The Ruger SR9c appears to be a reality.Â A compact version of the 9mm SR9 introduced two years ago, the SR9c is a striker-fired pistol that offers significant advantages over smaller guns, yet appears compact enough for full-time concealed carry duties.
Ruger is stating the SR9c will have a 3 1/2″ barrel, weigh 24 ounces (unloaded) and have the same thin grip as the full-size SR9.Â Unlike the recent crop of ultra-compact pistols, like Ruger’s own LCP, the SR9c will have full-size, three-dot sights for easier aiming.Â Additionally, the SR9c will have an accessory rail for lights and lasers.
Interestingly, the SR9c will come with two magazines:Â a flush mount 10-round mag, and a 17-round mag that uses a grip adapter that changes the grip from the shorter, compact grip to the same size as the larger SR9.Â In states with laws prohibiting standard capacity magazines, the Ruger will ship with 10-round magazines only.
The first guns will come with brushed stainless or blackened stainless slides, while the frames are the same glass-filled nylon material the original SR9 has. Â The real key to this gun’s usefulness as a concealed carry handgun is that it has a much shorter grip length than the original SR9, yet it still is relatively thin for the size gun that it is. Â You cannot classify the gun as a sub-compact handgun, but it is definitely a compact pistol. Â The size, shape and reliability will appeal to many people looking for a personal protection handgun at a modest price.
Ruger will be at Media Day, the day before 2010 SHOT Show kicks off, showing off their new guns.Â We will be there and will have photos and videos of the new guns in action. Â So stay tuned to this website.
Ruger highlights the features of the SR9c in this video: