LC9, Semi-Auto Compact Pistol, 7+1 Capacity
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The LC9 is a double-action-only pistol with a smooth trigger pull. Control and handling of the Ruger LC9 are accomplished through reduced recoil (very comfortable for a pistol of this size) and aggressive frame checkering for a positive grip in all conditions. The Ruger LC9 features smooth rounded "melted" edges for ease of holstering, carrying and drawing.
From the Ruger Press Room
Ruger Introduces LC9 Lightweight Compact 9mm Pistol
January 03, 2011
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR), announces the LC9™, a lightweight, compact 9mm pistol for discreet carry by law abiding citizens, or a full-power, no-compromise backup for off-duty law enforcement officers. This highly requested pistol was developed through Ruger's Voice of the Customer program and incorporates the features and rugged reliability desired by Ruger customers.
The LC9 has a 3.12" barrel, is 6.0" long and 4.5" tall, making for a very compact 9mm pistol. The LC9 is impressively narrow at a mere .90" wide, and weighs only 17.1 ounces with an empty magazine. Featuring a raspberry polymer (glass-filled nylon) frame and blued alloy steel slide and barrel, the lightweight, full-featured Ruger LC9 offers the versatility and capability of the popular 9mm cartridge in a highly compact, reliable, and user-friendly pistol.
"On the heels of the overwhelming and on-going success of the LCP®, customers repeatedly requested a lightweight, compact 9mm pistol. Frankly, they wanted an LCP chambered in 9mm" said Ruger CEO Michael Fifer. "Delivering an American-made, compact 9mm that provides the same legendary Ruger reliability as the award-winning LCP, LCR® and SR9® became our focus. Meeting customer expectations is our goal and key to Ruger's continuing success," Fifer continued.
The LC9 is a double-action-only, hammer-fired, locked-breech pistol with a smooth trigger pull. Control and confident handling of the Ruger LC9 are accomplished through reduced recoil and aggressive frame checkering for a positive grip in all conditions. The Ruger LC9 features smooth "melted" edges for ease of holstering, carrying and drawing.
One seven-round, single-column magazine is provided with each LC9 pistol. The magazine's standard flat floorplate aids concealability, while the provided finger grip extension floorplate offers an option to shooters who prefer a longer grip surface with more hand-to-pistol contact. Seven-round magazines, holsters and other accessories are available for purchase at ShopRuger.com.
The wider rear aperture of the dovetailed, low-profile, two-dot rear sight aids quick acquisition of the single-dot, dovetailed front sight. This high-visibility, three-dot sight system provides fast, positive sight alignment.
The slide locks open on an empty magazine and the external slide stop is easy to reach and manipulate for positive firearm functioning. A single-sided manual safety and a magazine disconnect are additional features of the Ruger LC9. A California-approved loaded chamber indicator allows for immediate visual and tactile confirmation that the chamber is loaded. A pivoting external extractor provides reliable extraction of the 9mm cases.
Ruger LC9 Features
Ruger LC9 Specifications
Compact, the LC9 is just slightly larger (less than 1'' in both height and length) than the popular LCP.
Rugged construction with blued, throughhardened alloy steel slide and raspberry, one-piece, high-performance, glassfilled nylon grip frame.
Checkered grip frame provides a secure and comfortable grip.
Includes finger grip extension floorplate that can be added to the magazine for comfort and grip.
Dovetailed, high-visibility 3-dot sight system with windage-adjustable rear sight and fixed front sight.
Blued, alloy steel barrel.
Safety features include internal lock, manual safety, magazine safety and loaded chamber indicator which provides visual and tactile indication that chamber is loaded.
Also Includes: soft case.
|CALIBER: 9mm Luger
|SIGHTS: Adjustable 3-Dot
||BARREL: Blued Alloy Steel
|SLIDE: Blued Through-Hardened Alloy Steel
||GRIP FRAME: Raspberry, High Performance, Glass-Filled Nylon
|BARREL LENGTH: 3.12"
||OVERALL LENGTH: 6.00"
|WEIGHT: 17.10 oz.