Gear: Ruger SR9


Ruger SR9

Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Handguns
Price: $460
Average Rating:
(9 Votes)

The new Ruger SR9 is the only striker fire pistol that Ruger makes. Has 17+1 capacity and has ambidextrious safety and mag release. It also has a reversible back strap.

Member Reviews

  • Jason_curtman_max30
    jcurtman, Thu, 03 Apr 2008 15:08:50 UTC.
    1st review

    I just got mine for $440. Took it to the range and shot pretty good groups with it. I love the switchable backstraps. I swore that I would never buy a Ruger but then I put one of these in my hand at the local gun shop and loved how it felt. It has the light rail plus it has ambidextrious safety and mag releases. I am a Glock man through and through - but I had to get this one. I am also not a big fan of the 9mm. My duty weapon of choice is a .45 - but I find the 9mm rounds are a little cheaper for target shooting.

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    leftyboy2000, Fri, 18 Jul 2008 12:59:30 UTC.

    Let me start by saying that the sight picture on the SR9 is incredible. It is light, and what I would consider the perfect firearm for concealed carry. However, the first time I took it to the range, it was misfiring 3/5 shots. While the ambidextrous mag release is great, loading the mag is EXTREMELY difficult and tight. So, I sent it back to Ruger in May to fix. While it was in the factory, all other SR9s were recalled due to some other malfunction. It is now JULY and i STILL do not have the gun back. The Customer Service at Ruger is TERRIBLE, but I love the gun itself.

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    2000crownvic, Sun, 07 Sep 2008 21:05:23 UTC.

    Good gun, good price. I bought it for target and for concealed carry. Feels really nice, easy to shoot, and high capacity, Manual safety was a must for me. I'm no gun expert, I just know I like this gun.

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    Moving_Forward08, Thu, 18 Sep 2008 02:42:49 UTC.

    I bought this pistol for the police academy, and was irritated to find out about a week before I started that there was a recall on it. However I did wonderful at the Range with it and shot some really dialed in shots with it. Lightweight, which was great. I was impressed with it and so was some of my instructors who tried it out.... the ambidextrious safety and mag release are nice and ... lol... I also love that it is hammerless. I sent it into Ruger to get the issue on the recall fixed and they had it fixed within a week and a half or so and made changes to it. Its a good price, good gun, NEVER had any jams or malfunctions with it and put hundreds and hudreds of rounds through it.

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    Janssen, Thu, 22 Jan 2009 08:43:44 UTC.

    Best pistol I have ever shot. My groups were good considering the ammo I used. It feels great and the sights are excellent. Only draw back is the price for more mags but you got to love the 17 round capacity. It’s a great gun and I would recommend anyone to give it a try.

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    Anonymous, Tue, 24 Feb 2009 02:09:14 UTC.

    Nice, smooth, dependable, accurate, teardown is basic, ammo capacity great, made in the USA, very nice rail system, large trigger guard for gloves, very good 24/7 side kick. What the hell took ya so long Ruger???

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  • Vac_09_036_max30
    Michael6x6, Sat, 21 Nov 2009 08:50:00 UTC.

    The Ruger SR9 has been highly under-rated by many Glock users. My guess is that's because the SR9 has done a great job in competing with the Glock 17. I have put close to 3000 rounds through this weapon and it has done quite well. During break in, there were a few issues, but after some lube and polishing, this gun has performed beautifully. It's light, almost as light as the G17 and is thinner in width, making it more comfortable to carry than the G17. The trigger is very Glock like, and quite smooth. The capacity of 17+1 is great. Good sights and a great grip combine for confident and comfortable shooting. Nice job Ruger.

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    zadaga1290, Wed, 17 Oct 2012 19:38:58 UTC.

    Ive had this gun for a while now. I bought it in all black. Ive shot hundreds of rounds through it without flaw. I love this gun. It feels like a 1911 in hand and can be "cocked and locked," however when you take it apart the inside is almost identical to the glock. And people can disagree with me on this but personally i get better groupings with this than the glock..

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    JCastelot, Tue, 01 Jan 2013 19:20:22 UTC.

    I have been using this firearm for about a year now and I have shot unbelievably well with it. I recommend it for anyone who wants to shoot cheap ammo and still hit the target.

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