Winning. Additionally, the LCR 9mm is fast on the reload—when you get the system down—utilizing full moon clips. With a price point clocking in at a paltry $245 to $295, the Ruger Security-9’s a solid firearm that, on paper, goes toe-to-toe with the venerable (and $200 to $300 more expensive) GLOCK 19. No comparison. The FDE coloration makes my look as modern as any being produced today. I love it. It’s perfect tіme to mɑke a few plans for the longеr term and it’s A fantastic first carry pistol for financially frugal firearm fanciers. That's pretty subjective. I think these guns (P95) are under rated, and can be found cheaply, as they are oldies but goodies. Peгhaps ʏou can wriote net articles It seems like a value, new user model. . In effect, it’s a scaled-up, double-stack LCP II (and/or LC9) with an internal hammer that’s cocked by the cycling of the slide. All American Ruger PC Carbine Upgrades by Combat Veterans! Crack frames, grips, the cheap rails start to come apart etc. We have not seen replacement frames offered, but when they are, swapping to another size or configuration should be cheap and easy. People with the SR series can’t exactly fetch a whole lot for their guns selling in this market (to be fair the same is true for a lot of guns) so they aren’t going to be upgrading to the American Pistol. Add a takedown lever instead of a pin and quadruple the price! Just loosen that set screw, slide the sight right or left, and tighten the screw back down. Cheap aluminum chassis, cheap take down pins etc. Enjoying all those comments – ain’t bought one – waiting for them to upgrade a bit. To each his own preference, but I like the 1911 in 9mm caliber and a smaller sub-compact footprint for concealed carry purposes and the related close-tactical usual encounters. Used ones can occasionally be found on gunbroker for around 200. The Glock mags were a mite easier to load, but otherwise I prefer the Security-9 on all fronts. They are moving by leaps and bounds in the correct direction. It has been my experience that any lateral pressure on the trigger safety while trying to press the trigger will result in the trigger safety to block the trigger press. As the trend goes with polymer framed handguns for the past 7 or 8 years, the back straps are interchangeable. My ‘Security Nine’ is the old tried-n-true Ruger P95, which I had Cerokoted FDE. How is it superior to make me want to change? So rather than have the brunt of the recoil driven into the shooting hand it reduces the amount of felt recoil. A full size handgun can be good for beginners because it has a larger area of grip and a wider sight radius from front to rear sight. There hasn’t been a single pistol added to the CA roster since, if I remember correctly, January of 2013 when the microstamping requirement went into effect. Fortunately it’s like an AR now and you can get all kinds of geegaws for it. I happily agree witb the authors overview of this weapon. It could be filled, but whatever they did to do so would have to be removed before you could disassemble the firearm. It is enormous and very capable of retooling or letting a section stay idle when demand for a model dwindles. Very much a fan of Ruger but do need a compelling reason to spread limited gun budget over a new Ruger pistol. In fairness, the Security 9 is advertised as a budget gun. A really classy build that will last a life time. Ruger just likes to make guns. The “Tac” is short for tactical, as this pistol is set up for defensive use. Safety engages and disengages equally well by pivoting around the pin at the forward end of the safety lever. Price is good if you can get new domestically made guns for close to the price of used or surplus guns. The security 9 feels good in the hand but in my opinion it won’t be a gun to enjoy shooting reliably for decades like all other full size Rugers ever made. Wood Ruger Mark III 22/45 Grips; Pearl Ruger Mark III 22/45 Grips; is open. It is easy to see that their end goal was producing a pistol that would meet or exceed the military’s requirements. Good grief, is the new Ruger Security Nine UGLY! but they ain’t “perfection.” I owned a couple in the 90s. issues ߋr advice. Ruger American ® Pistol Competition. Love this product and will buy more cytac. But getting this gun instead of a G19, a PPQ or a P-10C would not be an unreasonable corner to cut. I’d almost certainly shoot the gun with more precision if I fitted it with different sights — a different rear, mostly — and a crisper trigger. Weight: 23.7 oz Carrying a pistol for personal defense is a linty endeavor. The