Need a good concealed pocket sized carry gun. Ruger LC9 reliability?

This is a discussion on Need a good concealed pocket sized carry gun. Ruger LC9 reliability? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I want a good concealed carry pistol. One that would fit in my pocket would be great. I would like to stay with a 9mm ...

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 33
Like Tree6Likes

Thread: Need a good concealed pocket sized carry gun. Ruger LC9 reliability?

  1. #1
    Member Array grantr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    20

    Need a good concealed pocket sized carry gun. Ruger LC9 reliability?

    I want a good concealed carry pistol. One that would fit in my pocket would be great. I would like to stay with a 9mm or larger.

    I like the price and size of the LC9 but it seems like a lot of people have bought this gun and had many problems that Ruger couldn't fix. I need a gun that I can trust to go bang every time. It seems to be a lot of mixed reviews on this gun. I don't see that many mixed with Glocks and Sigs.

    I have a Sig p 228 and it has never failed to go bang no matter what rounds I put in it or how dirty it is. Tula Ammo is dirty and cheap for plinking.

    The 228 is a bit heavy to carry all day concealed and wont fit my pockets well.

    Grant

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    VIP Member Array suntzu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    TX/NH
    Posts
    5,796
    I like my Khar
    TN_Mike likes this.

  4. #3
    Member Array Palumbo3284's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    67
    If you like Sig check out the P290. I recently purchased a Beretta Nano...good price, solid gun, very accurate, low recoil (still more than compact or full size of course), and likely to fit in a pocket. I really like it. For me, it conceals very well IWB at about 4:00, but I could get it into a front pocket...barely though.

  5. #4
    VIP Member
    Array OldVet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    S. Florida, north of the Miami mess, south of the Mouse trap
    Posts
    15,721
    The LC9 is a tad large for a pocket pistol, and Glock doesn't make a true pocket pistol. Seems most of the issues with the LC9 were people "not liking" the trigger, not that the gun didn't work properly. I think too many folks expect miniturized pistol to have all the features and function of full-size guns, and they won't. There's a price to pay with any compromise.
    Walk Soft likes this.
    Retired USAF E-8. Remember: You're being watched!
    Paranoia strikes deep, into your heart it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid... "For What It's Worth" Buffalo Springfield

  6. #5
    Distinguished Member Array mr.stuart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    usa-southeast texas
    Posts
    1,677
    Many of us own the LC9 and have no problems. Many claim 500-3000 rounds with no problem. Last time I checked, Ruger will fix their products. Some people do not like the loaded chamber indicator, or the mag disconnect. The gun does have a long trigger pull,so what? The LC9 is like the Taurus Judge in this respect, a few people hate it so they loudly pronounce it is a bad gun. I pocket carry the LC9 all the time,no problems.
    Pain is the best teacher,but nobody wants to go to his class.


    When the past smothers the present, there is only desperation. When the future absorbs the present, life stands still. In either case a decision must be made because you only live now and you are only what you are now.

  7. #6
    Member Array ponchsox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    472
    I bought an LC9 two months ago. 300 rounds and zero malfunctions. At first I couldn't hit the side of a barn. Now the trigger is smooth and the gun is very accurate. Not to mention it conceals very nicely in a Remora IWB holster.

  8. #7
    VIP Member
    Array archer51's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    21,077
    I had a LC9 that I sold. It was reliable, but IMO the trigger pull is way too long. The trigger on the Kahr CW9 is much better.

    BTW Welcome to the forum.
    Freedom doesn't come free. It is bought and paid for by the lives and blood of our men and women in uniform.

    USAF Retired
    NRA Life Member

  9. #8
    Member Array tookerw1040's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Fla
    Posts
    58
    Welcome. I have a couple Pocket 9's. Both my PF9 and DB9 run flawlessly. Reviews may deter your opinion but I love mine.

    Sent from my C771 using Tapatalk

  10. #9
    Member Array mj40p's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    ohio
    Posts
    135
    I know you said you didn't want to go smaller than 9mm but you also wanted pocket sized and reliable so how about a S&W 642? They sell for 370.00 here or for 550 with laser grips. The 125 grn federal nyclad is a standard pressure round that has been proven to expand from short barrels.
    lowercase likes this.

  11. #10
    Senior Member Array Kimberpackn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    639
    Quote Originally Posted by Palumbo3284 View Post
    If you like Sig check out the P290. I recently purchased a Beretta Nano...good price, solid gun, very accurate, low recoil (still more than compact or full size of course), and likely to fit in a pocket. I really like it. For me, it conceals very well IWB at about 4:00, but I could get it into a front pocket...barely though.
    Sig P290 is an excellent firearm. My wife had one until she fell in love with my G27.
    We should not forget that the spark which ignited the American Revolution was caused by the British attempt to confiscate the firearms of the colonists. -

    Patrick Henry

  12. #11
    sgb
    sgb is offline
    VIP Member Array sgb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    You don't need to know
    Posts
    2,414
    lowercase likes this.
    "There is a secret pride in every human heart that revolts at tyranny. You may order and drive an individual, but you cannot make him respect you." William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

    Best Choices for Self Defense Ammunition

  13. #12
    Member Array grantr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    20
    I am not worried about the trigger pull on the Ruger. I was more concerned with the reliability issues some people had with brass flakes stopping up the firing pin hole causing misfires. That seemed to be the one problem I saw a few times searching a few forums. I do not recall them getting Ruger to fix the problem.

    I just donít want to buy something that is going to have to be sent right back to the manufacturer to correct problems that shouldn't occur.

    Thanks for the welcome!

    I am considering wheel guns.

  14. #13
    Member Array MLittle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    North Texas
    Posts
    460
    Beg to differ on the poster saying Glocks were not made for pocket carry. That is precisely why the Glock 26/27's were designed.....to replace the Smith pocket revolver and offer greater capacity to the LE community. I pocket carry a Glock 26 quite often. With a flush 10rd magazine it's dimensions are just about the same size as a S&W 442/642. Sure, its heavier, but it carries 10+1 of 9mm+p. The problem with going with one of new generation of pocket 9mm's is Reliability. Glock is well known for the reliability of its products.

  15. #14
    VIP Member Array zonker1986's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Orlando, Florida
    Posts
    3,392
    I pocket carry a Kahr CM9 and a Keltec PF-9. Both have been perfect since day one. The Kahr is a bit easier to shoot well than the PF-9 as it seems to handle the recoil a bit better. Either one will do the job with a bit of practice. I carry in a Desentis Nemesis pocket holster, and a cheap little canvas and leather holster made by some company that I've never heard of before. Either holster works.

    Kimbers are the guns you show your friends....Glocks are the ones you show your enemies.

  16. #15
    Member Array Eyebedam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    124
    Have you considered the walther PPS?

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

is ruger lc9 a good gun

,

is the ruger lc9 a good gun

,
lc9 pocket carry
,

lc9 reliability

,
problems with ruger lc9
,

ruger concealed carry

,
ruger concealed carry pistols
,
ruger lc9 concealed carry
,
ruger lc9 for concealed carry
,
ruger lc9 pocket carry
,

ruger lc9 problems

,
ruger lc9 reliability
Click on a term to search for related topics.