Ruger® LC9™ Luger Pistol
Good CC firearm for the pricepoint
I've owned my LC9 for 2-3 yrs and have shot approx 150 rds a month through it. For it's price point it is a well made reliable CC gun.
My LC9 has display very good accuracy for it's size and intended use. I did have problems with the set screw on the back sight causing the sight to move. Resetting the sight and a drop of Loc Tite cured this. If you are suffering from accuracy issues you may want to check this too.
My biggest negative on this gun is magazines. They are expensive and the gun only comes with one (but both the standard and extended grip floorplate. For the price and level this gun is at there definitely should be a least 2 magazines if not 3 included. I do believe Ruger got it right offereing the two different base plates. While the extended greatly aids in shooting it does hinder both the concealability and draw of my LC9 when I am carrying in in my normal mode...inside a pocket holster in my front pocket. It carries and draws perfect there with the std mag. My spare mag does have the extended grip baseplate.
I would advise against shooting Tulammo through these. Even as few as 20rds can cause a buildup of the coating covering the primer in the firing pin hole. Not a problem with my duty Glock but in my LC9 this causes light strikes. While cleaning does correct this I still do not like feeding a CC gun I may need to use in combat something that it can't regularly shoot. A poor cleaning job could result in a failure to fire at the worst time.
June 22, 2014
I purchased this for my wife and it is great! 400 rounds through it and no hanging, catching, or problems. It is made for small hands so it fits a lady's hand perfectly. Accurate at 20 yards for my wife, daughter, and me. For a 3.5 in barrel, good enough for concealed or home self-defense. Narrow bodied, light weight, and good stock grips. Laser sight fit great and holsters well.
November 18, 2013
Great first impressions
Straight out of the box, i put over 100 rounds (100 target rounds and 8 hollow points) through it and it never failed to fire or eject a casing. I was impressed! The trigger pull was long as expected, but I was used to it after two mags. The trigger was VERY smooth and allowed me to easily stay on target. I shot 4 inch groups at 10 yards consistently. Recoil was a little more than I expected at first, but was a non-issue after the first couple of shots. The pinky extension on the magazine was a definite plus. I love the simplistic look of this gun, and the size is perfect for concealment. I'm very happy with the LC9...so far.
November 17, 2013
I bought this gun new and have put 300 rounds through it. On the positive side, the gun eats everything you feed it, no malfunctions ever. The feel of the gun in my medium sized hand is excellent with all three fingers solidly on the grip. Very concealable and light. Ruger customer service is second to none in the industry.
On the down side, it is only accurate up to 10 feet, beyond that you will be lucky to stay on the paper. I have tried to like the gun but I would not want it to be my "go to" gun in a bad situation.
Bottom line : shoot one before you buy one because as I am finding out, nobody wants to give you anything on a trade for it.
November 1, 2013