Thursday, August 18, 2011
Pistol Wars: Ruger SR9
The contender: Ruger SR9
Caliber: 9 mm
In your hand: The Ruger SR9 feels nicer than the Glock 34. The weapon is smaller and more lightweight, having a mostly plastic body and gorgeous stainless steel barrel and action. The trigger and action were lighter than the Glock 34. The magazine holds 10 rounds, and the spring has a defter touch than on the Glock 34, so that reloading it was not such a fumble.
On the range: Sighting was worse than the Glock 34. I missed 3 out of 10 rounds inside the 5 inch circle at 10 yards. My accuracy fell way off after that. There's no way I could hit a coyote at 50 yards with this Ruger without some more field practice.
Overall:Compared with the Glock 34, the Ruger SR9 would not be my first choice of hand gun. I'm still interested in 9 mm's though.