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Fisherman
02-20-2013, 10:20
I was asked for a general comparison of the Glock 26 to the Ruger SR9c. I don't have any experience with the Ruger so I was of no help. Anybody have experience with both? :fishing:

JakeFromStateFarm
02-20-2013, 14:04
I was asked for a general comparison of the Glock 26 to the Ruger SR9c. I don't have any experience with the Ruger so I was of no help. Anybody have experience with both? :fishing:


The sr9c is a great firearm! I've had one since they came out. I actually got one of the first ones shipped. I got it, went to the range with 250 rounds. Only got through about 20 of them. Turns out the extractor was bad. Called ruger they said send it in we will fix it and get it bak to you. So they payed for shipping and I got it back about 5 days later. Since then it has been flawless with maybe 3-4k rounds through it.

But Imo they are both great firearms. For me the sr9c is a bit more comfortable, but the g26 just feels more right in my hand.

DonD
02-20-2013, 14:26
I've never had the G26 but have had a G27 and 3 other models.

I like the feel of the SR9C better and think the trigger is slightly better than Glocks. Both are good guns.

My SR9C only has about 400 rds through it but zero issues, nice gun. While not the overriding concern, I'd rather buy from Ruger than Glock, supporting US manufacturing. Don

Fisherman
02-20-2013, 15:44
I feel the same about American manufacturing but it looks as if Glock is about to provide some American jobs with the new plant in GA. I'm going to have to make a chance to fire the SR9c. I own a couple of Rugers, including an LCP, and have never had anything but good experiences with them. :fishing:

CBennett
02-20-2013, 16:01
Both are good guns. I had a Glock 23 and traded it on the SR9c. I like the SR9c better though because of the following

1. fully Ambi from factory
2. NOTICEABLY thinner than any of the Glocks...1911 thinness.
3. Tons better grips/grip angle
4. Fully adjustable stock sights
5. tad better trigger than Glocks

I have at least 1500-1600 rounds through mine now and other than not cleaning the striker channel and having some initial problems in the first 50 rounds due to MY negligence in cleaning(or not cleaning) its been good PERFECT for the last 1500+ rounds..that includes various bullet weights and brands from 115 grain,124 grain,135 grain, and 147 grain...from standard to NATO to P+

While the Glock WORKED fine and for those whos hands it fits the Glock is fine but for me I prefer the Ruger and its grips and the way it shoots the Glocks grips just wrong angle and too thick/bulky for me(and I wear a size L glove not small hands or anything)

colin1230
02-20-2013, 16:01
I have both and have shot both, a lot! If I had to choose between my two guns, I would keep the Ruger. It is that good!

Shinytop
02-20-2013, 16:20
When I decided I wanted a 9 with a safety I narrowed it down to the SR9c and the Beretta PX4 Storm Compact. I could find none locally so I waited for a gun show. After holding both I had no reservations about buying the Beretta. Felt great, shoots great, flawless through the first few thousand rounds. Consider it.

ESI
02-20-2013, 16:26
Had both and both were good guns but I only needed one and sold my Glock 26.Never a problem with either of them just like having a external safety on my back up.:supergrin:

rilkil23
02-20-2013, 16:37
I've had both and the Ruger was a great carry gun. I gifted it to my friends wife and kept the G26 as my CCW. I have seven Glocks so the interchangeability meant more to me than having the thin slide of the SR9c.


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bac1023
02-20-2013, 16:38
Tough call

I'd probably go with the G26, but the SR Compacts are great pistols.

Rinspeed
02-20-2013, 21:38
I haven't gotten to shoot it yet but a friend of mine picked up a SR9 a couple months ago and I was impressed with the quality from fondling it. Of course I've owned 8 or 10 Rugers over the years and at the price point none of them have let me down. Glocks on the other hand are a different story. :dunno:

BenjiEDF
02-20-2013, 23:36
The SR9c is awesome. I've shot it a few times and really enjoyed how it performed and felt good in the hand. No complaints about the function of the Ruger but I don't like it's lawyer features like the mag disconnect, ridiculous "loaded chamber indicator" and would rather not have a frame safety. Ruger is a great company and I have a few of their products, but for a carry pistol I like Glock better.

