NYPD in AZ said:"Ruger's answer to the Glock" as I read somewhere. It's available now for $525 retail and the lowest I've seen it is $499 at GunsAmerica.com---I'd wait for some reviews by the "experts" and until the price comes down some. For $500 I can think of a lot of pistols I could buy instead of a new, unproven one. I love Ruger but I'll wait on this one.
1911-position manual safety
Fits in Glock holster
Models: SR9 (17+1 capacity) SR9-10 (10+1 capacity)
Price: US$525 for both models
Weighs 26.5 oz., in a package of just 5.52″ H x 7.55″ L x 1.27″ W
Reliable, striker-fired ignition
Easy, “Semi-Double Action” trigger-pull - 6.5 pounds.
17+1 Capacity. (Note: 17-round magazines are not available in all states and locales; 10-round magazines are available where required to meet state and local regulations limiting magazine capacity.)
Chambered in 9mm Parabellum (9mm x 19).
Short trigger reach.
Unique reversible backstrap (flat or arched) to accommodate grip preferences.
Slim, ergonomic grip features a 17-degree grip angle and three, 22 lpi checkered panels that provide a sure grip without being abrasive.
Patented Ruger camblock helps absorb recoil.
High-visibility 3-dot sight system is click adjustable for elevation and drift adjustable for windage.
Picatinny rail accepts modern sighting devices (lights, lasers, etc.).
Ultra-slim stainless steel slide.
Ambidextrous magazine release.
Ambidextrous 1911-style manual safety.
Internal trigger bar interlock and striker blocker, trigger safety, and magazine disconnect.
Visual and tactile loaded chamber indicator.
Suggested retail price of just $525, including hard case, extra magazine, magazine loader, padlock, and instruction manual.
The Ruger site is just EXTREMELY slow right now---I have the fastest cable connection possible and it is still taking forever to load---just tons of traffic or they are updating it. Remember this firearm was just released this morning.