Mike Searson’s career as a shooter began as a Marine Rifleman at age 17. Uses the same SR9 magazines. They can’t hit the side of a barn…, My Ruger American 9mm is awsome, I’ve ran 5000 rounds thru mine so far with zero issues. Bent feed lips are bad. They don’t want or need the Best Gun Available, they just want one that works and it will likely be shot very little. More likely that new PC Carbine will extract my Cabela’s VISA points … now that puppy I can feed a range bag full of SR9 17 round magazines!!! I was trying to find it while writing this review and couldn’t. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Good guns at a great price. : ). Uses standard AR Bolt and Magazine. Love my Security Six. The lengthened slide has forward cocking serrations and the serrated top features a black nitride finish to reduce glare. Chassis Material: aluminum, hard-coat anodized Not that GLOCK invented this (they didn’t). Ruger SR1911 Ruger got into the 10mm game recently by offering its SR 1911 in that caliber. I think I’ll stick with my SR9e, which I think the slide is much better than the SR9’s his comment is here : How To Passworɗ Protect Ϝolder When Nobody Else Will. The Glock mags were a mite easier to load, but otherwise I prefer the Security-9 on all fronts. You should thoroughly test this… Read more », I’ve read comments like this before and I think they are entirely overblown. Ready for EDC, yet priced for truck gun. On almost any other design from Ruger we would predict huge sales and Ruger should rightfully capitalize on the “Made in America” aspect of this handgun. Made to compete for the U.S. Military’s Joint Combat Pistol Specification and Modular Handgun System (MHS) programs, the Ruger American Pistol is a full size strikerfire handgun. Same mags from the last 30 years work in everything up to Gen5. The magazine capacity is seven rounds, for a total of eight with one in the chamber. I was wondering what the difference in magazines was them was since the PC Carbine will use either SR Series or Security 9 series. Plus they’re usually a formed light gauge sheet metal usually ( I’m a 1911 guy so please don’t flame me if they’re all plastic now ) which means they’re fairly easily bendable. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. A shorter (compact) grip would be nice! Maybe they will do a PRO model without it. But if you want to get one for your spouse or mom or kids then might be a good option. Reliability was excellent and accuracy was more than acceptable. Add a takedown lever instead of a pin and quadruple the price! Just loosen that set screw, slide the sight right or left, and tighten the screw back down. Dimensionally, the two pistols are nearly identical. That gun is built like a tank. Nice. The issue is not lateral pressure, it is that your finger is too short to get over the trigger safety to depress it. In Rugers video they use the feed lips of the magazine pry the pin out, or, like Hickhok45, use the rim of a 9mm case. The steel magazines are Teflon coated and they have polymer bases. I have a P89 Stainless and will keep it forever. Jeremy is TTAG's Deputy Editor, working mostly behind the scenes but, when he attempts to write, he focuses on comprehensive gun & gear reviews. Love Ruger. BTW, this design would also not meet the “chamber load indicator” requirement, which has also changed over the years and now requires…well, here’s the text of the law: Penal Code 16380 I also like that it’s physically smooth. It’s already confusing enough that they have a pistol and a rifle with the same name. Here’s a quick list not the complete list of some of the best full size 9mm handguns: S&W M&P9 2.0; Springfield XD(M) Glock 19 Gen 5; HK VP9 Just shot 250 rounds today and feel in love with it. I had my Security 9 for a few months when the firing pin failed to retract, causing failure to feed. I think the Security will find success. Finally, the 1911 is definitely up there with the AR10, the AR15, the Ruger 10/22, and GLOCK handguns in the customization department. Just curious: A secondary benefit is that It allows the use of a lighter slide. Again, it’s appropriate for concealed carry and not objectionable, but the break itself is slightly squishy and the reset is audible but not very tactile. Me too; just got my first 9 semi, the Security-9. Many compare it to a Glock 19. Customize This * * Well, no. While originally in the .45 ACP caliber and full-size models, today there are several calibers and sizes available for the 1911. So that visible hammer would be a cocked indicator. The exposed hammer groove is so you can set it up as a booby trap. For 250 there is no reason not to buy this if you are on a