lengthened slide has forward cocking serrations and the serrated top features a black nitride finish to reduce glare. I wonder if they have re-engineered the takedown pin, that part frequently “walks” on the LCP and will either lock up the entire mechanism or fall out and you have parts flying off as you fire. There is no external thumb safety, no magazine disconnects and no “Warning” on the barrel. Nomenclature-related pedantry aside, the Ruger Security-9 is destined to be a strong seller. A shorter (compact) grip would be nice! The combined retail cost of the two firearms seen above is less than that of the optic topping the PCC (a TA44 ACOG with ACSS reticle). Looking for the best concealed carry 9mm handgun? Chris and I found that the Security-9’s front sight returned immediately and precisely to where it was prior to pulling the trigger. Break down a SR9C and look and compare the difference. The Security 9 appears to be nothing but a larger LCPll in build, and that ain’t nothing to brag about. I have read online reports that Ruger has cut the SR9e – the no frills version of the SR9 that sold at about the same price point as the Security 9. I would make a challenge for the Author. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. The screwdriver suggestion is probably for “safety”. They don’t want or need the Best Gun Available, they just want one that works and it will likely be shot very little. I’d say the American needs to get cut from the lineup, it has no future. The lever’s just so small, out-of-the-way, and difficult to engage without specific, concerted effort. Mag base, different story. One handgun, one carbine — a takedown, at that — same ubiquitous 9mm caliber, same magazines. . [Please explain in the comments if you do. The pistol is very “un Ruger-like” if you have not pulled your head out of the sand to take a look at the company’s offerings over the past decade. My securitiy-9 is a real smooth shooter. I wasn’t feeling good about my sight alignment skills that day, but we beat the factory test target: Clearly, the Security-9 isn’t Ruger’s most accurate pistol. Taurus currently has two 1911 9mm’s in the catalog. I ran it head-to-head with a Glock 19 Gen 5, and am very pleased with my purchase. The spiritual successor to the security six. A distinction without a difference? No company has the ability to meet the requirements anymore. confusion. Also admit to never having LCP failures but just can’t trust them for high round count since they are so similarly built to the keltecs that I’ve had and seen so many problems with. Versions are available in a more compact size as well as in the 45 ACP chambering. ... 19° grip angle is like the 1911, size and weight are great for IWB or OTW and 15+1 or 17+1 is just fine. But it’s a solid gun as-is. I’m still not sure I understand why the rear of the slide on the LCP, LC9, Security-9, etc. Law enforcement trainers put a lot of “what they want to see in a duty handgun” during the design phase for Ruger’s engineering team and much of those specs made the cut for the final product. Slide Material: through-hardened alloy steel, blued I love my LCP but I sell them ever couple of years after practice rounds start adding up. Sadly I wasn’t able to buy since I had come there to pick up the Yugo SKS that I had bought myself for X-Mas. From what I can see in the photo that compares the SR9 and Security 9 magazines, it would be a cinch to modify your SR9 magazines to be compatible with the Security 9 handgun. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Jeremy strives to collect objective data whenever possible, and looks to write accurate reviews that reflect the true user experience. . Never once has my SR9 failed in any function after cases and cases of all sorts of ammo. While originally in the .45 ACP caliber and full-size models, today there are several calibers and sizes available for the 1911. THANK YOU for the leads!!! Best accuracy went to Hornady. It’s easily removed from the polymer grip frame. Again, it’s appropriate for concealed carry and not objectionable, but the break itself is slightly squishy and the reset is audible but not very tactile. Ruger LC9s 9mm review striker-fired. Yep CDNN and other online retailers like grabagun have the Ruger American for $300. Easy to rack and the trigger on the one I handled was waaaay better than most other tupperwear guns (except my SR9c). Bought it in 1998 for $150 at a gun show. My Security 9 just arrived this morning and I couldn’t wait to put it along side my G19.. First impressions? Check out steel inserts in the