I'm a huge Ruger fanboy, own 9 handguns and a .22 rifle. But, I don't care for the plastic striker guns. I have polymer guns, but they're hammer fired. I have one Ruger polymer gun and it's an SR22. If you like striker guns or think you might need a hole in your leg, the SR series is fool proof. If it has a safety, it'd at least be safer, but I like my hammer guns off safety, hammer down, DA, ready to rock and roll. To each his own.