It is very easy to carry. I can compare it to:
Taurus pt111 - Its thinner, a smidgit longer
Bersa .380 - Same size
XD 3inch - Thinner, shorter, lighter
The trigger is gritty with an easy fix... Take the striker out of the channel, run a few q-tips thru it with the last one VERY lightly oiled, result is a fine, smooth, 6lb pull. Also, the best I can describe it is at first it has a "Stage" trigger... It comes back, and you feel a pause, pull it some more, and another stage/pause, then it breaks. 400 rounds and that is gone. Its smooth all the way thru.
I dont get kickbacks from ruger, but have always loved their P series (P94 and P95). I know they are bricks/tanks. You cant beat them for reliability, but they are HUGE.
Ruger broke the mold with the SR9c. I have been looking for the perfect gun. Home and carry. The SR9c is it - =
Barrel Length - Good for home, Great for carry
Weight - Doesnt get any better
Grip - Thin, not bulky, adjustable backstrap
Capacity - 10+1 or 17+1.... What else is there
Reliability - mine has 400 rounds without the thought of a hiccup
Looks (not so important, but SWEET! )
Extras - pinky extension included, 2 mags, etc
Sights - Windage and Elevation adjustable... Come on!
Night sights available through meprolight (on opticsplanet.com and Rugers web store)
ACCURACY - I am on the verge of a beginner shooter (somewhat bad with lousy grip but getting better. At 7 yards, if I somewhat try and aim at the bullseye, its dead on. This gun will forever be far more accurate than I am. I had a buddy lay down, and sandbag rest it at 15 yards. He ate the bullseye (3" diameter ring) out of the target 2 times, once with 10+1 and then with the 17+1.
And..... Ruger Customer Service, American Made, what else can I say...... Im stocking my safe with SR9's and SR9c's......
Im selling my XD and newest glock (39) and buying two more SR9's.
Just my 2 cents tho. Please do fondle one for yourself.....
Told a guy at work today, If I could fit a garter belt on it, I'd marry the gun!