Well said RBid.
I think the S&W MP9c is a fine pistol. When shopping for a 9mm compact it was at the top of my list until I shot the Ruger. I came to the same conclusion that you and many others have: Ruger has chosen not to compete in the LE market. They don't have to with this pistol. Selling them has not been a problem.
My SR9c has performed flawlessly with a wide variety of ammo. I paid less than $400 NIB for it when I bought it. I could not care less that LE has not embraced it as they have the M&P; that has far more to do with marketing than performance IMO.
"Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do." Benjamin Franklin