Gun Report

Ruger SR40 BSR40 40 S&W, $525 (Grade B Oct 2011)

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Score it higher if a natural point is your first priority, but we’d still like better access to the thumb safeties.

Ruger SR40 BSR40 40 S&W, $525 (Grade B Oct 2011)

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With the action cocked, the striker indicator was clearly visible from the rear of the slide, arrow. The slide carried a three-dot sight system dovetailed into place front and rear. The stealth Nitrodox Pro black color offers a reduced profile.
The thin grip was backed by a reversible rubber insert held by a solid pin. One side offered a flat profile to the backstrap and the other (shown) extended the grip into the hollow of the shooter’s palm.
Changes from the first SR pistol we tested in 2007 include the trigger-mounted safety, squared and checkered magazine-release buttons, and a slide-stop latch that curved into the frame.
Windage adjustment required loosening the recessed Allen screw, top arrow, and drifting the entire unit left or right. The rear sight was elevation adjustable. Bottom arrow: The loaded chamber indicator tilted up for visual and tactile confirmation. The print was overkill in our view.

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