Ruger LC9 vs Glock 26 Recoil
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    Ruger LC9 vs Glock 26 Recoil

    hi, newbie here...

    i apologize beforehand if there is a previous topic similar to this but the search feature doesn't seem to be working.

    anyway, i currently own a Ruger LCR. i do have a little difficulty with the trigger pull when i am at the range. i often have to rest my hand after 15 rounds. i started looking into the compact 9mm and i really like the LC9. however from what i've heard, it also has a long trigger pull and has a bit of a kick.

    in the past, i have enjoyed firing the g26 and cz rami but they are too bulky for me to conceal. can anyone tell me how the LC9 compares at the range with the g26? i am not worried about it as a personal defense weapon, i am looking for something that is fun to shoot that won't punish my hand like my LCR does.

    i have even gone so far as to contact ruger to find out if they have shows where they let ppl test fire but no luck there. none of the local gun shops will allow me to test fire or rent one either.

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    It sounds like the double action trigger pull may take some getting used to. The lc9 will be similar, also having a double action only trigger pull. I prefer a double action trigger pull over a manual safety with practice.

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    The LCR needs two things for you to practice with it.

    First, make sure you are NOT using the laser grips. They are slightly softer than a bowling ball. The Hogue's on the non-laser model are awesome.

    Next, make sure you practice with some light target loads. I handload a 148gr wadcutter to minimum velocity.

    With this combination, I can shoot 100-150 rounds a session.

    Does this help?

    -Doc

  5. If you want a gun with a nice trigger pull look into the ruger Sr9c. It has a really nice trigger and the recoil is very minor. I think you'll fall in love with what your looking for. It's about 410 bucks here. The lc9 is 350 and the glock 26 gen 4 is 575 to give you a price comparison

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bighouse Doc View Post
    The LCR needs two things for you to practice with it.

    First, make sure you are NOT using the laser grips. They are slightly softer than a bowling ball. The Hogue's on the non-laser model are awesome.

    Next, make sure you practice with some light target loads. I handload a 148gr wadcutter to minimum velocity.

    With this combination, I can shoot 100-150 rounds a session.

    Does this help?

    -Doc

    i haven't tried the wadcutters yet but i will try them. i have the hogue tamer grips on the LCR. i am currently using winchester 130gr. will the 148gr seem like less recoil than the 130gr?

    this may sound strange but that long trigger pull gives me more time to anticipate the loud 'bang' and i end up missing the target altogether because my hands are shaking. this doesn't happen at all when i shoot a semi-auto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cotillion View Post
    If you want a gun with a nice trigger pull look into the ruger Sr9c. It has a really nice trigger and the recoil is very minor. I think you'll fall in love with what your looking for. It's about 410 bucks here. The lc9 is 350 and the glock 26 gen 4 is 575 to give you a price comparison
    i like the sr9c but it is too big for me to conceal. the lc9 is just perfect except for the fact that i don't know what it's like to shoot. if it shoots similar to the glock 26 then i would buy one today

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    I have shot with many differant people and the most common thing hated is the bang but to work around it is don't "pull" the trigger use continual pressure

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    Quote Originally Posted by n4sxx View Post
    I have shot with many differant people and the most common thing hated is the bang but to work around it is don't "pull" the trigger use continual pressure
    i don't mean to seem ignorant but how does one use 'continual' pressure to fire? when i fire at the range, i try to squeeze the trigger with my hand rather than actually 'pulling' the trigger with one finger - is that what you mean?


    i may end up having to get a pea shooter for personal protection and then get a 9mm for the range. there just aren't that many reliable/affordable choices for a truly concealable 9mm for a woman (and i refuse to carry in my purse or wear baggy clothes!)

    the kimber solo would be nice if it was half the price and twice as reliable lol

  10. I wouldn't go as far as to say the ruger or even the diamondback or kel tec slim 9s aren't reliable. Basically a gun is a lemon or it isn't. As long as you use premium ammo for carry use and give it a solid break in period it should be fine. If you were unlucky and got a lemon, mail it in for repairs or a new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cotillion View Post
    I wouldn't go as far as to say the ruger or even the diamondback or kel tec slim 9s aren't reliable. Basically a gun is a lemon or it isn't. As long as you use premium ammo for carry use and give it a solid break in period it should be fine. If you were unlucky and got a lemon, mail it in for repairs or a new one.
    i didn't mean to insinuate that the ruger wasn't reliable. i just think the kimber is quite pricy and looks like it may have some issues.

    i've tried the kel tec but i am unable to work the slide on it. i never heard of the diamondback until now...it looks awesome! no one carries them around here though. i'm a little worried about how new the company is though. do you own a db9? what does it shoot like? i don't see very many actual user reviews as opposed to articles written about them.

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