Ruger’s long-anticipated striker-fired pistol is finally here! The polymer-frame SR9 semiauto 9mm represents an entirely new design platform for Ruger pistols, and gives Ruger a product that will be a strong competitor for existing powerhouse firearms in the personal defense and law-enforcement markets such as the Glock, S&W M&P, Taurus 24/7, and Springfield XD. Ruger enthusiasts and fans of these other modern-standard pistols are really going to like the SR9. It offers all the features users expect from current state-of-the-art polymer DAO duty-pistol designs, plus a variety of unique Ruger innovations.
I have never hidden the fact that I like the Ruger SR9 9mm pistol. While the reviews in various magazines were generally favorable, the word that spread across the Internet was that the gun was lacking, but this was not my experience. I shot several thousand rounds through the gun without a single failure and while the trigger was not the best out of the box, it did improve as the gun was fired.
We found a great Ruger SR9 review. This is a really functional, nice looking pistol at a great price.
I like it for a home defense gun because it packs enough of a punch with 17 rounds, yet will fit well into the hand of a smaller woman.
Now if you are a six foot six guy with big hands living alone go for the Desert Eagle. Otherwise, this gun is a good compromise for the whole household.