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I'm interested in getting my concealed carry licence and looking for a reliable pistol. Was looking at the Ruger Security-9 but it seem some board members have had a lot of issues with them. Now it seem like I'm leaning more towards the Sig P320 compact and the M&P9 2.0 compact. Should I look at more expensive pistols or would the Ruger get the job done?
 

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This is an opinion type question. You will get lots of them here. At the end of the day, it has to be what you want, what you shoot well and what you are willing to spend.

Now, in my opinion, the answer is based on how you intend to use it. If you enjoy shooting and intend to shoot this gun a lot (200 or more rounds a month), you might be better suited to spend a little more on a gun with a steel chassis. The SR9C is a good option, as is the RAPC along with the M&P, XD, etc. There are many different models, and prices on pistols have dropped dramatically over the last 2-3 years.

Having said that, many people have reported good luck with these and fired 1,000's of rounds through them. Ruger has great customer service should you have a problem.

At the end of the day, I recommend finding a range that rents guns and trying a few out. Find what shoots well and points naturally fro you. The security 9 (as well as most pistols) will probably outlive most casual shooters
 

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If you're going to be conceal carrying, I'm sure you probably meant the Security-9 compact. I know someone who has the full size and they've been happy with it. The Ruger is priced well compared to the M&P and Sig and I think has really good ergonomics. It will get the job done.
 

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I havd never owned a bad ruger and that is accross single and double action revolvers semiautos ins in metaal and plymer frame rifles in bolt and semi auto and briefley a shot gun good guns all.
 

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I have no complaints about my Security 9. It rides in the console of my pickup every day. Have fired about 1000 rounds with it since October 2018.


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My Security 9 has been flawless thru about 500 rds of all types of ammo

I do CC it occasionally but I prefer the P365 above all else for carry
Its is hard gun to beat for $300 though....good luck
 

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I'm interested in getting my concealed carry licence and looking for a reliable pistol. Was looking at the Ruger Security-9 but it seem some board members have had a lot of issues with them. Now it seem like I'm leaning more towards the Sig P320 compact and the M&P9 2.0 compact. Should I look at more expensive pistols or would the Ruger get the job done?
Go to a range, then rent and shoot all three. You'll be able to then answer the question for yourself.

Not for nothing, but Ruger has awesome customer service and are excellent at fixing issues with their equipment.
 

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Go to a range, then rent and shoot all three. You'll be able to then answer the question for yourself.

Not for nothing, but Ruger has awesome customer service and are excellent at fixing issues with their equipment.
Outstanding advice as everyone has different preferences:thumbsup:
 

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I have a Ruger Security 9 Compact. I bought this pistol after extensive research (shopping).

The Compact has a 10 round magazine capacity with one in the chamber. I was looking for a hammer fired pistol with a manual safety because I'm an old revolver guy. I dislike and mistrust light trigger pull striker fired semi-autos.

My favorite 9mm is my Beretta 92fs but it's too large to carry without a lot of effort. My Compact fits in my cargo pants front pocket. After decades of packing metal pistols and revolvers the Compact's polymer frame is a welcome change.

My second favorite 9mm is my Sig P239 sas. It's just as accurate as my Beretta. It's an alloy frame single stack magazine with 8 round capacity....bigger and heavier than my Compact.

Notice how my favorite pistols are stacking up BEHIND my Compact when it comes down to the practicality of every day carry?

The Ruger Security 9 Compact has a great trigger. It's also soft shooting and is deadly accurate. The flush magazine makes for pocket carry convenience and the manual safety provides peace of mind.

Now, add an optional 15 round magazine and you have a true high capacity 9mm Compact carry pistol.

Oh yeah, price of $300 makes it a win/win.

Right now you are selecting your first pistol for concealed carry. Your first pistol will set the table for your future. I have been packing a weapon for over 40 years.
My experience allows me to recommend the Ruger Security 9 Compact as a fine selection for your first carry pistol.

Mine has been 100% reliable with all types of ammo that I have fired.

Ruger Customer Service is the best in the industry. I have used them over the years with other Ruger firearms that I've owned.
 

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The only thing holding me back from buying a Security 9 is a lack of an Ambi safety. I'm a southpaw and leaving the safety off is a no go on that pistol.

Once Ruger makes an Ambi Safety available I'm in there.
 

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If you're going for a Ruger pistol I'd prefer an SR9 or American over the Security series.

$300 and much more robust design/build materials
https://www.cdnnsports.com/rugerr-americanr-9mm.html#.XdCerldKjIU

https://www.cdnnsports.com/rugerr-americanr-compact-9mm-pro-model.html#.XdCeq1dKjIU
Another: Agree 100%.
*For me I really like the SR9 and or the American. That's just my preference on the SR9, 9E and Ruger American 9mm compact. Being somewhat new to semi autos they just seem better built. I have the SR9 and 9E and will pass them down to family when I am done.
*I do have friends that have the Security9 full and compact with no issues and they are very happy with them.
*When I did try the Security 9 I was very happy and it shot quite well. Get what you feel is best for you. There is some very good advice here for you. Good luck...enjoy!
 

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