Ruger LC9s and LC9s Pro: Best Gun of 2016!
…and it is!
If you’re a new gun owner and don’t have a lot of experience with concealed carry, this gun may not be the right gun for you. But if you’re a seasoned concealed carry holder, or you’re especially excellent with firearm safety, this gun might be right up your ally.
There is no margin of error: when you put just a light amount of pressure on that trigger, the gun will go off. That’s what makes it such an awesome carry gun.
Ruger LC9, LC9s, and Ruger LC9s Pro: What’s the Difference?
They may look entirely the same, but these are two vastly different guns made for two vastly different customers. The Ruger LC9 is a double-action-only single stack 9mm automatic pistol which features an external thumb safety and a magazine disconnect safety. It had a long, firm trigger pull on it which most concealed carriers loved. It was an added safety barrier.
The Ruger LC9s is somewhat of an upgrade to the Ruger LC9. The LC9s has a really sweet single-action trigger. The trigger is one of the best trigger pulls that we have ever felt in a concealed carry pistol.
Original Ruger LC9:
- Bad-ass/lightweight/sleek carry pistol that fits just about anywhere
- Great feeling double-action-only trigger pull keeps you from accidentally discharging your firearm
- Manual thumb safety that kept you doubly safe
- Magazine safety made the pistol inoperable with no magazine – triple the safety!
- Exactly the same size and shape as the original LC9
- Newly designed striker-fired action which lead to a trigger pull better than a Glock’s
- Fires without magazine in
Ruger LC9s Pro:
- No thumb safety
- Sweet trigger pull
- Fires without magazine in
- Trigger safety only
Ruger LC9s Pro Differences/Features
The Ruger LC9s Pro has no external thumb safety.
This is a feature that we absolutely love. We have heard countless stories about fellow peace-keepers pulling out their firearms in self defense, and then losing a second or so to disengage the safety.
When you don’t have a thumb safety on the side of the gun, you don’t have to worry about an extra step while saving a life.
The Ruger LC9s Pro has no magazine disconnect safety.
This safety feature is especially nice when a peace-keeper is maintaining their firearms after target shooting, practice, or shooting competitively. Sometimes, after a long day at the range, it’s easy to forget about the round in the chamber when disassembling the firearm.
The Ruger LC9s Pro has a super great single-action trigger.
Ruger LC9s Pro: If you buy it, please don’t be as “professional” with it as the guy below!
Ruger LC9S – The Perfect Striker Fire 9mm for Concealed Carry
Are you familiar with the Ruger LC9? That’s a great carry gun… but Ruger went and made it better.
That’s what Ruger does.
The biggest complaint about the Ruger LC9 was the trigger pull. That’s normal! The Ruger LC9 was made for concealed carry, and so a long trigger pull was acceptible.
But now, Ruger just came out with the Ruger LC9S – which is a striker fired trigger system. What a difference!
Ruger LC9S (Striker-fired) 9mm FAQs
Does the striker fired trigger vs. the double-action only trigger really make a difference?
Yes, it certainly does.
Some people want the standard LC9 because they want a longer trigger pull. When you’re carrying concealed, it’s easy to have an accident with the trigger – and it would definitely be easier to have an accident with the Ruger LC9S striker-fire trigger than it would be to have an accident with the standard Ruger LC9.
The advantage to the Ruger LC9S (striker-fired) is that you don’t have such a long, heavy trigger pull.
Do the safety benefits of the standard Ruger LC9 outweigh the benefits of the striker-fired LC9s?
That’s completely up to you. The Ruger LC9 is a great gun, and so is the Ruger LC9s.
What is the capacity of the Ruger LC9S?
The capacity of the Ruger LC9s and the Ruger LC9 is 7+1 rounds of 9mm. They both have the same capacity.
How easy is the Ruger LC9s to conceal?
The Ruger LC9 is only 6″ long from the back of the gun to the front, and it weights just under 17oz. It’s the perfect size and shape to conceal on your hip, in a shoulder holster, in a pocket, or in a purse.
It will also fit perfectly in ANY glove box or center console.
Does Florida Gun Supply’s online gun store recommend the Ruger LC9S?
Yes, we highly recommend both the Ruger LC9 and the Ruger LC9S as truly fantastic carry guns. These guns are on every top concealed carry gun list we’ve ever written.
How many magazines does the Ruger LC9S come with?
The Ruger LC9s only comes with one magazine.
Can I get a Ruger LC9 with a laser?
Absolutely. For the Ruger LC9s, you’ll need to buy an aftermarket laser – for now. But the Ruger LC9 comes with a couple of laser options: the Ruger LC9 with the Crimson Trace Laser, and the Ruger LC9 with the LaserMax laser.