Gun Report

Ruger SR40 Model 3470 40 S&W

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GUN TESTS GRADE: B The pistol exhibited more felt recoil than the others; however, it was also lighter than the other handguns, so this wasn’t unexpected. The grip fit most hands well. The big advantage of the Ruger is magazine capacity. The pistol holds 15 rounds of hard-hitting 40 S&W ammunition. The pistol’s combat accuracy was acceptable, but in this test, it was the least accurate handgun. We’re not fans of the takedown process.

Ruger SR40 Model 3470 40 S&W

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Although the Ruger SR40 kicked the most of the pistols tested, it was controllable.
An advantage of the Ruger SR40 is its light weight. That creates more noticeable recoil, of course, but physics will be physics. Balance was still centered in the hand.
The Ruger's takedown, using a lever in the frame, wasn't the most popular with the raters.

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