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I picked up my SR40c in July. After one trip to Ruger, the pistol has been perfect. (Had a SEVERE light strike problem out of the box. Ruger replaced the Striker assembly and returned it in 8 days. After that, absolutely no problem.) Here are my impressions after 3 months.

1. The pistol feeds with 100% surety. I have never had a single feeding issue. No light strikes after getting it back from Ruger. The slide always locks back after the last round.

2. The pistol is unusually easy to strip and clean. I put 350 rounds through it this weekend. I cleaned the Striker assembly, but really, it did not need it. The Striker is easy to disassemble and clean once you get the hang of it, which is not at all difficult. (Good YouTube videos are available for this.) Generally just break it down, clean the barrel, wipe off the slide and a little lube, and the gun is pristine.

3. My SR40c sights were dead-on from the factory. My very first shot was a bull's-eye. I thought about upgrading the front sight to a Fiber Optic one, but frankly the sights are so darned dead-on I decided not to mess with them. I would love to hear how it went for anyone who upgraded the sights.

4. The 40 Cal. round is not nearly as difficult to manage as I had expected. About as easy to control as a 9mm (which has significant muzzle flip) and of course the 40 cal. round has a LOT of authority as a self-defense round.

5. I tried two lasers with the SR40c -- the Crimson Trace Rail Master, and the CT Laserguard (made especially for the SR9c/40c). I very much prefer the Rail Master. The Rail Master has an on-off switch, which I really like, and also it does not require removal of the laser to replace the battery.

I live in California where we are limited to 10 rounds (which, of course, sucks). I have a couple of magazines which are the ten-rounders with the adapter which gives the same grip as the SR40. These are nice to have around, since in California you can't get a CCW for love or money unless you are a cop, ex-cop, politician, or ex-politician. On the other hand the SR40c is small if you care about that.

Here is the SR40c with the Rail Master Laser and the full-sized magazine w/adapter. Note that the activation paddle on the laser is very close to the trigger guard and easy to reach, even if you are not a big guy as I am not.



I am not a huge fan of the concept of a polymer-lower gun, but that seems to be the way things are trending. So far I am really liking the SR40c! It is reliable, accurate, and easy to maintain.
 

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Does the weight of the laser affect the balance of the gun in your hand?
 

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Redleg I'm buying a SR40C and I heard nothing but these light strike problem. What is Ruger saying about the problem? and how long was you gun gone for repair.
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Bill, eight days after I sent in the gun it was back to me. And the July 4 weekend was inside the 8 days. So it was fast. I have since put almost 500 rounds through the pistol without a single issue, so no doubt that they fixed it. It is a terrific little pistol and I would not let the possibility of having to send it in stand in the way of buying one. I like it so much that down the road I may buy a second SR40c. Most users do not have to send their pistols in because most never experience the light strike issue.

Sideways, the laser is very light and in in my opinion does not noticeably change the heft or balance of the pistol.
 

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Red Leg SR40C

Well thanks for the information. I picked up my SR40C yeaterday and will take it out and shoot it tomarrow. On Monday I have to shoot it for PD qual to carry it for off duty carry. I guess if this happens :( (light Primer Strikes) I'll use my CZ 75P07 duty till it comes back. I'll let you know what happens on Tuesday:cool:
Bill
 
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