I would question that to,for so far it has been Ruger policy that when replacing the frame of the lcp instead of just restamping with the same serial number (which makes 100% alot of sense), they have not done that and then it has to go to a ffl dealer to be completely reregistered. So why would the SR9's be any different???HowardCohodas said:OK, I'm confused. When your friend got back a whole new gun, did it have the same serial number. If so, then how does one know it is a whole new gun?