I purchased the SR9 just a little over a month ago and absolutely love it. I've only been able to put 100 rounds through it but no FTFs or FTEs. This is my first 9mm. I have a Ruger Single Six and a MKII. I wasn't sure how the recoil would be since I've only had .22s. To my surprise there is very little recoil. The gun is easy to maintain. There are three separate safety features so this gun is definitely going to be safe, but remember your responsibility in being a safe shoter. I am a female who just got back into shooting after a home invasion. You will enjoy the SR9 at the range and it will be reliable for home defense. Go to your LGS and check one out. Only you will know if it is right for you but I am very pleased.
Thank you for the replies. I appreciate your honest feedback about the SR9. I have been doing a lot of research on the gun for the past month, and I just wanted to justify all of the good things I have been reading online about it. I am looking forward to getting my license and purchasing the SR9 (hopefully within the next couple of months).
I have well over 3000 rounds through my sr9c and have never had an issue of any kind. It will be one of the best guns you'll ever buy.
By the way mk34techrep I think you are lucky to live in the best location in the nation. I have over 100,000 miles on my car and probably 80,000 are from driving to your neck of the woods every chance I get.
I have had my SR9 for 3 months now and have put around 500 rounds through it so far after sending it to Ruger and getting it back. No issues...fires what I have fed through it...Blazer Brass, Independence, and Remington UMC (ammo of choice for me). You will enjoy yours for sure when you get it.