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Ruger LC9 causing a fuss: Different strokes...

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PlayboyPenguin, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I was discussing the Ruger LC9 with someone today and I realized that the reason this gun is causing such a fuss is that it really does fill a niche in the market. This whole time I have been of the mindset that the gun was a waste of time because there are already great 9mm pistols out there that are small, thin, and light. I was like "What will this gun do that a Kahr does not do better?" I really felt that the only reason people wanted it was because it was decent quality and was really inexpensive.

    This gun has so many features that make it a complete wash in my opinion. The loaded chamber flag, the mag disconnect, the manual safety. These are all things that make me say no thanks.

    Then I realize that these same features that I hate are exactly what some people have been waiting for to come out on a decent gun. Some people would probably cringe at the idea of a carry gun with no safety and a DA trigger which is what I prefer.

    The things I look for in a gun are obviously not the same as everyone else. I can easily imagine someone thinking that this gun has all the features a gun would have if they designed it themselves. Some people probably feel more comfortable with a manual safety. Some people probably like the loaded chamber indicator.

    So, how many people like this gun because of the features and how many like it just because it is decent quality and cheap enough that they are willing to put up with the features?
     
  2. JC9995

    JC9995 Greater "Clackamas" Active Member

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    I couldn't wait for this gun to come out. I was checking my local store several times a week until they finally had one...... then I realized it had a manual safety and may disconnect. I passed on it and am now waiting for the Kahr cm9. A da only, with no safety. :)

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  3. buick455

    buick455 se portland Member

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    I like it but don't really see the need over my keltec because i don't need a saftey PLUS the fact i'm saving for a sig p290
     
  4. VW_Factor

    VW_Factor Woodburn Oregon Active Member

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    Indeed good sir..

    Just as people drive around a wide array of cars, is because they like different things. Guns are much the same when people are looking for something to shoot casually, or carry everyday.

    The only reason I think I wouldn't carry it, would be the mag disconnect.. Otherwise, I wouldn't mind owning one to go shoot at some junk sometimes. :D Just wouldn't carry one, just like I don't carry my P95. I didn't buy it to carry. I bought it to shoot lotsa 9mm lead at various targets and make fruit spatter. hah..
     
  5. Iceberg

    Iceberg Forest Grove Active Member

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    Not my cup of tea, however to each his own.
     
  6. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    As was said: nothing that my KT doesn't already do except that the KT is a .357 SIG or .40 S&W

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  7. raftman

    raftman Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Definitely not interested in the LC9. A manual safety isn't necessarily a bad thing, if I don't like it, I just won't use it, although it probably does add a little to the overall width (although maybe that's not the widest point with that particular firearm anyways). A loaded chamber indicator isn't necessarily a bad thing either, but the ones on the Ruger are pretty goofy and annoying, definitely an example of what's commonly called a "lawyer feature." The mag disconnect is definitely a bit of a turn off, in a plinker a mag disconnect is tolerable, in a carry gun, no thanks.
     
  8. 4dogs

    4dogs 3 miles from the range Active Member

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    I'd like a compact 9 mm that does not have the long trigger pull that the LC9 reportedly has and that the Taurus 709 does.
     
  9. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills Cave Creek, Arizony Well-Known Member

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    I have no interest in stocking yet another new gun, unfortunately, if I don't get some I won't be able to sell any
     
  10. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    I like ALL of those features and will probably buy the Ruger in a year or so, after all of the unpaid product testers finish their warranty recalls! It's nice to know at a glance if it is chambered. If I ever need to wrestle over the gun it would be nice to drop the magazine and disable the gun. And if an officer ever asks to examine it it would be nice to click on the safety, using only one finger. I grew up on double action revolvers and do not mind a long auto trigger pull---much less likely to go off accidentally.................................elsullo (why does the program separate the "elsul" from the "lo"?)
     
  11. raftman

    raftman Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Cuz officers are likely to respond well when you reach for your gun and click one of controls?
     
  12. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    I'm liking my LC9.

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  13. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Kahr is coming out with the CM9 to reduce the cost. Not as pretty and refined as the PM9 and only comes with one magazine but it would do the job.
     
  14. Iceberg

    Iceberg Forest Grove Active Member

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    I looked at one at Brightwater today and all I can say is....eh!. It is not a pocket pistol, one comes w/ one mag & feels almost Kel-Tec cheap. I just couldn't see myself buying this type of pistol and then having to holster carry the thing. If I was going to carry that way, I would be better off just buying a super reliable mini-Glock or simply carrying my Springfield Armory EMP.
     
  15. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    I agree for me it is not a pocket gun, but you would be surprised how many people do pocket carry them.