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Old January 16, 2019, 05:45 AM   #26
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Hopefully after the vacation maybe they SR pistols will get a FDE tan from laying out in the sun and I certainly wouldn't mind one in 10mm.
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Old January 16, 2019, 10:22 AM   #27
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I am a big fan of the SR series. I've been carrying a 9c for years. I've put thousands of rounds through it. I keep thinking I'll get a second one. This might be a good time to do that. I hope the vacation isn't like the one taken by Forest's father...
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Old January 16, 2019, 12:41 PM   #28
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It would take some serious re-design & a bigger pistol to build an SR in 10mm.
I doubt Ruger would see sufficient market return.

The .40 was straining the platform as it is.
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Old January 16, 2019, 01:40 PM   #29
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But they made an SR45, the 10mm can't fit in that?
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Old January 16, 2019, 02:12 PM   #30
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If, during the SR's vacation, Ruger had a Security-45 come out, I wouldn't feel too sad....

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Old January 16, 2019, 02:33 PM   #31
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Not size, it's pressures.
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Old January 16, 2019, 02:39 PM   #32
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The SR platform is not one of Ruger's strongest.
As an evolutionary step, it moved their pistol program forward, but among other things slide velocity was an issue to be resolved.

In the .45ACP, pressures are low and slide momentum is not that much of an issue.
In the .40 it was.
In a 10mm it would be again.

The platform does have its limitations.
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Old January 17, 2019, 01:03 AM   #33
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The SR platform is not one of Ruger's strongest.
As an evolutionary step, it moved their pistol program forward, but among other things slide velocity was an issue to be resolved.

In the .45ACP, pressures are low and slide momentum is not that much of an issue.
In the .40 it was.
In a 10mm it would be again.

The platform does have its limitations.
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Is the RAP capable of handling the 10mm? If not, would Ruger have to design and build from scratch a new pistol capable of shooting 10mm?
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Old January 17, 2019, 01:23 AM   #34
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The American is a much stronger & more durable design, I put over 5600 rounds through one without cleaning or oiling beyond the initial lube.
It was the result of a different approach, more professional grade than consumer grade like the SRs.

I would imagine the DESIGN could handle 10mm pressures, but I don't think the physical size could handle the cartridge.
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Old January 17, 2019, 05:07 AM   #35
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Not surprised to see Ruger drop the line. Still, my SR9C has served me well and will continue to do so in it’s backup role to my other guns.
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Old January 17, 2019, 11:19 AM   #36
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10 mm

I have a sr1911 in 10mm and I enjoy shooting it. It's very accurate, recoil as expected and I love look through the weeds in the next county for the spent brass.
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Old January 25, 2019, 02:29 PM   #37
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I have an SR9C i bought like new. To my thinking it is the perfect bedside gun. It has a safety, very good trigger, my Steamlight TL R1 is attached to it, and it's very accurate and reliable.
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Old January 27, 2019, 11:46 AM   #38
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Trigger issues.

I bought one new back around 2008 in 9 mm, really liked it. However the trigger was very stiff, after firing around 40 rounds per range session my finger began to hurt. An aftermarket company came out with a connector to lighten the trigger like Glock has, but it was a "gunsmith fitted item". A few months after I sold the Ruger someone came out with a drop in part!

I regret selling the gun, I don't shoot that much and felt that it would have lasted a lifetime. Have been eyeballing their new models though.
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Old January 27, 2019, 11:55 AM   #39
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Ruger introduces more new models in a month than most gun manufacturers do in an entire year. The flip side to that is that they also have to discontinue models at a similar rate. If they didn’t discontinue certain lines their product catalog would be too large to manage.
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Old January 27, 2019, 12:00 PM   #40
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Love my SR9. Never had any issues with it (with the exception of an after market recoil spring that was no fault of Ruger or the firearm).

Thousands and thousands of rounds downrange and she still works like I champ.

I’ve often said the SR series was one of the most underrated pistols on the market if you can get past the safety features, which never bothered me, anyway.

I may pick up a new SR9c before they start to disappear....
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Old January 27, 2019, 01:31 PM   #41
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When they first came out, I had a test sample.
My gunsmith was not impressed.

I sent it to Cylinder & Slide, asked 'em to go to town on it like they do with other pistols. They returned it unchanged, said it wasn't worth the bother.

Asked Robar Industries if they could re-build it. Answer was essentially the same- not worth the money.

The SR line is an example of "consumer-grade" gunnery.
It is not an outstanding design, and it is not one of Ruger's strongest pistols.

If you like yours, that's great.
I'm not suggesting people don't buy one, just saying let's not put the SRs on TOO high a pedestal.

And noting that if they WERE selling in huge volume, they would not be on vacation, they'd be in more continuous production.
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Old January 28, 2019, 10:59 AM   #42
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I had one a few yrs. ago and liked it when it worked. The size and weight was just right but had the light strike problem, which I fixed by changing the striker spring. Then it wouldn't reset the trigger after shot. Sent it in and Ruger fixed that by replacing the guts. Even though I might get another, might, I don't trust it. Traded it for a SAxde which is my daily carry and hasn't had one failure in a yr. and shoots great.
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Old January 31, 2019, 04:00 PM   #43
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Even the SR22?!?
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Old January 31, 2019, 04:18 PM   #44
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Even the SR22?!?
Still on the website.
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Old February 1, 2019, 05:08 PM   #45
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Even the SR22?!?
No, SR9, 40, and 45, both full size and compact sizes.
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Old February 1, 2019, 09:46 PM   #46
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Me too. Traded in my Ruger P345, which was a great gun and built like a tank, for a SR9c. Eventually traded that in towards an older S&W CS9 which is still one of the best I've owned, prefer it over my Sigs.
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Old February 2, 2019, 06:29 AM   #47
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As long as Ruger doesn't drop the SR1911 line it's "all good".
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Old February 2, 2019, 09:02 AM   #48
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I have been a SR9c fan for years. Now they are discontinued, got me to thinking. I was against the Ruger American at first, but it has grown my. I am a devoted Pocket gun and Snubbie shooter. However am thinking about a Ruger American compact in 45.cal. as a range gun. Anyone have one? If so how do you like it?
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Old February 2, 2019, 09:45 AM   #49
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I had an American Compact in .45 for awhile, didn’t like it. Surprising amount of recoil considering its weight and awkward bulk. The design of the grip isn’t great either, would bang my thumb joint. Bad ergonomics.
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Old February 2, 2019, 09:48 AM   #50
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I have an sr9 and recently looked at a security 9. I like the security 9 trigger better and the action was very smooth. I like my sr9 but would not be dissatisfied w the security 9.
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