I almost picked the SR40c instead of the SR9c. I shot both at the range and was very happy with the feel / accuracy / recoil of both guns. A little more bite from the 40' with such lightweight guns, but not too bad. My biggest deciding factor was the price of rounds and the fact that I have three other 9mm's. We all (used to) shoot a lot and $4-$5 more per 100 rounds adds up.