Ruger currently has a trade in program for the LC9. You take your current hammer equipped LC9 to a Local Gun Store willing to trade with you for a LC9s with striker fire, You agree and pay for the difference and while the dealer should naturally be making a profit. Ruger will sweeten the deal some by giving you a $100 credit at their online store. (While the products are good quality, they are not bargains, usually) I was considering it, But my LC9 shoots fine, just a long long trigger pull. The pull is smooth and the gun is accurate. I did pocket carry this gun for a bit during the XDS recall and it was comfortable to me. I am not a fan of the external safety is my primary concern The LC9s Pro has no external safety.. Still there is nothing inherently wrong with the LC9 so why Pony up for something only a little nicer.