I own one of each, a Ruger SR and a Sprinfield...the Ruger is mine, the Springfield is my wife's. I like them both and like Cane said, you won't go wrong with either one. The Ruger is the nicest in terms of finish...stainless steel and some upgraded features. However, the Springfield is a great pistol, accurate and reliable and a great shooter. Definitely keep an eye out for sales, and like always, yes the Ruger is tough to find. Bottom line, the Springfield is nothing but solid, the Ruger is great and the Remington you won't go wrong with either. You're not going to miss, so it comes down to price and availability in your area.