You need to decide what you are doing with the semi-auto before proper recommendations can be made.Looking to get a couple Ruger 9mm's What are the differences between the 9E and SR9c? What did you guys pick up and why? What about the LC9? I will probably grab the 9mm LCR to go with whatever auto I decide on.
+1 to what he said!I have the SR9c and the P95.
SR9c is smaller highly reliable and makes for a better CCW weapon.
The P95 is a good bit bigger and is highly reliable and makes for a great nightstand drawer weapon.
If was in the market for one 9mm and it would do both Home and CCW duty, I would go with the SR9c.
The 9E, I do not have one, but based on the SR9 like it is, it would be a great home defense gun I would bet.
How they fit your hand is important.I wanted an Sr9c ended up with a Springfield xd9sc, wanted a LC9 ended up with a Smith n Wesson M&P Shield9
I love Ruger but I went with what felt right in my hand. So that being said make sure to handle and shoot other pistols if possible you may find something you like better.. Good luck with your choice.
How they fit your hand is important.
When I was looking at 9mm double stacks 5 years ago, I looked at the Glocks, Springfields, S&W and chose the SR9c cuz if fit me better. No issues and 5000+ rounds fired.
I'd been looking at the S&W Shield and XDs since they came out when I was considering a 9mm single stack. LC9 hammer version wasn't on the list cuz of the trigger. I held and fired several Shields and never really like the trigger.
When the LC9s came out I waited for a while so some of the early issues were resolved and bought one last Feb.(Both the Shield and XDs had recall issues early on). 1500 rounds thru it with no gun issues.