The SR9c at Gunsite

No, I’m not talking about the SR9c in my bag that’s here to allow me to take advantage of Arizona’s Constitutional Carry law; but rather the one that Gunsite Instructor and cool dude Ed Head shot in this video from Ruger.

Ed makes a couple of really good points – this gun really does have a good trigger, and I can personally attest to the fact that after you shoot 5000+ rounds through one the trigger only gets better. You have certain expectations shooting a subcompact, one of which usually is “recoil is going to suck”. It doesn’t on the SR9c, and as you can see in Ed’s video or here, rapid follow up shots are performed with ease. I like my SR9c a lot, and if you’re in the market for a compact defensive carry gun, check it out.


  1. Before choosing the SR9c for daily carry, I had shot a G26 on numerous occasions and never shot well with it at all. Between the fact that it did not fit well in my hand and how “snappy” it felt, I just didn’t like it. After shooting the SR9c, I was very surprised by its mild mannered shootability. A carry gun that can double as a good range/competition gun too.

  2. I just have a problem with using plastic to make a gun.

    Even more now that it has come to light that (as I expected from the start) the first plastic guns, original Glocks, are starting to fall apart due to the plastic getting brittle.

    All plastics that I know of have a certain point where they get brittle from age and crumble. Doesn’t surprise me that the plastic used for guns does the same thing.

    I’ll stick to metal for my guns thank you very much.

    1. You mean the original Glocks that are almost 30 years old and likely have thousands and thousands of rounds through them?

    2. First, the Glocks were not the first “plastic” guns. I believe that was the VP70Z. Second, where are these “falling apart” Glocks at? I’d like to see some of them, if they exist.

    3. It seems a little late in the game to be arguing the merits of metal over plastic.
      However, I believe the polymers in use now have additives to protect against ultraviolet light, a primary cause of decay in plastics.

      Anyway, all materials are subject to decay, so I guess you just have to pick your poison. I’ll take both!

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