Ruger LC9

Ruger LC9

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    Ruger LC9

    Hello All,

    I am looking for folks with experience with the LC9. Thoughts, pros, cons, other pocket 9mm guns they prefer or prefer the LC9 to.

    Thanks all!


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    Had one, sold it. While it functioned fine, I hated the excessive (in my opinion) trigger pull. Went with the Kahr CW line and have never looked back.
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    Thanks for the feedback Archer, very helpful as always!
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    My wife really likes her LC9 and I'm surprised at how accurate she is with it. I don't really care for the long trigger pull myself but I found it pretty easy to get used to. My one complaint is they should ship them with more than one magazine.
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    Roger that on more than 1 mag. Other than that I really like mine. It is my EDC. Shoots good with everything i have tried. No issues.
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    excellent little gun if u can deal with the long trigger pull.

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    Helpful guys, keep it coming.

    I am looking at one as a pocket gun for when IWB carry is not practical due to attire or circumstances. It wouldn't be my primary EDC so the trigger is only a concern if I shoot it poorly because of it.
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    I think you should try one if possible before you buy. I dont mind a long DA trigger pull of a revolver, but cant stand the long trigger pull of a small auto, except for S&W bodyguard 380. The bodyguard has a nice trigger pull, and has actual sights which will put lead on targets easily. I had a few friends over two weekends ago to shoot in my backyard, and they all loved the bodyguard. Second place out of all the guns we shot that were "carry" guns was my friends Diamonback 9mm.... trigger was sweet, and he prefers the 9mm over my 380, however my buffalo bore +p rounds are sufficient for my taste. Just a few options if you find you dont like the trigger on the Ruger. Bunker
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    My wife shoots an LC9 that I purchased for her at Christmas. I chose that pistol due to the fact that it has a long double action only trigger. We have been married for 20 years and during that time she was never really interested in shooting or hunting. As of recently, her interest has changed and she sent for her FOID card. Since she had little shooting experience, I felt that a double action trigger would be a better starting point for her. Now let me tell ya, in the past 3 months she has put over 700 rounds through that gun with (0) malfunctions and the best part..............the trigger has lightened since being shot and is a nice, smooth pull. I do not have a trigger scale but I would say it is 1/2 of what it was new. As far as accuracy, 21 ft at the range, she can put 50 out of 50 on a paper plate, most of them in (1) big hole in the center, all day long. Great shooting gun, decent sights, not too heavy, well worth the money.

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    If you are going for a pocket gun I recommend a jframe revolver. I carried the lc9 and a s&w 442. Liked the lc9 except for the trigger. It being so thin my finger would start to wrap around the trigger as I pulled it to its final breaking point. Hurt accuracy. Sold it and bought a Colt kw commander xse. Still have the jframe and always carry at least it. Highly recommend the jframe route.
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    Definitely hold one before you buy it, The concave grips are kind of odd to me and not very comfortable to hold. It's much more snappy than some of the other subcompact 9's I've shot, but it has gone bang every time. Ditto on the more than one mag.

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    Hated the grip and had function issues. Traded toward a Glock and never looked back.

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    i have 2 problems with the wife's LC9, the long trigger pull and its pink,
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    Put one in your pocket also. Mine is a little big for the pockets of some of my pants/shorts. I am probably more concerned about it showing than most since I am new to concealed carry, so I went and got an LCP for summer carry. Still like my LC9 though.

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    I have one and love it! I added a Pachmayr grip glove to it and that solved the concave grip issue that someone mentioned above. Also makes it a little more fun to shoot - the checkering really wears on my hand after 100-150 rounds or so.

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