Ruger SR9c Luger Compact Pistol
Great Concealed Carry
I have owned the SR9c for a year and a half and use it as an everyday concealed carry gun. I love it. At the time I was shopping for a carry gun I found myself confronted with two issues in which to consider. The smaller .380 caliber semi auto guns which were lighter in weight but they did not present a high capacity magazine over 7 or 8 rounds. The 1911 style guns were big, bulky and heavy but they retained a 15 to 17 round capacity magazines. It was weight versus fire power capacity. Seven or eight rounds goes by fast on a shooting range and slamming a new magazine every few seconds could present a problem in a real life situation. The SR9c bridged that gap. It weighs 23 ounces unloaded compared to 10.2 ounces of the smaller .380 caliber gun. Even though you can feel the additional weight when you are carrying it isn’t that big of a problem. I did not realize it at the time of purchase but the additional weight improves the guns accuracy. The recoil seems less and it allows you to refocus on the target quicker between shots. I found you could squeeze off more rounds in a tighter pattern in less time. The gun comes with a 10 round and 17 round magazine. The 17 round magazine has an extension which actually makes the grip into the size of a 1911 style gun. It has a smart style and a lot of safety features including an indicator to alerts you that there is a cartridge in the chamber. Its safety is well placed and the three dot sites can turn a novice shooter into a marksman.
December 2, 2014
I took my new SR9c to the range today and came away impressed with it. It shot very tight groups and functioned flawlessly. It will become my carry gun once it has a few more rounds down the barrel. What makes the gun a good buy is the trigger. The trigger is one of the best in the striker fired pistols that I've ever shot.
March 1, 2014
Nice CC gun
I bought this after getting a little nervous with my G26 because of the lack of a thumb safety. I didn't feel comfortable carrying it with one in the chamber. Maybe it is just me, but I feel much more comfortable with the SR9c, and it is a little slimmer making it easier to conceal. I also shoot it a bit better than the Glock. Out of the box, mine was a bit to the left, but an easy fix. The adjustable sights are a big plus. You can't beat Ruger for the money. Until I can afford a Kimber, it's Ruger for me! The G26 is for sale.....
March 30, 2013
Pros and Cons
Overall, a great little gun. Love the adjustable sights. Elevation is a simple indexed turn of a screw. Windage is a little trickier. After going through the motions of sighting in, I am grouping 1" at 25' and 2.5" at 50' consistently.
I have put over 2000 rounds threw this gun (shoot about 200 a week) and I have to say I haven't had a single issue with ammo feeds and I have used ever type of load with the exception of the 145 grain rounds. I've been shooting whatever is on sale and this gun could care less. Be sure to clean your gun before using it the first time. Misfires are a common complaint but seems to be due to the heavy grease applied at Ruger. Cleaning it first will prevent this problem. I have had a total of 3 misfires and they were all from the same box of ammo.
Reviews I read before my purchase said they loved the trigger on the SR9c but I am less of a fan. Feels a bit gritty to me, has a long draw which I don't mind. I would say it is a fair trigger, not the best. There is a $20 mod available that others say lightens the pull to 3.5 lbs and smooths out the pull.
Over all, very reliable, easy field strip, shoots any type of ammo, adjustable sights, adjustable grip, 10 round and 17 round mag in a compact that shoots 1" groups for half the money of a Glock.
January 10, 2013