For over 60 years Sturm Ruger has been producing a variety of firearms; from rifles to shotguns, to semi-automatic pistols to revolvers. Ruger has been an American firearms manufacturer delivering quality firearms that are usually affordably priced—making them a major player in the fine tradition of American firearms. Well here at Gunblog.com we’re trying to develop our own tradition of giving you reviews of popular guns as soon as they hit the street (or as soon as we can get our hands on them), and with trying to perpetuate this new tradition, we’re here t o give you a review on Ruger’s new sr40 handgun.
When Porsche unveiled the Boxster, the mid-engined sports car was an automotive revelation. Unfortunately, the Boxster’s 2.7-liter powerplant was pathetic. Porsche had good solid marketing reasons for creating a gutless wonder, but it was the wrong choice. By the time the Sultans of Stuttgart blessed the Boxster with a proper engine, it was too late. The baby Porker was a “hairdresser’s car.” The Ruger SR40 is just like that: a great gun with a fatal flaw that runs the risk of defiling the brand for years to come.
The Ruger SR40 is a follow up to the popular Ruger SR9 in the SR series of handguns brought to you by Ruger. Its weight is approximately 27 ounces with an empty magazine. However, loading it with 15 rounds only increases it to about 36 ounces. The length of the barrel is around 4.1 inches, designed with six grooves and 1:16 right hand twist. The finishing of the slides utilizes either a brushed stainless steel or black nitride, which gives it an attractive look whatever your preference.