Ruger SR9 Pistol Review
Part 2 - What's In The Box
January 21, 2013

Ruger SR9 Pistol Review

The Ruger SR9 Pistol comes boxed as shown below in a Ruger hard case.

 

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Ruger SR9 Pistol Review

The end of the box has a sticker containing all the key information such as:

  • Model: 03301
  • Finish: Stainless
  • Serial No: shown
  • Catalog No: SR9
  • Caliber: 9mm Luger

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Ruger SR9 Pistol Review

Opening the box revealed the contents as shown below. 

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Ruger SR9 Pistol Review

After pulling everything out of the box, you can see the Ruger SR9 Pistol comes with:

  • SR9 Pistol
  • Two 17-round Magazines
  • Magazine Loader
  • Ruger Firearms Lock
  • Instruction Manual
  • Fired Case
  • Misc. Other Pamphlets

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Ruger SR9 Pistol Review

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Ruger SR9 Pistol Review

Note that the date on the fired case is 11/20/2012 which means the pistol represents a recently manufactured SR9 Pistol and should be an example of the quality to expect from current pistols.

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Ruger SR9 Pistol Review

These next several photos show the "as received" condition of the Ruger SR9 Pistol which was in near perfect condition.

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Ruger SR9 Pistol Review

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Ruger SR9 Pistol Review

The only thing that seemed to be less than perfect was the bottom of the trigger guard seemed to be sanded to remove the seam line, so this area had a dull appearance.  After handling the pistol, I could see that as the normal oils from my hand rubbed on this area, the area seemed to darken and blend in with the finish on the rest of polymer parts of the pistol.

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Ruger SR9 Pistol Review

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Ruger SR9 Pistol Review

 

First Impressions

After already owning the SR9c for nearly two years, it is hard for me to be completely unbiased.  I really like the SR9c and my first impression of the SR9 was positive and it meets my expectations.  Since I was able to spend more time studying the two pistols in detail side by side, I was surprised at the subtle differences between the pistols.  Other than the significant differences such as shorter barrel/slid and grip, the SR9c has serrated areas on the front of the slide along with scalloped areas on each side at the front of the slide.  Additionally, I was surprised at how the grip profiles differed as shown in the photos below.  None of the differences were a bad thing, yet they were things I noticed as soon as I compared the two pistols in detail

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Ruger SR9 Pistol Review 

For more detailed photos and commentary, make sure you check out the other parts of this review and feel free to leave comments on my Reader's Comments page.  The following links are provided to help you see other parts of this review. 


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