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Your thoughts on Ruger LC9

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by maybebaby, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. maybebaby

    maybebaby Auburn New Member

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    Interested in reviews/thoughts on Ruger LC9? I'm looking at getting one or at least trying it out at the range. My concerns are on the reliability side FTE's jamming. I don't care for all the safetys on the pistol but I can over look this issue.
     
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    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    So far I have not heard of many/any that have reliability issues, one owner had over 600 rounds through his within the first week of owning it.
     
  4. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    I can't overlook the safeties. Which is a shame because otherwise the LC9 looks to be a great pocket 9.

    My main carry guns are a j frame revolver, a glock 26, and a decocker only px4.




    I dont like safeties.
     
  5. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills Cave Creek, Arizony Well-Known Member

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    It will revolutionalize the entire gun industry. Whatever you thought you knew about guns is about to be Undone. Prepare to cut up all your other weapons with a chop saw once you try the best of the best, The Ruger LC-9.

    Actually I am tired of the whole gun industry, everything seems predicated upon the next new gun, want the truth? This gun will be much like the last one, the first gen will likely be recalled, a bunch of them will be sold & the first dealers to get a couple will be able to double their money--The End
     
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  6. maybebaby

    maybebaby Auburn New Member

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    Many thanks to RIX for the pictures and info. I also have a Glock 26 so it was easy for me to relate to the size.
     
  7. Iceberg

    Iceberg Forest Grove Active Member

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    Save your money a wait for a Kimber Solo. I handled a LC9 the other day at a local shop and was not impressed. It is really not a pocket gun & was not that much smaller than a G26. Additionally, it felt & looked cheaply made, like a LCP or KelTec, which should not have been a surprise since it is cheap.
     
  8. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    Weren't mine, I just gave you the link :)
    Credit goes to stmcelroy

    MY opinion, FOR THE PRICE, it looks darn hard to beat.
    But I'm not looking for a micro, so it's not on MY wish list.
     
  9. CanCanCase

    CanCanCase Southern Oregon Coast Member

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    So far, I'm a fan of this new line of Rugers... their SR-9c is my daily carry, but every now and then (more frequently lately, as I'm gaining weight this quarter) I put on a pair of pants that must have shrunk a bit in the wash... the LC9 doesn't dig in when the pants are painted on a bit snug...

    As for first gen reliability: no problems here after just under 1500 rounds. I've been throwing a mixed bag of everything I can find - leftover half-boxes of Hornady and Remington defense ammo, FMJ cheapies, etc. - and no feed or FTF issues so far... I actually put about 200 rounds of Hornady CD down range and split the ammo between the LC9 and SR-9c... no FTF with the LC9 and 2 FTF with the SR-9c.

    I debated waiting for a Kimber Solo, but the LC9 fills a niche in my wardrobe nicely. Yes, I'm still waiting on the Kimber!

    -Case
     
  10. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    There has been a lot of complaining about accuracy/lock up issues. There have also been a lot of issues with light strikes, but that seems to be an epidemic right now. I almost wonder if there isn't a rash of bad ammo being produced.

    As far as the gun itself is concerned, when I first held it my response was "bleahhh."
     
  11. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    The only gun that ever revolutionized the gun industry in a positive way was the small, concealable, DA/SA revolver. Every innovation since then has failed to improve on that formula, IMHO. The only advance semi-autos brought to the table was faster reloads and the ability to carry more prepped ammo.
     
  12. mjn

    mjn Tri-Cities, Wa Active Member

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    I wasn't impressed with the feel of the Ruger.. I'm next on the list locally for an all silver Kimber Solo. CAN'T WAIT!
     
  13. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    The Kimber Solo is a sweet gun, loved the one that I handled over at Keith's. But for me it's expensive and relies on a safety, which for this Glock guy is not going to work.

    I now have a Diamondback 9mm and it's turning out to be the perfect tiny 9mm for pocket or deep concealment carry.

    RKBA Holsters: Diamondback 9mm DB9 - Updated 7/3 : Success!!!!
     
  14. chase

    chase Wilsonville, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I checked out the LC9, wasn't impressed. Didn't like the safeties. Seemed cheap to me. Wasn't that much smaller then other sub compacts. The trigger is horrible for the pull and weight. I went with the G26, 4th gen.
     
  15. mjn

    mjn Tri-Cities, Wa Active Member

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    I like the looks of the Diamondback.. but it can't handle +P loads...
     
  16. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    It can handle +P or +P+ just not a continuous diet of them. There are plenty of non +P loads that are satisfactory for self defense, IMHO.

    Per DB Sales on Diamondbacktalk.com

     
  17. mjn

    mjn Tri-Cities, Wa Active Member

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    That's ok... but when the manufacturer specifically states that running +p's voids the warranty.. I wouldn't run 'em thru it.
     
  18. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    I agree with all your points except the key needed for disassembly. You don't need the key anything can be used to push the pin out, or just tilt it to the left and jiggle it.
     
  19. Iceberg

    Iceberg Forest Grove Active Member

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    I just picked up a LC9 on Friday & went right up to Clark Rifles to shoot it. Even though I'm not really a big fan of Ruger products, I like this little pistol. The trigger takes some getting used to, it is like a long light DAO revolver trigger. I'm not a fan of the manual safety or magazine disconnect, but overall I feel it is a cool little pistol, with light recoil at a very reasonable price.
     
  20. optiontrigger

    optiontrigger Snohomish County, WA Member

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    I have a Kel-Tec PF9 and the LC9 is the same size and fits more comfortably in the hand. Shooting the PF9 is brutal while the LC9 was a lot easier to shoot and handle. The LC9 has more room in the trigger guard for your trigger finger than the PF9. CTC makes laserguards for both.