Just got home from picking up a Ruger LC9 and thought I would share my first impressions and some pics of it and other compact 9mm's. Price was a very fair $359 before taxes(thanks Nick at Brightwater Ventures - Vancouver, WA):thumbup: which makes in just about the same price as the S&W .380 Bodyguard. Let's just get the negatives out of the way first. Hate the fact that the gun has a magazine safety, manual safety and an ugly loaded chamber indicator. It also has a keyed lock too, but that will never get used. Unfortunately in todays world these things are necessary in order to sell guns in the largest state in the US, so I can see why Ruger did it. I'm sure someone will figure out ways to remove the safeties soon enough. I like how the gun is basically a scaled up LCP, it is much sleeker looking the the Kel-tec PF9. The trigger is basically like a revolver but nowhere near as heavy, actually it kind of feels good although it is a little on the thin side. One big improvement over the PF9 is a more generous trigger guard, should be no problem with gloves, where the PF9 is pretty tight bare handed. The sights on the gun are metal, not plastic like the PF9, and have 3-dots. They are dovetailed in, so it looks like night sights will be an option down the road. Magazine appears to be made by Mec-Gar and holds 7rds of 9mm, comes with an extended finger rest installed and a flat one in the box. Overall the gun appears nicer than both the Kel-tec PF9 and Taurus 709, IMHO. It's small enough to fit in most pockets and would virtually disappear Inside the Waist band. Hope to get out and shoot in on Saturday and see how it works. Now on to some pics: Ruger LC9: Ruger LC9 and Ruger LCP: Ruger LC9 and Kel-tec PF9: PF9 on top of LC9: LC9, PF9 and Kahr CW9: I'll add some holster pics soon and give a range report by Saturday evening.