fame. . A device satisfies this definition if it is readily visible, has incorporated or adjacent explanatory text or graphics, or both, and is designed and intended to indicate to a reasonably foreseeable adult user of the pistol, without requiring the user to refer to a user’s manual or any other resource other than the pistol itself, whether a cartridge is in the firing chamber. The new semi-automatic double-action-only pistol holds 15+1 rounds of 9mm. Barrel Material: alloy steel, blued I have one of each and it’s nice to use the same mags all around. I don’t care about the safety itself but the flat is obtrusive and where my thumb wants to be when holding the pistol. The pile of “range only” mags got pretty large. Anybody had rust issues? They offer two 9mm models, both of which are lightweight commander models. It’s gone, Ruger’s dropped production of it. I think I’ll stick with my SR9e, which I think the slide is much better than the SR9’s The gun has a dovetailed, high-visibility sight system with drift adjustable rear sight and fixed front sight. Brownells. Wood Springfield Armory 911 9mm Grips; Pearl Springfield Armory 911 9mm Grips; Antler, Horn, & Ivory Springfield Armory 911 9mm Grips ... Ruger Mark III 22/45. I would not recommended altering a magazine; don’t be cheap, buy the one you need! They can’t hit the side of a barn…, My Ruger American 9mm is awsome, I’ve ran 5000 rounds thru mine so far with zero issues. I bet it’s capable of better, hindered a little by sights and a slightly squishy trigger. a gun that’s good for a few thousand rounds is good enough for most people. I love the ergonomics and reliability of this pistol. No sight pusher tool or mallet necessary. My guess is the safeties add a lot to the width of the SR9 but you don’t “feel” it when you grip. Reliability * * * * * It’s a new gun that is reliable, nice looking, great on the range, and CHEAP. In an emergency, I could do it by hand. For 250 there is no reason not to buy this if you are on a budged. Maybe the right side, too, leaving the Security-9’s left side soft for my soft right side. You can easily see the cartridge in the chamber from either the top or the side of the pistol. Jeremy is TTAG's Deputy Editor, working mostly behind the scenes but, when he attempts to write, he focuses on comprehensive gun & gear reviews. Thanks. It tripped me up at first; the safety’s hinged at the front (it’s the rear that moves up and down). Custom CNC Machined Ruger PC Carbine Aftermarket Parts to correct Factory Ruger PC Carbine Problems. Ruger SR1911 Ruger got into the 10mm game recently by offering its SR 1911 in that caliber. Front cocking serrations make slide racking easier. Finally, the 1911 is definitely up there with the AR10, the AR15, the Ruger 10/22, and GLOCK handguns in the customization department. I will probably get something better than the Security-9 if I decide to get a poly framed 9mm. Competent at a very attractive price point. My guess is it will probably never be added to the approved list as long as the asinine microstamping law is in place. In stock, $525, they’ll ship to your local dealer for transfer (and probably already have them in your system and take care of all of the logistics): https://goo.gl/HTjYYx. This thing though, priced at 250ish street, has the potential to get some sales. Customize This * * Ruger recommends using a little flat head screwdriver. Look! This cartridge can easily achieve velocities over 4000 FPS with factory ammunition. This isn’t really a part that requires grippy texture. Sec 9 for $279 and the EC9S for $199. I’ve read tһis post аnd if I coᥙld I desire tо suɡgest ʏou few attention-grabbing Hey Jeremy, You can use the magazine to remove the take-down pin. It’s also made in America by an American company that stands behind its product. Flicking it off safe is easy and intuitive; the lever’s well-placed and clicks down naturally with a light sweep of the thumb. Stainless steel receiver, barrel etc. “Like, why the hell not” In my best canuckian voice. It feels right in the hand, the action feels like real, old world engineering like your dad told you about and it feels like it will run fault-free for 100 years. wish I could find one for under 300, around here about 350 out the door that and I want to try the trigger before I buy the one I found at lgs had a trigger lock on it and the only way they will take it off is after you buy it 320 plus 8.25 tax (tx), “Louis Jadot 2015 Corton-Charlemagne Chardonnay with room temperature Fromager d’Affinois.”. 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