Irritating craze...question about prices...

Discussion in 'Ruger Center Fire Pistols' started by chelboed, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. chelboed

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    Hey guys and gals! This is my first time here, so be gentle, lol.

    I've been kinda all over the place with hand guns over my short 36 years. My two favorites were my p89 and my Redhawk. It's been a few years since being a gun enthusiast because I got married and instantly became poor, hahaha.

    I'm looking at getting an sr40 or sr40c. I've shot the full size 40 and love it, but considering the "c" for CCW and home def.

    Question...now that the idiots have driven prices through the roof and availability into the dirt, are my chances if picking either one up at a gun show possible for less than $500?

    I have a dealer that has a NIB sr40c for $500 that I can get with my tax return, but I'm willing to go lightly used if it will save me a hundred bucks and be available at a show.

    Another thought is a NIB p95 (blued) for $350, but I'd like to stick with either stainless or black nitride and away from blued.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. 00b5

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    Having just recently acquired the SR40c and I love it, congrats on your placing it on your drool list! I was at a local gun store/range picking up some 9mm for my SR9c and saw it in the display case. Love at first sight. It felt so comfortable. Couldn't resist.
    The sales person was telling me that the 40 is a love/hate caliber. Half the people can't handle the extra kick over a 9mm. A friend of mine was telling me that the pawn shops have a "lot" of 40's because of this. People were buying them because they were the only one's around and then couldn't handle them and sold them. Some of them were almost new. You should look around and use your experience to find one of them in great shape.
     

  3. SHOOTER13

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    Welcome to the Ruger Talk Forum !!
     
  4. chelboed

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    Thanks man. Isn't being a mod tedious? (lol)

    I have modded for various mountain bike forums for several years...it's thankless. I appreciate it though.

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    Yea...but since I'm here, I might as well run the show, right !? ;)
     
  6. RugerRon60

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    Welcome first of all, I have a SR9c, the SR40c have the same specs in size but I got the 9 because of the price of ammo not th recoil. I am not recoil sensitive. I would go with the c for the reason you specified not only that if high caps mags become an issue you can still keep the SR40c using the 10 round mag. I plan on owning a SR40c someday as well. These are truly great pistols. Good luck and keep us informed.
     
  7. chelboed

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    $500 too steep in this market?

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  8. FishyOne

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    If it was me, and unless I had a stockpile of 40 s&w on hand, I would get the NIB p95 (blued) for $350.

    Sure the 40 would be nicer but not $150+ nicer to me. I have no problem with blued either. I agree prices have gotten crazy lately and anything that holds 10+ rounds is not going to be cheap. With retail on the 40 being $529? You would not find one NIB in my area for less. YMMV.
     
  9. chelboed

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    I wouldn't call it a stockpile, but my dad has the dies for the 40 and we have 1000rds of brass, 500 bullets, 2 pounds of powder, and 2000 primers. Thus...I'm leaning toward the 40.

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  10. Xmeter

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    I have both the SR9C and the SR40C and, if I remember correctly, the SR40C has a bit wider slide than the 9. Not by much but it is wider.
     
  11. RugerRon60

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    I got my information from the Ruger website. Ruger states the width is 1.27" for both the Sr9c and the SR40c. Maybe Ruger is wrong? :eek:
     
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  12. cjs1945

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    The SR40 and 40c have a .060 wider slide than the SR9 and 9c and the recoil is a bit snappier with the 40 cal. but not a lot more. The c series 9 and 40 are easier to CC with their short mag than the full size pistols, but i have found that they all carry quite well in the same OWB holster. The Sr40c is my CC weapon and the full size ones are open carried sometimes when i go for walks. I would not pay those inflated prices, find a gun store with fair prices and order one, it may take a month, but they are making them every day and in time you will get your pistol for a reasonable price. They are great pistols and well worth the wait.
     
  13. FishyOne

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    Well, with some patience and a bit of luck you should be able to find an NIB SR40 stainless for under $500. It does look better than blued and offers more firepower than a 9.

    This is a tough time to be in a hurry. If you can wait a month or two things should have cooled off a bit.
     
  14. RugerRon60

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    True the .40 does have a little bit more power, but both calibers are sufficient for SD, the 9 has two more rounds with the extended mag, 1 with the smaller mag. So when you say fire power I would rather my fire power in with extra rounds when it comes to a .40 vs a 9. I am not saying thats the way to go it is personal opinion. Some just want more rounds some want a little bit bigger round. Both in my opinion are winners. I originally wanted the .40 but I don't make allot of money and I did like cheaper ammo and to have more rounds thats why I went with the SR9c, but the Sr40c is on my wish list.
     
  15. FishyOne

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    Question here: Is the SP9 safe for regular use of +P+ ammo? Also, is the LC9 safe with +P regularly?

    Thanks!
     
  16. cjs1945

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    The SR9 and SR9c are safe with standard, +P and NATO ammo, but +P+ ammo should not be used in either one. The LC9 is safe to shoot +P ammo, but Ruger recommends that it not be used on a regular basis, as it will shorten the life of the pistol.
     
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  17. RugerRon60

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    You are talking the slide, if you look at thge SR9c you wou will see the slide is not the widest part of the pistol.
     
  18. RugerRon60

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    +1 Here is the SR9c Manual reference page 13.
     
  19. cjs1945

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    The widest part of the SR9 and SR9c pistol is the safety, and that is the width quoted on the Ruger website and is the same for the SR9, SR9c, SR40 and SR40c however the slides on the SR40 and SR40c are -059 to -061 wider than either of the 9 mm pistols. this will be noticed when putting them in a holster, the 40 cals. will fit tighter than the 9 mm will. When you take a close look at the slide to frame fit the wider slide on the 40 is also noticeable.
     
  20. RugerRon60

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    I agree, my bad I though we were talking total width, looking back he was asking about the slide, old eyes need new bifocals, next round is on me.