Ok, Let me start by saying that I have had in the last year: Glock 23 - Loved the gun, hated the grip bulkiness- Bersa .380 - Loved the gun and reliability, hated the ammo cost Glock 39 - Loved the gun, hated the grip bulkiness Ruger p95 - Love Ruger, but this one jammed too much (bad mags I think) Kel Tec p32 - Hated gun, slide bite, and everything else Kimber Pro TLE w/rail - Hated the single action, PERIOD! Taurus Millenium pt111 - Great Grip, couldnt hit broad side of the Continent! I loved the feel of the first Ruger SR9 I handled. I thought to myself, if they copy this to a compact, I am all in! Well, my local shop got a few in. I went and handled it. Hearts were floating, glances were exchanged, I was in love! The gun comes with a peirce type extension for the 10 rounder, and a 17 rounder that feels like the full size. Comes with the same sights that are windage and elevation adjustable!. Same reversable backstrap that fits my smaller hands perfect. I opted for the blackened stainless model. I walked out the door with the gun and 100 rounds for $440 with tax (not typical pricing, but they sell to me at cost plus $10). I will say that unless you have superpowers, you cannot release the slide! It takes two hands, thumbs, and an act of miracle to depress the slide release. And, it wasnt just me, everyone tried it. And we also tried all 5 they had in stock. The catch is in need of polishing. Regardless, fit, finish, and overall quality was awesome. I took it home, grabbed 200 rounds of WWB FMJ, and 40 rounds of Federal 124gr Hydra Shok. The gun comes saturated in some awful smelling gunk. So, I think a good test is to shoot it without cleaning to let it gum up and see how it acts. 240 rounds went through without a hickup! I will say this gun had less recoil than ANY handgun above a .22 caliber I had ever fired! I had to adjust the sights up and right, and the gun was WAY more accurate than I was. At 10 yards, I could hold a wimpy grip, get on bullseye, and squeeze one off. - BULLSEYE. It is capable of better groups than I am. I take it home, clean it real good. Take another 120 rounds out ( and now I am going to ultra test it!) I stagger my mags in all my carry guns with a hollow point followed by a FMJ for better penetration on heavy clothing, etc. SO, a 17 rounder and a 10 rounder both staggered with 4 types of various ammo; Federal Hydro's, WWB, Remington FMJ's, and corbons..... Not a single hiccup. This is a gun that will be on my side! And the best part (after hours of looking in the wrong places) - Ruger sells an awesome set of Night Sights for $119 for the SR9 series. Its a dot the "I" tritium set. I highly recommend this pistol! This one wont be sold, and another will be added to the safe for zombie day!