 9mm ammo. This is not good enough for my target shooting purposes. Of course, I am prejudiced against this pistol because of the plastic frame. I am just an old flattous that is highly opinionated.

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bensand26 said:
what do you prefer doug
For a service auto, I have a SIG/SAUER P225 9mm. Otherwise, for target shooting a S&W K38 Model 14 or a 1911 accurized .45.

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I completely respect your opinion Mr. Bowser. However, a friend of mine has an SR9 and I must say that I shoot it very well. I also shot it before he had to send it in and get the new trigger. Then again, maybe I'm just used to triggers like these since I love to shoot a Taurus pt145 that has a trigger pull as long as the MS River! :D
 

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I brought a sr9 to the first m&g to let some folks look at and possibly buy. I personally hate the trigger had one break at 11 pounds = ( A friend has one with about 3k rounds down the pipe and it runs like a top, gets good groups and is his edc..
 

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I'm not particularly fond of the SR9 trigger either. The Glocks are smoother, and a repeatable 5.5lbs. It's not a match 1911 trigger no doubt, but servicable.
 

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I've got one. I guess you can say I started with a basic pistol a long time ago (S&W Sigma) and am working my way up...
The SR9 is one of the most comfortable pistols I have held. I have large hands, but I don't like pistols with fat grips. It was amazing to me when I bought it that Ruger could make a 17+1 capacity gun with a grip as thin as the SR9's is. I personally like the grip feel better than XDs, M&Ps, Stoegers, Glocks, etc.

The SR9 points very well for me - much better than the Glocks I have shot.

The trigger IS heavy, but mine is not "gritty", and everything I have read says that they improve with time. If not, I understand (as mentioned above) that Ghost has or will have a trigger kit available.

It has been a very accurate and reliable pistol for me.

I am also left-handed, and part of what helped convince me to buy it is the ambidextrous mag release and external safety, which aren't available on a lot of the other pistols I was looking at.

Finally, don't forget about Ruger's excellent reputation for customer service. Also this pistol is made in the USA, if that still matters to anyone.

I realize that no pistol is right for everyone, but this one met all of the criteria I was looking for at a very respectable price. Don't count it out without giving it a chance.
 

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I'm firm beleiver that everyone should get what feels good to them, and what they are comfortable with. My opinion is just that "My Opinion" What works for me may not work for you. If the Ruger is good for you and works reliably then by all means that's what you should go with. If your happy I'm Happy
 

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Likewise, I am not trying to "argue" against anyone else's opinion of the gun either. Just trying to give an impartial reader MY reasons for buying an SR9. I have realized that I am not much on "status symbol" guns... I prefer a "high value for the money" gun, and I got my SR9 for $399 out the door. I thought (and still think) it is a great value, and you get a lot of gun for that price.

I failed to mention earlier that while the gun is accurate for me, my wife would be DEADLY with it. She shot it at the range a month ago, and at 10 yards or so she was grouping in about 3.5 inches from a standing, unsupported position. Remind me not to make her angry.

Also, I have read widely varying descriptions from SR9 owners (and former owners) about their triggers. Some say they are heavy and gritty, and some say theirs are great. I would guess mine falls in the middle. It's probably never going to be as good as a SA/DA handgun, as it is DAO.
 

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GHOST does make and have in stock the trigger kits as above mentioned. They are very similar to the GLOCK trigger kits.

I shot one and was not impressed at all. Man that trigger was bad. oh yeah, the front sight fell over after only about 50 rounds through the gun. dovetail was way too big. sight just slides in and out. no FTE or FTF at all.
 

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GunOneDown said:
GHOST does make and have in stock the trigger kits as above mentioned. They are very similar to the GLOCK trigger kits.

I shot one and was not impressed at all. Man that trigger was bad. oh yeah, the front sight fell over after only about 50 rounds through the gun. dovetail was way too big. sight just slides in and out. no FTE or FTF at all.
I've never heard of the sights falling off of them. That would be a bit disconcerting! I've actually heard more of it happening with Glock factory front sights in heavy law enforcement use. I've never lost one!
 

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the sight problem i believe is manufacturing defect with slot over cut. it is a gun past the recall #'s, so maybe it will be an issue later.
 

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Mine has 5-600 rounds through it and no problems with the sight. I would guess if you call Ruger about it, they will take care of you.
 

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The guy that owns the gun is doing just that he said. when I speak to him I'll give an update. It's not a bad gun to shoot. I do like the similarity to the glock where you can work on the trigger a bit, but I'm a Glock-o-holic so i'm kinda bias i suppose. would I purchase a SR9 ? maybe if price was right. Would I recommend for a gun in the price range ? yes. It sure beats the heck out of a "sigma"
 

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My brother in law is in the market for a "home defense" weapon. He wants a handgun instead of a shotgun. I talked him out of the .45 for economical reasons. This is the gun we settled on. He wanted/needed to be under $400. He will be able to purchase a new one for that at Ruger Days at Gary's in Columbus. I told him I could supply him some 9mm reloads to get him started. The triggers on the ones I have handled felt pretty good. I like the adjustable sights also. If he buys it I'll post more when I get to shoot it.
 
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