ETNSHOOTER
02-20-2013, 23:45
I have a G26 and a SR40c. Both are great guns but, if I had to part with one it would be the Ruger.

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WayneJessie
02-21-2013, 00:54
I have a SR9C. It really does not compare well with the G26. I also have a G19 and the SR9C more closely compares to it size-wise. Yes, I know the 19 holds 15rnds BUT my SR9C holds17 with the full-size mag. I seem to naturally want to carry the Ruger more. The Ruger's trigger is way better than my 19s. I've only shot a few hundred rounds in the Ruger and so far it's been flawless. I guess I will have more confidence in the Ruger after it's had a few thousand rounds through it with no issues. I fully expect it to be reliable. I have no problem with the LCI. It's not in the way and does not hinder the gun. Thanks to Ruger's design; the mag safety was gone in about 30 seconds. Mine has been pretty accurate with cheap ammo. Ammo is so scarce right now i have not shot any of my good self-defense ammo through it.

Scrappy
02-21-2013, 08:26
Lets see
Ruger is longer, has more height, mag disconnect, wider and heavier!
G26 for the win!

Fisherman
02-21-2013, 08:56
Thank you, all. I'll share the feedback and, as I'm going to be at my LGS today, I'll look at one, myself. :fishing:

CBennett
02-21-2013, 15:51
Lets see
Ruger is longer, has more height, mag disconnect, wider and heavier!
G26 for the win!

Actually its not wider its a lot thinner...put them side by side and look dont go by posted numbers that measure the SR9c to the outside of small safety go by actuall width.. mag disconnect gone in 30 seconds want it heavier and I can get my(FULL) hand on the grip without any special do dads unlike the glock :) Win for the SR9c..Only thing the Glock IMO has going for it is its been on the market longer so it has more of a "track record" (also its a nice gun if it fits your hand)

Fisherman
02-21-2013, 19:22
I looked at the Beretta (on the web) and that's impressive. I didn't expect to switch into buying mode as a result of the question but....!! :fishing:

Cole125
02-21-2013, 20:02
Have fun trying to find a G26 in stock anywhere.

rilkil23
02-21-2013, 20:39
Have fun trying to find a G26 in stock anywhere.

Lol. It's only funny because its so true.


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Fisherman
02-22-2013, 08:34
True, there's nothing in the store but the chase is half the fun. :fishing:

MNBud
02-22-2013, 16:25
Lol. It's only funny because its so true.


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I have a 26 available at the shop I work at in Minnesota.

CMG
02-22-2013, 16:50
I prefer my pistols without un-necessary complications (thumb safety), so for me I'd opt for the G26.

ilgunguygt
02-22-2013, 17:00
Skip to 6:40. There ist a huge size difference between glock26 and the sr9c.

Ruger SR9c - YouTube

Fisherman
02-22-2013, 19:11
Good video, as his always are. I think the key for me, though, would be this. The Ruger appeals for several reasons but with the 26, I could carry it comfortably and I could use it for GSSF, as well. :fishing:

wdp
02-22-2013, 19:34
My neighbor got the SR9C several weeks ago after shopping for a M&P9. I didn't know that much if anything about the Ruger. Well we went to the range &I got a chance to fire several mags and I'm very impressed. It's not however comparable to a G26. I would call it closer to a G19 in size and balance. One striking feature is the grip which I found molded to my hand. I would need more time with the gun to give it a better review but I think it's worth a consideration. My friend paid about $485 with 2 mags in a nice hard case, about what other pistols in this class sell for nowadays.

WayneJessie
02-22-2013, 22:50
My neighbor got the SR9C several weeks ago after shopping for a M&P9. I didn't know that much if anything about the Ruger. Well we went to the range &I got a chance to fire several mags and I'm very impressed. It's not however comparable to a G26. I would call it closer to a G19 in size and balance. One striking feature is the grip which I found molded to my hand. I would need more time with the gun to give it a better review but I think it's worth a consideration. My friend paid about $485 with 2 mags in a nice hard case, about what other pistols in this class sell for nowadays.

Right. The SR9C is often wrongly compared to a G26. I have a SR9C and a G19 and they are very similar in size. The SR9C is more concealable though with the smaller 10rnd mag in the grip. I love mine. All brass is ejected to my 3:00 and the trigger is sweet.