How do you improve upon an already stellar platform? For Ruger, the answer is simple: Add a new caliber and then shrink it. Building on the popularity of the pistol folks thought they’d never see—a svelte, striker-fired pistol from Ruger—the SR9 was “caliber-improved” to a .40, then the full-size pistol was chopped down to concealed carry size. The result is the SR40c, a subcompact, 23-ounce, polymer-framed pistol with a quite useable trigger, wearing a decent set of sights, and carrying 9+1 rounds of high-performance .40 ammunition.
How did the SR40c function? What kind of accuracy did I get? How did this diminutive Ruger with its interchangeable backstrap feel in the hand and on the belt? See the full test and evaluation results in the May 2012 issue of Combat Handguns to get the skinny on these questions and more. Find out if this is truly another hit from Ruger.