Ruger LC9

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  1. ca4106

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    Thinking of getting an LC9.
    Thoughts, opinions and experiences?
     
  2. Dan-O

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    The LC9s or Lc9s Pro seem like a better option to me. I recently picked up the LC9s and couldn't be happier.
     
  3. typhun

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    Totally Reliable

    From day 1 mine has never had an issue with anything its been fed. I don't mind the long trigger pull but i have never shot/handled the "s" model so cant compare. I don't find the recoil to be snappy, shoot a lot of 124g LRN with 4.0g TG with it. I also like the roundness of the frame edges and its small enough for pocket carry but i prefer to appendix carry it in a blade tech holster. Take down for cleaning is straightforward, though does require a small punch to push out the pin.
     
  4. ku4hx

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    We like our LC9s guns. Wife had an LC9 but liked my "s" type so much she had to have her own.

    The only problem we had was the followers in the Ruger brand magazines stuck every now and then. A little smoothing on both sides of the followers with 600 grit emery paper fixed that. No problems with maybe 300 rounds through each gun now.

    The Mec-Gar magazines have been flawless.

    I liked the LC9 but so did my step daughter so that was that.

    If you don't know the difference between the LC9 and LC9s triggers, you need to check them both out.
     
  5. TarDevil

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    I own the LC9s, and it stays on my hip more than any other gun. It did go back to Ruger once, the mags wanted to eject while holstered. Turn around was exceptional and absolutely no further issues.

    I haven't tried a lot of different ammo, but has been 100% reliable with those I've tried.

    Good ergos, lagging perhaps a tad behind the Shield but with a better trigger and much less weight.
     
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    My brother bought an LC9S Pro about 2 weeks ago and I've put about a box of ammo through it. Absolutely phenomenal gun. There was a Taurus 709 next to it for $100 cheaper and I (being his "gun counsel") about to tell him that one would probably work ok for him, but after dry firing both there was absolutely no comparison.

    I certainly haven't found a better single-stack 9mm.
     
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    'Nother vote for LC9s. Mine is easy to carry, completely reliable, NICE trigger, more accurate than it has any right to be.
     
  8. Saleen322

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    I shot them both and have a LC9. The LC9s does have a little lighter trigger but neither will be confused with a target pistol. The LC9 has been very reliable, more accurate than I expected and inexpensive. It works so well I have no interest in buying another compact pistol-this one fits the bill perfectly.
     
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    I have a late model lc9h [hammer]. They smoothed the trigger on the last of the original models. Mine has been perfect with any ammo I've tried. Does what I need a subcompact 9mm to do.
     
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    I have an LC9 and like it. I have had no malfunctions.
     
  11. JRWhit

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    You won't be disappointed. I bought the Lc9s pro and have been very pleased. The trigger difference between the hammer fired and striker fired is worth comparing before buying. Also if you don't want the safety you can go for the pro model. Mine wears very comfortable at 3 or 4 o'clock in a crossbreed holster and is very easy to shoot accurately due to the better trigger. I have had zero issues with mine. The extra insurance is that if you do have any problems, ruger will fix it and do so very quickly. The only thing I think would make it better is an extra mag and tritium night sights. Good luck to you.
     
  12. TarDevil

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    I'm OK with my sights (I keep a SR9 on the night stand for after hours), but ditto on the extra mag. Ruger offers a 9 round mag which I recommend.
     
  13. Plan2Live

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    CA4106 - were you asking about the original hammer fired version or the new striker fired version? The opinions here appear to assume you meant the striker version.
     
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    I picked up the LC9S Pro a few weeks ago and love it. It's accurate, the recoil is reasonable and being thin and weighing only 17 ounces, it's a fantastic CC piece. If you can find them, they make 9 round extended magazines, giving you more than enough capacity. I found a couple on Ebay at a good price.
     
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    Mine came with a laser that I eventually removed . The LC9 is what I carry in warm weather , dressed in shorts and a t shirt it is easy to conceal . The gun has functioned perfectly and feeds all types of ammo reliably . My only complaint is Ruger went cheap on the finish . Mine has started to wear in several places .
     
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    I think everyone just talked you into buying one...:uhoh:
     
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    I have an LC9. It's a carry gun, I think the trigger is fine. It's long but smooth and I'm not likely to accidently shoot myself with it. It's surprisingly accurate and not too awfully snappy, though my wife doesn't enjoy shooting it. I'd like to try the striker fired version but I'm pretty happy with the one I've got.
     
  18. wicked251

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    I like and shoot mine often. The trigger sucks, but I shoot it well so im happy!
     
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    I really like my LC9. For a small auto, it is actually fun to shoot. So it get a lot of range time.

    It also seems to find it's way into my day pack or back pack. Couple of spare mags and I'm good to go. A hybrid Kit gun.
     
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