I refuse to ever learn that “Caleb is right when it comes to guns”, because my life wouldn’t be full of as many awesome discoveries. Like the Ruger SR9c.
I was carrying the Model 60 on Monday and realized that I did not want to shoot Tuesday Night Pistol League with a 5 shot revolver. I still had one of the SR9cs in my bag from a little spiel I’d given to a women’s IDPA course a couple weeks ago about carry guns, so out it came. I had never shot it before. Months ago I shot the SR9 and found it fairly “meh” so I really was in no hurry to try the SR9c.
Despite my hesitations I found it to be a pretty neat little gun. It’s just nice to shoot. The trigger isn’t too short or too long, it hits where you point it (assuming you’re doing everything right) and it’s fairly ergonomic. It’s small, comfortable to carry and there’s really nothing to complain about. Which says a lot, because there are a lot of little guns with plenty to complain about.
This is what gets me: Here Ruger has a great gun that could be competitive in the striker fired concealed carry market, especially given its price point, and yet they don’t market it to death. Instead the front page of their website has ads for the LC9 and LCP which both would be better served melted down and made into uncomfortable folding chairs for support group meetings.
I am now a firm believer that the best way to lift the curse of the itty bitty 9 is to make all the people who want to waste their money on an LC9 carry and shoot the SR9c for a week.