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BUG/ OFF DUTY **7Ruger LC9

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by G27Chief, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. G27Chief

    G27Chief Lifetime Member

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    I have waited until I passed the 500 round mark before posting this, however I now must confess "I love it"! I am a Ruger fan when it comes to their long guns and revolvers, not so much with the center fire semi-auto's until the LCP a few years back.

    I have enjoyed 500 rounds of flawless operation, in a little gun that has that "good feel" .The trigger was fine for this old revolver shooter, I find it clean and crisp. What more can I say, flat, light, 8 rounds of 9mm, reliable and accuracy is supreme.

    I am not crazy about the lawyer gadgets, however I was not crazy about a "plastic" gun in 1988, then I held a Glock! For the price, features, and ergonomics I find this little pistol to fit the BUG/OFF DUTY needs very - very well

    Since my wife confiscated my 709, this little jewel has filled a void in my daily attire.
    I stoke mine with 147gr Hydra-shok right now, have not been educated as to a better load as of yet. 9mm is offered in loadings that are supposed to perform well in shorter barrel semi's however I have not read any reports on it's performance.

    Anyone else echo my sentiments?
     
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    Chief, I have been thinking of getting the LC9 too, is it safe to carry hammer down safety off?
     

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    It has a pin block similar to other semi autos, so I do,. The safety is redundant in my opinion coupled with the long pull, and the firing pin block....
     
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    Hack Crazy CO Gold Member

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    Not a real big Ruger fan, but I carry the P89 in 9mm Luger at work. I have heard from others that they like the newer Ruger. Another one I know of likes their little bitty 380.
     
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    I bought my wife a Ruger LC9. I found it to be a tack driver right out of the box. I was shooting clover leaf 3 and 4 shot groups right out of the box at the 7 yard line.

    It loves Speer 124gr 9mm Gold Dot and I've had zero malfunctions. I've put about 250 rounds through it.

    I don't really care for the magazine safety and if it was my gun I would deactivate it.

    I wish it was on the approved back up / off duty list for me. I'd buy another without hesitation.
     
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    Hack Crazy CO Gold Member

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    Interesting. I might have to consider one for future purchase, or something like it in 45 ACP.
     
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    I have been hearing of this type accuracy with the LC9 too, that is the current NYPD duty round,they may use the +P though.
     
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    Chief,

    I carry 147 grain Winchester Ranger SXT in my duty and off duty 1911 9mms.

    I think my BIL wants to buy my P238 and the LC9 is on my short list to replace it. How does it compare in size to the LCP?
     
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    I have never handled the LCP but it I would not mind carrying the LC9 as backup or off-duty gun. I'm not a fan of the thumb safety either.

    The 230gr Hydra-Shock has been our issued round for our Sig P220 for almost 20 years. Federal's HST round is also a very good expanding round according to ballistic gel tests FWIW.
     
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    For about 2/3 the price of a Kahr P9, it looks like a good option, especially since it is a locked breech action.
     
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    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    Whats the purpose of the LCP anyway? to defend yourself against ticked off chipmunks?

    :tongueout::wavey:
     
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    LCP is nice as a 2nd gun, or one to throw in my pocket if I'm walking the dog. I am considering the LCR for a retirement piece.
     
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    I really have my eye on the Sig P938 as well.
     
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    I have considered getting my a family member of mine the Ruger LC9. They would probably end up using the safety on it - and 8 rounds of 9mm would be good compromise since I know they won't end up carrying an extra magazine, but it is still small and slim enough to carry it everywhere. I think Ruger has been doing a good job lately. LCP, LCR, LC9...lots of good options from them. Hopefully Glock will follow and open up their line a bit for more off duty/bug options.

    I carry Federal HST 147 grain in my 9mm's.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wY_cJEDxxEI
     
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    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    You know you are a filthy infidel for putting 9mm in a 1911 dont you?
    :tongueout:
     
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    The 9mm isn't a 45, but it then we must compromise mn life, I don't havea Q branch!:tongueout:
     
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    my bad I miss read it I thought you were talking about the .380 LCP.

    I would be quit comfortable with the 9mm.

    You just got to remember to get a solid hit on the chipmunk, if you just wound it they are almost impossible to stop once their adrenaline is raging.

    :supergrin:
     
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    :rofl: true, same goes for red wigglers if you are unfortunate enough to have a 32 acp!

    9mm loadings are so abundant now, and many agencies have had excellent results with some weight/pressure combinations. I feel confident with the LC9 stoked up with some good hollowpoints. This little thing hides, and is quick to come to duty.