SR40c vs SR9c

Discussion in 'Ruger Center Fire Pistols' started by DaddyGps, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. DaddyGps

    DaddyGps New Member

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    Any opinions on who each of these work as a ccw?

    Any differences in how they shoot?
     
  2. kde71450

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    I at age 62 went with a friend to an indoor range and shot for the very first time. I shot his wife's .38 Revolver, his LC9 , his SR9 and his SR40C. I just fell in love with the SR40C. Between the Compacts the SR9C is a SMIDGE narrower at the slide. Other wise they are twins (except for caliber) I love the fact I can carry 9+1 in chamber, spare magazine has 15 rounds of .40S&&W. I use the 3 Speed Holster in Appendix carry (1:30) there is barely an outline.

    I think if this firearm is right for you all you need to do is decide which caliber is best for you.
     

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  3. bonefamily

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    Thanks for posting this, kde71450. I have been looking for a holster that can be worn with basketball style, elastic waist band sport shorts. You find the 3 Speed works well like this, yes?
     
  4. kde71450

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    Very well. I am 63 retired and live in Gulf Coast Texas. As my first firearm i wanted something easily concealable, but bigger than a pocket carry. I opted for the SR40C and use for both home (15+1) and carry (9+1). I wear my 3Speed Holster
    from the time i awake till i go to bed.

    http://www.texasguntalk.com/forums/gear-accessories/47740-3-speed-holster-review-about-two-months.html This was a review I did after two months of wear... I am at about ten months now of using it 95% of the time (I also have a Sticky Holster. It main job is to have my bedside gun holstered so If needed in the middle of the night. I don't grab it half asleep and have Negligent Discharge) I am extremely happy with this rig.


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  5. bikeride4fun

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    The guns are so close to size....and shooting the 40 has a little bit more recoil. I carry the SR40C.....since there so close, I like having the 40 cal power.......
     
  6. GrimmSR

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    My wife wears an SR9c & I wear an SR40c for our CCWs. For me it's either my SR40c or my SR1911CMD, 75% of the time I prefer the SR40c for the weight & capacity.


    Brian Grimm, RCP, RRT, AAS
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  7. lefty60

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    I front pocket carry a SR9c, I only use the 10rd mags with the flat base. I chose the 9mm because I had a supply of ammo.

    Buy the one that you like the best. They are both good choices:D
     
  8. Lshooter

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    I have several CCW pistols in 9, 40 and 45 but shoot my SR9C the best. We carry it with the 10 round mag without the pinky extension. Having small hands my pinky doesn't hang off.

    We have over 1000 rounds through it and never an issue nor any excessive wear noted.

    Great gun.
     
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  10. EasyCZ

    EasyCZ Member

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    Since there is so little difference in ballistic performance between 9 and 40, why not carry the one that's cheaper to shoot and holds more rounds? Nine wins, hands down in that battle.

    That being said, rent them both and carry the one you shoot best.
     
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  11. Mrdaputer

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    That might have some truth to it but 40's are much easier to find and some places are not that much more in bulk. I agree to shoot them both and if you like the 40 better don't talk yourself down to a 9
     
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  12. GrimmSR

    GrimmSR New Member

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    As far as PD ammo is concerned, 9mm & 40 cost the same if you know where to look on line, & if you're reloading your ammo you won't see much of a difference in cost. Just my 2 cents.


    Brian Grimm, RCP, RRT, AAS
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  13. Lshooter

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    Well in my area if you look around and are lucky 9mm will be 27¢ a round, 38¢ a round for 40 and 44¢ for 45. 22 which is the hardest to get is 4 1/2 ¢ a round. A lot of hoarding and resellers here
     
  14. GrimmSR

    GrimmSR New Member

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    Yeah same in my area, but I buy mine online so a box of 50 rounds is the same in 9mm or .40.


    Brian Grimm, RCP, RRT, AAS
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  15. GrimmSR

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  16. EasyCZ

    EasyCZ Member

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    Down to a nine? I agree that you should carry what you shoot best. But, the 9mm is not a downgrade to .40 S&W. That's a ridiculous statement.
     
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  17. Mrdaputer

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    I own both and 9 is down in size and that is a fact. Maybe not much but it is down. ;)
     
  18. rugerguy62

    rugerguy62 New Member

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    I bought both and can tell you that you can't go wrong with either gun, they are both great guns.
     
  19. Redleg

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    I have the SR40c and really like the pistol. The gun handles recoil great and I am able to shoot it very accurately. Given the extra authority of the 40S&W round and the fact that the SR9c and SR40c have nearly identical dimensions, the SR40c seems like a good choice, not taking anything away from the SR9c.
     
  20. refugee

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    I own and shoot both. I carry the 40c just because it shoots a slightly larger bullet and the mag capacity is only slightly less. they both are good shooters the key being to practice with what you carry. I was always taught to carry the biggest one I could use well, and since there is no SR45c the 40c will suffice.