I traded mine for an M&P,
December 05, 2015
I REALLY wanted to like this gun. It fit my hand perfectly, the sights were easy to acquire and it shot like a dream. (..when it would shoot..)
Every time I would take this gun out it would shoot fine for about a box and a half - 75 to 80 rounds - then it would start having a failure to extract problem which could only be resolved by a complete dis-assembly and cleaning. Then it would shoot fine for another 75 to 80 rounds.
The problem happened with every type of ammo I could find. I contacted Ruger and sent it back to them; they returned it to me stating that they had replaced the barrel and slide. (..please note that the gun was also very dirty upon return, despite their claim that they had given it a "complementary cleaning"..) I did a full cleaning and then took it out to the range. The problem returned on shot #78.
I brought it home and traded it that day for an M&P. Once again, I REALLY wanted to like this gun, but unfortunately I could not rely on it in a critical situation. Maybe if I had gotten one that worked..
great price point and great performance,
March 31, 2014
Ive tried a few 9mm over the last few months leading up to my purchase of the sr9. While the XDM and Glock 17 are perhaps more reputable full size 9's, the SR9 is an up and comer. It isn't as comfortable to hold in my grasp as the xdm, or as balanced as the glock, but the Ruger is an accurate, fun9mm. I just like to shoot paper targets and, for the money, the Ruger offered me everything I wanted. Its a meaty device that does well even with very recycled ammo. While it has had a few FTF jams with really cheap 115 grain ammo, it is simple to clear. Groupings are consistent at 20 yards even with my newbie trigger pull. The sr9 came with accurate sights out of the box. For safety, the middle trigger enabler gives this striker fired 9 a feeling of safety nearly that of a Glock.
It's a nice first 9mm for me. Recommended.
Well-designed, rugged, and a perfect fit,
February 07, 2012
I've heard all about Glocks' reliability, but didn't care for the blocky looks or size. I heard some good things about this striker-fired pistol and took a chance. I have not regretted it one bit.
You get Ruger's excellent reliability and customer service. The gun feels slim in the hand, but not too slim. The build quality seems high and I have not had a single failure in almost 900 rounds (not even during the "break-in" period). I would absolutely trust my life to this gun. It will eat any ammo I've fed it, including hollow points and Russian Tulammo.
Why pay more?