I rented a Ruger SR9c compact 9mm today at the range. Compared it to a rented S&W Shield. Fired both of them about 25 rounds each at close range, rapid fire, 1 and 2 handed. Then finished with a slow fire 25 yard ten shot group, standing position, unsupported. The Ruger felt as good in my hand as the Shield, though the S&W was a single-stack magazine. The Ruger had a better trigger. Lighter weight and more consistent. Felt smoother. Both were easy to shoot. They each had good sights. Both are good choices for me, given my hand and finger size. But I prefer the Ruger due to the trigger.