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Old 01-31-2015, 12:06 PM
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I'm about to order a couple of handguns. My wife wants a S&W Shield 9mm and I like the Ruger SR9c or the SR40c. Which caliber are you partial to, the (9mm or the 40cal?
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Old 01-31-2015, 01:18 PM
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Both will work just fine. The 9 is easier to shoot well for most women and is less expensive to shoot as well. The 40 might be a better defensive round but not if you do not shoot it well. I trained police and practice is an important factor, caliber not so much.
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Old 01-31-2015, 01:42 PM
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I have the S&W Shield in 9MM. Nice gun, easy enough to carry,nice trigger.My buddy has the same gun in 40 cal. Recoil in noticeably more.
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Old 01-31-2015, 04:57 PM
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In pistols, I have 45's and 9mm's, plus one 40 for myself, and my wife has 45's and 40's. Variety is the spice of life in our safe.
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Old 01-31-2015, 05:10 PM
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Don't mess with the SR9C, go buy the SR9S. The trigger on the striker fired model is 10 times better. I compared both and I bought the SR9S. Ruger will probably discontinue the C model in time and only make the S.
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Old 01-31-2015, 05:12 PM
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Also, pick the model that fits your hand and especially consider the size of the gun. If its to big you won't carry it.
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Old 01-31-2015, 06:14 PM
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My carry pistol is a S&W M&P40. I had both the full size and the compact and ended up selling the compact as there was no noticable difference to me for concealed carry. Plus the full size had the extra couple of ounces forward that made the gun more controllable. But IMO you should find a handgun that fits you. If you're accurate with it the target on the other end won't know if it was hit by a 9mm or a 40.
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Old 01-31-2015, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Redpep View Post
Also, pick the model that fits your hand and especially consider the size of the gun. If its to big you won't carry it.

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..............and the one you can shoot the most accurate with !!!
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Old 02-01-2015, 08:14 AM
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I gonna assume he already picked a pistol that feels good in his hands. He listed 3 pistols that hes considering,so they must feel right to him.......I would think.
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Old 02-01-2015, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Redpep View Post
Don't mess with the SR9C, go buy the SR9S. The trigger on the striker fired model is 10 times better. I compared both and I bought the SR9S. Ruger will probably discontinue the C model in time and only make the S.
You've confused yourself here. You are talking about the LC9 vs. the LC9s, which is NOT a related action to the SR9c.
  1. There is no SR9s, and never has been

  2. The SR9c, like ALL SR9 and SR40 series pistols, are striker fired, and ALWAYS have been

  3. The trigger on all SR series pistols are the same

  4. You've confused the SR9c with the LC9 - the LC9 was a DAO recoil assisted hammer-fired pistol, and has now been replaced by the LC9s, a striker fired weapon.

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