Ruger SR40C for Self Defense
After searching for a small self defense gun, I happened to find a good deal on a SR40C and bought it today. Now I have a SW MP 40 FS for Home Defense and the SR40C for mobile Self Defense. My LDS had a two-day special that was ending the first day when I got out of the hospital. The next day I was there when the store opened and traded my SW .22 for the SR40C. I was a little unsure if I got the right gun because I have never fired it. I have fired the SR9C which is identical in all dimensions. But I have never felt the recoil. I am pretty sure it is going to similar to the MP40C which I also fired. That had plenty of recoil but I felt I could learn to shoot it with practice.
When I use the range at the LGS, I buy and shoot one box of ammo. Now, however, I can use two guns in some combination. At first, until I strengthen my wrists, I may shoot more MP and less SR. But eventually it should work out that I fire the SR most of the time because I will need more work with it. But I am confident in the .40 cartridge and know the first shot will be right on. Follow up shots will be very optional. I don't feel it is necessary to shoot a large quantity. I will be shooting a box a month with an occasional extra box.