Just bought a Ruger SR9c today for $250. Heard nothing but positive reviews. I'm sure /k/ has some opinions. Whatcha think guys?
Here's mine I got a couple months ago for $350. I'm jealous of your amazing deal. I don't agree with the others, I think it looks pretty nice.
Where did you find one for 250? I like my lc9 but want a double stack, considering ruger has some downsides I'm opting to drop $50 more for the FNS9c over the SR9c, but if it was 250 I may reconsider.
It's not to keep the trigger from being pulled while in the holster or from being pulled while you're on target. In those cases the trigger guard should be covered (while in holster) and your finger should be off the trigger until ready to fire (while drawn).
That's the common misconception. What it's real use is, not shooting your leg while drawing or re-holstering under stress, or otherwise. Since striker fire and concealed hammer guns don't have exposed hammers, you can't simply put your thumb behind the hammer while holstering the weapon. Safeties aren't a necessity on hammer fire guns unless you want to carry cocked & locked, but in a striker gun (especially considering the triggers are lighter) its of importance. If you see yourself in a situation where you've had to use your weapon and then have to stick it back in the holster and run, or put it back so the cops don't shoot you when they arrive, or if you're going to leave your weapon in a safe or elsewhere with a round in the chamber, use your safety. Otherwise be careful as fuck. A lot of people have fallen for this macho man no safety meme and a lot of people have put holes in their walls and legs, and its because the concept and purpose of the thumb safety has been misconstrued for marketing reasons.
vickers certainly isnt a meathead, he is a fat fuck who cant even do a single pullup in his crossfit gym for a video he made about why he is fat. he only wishes he was a meathead
Manual safeties are for experienced persons who want another layer of retention. They are not a training wheel. If you can't keep your boogerhook off the bangswitch you shouldn't have a gun.
I like my fullsize SR9, but I'm having issues hitting anything with it. No idea why because occasionally I'll get a perfect shot that lined up with the sight picture but mostly all over the place.
My Sig P398 doesn't have this issue even though its markedly smaller.
I've got a 9E and SR9C. Never had any problems with either, great accuracy. Have you tried dry firing practice to make sure you're keeping the gun steady while pulling the trigger?
While I would never buy a ruger again, $250 is a good deal, you could do a lot worse, especially at that price.
Once you get some experience, if you decide you like shooting enough you can buy a good gun and really get the most out of it. My first gun was a Taurus PT99, I still have it, and I honestly believe that I wouldnt appreciate good guns like I do had my first gun been an HK or something. That ruger should be reliable enough for defense and range time fun.
I love mine. Easy to conceal, accurate. Overall a very nice shooter. Never had a single issue with any ammo brand. magazines are 'spensive as fuuuuuuck but thats pretty standard for a lot of pistols.
The SR9c is a fantastic gun and you got an unbelievable deal. I love mine and it's served me well for 5+ years. As for those criticizing the aesthetics? Fuck them, they have shitty opinions.