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M700
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Posted: September 02 2018 at 1:32pm | IP Logged Quote M700

My youngest son and I hit the range this morning with our compact 9mm's. I'd already put a thousand rounds through my Kahr CM9, he hadn't yet shot his Ruger EC9. Both of these are economy grade handguns, yet both work very well!

To offer something even less expensive than their very successful LC9s, Ruger is now offering the EC9, which is often avail for only a little more than $200. Rather than mill dovetails and press sights in, the sights are actually part of the slide! It's a cost-saving measure, but the sights work quite well. The rear sight notch is big enough to allow a very quick sight picture acquisition. Plenty of "light" on either side of the front sight.

The trigger reminds me of Glock pistols and Savage rifles, it has a little lever sticking out in front. That bothered me for about two seconds, then I got used to it. The trigger pull, like the LC9s, is long and smooth. There is an external safety.

We shot both 115 gr FMJ Blazer Brass and some 115 gr Federal Premium hollow point ammo. Each gun was 100% reliable, with good accuracy.

The Ruger, an inexpensive "pocket holster" and some ammo:


Ruger and Kahr, similar size American made concealed carry pistols:


My son, working with his new Ruger:


Sixty-something veteran who has subconsciously reverted back to the Weaver stance in recent years:




Defensive pistol drill, including smacking the target's face while simultaneously drawing, then firing. I don't advise doing this drill without competent instruction first. It can be dangerous.


All in all, a nice morning at the range with my son and our little pistols. We didn't even break out the 45 1911 Kimbers we had with us!

Regards, Guy
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Posted: September 02 2018 at 3:18pm | IP Logged Quote STCM(SW)

No target shooting where I go by the Governors order...
And the smoke just got cleared up today.

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Posted: September 02 2018 at 6:40pm | IP Logged Quote M700

STCM(SW) wrote:
No target shooting where I go by the Governors order...
And the smoke just got cleared up today.


That's why I belong to a privately owned gun club. It's safe and legal to shoot there.

Regards, Guy
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Posted: September 10 2018 at 12:56pm | IP Logged Quote LAH

Good report Guy.

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