New Ruger LC9 review and range report!

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    New Ruger LC9 review and range report!

    Well I picked up my new LC9 from my local FFL on Wednesday. My first impression was the looks, weight and ergonomics of this gun were spectacular! Big enough to be comfortable and controllable to shoot, and small enough to fit comfortably in the front pocket of my shorts. Even my FFL dealer; pawn shop owner, was extremely impressed with it. I had every intention of purchasing it from him, but he told me he wouldn't have any in until April at the earliest, so I purchased this gun from Bud's.

    The gun has the following features: 7+1 capacity 9mm, 3.12" barrel, the gun is 6" in length overall, and weighs 17.1 oz. with empty magazine in place. Also comes with carrying pouch and pinky extension floor plate (in place) as well as a flat floor plate.

    Corners are all nicely rounded off (or melted) with no sharp edges. It has both a manual safety and a magazine safety which is not ambidextrous. Firm pressure is needed to engage the safety. Rear sight is adjustable, and are quite decent.

    At the range:
    I brought with me a variety of Factory and reloaded ammo.
    Factory: Speer Gold Dot 124 gr.HP, Federal HST 124 Gr. HP, WW White Box, Federal 115 FMJ.
    Reloads:
    Reloads duplicating Factory Rem 124 Gr. Golden Sabre HP, and Hornady XTP 124 GR. HP, Georgia Arms 115 FMJ, and 124Gr. FMJ.

    The gun ate up everything I fed it; 200 rounds in all. Happy to report not a single failure of any kind...the gun was flawless! Trigger pull at first felt a little gritty, but started to smooth out towards the end of my range session. I fired the gun two hands, strong hand only and then weak hand, and there were no "limp wrist" malfunctions.
    I initially had a little trouble shooting accurately, but as I figured out how to stage the trigger, and got the feel for when the hammer was going to fall, my groups tightened to the point where I could keep all rounds within a 4" circle (50 yd. Small bore target) at a distance of 33 feet. Some targets had groups measuring 1 1/2" to 2" .

    All in all, I suspect this gun is going to replace my S&W 642 as my go to gun. It is so light and easy to conceal, holds three more rounds, and definitely has less recoil than +p ammo in the 38.

    If there are any downsides to this gun I would say it would be:
    a. that it comes with only 1 magazine.
    b. with a long trigger pull, I don't think a manual safety is needed.
    c. don't like the magazine safety or built in key lock
    d. don't care for the loaded chamber indicator, although it is not as obtrusive a s the one on the SR9c.
    But to me, the positive aspects of this gun far exceed the negatives.

    Well, now I have to get started fabricating a holster for my new carry, and while I'm at it, I might as well look for a couple of magazines for this gun 'cause it sure is a keeper!

    Here she is:


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    Too light for heavy work, too heavy for light work!

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    I am so close to buying one to do a long term test with + p on it

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    Good range report.

    I think I am going get this one and give it a try.

    Will not be able to stage the trigger in a self defense situation.

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    Glad you like it. Congrats and enjoy!
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    Thanks for sharing. Congrats
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    Nice report. keep us advised as the round count goes higher. Bought an early LCP, but this time I'm holding off, until the gun has been out a while and any bugs have surfaced and been corrected. Tired the PT709, but did not care for it much. This new Ruger might fill that slot of a smaller, thinner 9mm than my Glock I've been looking for.

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    Find out if the magazine disconnect removal procedure is as simple as it is for the SR9c. If so, that puppy can be dealt with during a cleaning.
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    congrats on the new lc9 and enjoy..nice range report

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    Thanks for the review, the LC9 may replace my LCP.

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    Well thanks for the great range report. My wife isn't going to be happy with this however. She already knows that I am really wanting one of these little guns. Now that I have read this, it just makes it worse.
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    Nice report. Thanks
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    Have you Shot the PF9 how does it compare,

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    I recently got mine too. I think it will be an excellent IWB carry. It can be pocket carried, but needs a pretty large pocket. Something like cargo pockets. I like snubbies IWB, but this feels much better because the LC9 is much thinner than a snubby. Here is the IWB holster I made for it and a front pocket holster.



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    Really nice holsters !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete950 View Post
    Have you Shot the PF9 how does it compare,
    No experience with the PF9....sorry!
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    Too light for heavy work, too heavy for light work!

    pb

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