I looked at the 'blackened' one while I was there, just to make sure I wouldn't second guess myself later. Once I saw it I was positive I had made the right choice with this two-toned one. Really great looking pistol.
Just took me a while to figure out how to load the magazines! (Did I mention I'm a revolver guy??) I felt like a dumbass. Even with the weight of 17 rounds, this is a very nice sized, balanced, great feeling gun. I guess it's not 'compact,' but it sure feels concealable and carryable to me.
Get plenty of magazines for the SR9. You never need when we good guys need to combat bad guys. I'd get at least 6 to 8 myself. RUGER ARMORER (not yet SR9 certified but waiting for Ruger to put on a school in Newport!)
Nice. I just got mine back from Ruger. They had a recall on all the SR9's. They a new trigger group to replace the old one. The gun if dropped with a chambered round can discharge. If your doesn't have this upgrade or you are not sure. Go to rugers web site and go to SR9 recall. You can put in your serial number and you be emailed about shipping it back if needed. Mine was a one week turn around and Ruger paided for it all. RUGER weapons and they stand behind them.