Big Picture: The SR9c tries to compromise between home defender "night stand gun" and Concealed carrier with good accuracy overall.
Ive been using the SR9c as a concealed carrier for about 15 months now and while it can fulfill that role it is somewhat heavy for that role. The SR9c has all the features of its big brother the SR9, ambidextrous safety and mag release, adjustable backstraps, striker fired design, etc. However, it seems like Ruger was trying to fit a Mustang engine into a gremlin, it feels good in the hand but the weight is adverse to everyday carry. It is spot on for accuracy as the SR9 proved to be and is easy to shoot. Ruger DOES include two mags, gunlock and a holster which is VERY much appreciated. For a guy with bigger hands who isnt worried about weight and wants a smaller than full size defensive pistol, this one may be for you. however i am a smaller guy who likes to wear his basketball shorts and conceal carry, and the gun feels like its trying too hard to fulfill two roles. Don't get me wrong, in the end its a great gun but not for my needs.
two mags standard (10 and 17)
Holster comes standard (Ruger knows value)
Easy to shoot, inherits SR9's accuracy/Handling
backstraps come standard
Hard balance between home defender and Carrier
On the heavy/bulky side for concealed carry
not for the smaller shooter who wants concealed