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Ruger Introduces SR40c Pistol

June 29, 2011  | 

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Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. has introduced the Ruger SR40c, a compact version of its SR40 striker-fired pistol introduced in October.

The SR40c is built with the same glass-filled nylon frame used in Ruger's SR line. Ergonomic features include a slim frame, short trigger reach, reversible backstrap, and ambidextrous controls. The SR40c features a stainless or alloy steel slide with Nitridox Pro Black finish and front serrations.

"The SR40c provides all of the benefits of a full-sized handgun without the recoil often associated with smaller .40-caliber pistols," according to Mike Fifer, Ruger's chief executive.

The Ruger SR40c pistol has a 3.5-inch barrel and an overall length of 6.85 inches. The pistol weighs 23.40 ounces. The pistol is 4.61 inches high with a 1.27-inch-wide grip (across safety levers). A fully adjustable three-dot sight and integral accessory rail accommodates most lights and lasers. The SR40c offers safety features such as a visual and tactile loaded chamber indicator, striker blocker, trigger safety, magazine disconnect and an ambidextrous, frame-mounted manual safety.

The SR40c ships with two magazines to provide options in both capacity and grip size. The standard magazine holds nine rounds and features a flat bottom butt plate. A finger grip extension floor plate is included. The second magazine features a grip extension and holds 15 rounds, converting the pistol's compact grip into a full-sized grip. An anti-friction coating is applied to the magazine's body to reduce the force required to load the magazines to full capacity.

Customers living in areas where magazine capacity is limited by law receive an SR40c with two, nine-round magazines.


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Comments (4)

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Travis @ 5/5/2012 11:07 PM

I have recently purchased this gun and I love it; it fits great it my hand and seems to be very accurate, I also like the trigger pull, it could be a little shorter but it's way better than others I have tried, over all I highly recommend this gun.

Mike @ 7/17/2012 3:25 PM

I too, recently purchased the SR40c. I fell in love after only 50 rounds or so. My service issue is the Glock 22, and it's nice too, but nothing compared to my Ruger. It"s the most comfortable shooting (with the 15rd mag and grip ext.), and safest firearm that I have ever owned. I think every LEO should run out and buy one for their personal ccw.

John Harris @ 2/26/2013 10:48 AM

My first Ruger was a P89 9mm, needless to say, it has been what I consider the best, most reliable weapon I have ever owned. It handles every brand of 9mm cartridge I could put through it. It's part time home is under the front seat of my work truck in what one may consider complete filth. I have washed it several times disassembled in my dishwasher & I use WD40 cleaning out the barrel with a coat hanger & a few drops of Mobile 1 Syn. oil for lubricant on a tee shirt which I cut patches out of , the same I put in my truck.. completely heat resistant. Never jammed, not once in 8,000 rounds plus. I consider the P89 an old friend & my favorite cartridge is Fed. JHP Hydra Shoks.
Fast forward to more recently, I purchased the all black SR40C & 1000 flawless rounds later I can say it's all Ruger. after several different brands shot at the old rusted car hulk in the woods, I favor the Winchester SXZ 180 GR. JHP that many use as a training round. Yes, it does punch through windshield glass & makes a mess of the head rest & other parts inside.
Comparing the two rounds on the old car is that the 9mm has a good, solid respectable hit but does not hit like a hammer which the 40 cal. does. The 9mm came off the driver's side rear view mirror several times, The 40 cal. removed the mirror assembly entirely with the 1st.round. What I find amazing is the lack of recoil on the SR40C, this hand gun can easily be used by the ladies. You can keep your Glocks & Smiths, I prefer to stake my life & my wife's life on Ruger . ~Chu Lai-'67.

Clenton Rambin @ 2/6/2017 4:31 AM

I purchased my Ruger Sr40c about a year ago. I fell in love with it the first time I fired it. There were no FTF or FTE. Pistol was very accurate right out of the box.
I spent 38 years in LE and now work hospital security. I have any pistols including a Beretta 92 Fs, Smith and Wesson M&P 9 and a Smith SD40Ve. However when I go to work, the Ruger SR40C is the one I have on my hip.

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