Ruger SR40c .40 S&W

Ruger has released a compact version of their SR40, the SR40c. It features a 3.5″ barrel, flush 9 round magazine (or grip extension magazine with 15 round capacity), an accessory rail and the choice between a two-tone brushed stainless finish or Nitridox Pro black finish.

Caliber .40 S&W
Capacity 9+1
Frame Black, High Performance, Glass-Filled Nylon
Slide Stainless / Brushed Stainless or Nitridox Pro Black finish
Barrel 3.50″
Twist 1:16″ RH
Overall Length 6.85″
Weight 23.40 oz.
MA Approved No
CA Approved|Yes
Sights Adjustable 3-Dot
MSRP (Price) $525.00

The pistol is approved for California, although it will ship with two 9 round magazines, rather than one 9 rounder and one 15 rounder.

From the press release …

The SR40c is based on the same high-performance glass-filled nylon frame as those used on the popular SR9®, SR9c™ and SR40 pistols, offering the same, great ergonomic features, including a slim frame, short trigger reach, reversible backstrap, and ambidextrous controls. The SR40c features a through-hardened, stainless steel or alloy steel slide with Nitridox Pro Black finish. Serrations on the front portion of the slide make it easier to manipulate the slide and press check the chamber.

“The SR40c provides all of the benefits of a full-sized handgun without the recoil often associated with smaller .40 caliber pistols,” said Mike Fifer, Ruger CEO. “The SR40c offers yet another strong concealed carry option from Ruger, perfect for personal protection or law enforcement plain clothes and backup applications,” he continued.

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  • mike

    So in California it is OK to shoot 10 people before reloading not 16?
    Why why why?

  • Cameron

    VERY happy about his. I am a big fan of the SR-series pistols, though I own none myself. I just got a friend into shooting and we looked at a lot of guns. He settled on the SR9 fullsize and we’re going out shooting it for the first time tomorrow. It’s great to see that Ruger is fully developing this platform in multiple sizes and calibers, I presume as an eventually replacement to the P-series pistols. Next up: SR45!

  • howlingcoyote

    Hey Ruger, how about a 10mm Auto in the SR series?
    And how about a semi-auto rifle in 10mm Auto? Get one out now before Taurus beats you to it!

  • Bob Z Moose

    @coyote: Dream the glorious dream, my friend. It’s looking like the only 10’s we’ll ever have are old Colts and S&W, the occasional 1911, and Euro semi’s (unless you got the deep pockets for a MP10).

  • joey

    Email me lookin to buy a xds.or similar. Pistol