The Ruger SR9c is a deeply sexy handgun. Our two-tone tester’s perfect proportions, sleek striations and over-sized alphanumerics say Bond, James Bond, in a way that even the Walther PPK can’t match. In fact, the rugged yet suave Ruger shares many of the Bond gun’s best bits. It fires the most popular cartridge of its day (9mm), the thin frame and diminutive dimensions conceal easily and the gun oozes elegance. Did I mention that the SR9c is a good-looking gat? If it had any more sex appeal I’d have to buy a separate gun safe to keep the Austrians at bay. If you know what I mean . . .
The Ruger SR9c is one of many firearms in the SR series. I purchased mine a little over two years ago, and it became my primary carry gun shortly after. It rides in a Crossbreed Supertuck holster inside my waistband.
OK, so you’re a big-time firearms manufacturer, and you design and manufacture a wildly popular new firearm. Will everyone be happy? Not a chance. You could make a firearm that brews your customers’ coffee, checks the tire pressure on their trucks and loans them money the day before payday and someone will still want more.”Can you make it smaller? Can you make it bigger? Can you make it in my favorite caliber?” Unless your favorite caliber is the 7mm/.303 Savage Ackley Improved, the answer to all those questions will be “yes.” But not all at once.