I got the Ruger SR9c last week. Had both it and the standard SR9 at the range Thrusday and have to say, I felt I shot as accurately with the slightly shorter barrel SR9c as I did with the SR9. Or should I say as inaccurately, whatever, you get what I'm saying. Love both pistols.
On another topic, it sure is disappointing how badly I shoot my son's 3 inch barrel and my 4 inch barrel Ruger 357 Magnum (using 38 ammo), as compared to his 6" barrel 357 revolver. At 10 yards with the 3" barrel I'm lucky to hit the 12" target, and this is shooting single action. Shooting "double action", at age 60+ and in my 2nd year of shooting since the Army 40+ years ago, forget any kind of accuracy. Still a blast out there. Wish I'd discovered shooting years ago.