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    Thinking about selling my PT 809 SS and getting a ruger sr9c. Thoughts????

    I am on the fence right now about selling my Taurus 809 ss for a ruger Sr9c. My thought process on this is that the sr9c is the best of both worlds full size magazine capacity and compact magazine capacity with just a little shorter barrel. also more after market stuff for the ruger. my problem is that I love my 809 it shoots accurate and i have no problems with it whatsoever, it feels great in the hand and looks good too. I just don't know if I should trade it in or keep it. Thoughts and opinions anyone?

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    My personal opinion- Taurus 800 series is their best poly frame pistols. I wish they would make a compact alloy frame-similar to the 900's.
    Ruger makes a good gun- I have had one of their revolvers since 78.
    Looking at other guns, have you looked at a CZ-75 Compact? It might be a tad bigger than the SR9C? A fine gun.
    Also, the Bersa Thunder 9 Ultra Carry is smaller than the 809 compact, or the Mil Pro. It weighs 23 oz, has a metal frame, mag cap is 13, and it is da/sa like the 809 and SRC, also has a de-cocker safety.
    At least look at these two guns before you buy that Ruger.


    edit: After market parts?, maybe laser sights/grips.
    Last edited by brojohn; 10-19-2012 at 09:05 AM.
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    If you really like the 809, keep it. Never give up a firearm you really like. You'll regret it. Just buy the Ruger in addition. Best of both worlds.
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    I've had issues with my 809 and I still like it so much that I really don't care to part with it. I like BroJohn's suggestions to look at before making a final decision. A CZ or perhaps a EEA Witness might be the two options to replace my 809 for ME. I totally understand your position of being partial to Ruger though.
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    If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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    Definition of clip

    1: any of various devices that grip, clasp, or hook
    2: a device to hold cartridges for charging the magazines of some rifles; also : a magazine from which ammunition is fed into the chamber of a firearm.

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    If you love your Taurus as you say you do....well, good for you.

    Now as far as going SR9C, go for it. Don't trade your Taurus in towards the purchased, you'll take a beating. If you are not in a postion to purchase the Ruger with out selling the Taurus, sell it yourself. You will have more cash in hand to use towards the Ruger purchase, than what you would receive in trade.

    Now, why am I going against the recommended suggestion flow....well my view is that there are hundreds of different firearms out there. Try as many as you care to try. If you end up buying one that you don't like, move onto another. If in the end you figure out that you already in the past owned your perfect firearm but sold it....go buy another. It's a Gun, not a Spouse, your free to explore, play, enjoy and move on. They say that variety is the spice of life.....go live a little!!!

    And Welcome to the Greatest Firearms Forum on the net.
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    I just sold my Ruger SR9 and purchased a Taurus 809c. Nothing at wrong with the Ruger over 300 rounds through it and functioned flawlessly. The only thing that drove me away was the loaded chamber indicator on the top of slide. Did not interfere with the sight picture. Just didn't like it. That's just my opinion.



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    The 809 is hammer-fired and the SR is striker fired, so they are different and it really comes down to personal preference. My 809C came with a flush-fit mag and an extended mag, so I don't see what the SR9C has over it. In addition, I have an SR9 and aftermarket parts are difficult to come by in my experience. I paid $120 for night sights and they had to be special-ordered for the Ruger, so again, I don't see any advantage. Good luck on your choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokewagon View Post
    If you really like the 809, keep it. Never give up a firearm you really like. You'll regret it. Just buy the Ruger in addition. Best of both worlds.
    I too have sold things I liked to move on to other things and have always regretted doing it. I only part with things I don't like now and that makes life simple for me. I am going to get a 1911 between now and Christmas - no question there, and it will be a Taurus. I will not sell any of my guns to get it because I like all the ones I have right now, so I wait and save to make the purchase.

 

 
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