Ruger Unveils New SR40c

From the press release: “The SR40c is the compact version of the recoil reducing, striker-fired SR40™ pistol, one of the slimmest and most ergonomic full-sized .40 caliber pistols on the market today. The Ruger SR40c pistol has a 3.5″ barrel and an overall length of 6.85″. The pistol weighs 23.40 oz. and features a height of 4.61″, with the same slim 1.27″ grip width (across safety levers) as the full-sized SR40. It has a fully adjustable 3-dot sight system and an integral accessory rail that accommodates most lights and lasers . . .

The SR40c offers modern safety features such as a visual and tactile loaded chamber indicator, striker blocker, trigger safety, magazine disconnect and an ambidextrous, frame-mounted manual safety.”

Ruger’s website lists the gun $525 with a nine-round mag and a fifteen-round magazine with a grip extension. You get a choice of a two-tone (brushed stainless silver/black Nitridox Pro) or all black.

TTAG’s encounters with the SR40 were something of a mixed bag. While we admired the SR40’s lack of snappiness—a real boon (boom?) for fans of .40 caliber handguns—we had some less-than-ideal experiences with a gritty trigger (as in filled with actual, honest-to-god grit).

As the main SR40 review concluded, the full-size SR40’s inability to match the SR9c’s magnificent trigger was its Achilles heel (rectified by a not-inexpensive but entirely successful Galloway Precision trigger job).

If the Ruger SR40c rectifies the go-pedal issue whilst maintaining .40 caliber recoil suppression, it’s a hit! Which it might be anyway, but there you go.