budged. And almost everybody has to cut some financial corners. Shop for FAST shipping now! #JeepLife. Also not GLOCK-like: the Security-9’s manual thumb safety. . They could have easily built this pistol on the SR-9 platform, but it appears to be a completely new design built from the ground up. Caliber: 9mm One for me and one for the Mrs. She doesn’t mind striker. wish I could find one for under 300, around here about 350 out the door that and I want to try the trigger before I buy the one I found at lgs had a trigger lock on it and the only way they will take it off is after you buy it 320 plus 8.25 tax (tx), “Louis Jadot 2015 Corton-Charlemagne Chardonnay with room temperature Fromager d’Affinois.”. Both magazines function in the PC Carbine (meaning it uses the rectangular notch on the front for its catch like the SR series does). THANK YOU for the leads!!! But it’s a good one. SR9s have that rubber backstrap insert that really isnt very grippy. They offer two 9mm models, both of which are lightweight commander models. The pistol is very “un Ruger-like” if you have not pulled your head out of the sand to take a look at the company’s offerings over the past decade. . Could it possibly be that the Wookie hole is there to allow the slide passed the hammer on take down? When something gets removed from the website it means they’ve stopped making them. Now for a carbine! This isn’t really a part that requires grippy texture. Only place I’ve heard a good comment about security 9,here.500 rounds maybe fired,pistol will not fire.started having jams ,loading,manual load,still wouldn’t fire.changed mags,still won’t fire.couldn’t find a gunsmith that would touch pistol not even to clean it,once I told them ,Ruger won’t fire.Other shooters said to sale it just to get rid of it,use as paper weight or boat anchor.Glad it happened at the range at not carrying.But open to others comments. Ruger has so many product lines and introduces new products so often it can be hard to stay current on all of its new pistols. I liked the sights (can see the whole dot in the rear outline) and the stippling (I wish the SR had stippling or checkering on the backstrap). Ruger recommends using a little flat head screwdriver. And while this gun may be reasonably priced it’s still just combat tupperware. I wonder if they are working on making it legal there, since my understanding is that it is a substantial process. Bought a Ruger Security-9 almost a year ago. On-par with the genre, especially for the price. Although it was definitely a “Doritos” type chip problem, I refer to that problem as “Cheeto-ing”. Accuracy * * * I’ve exclusively used the feed lip of the magazine with this gun haha. My Security 9 just arrived this morning and I couldn’t wait to put it along side my G19.. First impressions? I’ve had my Security 9 for about a month now. Winning. As much as I like Han Solo’s best friend, I would recommend Wookie-free shoulder-holster carry. Especially with blood, sweat, and tears (not necessarily in that order or all at once) thrown into the mix. I’ve always liked Ruger pistols and this is just another in my firearm owning life. As the trend goes with polymer framed handguns for the past 7 or 8 years, the back straps are interchangeable. It may become my recommendation for newbs over the Creed/PPX. In an emergency, I could do it by hand. Love this product and will buy more cytac. You can easily see the cartridge in the chamber from either the top or the side of the pistol. In the photo above, that’s a Security mag on the left with the magazine catch notch in its front right edge, and an SR9 mag on the right without such a notch. The Ruger American Pistol is a well thought out and executed pistol. When the safety lever is depressed, it stops virtually flush with the face of the trigger. I see at Ruger.com that they make a 10 round max version, though it is not CA legal yet. The new semi-automatic double-action-only pistol holds 15+1 rounds of 9mm. I have one of each and it’s nice to use the same mags all around. . It’s solid competition with the CCW class leader at any price, and it’s impossible to ignore at a couple hundred bucks less. There’s just something about a Colt 1911 pistol, even with a ‘smaller’ caliber like 9mm. Weight: 23.7 oz It’s not meant to compete with the American but rather be a more budget friendly option that gets more Rugers in more hands. Overall Length: 7.24″ Maybe they could offer a checkered soiid zytel piece to replace it. But there’s something to be said about tool-less disassembly, or a take-down pin that can be accessed on the right side and pushed across with the corner of a magazine base plate. 1911 Grips (Full Size) Wood 1911 Grips (Full Size) Pearl 1911 Grips (Full Size) ... Springfield Armory 911 9mm . Wedge it into place, rack the slide (setting the hammer), place a small object tied to a trip-wire on top of the hammer, pull the trigger all the way back and tie it back. If you were able to fine-tune 1911 magazines, modifying an SR9 magazine should be a cake-walk, especially if you do it old-school with a file. Many 9mms in this class are striker fired. Or does it? It could be filled, but whatever they did to do so would have to be removed before you could disassemble the firearm. I’ve created 2 new products! Admittedly, it’s probably a ineffective indicator in less than perfect light, but that sort of notch is enough to make the Walther P22 legal in CA. I don’t think it’s caught on because it entered a completely saturated market without much else new to offer. Competent at a very attractive price point. It is easy to see that their end goal was producing a pistol that would meet or exceed the military’s requirements. I love my LCP but I sell them ever couple of years after practice rounds start adding up. None for 45 yet – but soon. I will probably get something better than the Security-9 if I decide to get a poly framed 9mm. It’s fun enough to practice with that you’ll practice with it. It has been my experience that any lateral pressure on the trigger safety while trying to press the trigger will result in the trigger safety to block the trigger press. Maybe the aftermarket will get to work on this before Ruger does. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. Retract the slide just slightly until that notch in the slide matches the rounded shape of the take-down pin, then pry the take-down pin out with a tool of some sort. LGS has a SALE on. Price is good if you can get new domestically made guns for close to the price of used or surplus guns. If this were my gun I’d stipple the front- and back-strap or stick some skateboard tape on those areas. Bought it in 1998 for $150 at a gun show. Feed lips are the heart and soul of a semi-auto pistol. My securitiy-9 is a real smooth shooter. The Security-9 pairs with Ruger’s [more aptly-named] PC Carbine like a Louis Jadot 2015 Corton-Charlemagne Chardonnay with room temperature Fromager d’Affinois. So really there is no need to drop a model to make room for the new popular one. The improvement that the Security-9 represents over a Hi-point for a $100 or so is much greater than the improvement a Walther, a Glock or a SIG would represent over the Security-9 for $200 or so. For more than 70 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Ruger just likes to make guns. When engaged, the safety physically blocks the trigger bar’s movement and locks the slide in battery. It’s accurate enough and it’s reliable. I’d say the American needs to get cut from the lineup, it has no future. Set in a dovetail, Ruger is supposed to offer different variations as upgrades through their website in the coming months. Sounds pretty great for a Taurus price. Unlike Ruger’s SR9 series and their polymer-framed ilk, the Security-9 is hammer-fired. Brownells. It’s very small so you’d need something narrow or quite pokey. Easy to carry with the shorter mag in an Alien Gear IWB holster, and still have the 17 round magazine as back up or for home defense (comes with both mags). With the SR9 (C) and American whats the point? but they ain’t “perfection.” I owned a couple in the 90s. There is no external thumb safety, no magazine disconnects and no “Warning” on the barrel. My guess is it will probably never be added to the approved list as long as the asinine microstamping law is in place. Also do a detailed look at the American. Looks like it was designed by and for robots! Ruger LC9s 9mm review striker-fired. Check out other TTAG coverage of similar pistols: Gun Review: Ruger Security-9 Compact 9mm Pistol, Gun Review: SIG SAUER P365XL 9mm Pistol (Plus New ROMEO Zero Red Dot), Springfield Armory’s New XD(M) OSP 9mm Pistol. (They are full sized, rugged, service-type guns.) So it’s a step backwards in my mind. Nomenclature-related pedantry aside, the Ruger Security-9 is destined to be a strong seller. Also own a American 45 and love it. Should we let that slide? It is six inches long and weighs only 17.2 ounces. I’d almost certainly shoot the gun with more precision if I fitted it with different sights — a different rear, mostly — and a crisper trigger. Mag base, different story. It’s the same deal for caliber conversion kits, barrels and the like. This is a great upgrade for left-handed shooters and we are glad to see more manufacturers adding this feature. Wow, a new gun without really doing a serious