RugerForum.com

This is a Ruger Firearms enthusiast's forum, but it is in no way affiliated with, nor does it represent Sturm Ruger & Company Inc. of Southport, CT.
It is currently Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:42 pm

All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: EC9
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:45 pm 
Ruger Guru

Joined: Sun Jan 04, 2004 2:01 am
Posts: 11159
Location: KY
Found a place that was selling them for $229. I just couldn't pass it up for that price. Picked one up. Haven't shot it yet. Plan on doing so tomorrow. Seems to have pretty good reviews. Takedown is a bit weird, but seems like a decent gun for the money. Just wanted something to throw in my pocket with a bit more umph than my NAA mini revolver.

_________________
NRA Endowment Life Member
GOA Member


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: EC9
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:09 pm 
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:26 pm
Posts: 8579
Location: Illinois
Be interesting to see if the trigger pinches your finger or if maybe that's worked out now.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: EC9
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:16 am 
Ruger Guru

Joined: Sun Jan 04, 2004 2:01 am
Posts: 11159
Location: KY
hittman wrote:
Be interesting to see if the trigger pinches your finger or if maybe that's worked out now.

Well, I shot it today, it didn't pinch my finger at all. The thing shot surprisingly good, once I got used to the trigger.

_________________
NRA Endowment Life Member
GOA Member


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: EC9
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:14 pm 
Bearcat

Joined: Sun May 22, 2011 1:25 pm
Posts: 24
Location: south texas
I wondering about the EC9 I have a LC9 for my carry weapon but I feel ruger is getting ready to bring something else out that will be ment to replace the LC9S line. I say this because all you can fine now is the EC9 around my neck of the woods, and in the paper today I seen that Academy have them on sale for $199.00. So I"m thinking even if they replace the line with something else it hard to not pick one up.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: EC9
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:43 am 
Hawkeye
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 15, 2005 2:01 am
Posts: 14021
Location: Greenville, SC: USA
Yep, Ruger has fallen back on Bill's marketing plan.... make a gun that the average American (male) can easily afford. They are selling a zillion of them.

_________________
Blume
CSIA #599 DCS

"Don't ever think the reason I'm peaceful
is because I don't know how to be violent."

"I'd rather Die while I'm Living than live while I'm Dead"... Jimmy Buffet


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: EC9
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:51 am 
Hunter

Joined: Sat Dec 16, 2006 2:01 am
Posts: 2052
Location: MN, USA
Handled both the L and the E before I bought. The sights on the L were worth the little more money to me.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: EC9
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:48 am 
Blackhawk
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:01 am
Posts: 952
Location: Round Rock, Texas
Our local Academy store have the EC9 on sale for $199.95.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: EC9
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:03 pm 
Buckeye

Joined: Wed Oct 27, 2004 1:01 am
Posts: 1181
Location: Southwest VA USA
I bought a EC9s back around Christmas. Rural King had them on sale for $209. I have carried a Colt Agent .38 special for over 10 years. I am very impressed with my little Ruger. It is accurate, reliable and carries as well as my Agent. It also feeds Speer-CCI 9mm shot cartridges.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: EC9
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:01 pm 
Bearcat

Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:30 am
Posts: 53
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Picked up one today for $229, but I bought it from where I shoot, my range dues were do $125 for the year, if you buy a gun you can renew for $85, so in my math I payed $189. Justified math

_________________
Tommyhof
USN-Ret
Virginia Beach, VA

GP100 3"x2, 4", 5" and Match Champion
SP101 3" 357
LCRX357
EC9S
MKIII RIO, & MKIII, 10/22 & Single Six
SIG P226 MK25, M11-A1
Glock 19, 42, 43X, 48 & 45


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: EC9
PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:00 am 
Bearcat

Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:24 pm
Posts: 33
Looks like a neat pocket gun.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: EC9
PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:02 am 
Buckeye

Joined: Wed Oct 27, 2004 1:01 am
Posts: 1181
Location: Southwest VA USA
jasper661 wrote:
Looks like a neat pocket gun.


It is. Shot mine again yesterday. It groups nicely and it is reliable, even after being pocket carried for over a month since the last time it was shot.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: EC9
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:22 pm 
Hawkeye

Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:04 am
Posts: 8699
Location: Medford, OR
I have an LC9s pro and an EC9. Both work without fail, shoot accurately for their size and are comfortable for carrying. I prefer carrying the LC9s pro for it's lack of safties. No manual safety, no magazine safety. The pro has somewhat better sights but both are adequate for a close up weapon. A bargain.

_________________
...extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! ...moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue! (Barry Goldwater)

Paul W.
Sad NRA Life Member


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: EC9
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:12 am 
Bearcat

Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2007 1:01 am
Posts: 24
Location: Nebraska
I have had an LC9 and EC9 for a while. Like them both for pocket carry, though the EC9 striker fire feels better. Experience like those mentioned above.

I've had 2 issues with older (2 years) LC9:

1. LC9 using the magazine pinky extension plate: recoil would stop next round from feeding. I hear that Ruger has a fix, but I just use the non-extension mags and it works fine: just have to tuck my pinky underneath.
2. LC9 using cheap ammo (I believe Herters was one that got me). Small bits of brass shaved off when firing eventually clogged the firing pin hole enough to cause misfires. Cleaned the FP hole and no problems since using higher-grade ammo (winchester, fiocchi and my reloads). If I recall, someone reported that Ruger had said that the cheap ammo would cause the problems. I read others saying they slightly chamfered the FP hole and that solved it.

The EC9's all-black sights were not great because they were pretty useless against dark targets. So I put some white model paint on them and they contrast just fine.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: EC9
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:06 pm 
Bearcat

Joined: Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:55 am
Posts: 49
Location: Southern Illinois
Picked mine up yesterday and put 50 rounds through it. Went back today and another 30. Ran some self defense stuff today too. I like it a lot. I busted some clay birds on the 25 yard berm. I shot some pretty hot loads that were not nice to shoot in my Glock 43. Very comfortable. I really like it. Love the trigger and shoots very accurate. To field strip I just dropped down the little trapdoor and tilted it on the left side down and pressed the slide back. The pin falls out without even pushing it. That will be good until the little trap door breaks or I don't get it closed all the way.

_________________
Ron
Southern Illinois
Retired coal miner


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: EC9
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:07 pm 
Hunter
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 08, 2005 2:01 am
Posts: 3714
Location: State College, PA, USA
I have the LC9s Pro and carry it when I need something smaller than the SR9c. Never a problem with it, shoots everything I feed it, and I don't see a reason to change it. I got the wife an EC9 to give her something with a little more umph to carry (had to Cerakote it birds egg blue for her - but she carries it so I guess that's a plus).

_________________
Ron
USAF Retired E-8
RCA, ROCS, RENE Member
NRA Benefactor


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group