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    I do have a big, honkin' Ruger 9mm, a P85. I shoot it occasionally, but prefer others for carry.
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    I was actually planning on getting a Ruger SR40c until I found a S&W Sigma SW40VE at my LGS, like new in box for $199.

    If the Sigma is S&W's answer to the Glock 23, then the SR40 is Ruger's answer to both. It's substantially heavier than G23 or SW40VE, but as characteristic of Ruger, it's heavier because it's built like a tank. Seriously, S&W designed the Sigma specifically for the .40 S&W cartridge, and by all accounts, it holds up extremely well to a steady diet of .40 S&W, so I imagine that the more robust SR40 would last forever. It is to my understanding that like the Sigma, the SR Series came first in .40 S&W, then later in 9mm Luger, and is dimensionally the same as the SR40, so you could probably shoot hot 9mm NATO loads out of an SR9 no problem with minimal muzzle rise/felt recoil.
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    Awesome. thanks. Tuco!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vboy36 View Post
    Thanks Taurustoter!!! I am happy that I ordered it. It is all black. Ordered from Buds Gun Shop on line so I should have it next week. Here is a photo from Buds for now.

    Looks just like his. If this means anything to show how "shootable" the pistol is, my son and his wife (she has never shot a handgun in her life), qualified with his Ruger for their Ohio CCW permits. If she mastered it, then it goes to show how well the pistol handles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NativeTexan View Post
    I do have a big, honkin' Ruger 9mm, a P85. I shoot it occasionally, but prefer others for carry.
    The P85 is a classic though. That's classic early Ruger stuff...tough as a four by four.
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    Quote Originally Posted by taurustoter View Post
    The P85 is a classic though. That's classic early Ruger stuff...tough as a four by four.
    Yeah, you ain't gonna break it with a wimpy little +P+ 9mm load. I have a KP90DC, stainless .45ACPP, also. THAT one is SWEET! I do actually break it out and carry it from time to time even though my PT145 is lighter. It shoots where I look.
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    Love my SR9. It was an impulse buy from several years ago. I used it to shoot IDPA a couple of times just to see how it compared to my usual competition gun, a Browning Hi-Power and it wasn't bad. I had two break-in jams in the first magazine I shot through it. Since then I have fired at least a couple thousand rounds without a hiccup.
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    If I recall correctly, the SR series of Rugers got off to a very bad start, they were almost immediately recalled so that they could have the Glock-like trigger put on due to issues with the gun firing when dropped or something like that. After that, though, I've heard nothing but good things.

    **edit - oh yeah, they may have a magazine safety disconnect as well, which I've never been fond of but it's just something to keep in mind.
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    Pretty much every pistol has a rocky start, it's sort of uncommon these days for new designs to be flawless on arrival, but like most guns, the issues the SR Series was plagued with at launch have long since been dealt with.
    Furthermore, based on what I've heard, the magazine disconnect in the SR Series is easily removed and doing so doesn't void any warranties.
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    I have a SR40 I paid over $400 for 8-9 years ago. For $279 I buy a few for stock. Its as good as any plastic framed gun I own. I did put a stainless steel guide rod in mine. Please excuse the nasty camera work.

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