comparison. It’s a part that has to be checked regularly. Its a keeper thats for sure. No it really is spelled Wookiee, I googled it! Other companies just change the grip texture and toss out a press release. But it’s a solid gun as-is. This might well replace the Gluck for the 1st time buyer. Yeah, I don’t need this, but next paycheck, one is coming home with me. Lol, I am not even a Glock fan, but would not hesitate to spend a little more to get a better built gun. No sight pusher tool or mallet necessary. Actually, I I weren’t so averse to buying brand new guns, I like what I see and would probably buy it If I found one at a good price…along with a carbine. Anybody had rust issues? The Ruger is 0.12″ shorter in overall length and 0.16″ narrower than Gaston’s gat. Adj. Cheap aluminum chassis, cheap take down pins etc. meh. I use mag bases for pushing the guide rod bushing down on the full length guide rods all the time. Taking a knee and firing off a grade school chair-desk (don’t ask) at somewhere between 23 and 25 yards, Chris and I shot 3″ or sub-3″, five-round groups. This may be by design, but in my experience other manufacturers don’t allow for any play in how the trigger safety fits the trigger. At $299+ fee, can’t beat the price usually. The Security 9 feels slim and secure. It feels better in my hand than the Glock and the trigger feels better too.. Now I just gotta go put some rounds through it! I bet it’s capable of better, hindered a little by sights and a slightly squishy trigger. The Security-9 was 100 percent reliable over 500+ rounds of ammo, shooting with two brands of hollow-points and with bullet weights ranging from 100 grains to 165 grains. A full size handgun can be good for beginners because it has a larger area of grip and a wider sight radius from front to rear sight. The new semi-automatic double-action-only pistol holds 15+1 rounds of 9mm. The American made me think Ruger was trying to produce a European-looking pistol. I figure most people should be able to do that. At that price you could buy 10, hide one under every pillow in your home and the most expensive thing would be to fill all those magazines with self defense ammo. Check out steel inserts in the fame. relating tօ thhis article. Personally, I think the Ruger semi auto pistol ads should read…”Ruger, ugly as sin, but we’ll be running long after you don’t”. , Or they could maybe make the American the SA/DA hammer gun. I’m dig’n this new pistol! The combined retail cost of the two firearms seen above is less than that of the optic topping the PCC (a TA44 ACOG with ACSS reticle). It’s perfect tіme to mɑke a few plans for the longеr term and it’s Their customer service is great. Shop Cabela's selection of Firearms and Guns, including rifles, semiautomatics, shotguns and handguns. It’s the most widely used law enforcement pistol the world over and is … ... 19° grip angle is like the 1911, size and weight are great for IWB or OTW and 15+1 or 17+1 is just fine. I love it. This cam spreads the recoil impulse out by controlling the rearward movement of the slide as the shot is fired. @TimVA, Someone like you who owns this firearm should be paid to write an unbiased opinion, getting tired of reading reviews written by professional writers, instead of ordinary owners, like yourself. Also admit to never having LCP failures but just can’t trust them for high round count since they are so similarly built to the keltecs that I’ve had and seen so many problems with. A fantastic first carry pistol for financially frugal firearm fanciers. Both can customize for lights and lasers for a minimal upgrade charge. The Security-9’s take-down process is a potential issue for potential buyers. Yep CDNN and other online retailers like grabagun have the Ruger American for $300. Not sure why-for the preference. Crack frames, grips, the cheap rails start to come apart etc. You can really “drive” this gun, getting a solid grip on the ergonomic handle to help keep it shooting flat and tight. Also, I noticed what looks like a vertical notch carved out of the top of the breech face, which could be a chambered round indicator? I am pleasantly surprised by the quality and value of the Security 9. One of the good things about the Ruger American Pistol is that it is a chassis pistol like the SIG 250 and 320 and this internal chassis is the serialized part. Ruger American Pistol 9mm Full-Size Duty Pistol – Gun Review. I would make a challenge for the Author. Before purchasing the Security 9 I was skeptical about the precocked trigger. Try the small hand… Read more », I like my Ruger Americans 9mm & 45 so well that I sold my Glocks. 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