Ruger's New Striker-Fired Carry Pistol


3235Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. just unveiled its new LC9s pistol, a striker-fired version of its compact, LC9 9mm pistol.

Like the LC9, the LC9s is a slim, lightweight, personal protection pistol, but it features a newly designed trigger mechanism with a short, light, crisp trigger pull that improves accuracy and performance, Ruger officials say.

"The Ruger LC9 set a high standard for reliable, lightweight personal protection," said Chris Killoy, Ruger president and CEO of Ruger. "The LC9s™ follows the success of the LC9, yet provides a new option for shooters who prefer the short, crisp trigger pull of a striker-fired pistol," he added.

The LC9s uses the same holsters, extended magazines, lasers and accessories as the rugged and reliable LC9 and features a blued, through-hardened alloy steel slide; a one-piece high-performance, glass-filled nylon grip frame with aggressive checkering; a grip extension magazine floorplate to improve handling; and a rapid acquisition, windage-adjustable, 3-dot sight system, according to Ruger officials.

It has a 3.12 inch barrel and an overall length of 6 inches. The LC9s is 4.5 inches high, 0.9 inches wide and weighs 17.2 oz.

The compact frame and short trigger reach is designed to accommodate a wide range of hand sizes, Ruger officials say. The LC9s offers safety features such as an integrated trigger safety, manual safety, magazine disconnect, inert magazine for safe disassembly and a visual inspection port that allows for visual confirmation of a loaded or empty chamber.

The LC9s retails for $450 and ships with one 7-round magazine, a soft case and a cable locking device.


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