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LC9s PRO - no safety or mag disconnect

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by ngnrd, Dec 14, 2014.

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  1. ngnrd

    ngnrd Member

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    I haven't seen any threads about Ruger's latest version of their LC9, so I thought I'd start one. The new LC9s PRO is (of course) striker fired like their regular LC9s, but it has no external manual safety and no magazine disconnect safety. It's not on Ruger's website yet, but it does show up on Davidson's Gallery of Guns (HERE <--- ). If given a choice, would you buy the Pro or the standard LC9s? And why...



    [Disclosure: I've actually already decided which one I would buy.:cool: In my search for a new pistol, the LC9s has been on my short list, but I'm not a fan of the mag disconnect. When I saw the PRO at GoG today, I bought one (well, I ordered one - don't even know when it's gonna get here yet). I'm excited. Now, I just have to pick up some ammo... :D]
     
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    mistake
     
  3. ngnrd

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    This isn't about the LC9s. It's about the LC9s PRO. Two different pistols.
     
  4. Jaymo

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    I'm waiting for a double stack version.
    The single stack is way too slim for me.
     
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    I know, Walt. That's my point. There are plenty of threads on THR about the striker-fired LC9s. And some of the complaints/criticisms about it were the safety and mag disconnect. It seems that Ruger has addressed those complaints with the LC9s PRO.

    My statement (that you quoted above) was in response to kokapelli's post, in which he pointed out that the striker-fired LC9s had been out for a while. (He has since deleted the text in that post.)

    Again, I'm not talking about the hammer-fired LC9. Nor am I talking about the release of the striker-fired LC9s. I'm talking about the release of a new version of Ruger's compact single-stack 9mm, the LC9s PRO.


    (I didn't realize this was going to be so complicated...:banghead:)
     
  7. Walt Sherrill

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    I didn't realize that a post had been deleted... ("mistake" didn't tell me much). Not knowing what had been removed caused me to think your response was just a bit abrasive -- when in fact it was simply explanatory.

    Communicating (or mis-communicating) on gun forums can be too easy -- but still challenging.:eek:

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  8. herrwalther

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    Will certainly draw my interest. A single stack 9mm is too small for primary carry in my mind, but the perfect size for a backup or ankle firearm. Sort of makes me wonder if they are going to make a striker-fire version of the LCP as well.
     
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    I am pretty interested!
     
  10. TarDevil

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    Well nuts. Wish this had happened two months ago. Oh well, I'll hang onto my LC9s un-Pro. I don't mind the external safety, but could do without the mag disconnect.
     
  11. 46Slick

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    Its very simple to remove the mag disconnect. I bent mine removing it because it was the most expedient way to remove it. You can salvage the part and dinky spring if you remove the trigger first.
     
  12. george burns

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    I did that but the legal ramifications make it hard to balance.
     
  13. TarDevil

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    I'll pass. My carry guns will remain as they were sold.
     
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    Sweet! I fondled an LC9s in the store and loved the trigger, but I was put off by the safety and magazine disconnect. Given Ruger's track record I'm shocked that they're doing this new version but lately it does seem they've been "putting their ear to the ground" and actually listening to customer feedback. Kudos to Ruger! I recently put a 3" LCRx on layaway and am still considering the LCR 9mm. It's great to see Ruger putting out the guns that consumers are asking for!:D
     
  15. stchman

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    About time!!!!!!

    Does the LC9s have 2nd strike capability?
     
  16. secamp32

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    It's out already, It's called the Glock 26. ;)

    A couple of companies have slip on grips to give you more to hold on to. I have small hands so it's not a problem for me.
     
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    Of course...I buy an LC9s and then they come out with the LC9s I really want :).

    Just my .02,
    LeonCarr
     
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    I put the Walther PPS on layaway just two days before this announcement. I love my LCP a LOT, but I could not abide the safety and mag disconnect.

    Eh, I'll probably end up getting both after the LC9S Pro has a few years on the market. Never hurts to have options :D
     
  19. Wishoot

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    Nice of them to produce the gun I really wanted AFTER I bought a Shield and 5 holsters to go along with it. :fire:

    I had the original LC9 and loved the size, fit and feel of it, but hated everything else. That's why I ditched it and bought a Shield.
     
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    The precedent is set. Will they follow suit with the SR series pistols as well?
     
  21. herrwalther

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    I'd be willing to bet they are toying with the idea. The Ruger 9e dropped some of the annoying safety gizmos from the SR line.
     
  22. ngnrd

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    My PRO should be arriving at my FFL sometime tomorrow (Wednesday). But as fate would have it, I probably won't have a chance to pick it up until Thursday. The problem is, I'm supposed to be leaving for a week-long hunt on Thursday. What to do... what to do?:uhoh:
     
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    I have big hands but prefer smaller slimmer grips for carry guns. I've been looking to upgrade from my Taurus 709 slim, to something without a thumb safety and a finish that won't rust at the mere thought of humidity or sweat.

    The LC9s PRO is definitely worth a look for me.

    It's on the Ruger site, under the news page.

    http://www.ruger.com/news/2014-12-16.html

    Also, the Pro is now listed under the model options of the LC9s page. Must be a recent update.

    http://www.ruger.com/products/lc9s/models.html
     
  24. bannockburn

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    Would also be interested in one, especially without the manual safety and mag disconnect safety.
     
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    The Pro sounds good to me, in that it has a stiffer trigger pull; however that also comes with a longer pull. Not sure why. I really like my "S" but have always thought the trigger pull was a bit too easy.

    Maybe there will eventually be a trigger retrofit for the "S".

    I do like the safety. You can use it or not; its a choice the PRO does not have.
     
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