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Discussion in 'Ruger Center Fire Pistols' started by RFF, Dec 22, 2017.
Caliber: 9mm Luger
Barrel Length: 4"
Overall Length: 7.24"
Seriously, I was headed to the LCS today to buy a RAP 9mm, but now Ruger has me confused. The RS9 looks like everything I want in an all round 9mm. The only thing I am going to research is the durability of the aluminum rail. I have an LCP with that chassis, but I doubt I have put over 100 rounds thru it in several years. Light weight 1911s have aluminum frames - never heard of one of those wearing out.
Received a new S9 today. Not going say much about it until 2000 rounds, but just dry firing I love the trigger and there is no striker to worry about. The barrel is not stainless and the frame rail is aluminum; so it looks like it will require more maintenance than the RAP. It came with a thin film of grease on the frame rails. I had already planned to keep good lube on those aluminum rails.
More observations on the S[ec]9.
The S9 has a longer barrel than my RAPC, but has a shorter sight radius. The S9's rear sight slopes forward, making the radius shorter. Never noticed this on another pistol, but it makes it snag free when drawing. Also, the accessory rail has smooth sides and do not catch on clothing like my RAPC. Have 200 rounds, including steel, aluminum and lswc reloads with no failures.
I hit a man sized steel plate 5 out 6 times resting the pistol against a post with the S9; I have a tougher time at that range with the RAPC. I thought, well I really like the S9 trigger, and I assumed it may have also been because it had a longer sight radius. That is when I discovered it was actually shorter.
Thank you for your hands on report on the S9! Looking forward to anymore you may have.
Can't find any thing else to complain about on my SEC9. It has been cold, so I only have 500 rounds thru it. I bought a good leather holster from the Ruger Store, but not many other options out there yet. Put it in a Blade Tech RAPC holster, but was so loose it would fall out, and rattled. Was wondering if Mr. Ruger might have made this thing so we could use it in a Glock 19 holster and have lots of choices. Tried it in my son's Blade Tech G19 holster, but the SEC9's trigger guard is too big - would not go in at all.
More S9 observations. The S9 is close kin to the mini-14. Mine throws the brass 15 yards, but it puts them all in a small area so they are easy to pick up.
Next, they need to put sight guards around the sights. The other day mine fell out of my jacket's side pocket onto some gravel when I bent over to pick something up. Did not look too bad so I wiped off, and took it inside for cleaning. Did not notice, but a rock had dented the plastic rear sight near the middle of the sight channel. The rear white outline looked fine, but the channel inside was dented in. I will be shooting 2 inches right until Shop Ruger delivers my new sights. They are $9.99. I might should have ordered a dozen. Also they now have Blade Tech holsters in stock.
Was shooting my RAPC9mm last week and had a miss fire on a White Box round, and then had another yesterday. Both looked like a good hard primer strike but did not fire. My RAPC9 has a stainless rod in the striker and has been flawless with that rod. Went in the house and got the SEC9 - it fired both of the bad rounds. Evidently the SEC9 really whacks the primer. Have not found anything I do not like about my SEC9 yet - about 1000 rounds thru it so far.
Found a great rough duty, outdoors holster for the SEC9. My son had a surplus M-12, Bianchi holster, and my SEC9 fit so well, I had to trade him out of it. Pretty neat design, the flap is removable and it is ambidextrous.
One of the gun store here in Tucson is selling the Security 9 for $300 even. I expect others will find deals out there as well.
I bought my second SEC9 last week for $299 at Academy. I spotted it back behind all of the other Ruger pistols on a bottom shelf. The two clerks had never heard of a SEC9. When I asked to see it they started looking in the revolver section. Also some of you Beretta era military guys should have tipped us off about that M-12 holster. I just found the cleaning rod hid in the front seem.