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Old 10-21-2014, 04:41   #1
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Ruger LC9s

Had a chance to handle one of these yesterday att the LGS and liked the way it felt. The trigger was surprisingly light feeling...another plus. Anybody out there own or shot one of these? The narrow frame (.9") seems like the recoil could feel a bit "snappy". (I know, it's a 9mm, but humor me here.)
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Old 10-21-2014, 05:18   #2
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I haven't shot one, but I was impressed with the couple that I've handled. The trigger is much nicer than the hammer fired version.

If I didn't already have a Shield, I would have bought one.
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Old 10-21-2014, 05:53   #3
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They had just one in the case....several of the hammer models. Owner said that since this one came out it's the one everybody wants and she was wondering what she was going to do with the hammer guns. I told her if worst come to worst to blow them out the door and stick to the new ones. She said everyone who had bought the LC9 absolutely loved them....except for the trigger.
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Old 10-21-2014, 06:15   #4
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I like the lc9 but would rather get a shield in the same price range
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Old 10-21-2014, 07:03   #5
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My son bought one to replace his G42. I have shot it and it is a great gun.
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Old 10-21-2014, 07:34   #6
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I also handled one of these the other day, and it really does feel nice,I currently own a hammer fired LC9 but what I would really like to know, is Glock going to announce a single stack 9 at this years shot show.I guess I could just hold off on the LC9S until then.
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Old 10-21-2014, 08:10   #7
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Are these chambers cut for head spacing on the case mouth, or does the gun come with moonclips?

If it is not a moonclip gun for fast reload, and LC9 owners somehow dress to conceal a moonclip, what's the point, when .38 S&W Special is good enough in that range and designed for revolvers?
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Old 10-21-2014, 08:17   #8
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Are these chambers cut for head spacing on the case mouth, or does the gun come with moonclips?

If it is not a moonclip gun for fast reload, and LC9 owners somehow dress to conceal a moonclip, what's the point, when .38 S&W Special is good enough in that range and designed for revolvers?
You're talking about the LCR in 9mm. I'm referring to the LC9s which is a striker fired semi-auto. And in answer to your question, the LCR-9 comes with 3 moon clips.
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I also handled one of these the other day, and it really does feel nice,I currently own a hammer fired LC9 but what I would really like to know, is Glock going to announce a single stack 9 at this years shot show.I guess I could just hold off on the LC9S until then.

I actually prefer this Ruger's trigger over a Glock trigger.
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Old 10-21-2014, 11:14   #10
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I have an LC9 that is my warm weather carry Gun, it's reliable and the trigger pull is long but smooth.
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Old 10-21-2014, 11:32   #11
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Anybody out there own or shot one of these?
I've had two LC9's for some time. Put about 2,000 (trouble free) rounds through them.
I like them but wasn't crazy about the trigger.
I pocket carried them off and on.


On impulse, a couple weeks ago, I bought a LC9s after I tried the trigger at the gun store.

The trigger pull between the LC9 and "s" is night and day.
The "s" model trigger pull is a little under 5 pounds (what the Glock 42 should be) but that's just part of it. Ruger also moved the trigger throw forward, making a very nice shooting gun.

Some people don't like a thumb safety on carry guns. Generally I'm one of them but with a light pull trigger like this I will use the thumb safety pocket carrying the "s" model.

Also Ruger did not put the large loaded chamber indicator on the "s" model, that the LC9 has.

It happens that I shot the LC9s this morning.
IMO the gun is a pocket size gun that shoots like a target pistol.
(actually the gun would easily put all the bullets in one hole at this close distance, but this is about the best I can do now days with 76 year old eyes and shaking hands )

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Old 10-21-2014, 12:02   #12
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I like the lc9 but would rather get a shield in the same price range
I like the Shield. I have two 9mm and a 40 S&W.
Good guns.
Most everyone that shoots my Shields buys their own.

But the Shield is bigger and heavier than the LC9s and costs more. LC9s was $370 and Shields were $450 plus.

I would like to (pocket) carry the Shield but it's just too big and heavy for me.
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Good shooting M2. Thanks for the pic of the LC9s with the G42. I think you have moved the LC9s to the top of my list. I am currently carrying the G42 but am not overjoyed with the heavy trigger.
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Old 10-21-2014, 17:55   #14
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Had a chance to handle one of these yesterday att the LGS and liked the way it felt. The trigger was surprisingly light feeling...another plus. Anybody out there own or shot one of these? The narrow frame (.9") seems like the recoil could feel a bit "snappy". (I know, it's a 9mm, but humor me here.)
Even though you've explained it, I don't think a lot of people understand that the LC9 and the LC9S are two completely different guns. While they look a lot alike, they're not the same. I've never been drawn to the LC9, but the LC9S has changed my mind. I'm really impressed with how the striker fire mechanism has change the feel of the trigger. I may have to pick one up.
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I am currently carrying the G42 but am not overjoyed with the heavy trigger.
Yeah me to. I like the G42, except for the 9 pound trigger.

Not that I'm very fast with multiple shots but that heavy G42 trigger does slow me down a good bit.


Actually the day I bought the LC9s and first shot it I wasn't expecting the trigger to be as light as it is and it caught me by surprise.
I was on target but not in the 10 ring.


When I let people try the LC9s I make especially sure they keep their finger off the trigger until on the target.
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Old 10-21-2014, 18:23   #16
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I bought the lc9s and it is a good one. I had the original one and sold it due to the trigger pull. I tried the new one and the trigger is great. I have had it at the range and have no problems. I tried 147 gr subsonic ammo, 115 gr two diffrent brands, black hills 124gr +p. Tried slow fire, fast fire as fast as I could pull the trigger. Never any problems with any of the rounds. Put about about 150 rds through it. The trigger is really good, feels very smooth. I think its a winner for a single stack 9mm. The pistol is +p rated.
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Yeah, the LC9S has a much nicer trigger. I wouldn't be surprised if Ruger discontinues the original.
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I wouldn't be surprised if Ruger discontinues the original.
Yes. I can't see anyone buying the LC9 after trying the "s" model trigger.

I'm going to pocket carry the "s" today and see how it goes.
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Yeah, the LC9S has a much nicer trigger. I wouldn't be surprised if Ruger discontinues the original.
Yeah I could see them doing so also.
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Old 10-22-2014, 11:12   #20
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I REALLY like mine. It is a great pocket gun when I dont wanna have my normal carry gun for whatever reason. Awesome trigger pull. According to stuff I have been seeing the HST round is performing great out of it too.
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