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A .380 for a 9

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Welp, seeing as though I had four pocket pistols, I traded my oldest Ruger LCP (had two), for this NIB Ruger Security 9.

I have not shot it yet, but after watching several reviews, I decided it to be a favorable pistol. It came with two 15 round magazines, and it is hammer fired. After breaking it down and giving it a cleaning, I checked it out closer. It seems to be a well made pistol. I will follow up with a range report, once I get the chance to go to the range with it.
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I'd say you traded up. Congrats!:thumb:
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Heck of a deal, congrats!
It was priced at 289 + tax. Took a beating on the LCP though....they don't command the same prices as they used to. Only got a hundred off that 289 price.
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It was priced at 289 + tax. Took a beating on the LCP though....they don't command the same prices as they used to. Only got a hundred off that 289 price.
You did OK. Maybe you get $125 or $140 selling it privately, but is that really worth the effort?
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You didn't do bad OP. This is the best deal I've seen to date on them:

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I hope it shoots as well as it feels in the hand.
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I despised 380 pistols and sold off those that I owned years ago. With in the last year and a half I picked up a couple simply due to the micro size ease of concealment that they afford. My GLOCK 43 began the rebirth of the 380 appreciation, followed by a SW Bodyguard which relegated the GLOCK 43 into the safe in favor of the manual slide safety on the Bodyguard. Then came the rebate offer on the Beretta Pico. The Pico is a true micro concealment protection pistol. Not comfortable to shoot, long hard trigger pull, super small grip, but as much as those are negatives they are also positives in concealment means.

A few months ago the Beretta rebate offer made picking up a Nano 9mm too good to pass on. It was the weapon that the Pico was designed off of, meaning all rounded corners, no snag design with a purpose of easy concealment.

Problem is, I have become so accustomed to carrying those darn little micro mini .380 pistols that even the Nano feels to be a large frame to conceal. So now if I step up to anything larger than the little micro mini pistols such as the PT111, 809C, or 24/7C it is open carry.

Great pickup on the new 9mm, hope it serves you well and that you never need it use it.
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MY 380 Sig is and always has been simply a front pocket carry weapon, normally I consider it a back up weapon IF the CZ ever goes belly up in an emergency-- I am also afraid of being struck by lightning-- the possibilities of both are about equal!
anyway I reload my own 380 self defense ammo, mostly because I want to placed in the dungeon, stretched on a rack 4 times a day and have my fingernails pulled out by the DA if I ever must use the gun!
anyway moving along here--
I had much rather have a more substantial caliber which I normally do but heck if need be I trust the lil Sig to do its part and it fits in the front pocket ohh so nicely.
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You did OK. Maybe you get $125 or $140 selling it privately, but is that really worth the effort?
Not to me, at least for a gun that someone else would carry.
I despised 380 pistols and sold off those that I owned years ago. With in the last year and a half I picked up a couple simply due to the micro size ease of concealment that they afford. My GLOCK 43 began the rebirth of the 380 appreciation, followed by a SW Bodyguard which relegated the GLOCK 43 into the safe in favor of the manual slide safety on the Bodyguard. Then came the rebate offer on the Beretta Pico. The Pico is a true micro concealment protection pistol. Not comfortable to shoot, long hard trigger pull, super small grip, but as much as those are negatives they are also positives in concealment means.

A few months ago the Beretta rebate offer made picking up a Nano 9mm too good to pass on. It was the weapon that the Pico was designed off of, meaning all rounded corners, no snag design with a purpose of easy concealment.

Problem is, I have become so accustomed to carrying those darn little micro mini .380 pistols that even the Nano feels to be a large frame to conceal. So now if I step up to anything larger than the little micro mini pistols such as the PT111, 809C, or 24/7C it is open carry.

Great pickup on the new 9mm, hope it serves you well and that you never need it use it.
Well, the biggest issue is work for me. I carry, pocket, either the other LCP or Pico or G42, most of the time. The weekends are about the only time I get to carry a larger pistol, OWB.
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Congrats on your new slide gun. Not a bad deal.
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Those are very nice feeling guns. I think you'll really like it.

If hadn't sworn off poly guns for a while, I would buy one myself.
Congratulations on a fine new gun.
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Welp, seeing as though I had four pocket pistols, I traded my oldest Ruger LCP (had two), for this NIB Ruger Security 9.

I have not shot it yet, but after watching several reviews, I decided it to be a favorable pistol. It came with two 15 round magazines, and it is hammer fired. After breaking it down and giving it a cleaning, I checked it out closer. It seems to be a well made pistol. I will follow up with a range report, once I get the chance to go to the range with it.
A bonus: those Ruger Security 9 mags will run in a Ruger PC Carbine 9mm! if you鈥檙e so inclined.
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Congratulations on your new Ruger Security 9 and may it serve you well! :cool: :smile:
A bonus: those Ruger Security 9 mags will run in a Ruger PC Carbine 9mm! if you鈥檙e so inclined.
I did not know that! Thanks for the information!
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I did not know that! Thanks for the information!
Hey, that is my purpose . . . ergo . . . .:D


Seriously, I鈥檓 all about functional diversity.

That鈥檚 why I bought a Ruger SP101 in 327 Fed Mag. It will shoot 5 different calibers.

I did replace the default magwell on my PC 9mm to the Glock magwell since I don鈥檛 own a Ruger Security 9mm but do own two Glock 33 round 9mm mags.
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Enjoy your new toy. I don't see any reason to own a .380 when the new pocket 9mms are not hand beaters like the Kel Tek P11. My friend has a PT709 and I fired it and it was so smooth that you could shoot it all day. I got a S&W M&P shield in 9mm and it's a pleasure to shoot. as is the G2 /PT111.
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Enjoy your new toy. I don't see any reason to own a .380 when the new pocket 9mms are not hand beaters like the Kel Tek P11. My friend has a PT709 and I fired it and it was so smooth that you could shoot it all day. I got a S&W M&P shield in 9mm and it's a pleasure to shoot. as is the G2 /PT111.

SIZE really does matter!
pocket can mean a lot of different things, depending if we are talking about a Kangaroo or a human wear jeans.
My pocket 380 will actually fit and come out of my jeans pocket, haven't found a 9 MM that will do that yet.
the 709 is a good bit larger than the sig 238, Kimber 380., and most pocket 380.
and the Sig 938 and Kimber 9 MM is just larger enough to not work as a pocket gun many times.

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Great deal indeed! I just picked up an lcpII. Huge improvement over the original. Looks like a shrunk down version of the security 9! Shot it for the first time today. Put about 150 rnds of various flavors thru it. Flawless operation. Trigger feels pretty 鈥済lockish鈥, which is a good thing for me as my 9mil鈥檚 happen to be Glock! If your new Ruger runs as well as mine you will be very pleased.
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