New Ruger LC9, quick review and range pic
I traded my Ruger LCP for credit on an LC9 just because I wanted to carry a more potent caliber in a subcompact. I like Glocks and own a G23 but wanted something thin for carry. The LC9 cost $359 at my LGS.
I bought it last night and went to the range on my way home but there was a 45 minute wait. I took it home and worked on my grip and trigger finger placement until I could dry fire it without the front sight moving. Unlike many, I do like the revolver-like trigger pull and the thumb safety for the peace of mind it provides as I may be wearing it AIWB with it pointed at my junk. I like the design and looks of this pistol compared to the Kel-tec pistols that Ruger is always accused of imitating. I think the LC9 just looks better and has a better finish than the PF9 IMHO.
I took it to the range today on my lunch break. I did not clean it before this first range trip. I know I should have but I am a glutton for punishment. I fired 7 rounds of Hornady Critical Defense 115gr JHP to ensure it would feed reliably, and 50 rounds of Federal 115gr FMJ. I had one FTE with the Federal. All shots were fired from about ten yards. My shot grouping started out around 6 to 8 inches while I got used to the trigger pull and ended up with one ragged hole right on POA.
I'm really liking my LC9. Its just small enough for pocket carry and is so much easier to conceal IWB than my G23. :biggrin2: