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Posted: 2/2/2014 3:24:18 PM EST
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I bought my girlfriend a ruger lc9, 9mm for valentines day. its a nice cranberry color, she really liked the gun, but is doubtful about the double action trigger. were working on it, and shes doing well, considering we just shot it for the first time the other day, for maybe 3-4 mags of ammo.

she might be doubtful, but i REALLY, REALLY liked the little gun. she mentioned the trigger was weird, and was doubtful she could hit with it. i picked it up, and off hand i hit 6 shots out of 6 shots on empty cans @ 15 feet easily, then did a rapid fire of 7 of 7 in a nice group at about 15 feet. it was easy to shoot, and reliable, i was really impressed how easy it was to hit with. best of all it was $320.00. i am seriously considering buying myself one ( in black ), and use it as my ccw.

who has one, and how do you like it?



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Link Posted: 2/2/2014 3:29:14 PM EST
I love mine. Very easy to conceal in cargo shorts or jacket pocket. So far 100% reliable with 200 rounds through it.
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Link Posted: 2/2/2014 3:33:55 PM EST
Awful trigger and thumb safety? Whatever floats your boat.
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Link Posted: 2/2/2014 3:35:53 PM EST
Hella long trigger pull.
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yeah, its long. but i shoot it really well. no complaints about the trigger. was thinking about the kahr cw9, but im liking the ruger a lot.
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Link Posted: 2/2/2014 3:39:51 PM EST
carry mine a lot in the summer, hate the trigger but i still shoot good with it.
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Link Posted: 2/2/2014 3:40:50 PM EST
Horrible trigger but better with the aftermarket upgrade. It's still not great though. If I was buying a single stack 9mm today I would get a sig 938 or kahr cw9. Brother has a kahr and it's dumb nice, just not worth it for me since I already have a g26.

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Link Posted: 2/2/2014 3:43:06 PM EST
I was toying with it and shot my father-in-law's a fair amount. I would get a Shield or something else.

LCP owner, FWIW. The compromises of the LCP are outweighed (for me) by its size. I didn't find that to be the case with the LC9, and the chamber indicator is horrid.
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Link Posted: 2/2/2014 3:43:13 PM EST
The DA trigger is a lot better than most. The rounded edges are comfortable. Bought one for my wife's edc. She actually carries it daily, which makes it worth it. I prefer more capacity (Glock 32) for edc, but I occasionally gank it for when I have to wear a suit and tie. Tucks nice in a 511 t shirt.
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Link Posted: 2/2/2014 3:44:27 PM EST
i hate the trigger even though i shoot well with it. carrying my glock19 instead. make offer
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Link Posted: 2/2/2014 4:04:22 PM EST
OP research Galloway Precision 35% reduction bar and RTK triggers. There's also some interesting content on YouTube under Galloway Precision.
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Link Posted: 2/2/2014 4:10:50 PM EST
I like mine a lot. Accurate, reliable, and the trigger is what it is.

Some people dont like the trigger, but, whatever. I like mine ok.


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Bought one for my wife when she decided she was undergunned with her Sig P230. I am very impressed with it.
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I carried mine all last summer when I was wearing shorts-no reason, really.

I'm carrying it now because I need to give my 45's a good cleaning after a trip to the range,and I've been lazy about it.

Yeah, the long trigger pull sucks, even after removing the magazine safety. I'm not willing to pay $90 for the aftermarket trigger though, either.
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What do you guys normally run on your Ruger LC9?
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Link Posted: 2/2/2014 4:22:23 PM EST
The trigger is horrible. But, my girl loves it and shoots it well. That, and the fact that it is reliable is all I care about.
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Link Posted: 2/2/2014 4:25:32 PM EST
Had one but sold it I didn't like the trigger and hated the mag safety because somehow when I would carry it in my pocket the mag release would get pressed and it would suck to need it in a hurry and have to reseat the mag it was very accurate tho and I don't know of anyone else that has had the same problem as me
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I have had mine for about four weeks and love it. The dao trigger is smooth and not too heavy, about the same as any dao revolver. I actually like this feature better than striker fired pistols, you know when the trigger is being pulled. The thumb safety is the same as a 1911, not an issue for me. I did remove the mag safety.

I have put about 100 downrange with no issues in either fmj of jhp, using both my mags. The size and weight are pretty good, the pistol disappears on my hip. OP, you got a good deal on yours. Mine was $389.99 +tax.

As for all the hate on the trigger, have you tried a Shield? Gritty and rough. Bad enough that I passed one up for $300.
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Had one but sold it I didn't like the trigger and hated the mag safety because somehow when I would carry it in my pocket the mag release would get pressed and it would suck to need it in a hurry and have to reseat the mag it was very accurate tho and I don't know of anyone else that has had the same problem as me
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This ! they are a better made kel-tec copy with the same looooog crappy trigger pull . my wife traded hers in on a S&W 9mm shield .
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Link Posted: 2/2/2014 4:34:00 PM EST
They came with it when I bought it new but unsure I never checked I assume they are Ruger mags
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Link Posted: 2/2/2014 4:37:09 PM EST
I bought my LC9 used just before New Year's. I have had the opportunity to do a bit of dryfire practice and take it to the range once so far- the DAO trigger was actually much better than I expected. The pistol carries very nicely.
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I'm thinking of either getting this or the G42, I have a G26 now and I can't conceal a double stack very well.
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This ! they are a better made kel-tec copy with the same looooog crappy trigger pull . my wife traded hers in on a S&W 9mm shield .
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This ! they are a better made kel-tec copy with the same looooog crappy trigger pull . my wife traded hers in on a S&W 9mm shield .


I looked at a Shield at the same time I bought my LC9. I liked the grip on the Shield a little bit more, but the LC9 had a better trigger for me. I had two main problems with the Shield- 1. the shield trigger had a long take-up/ first stage that I did not like and 2. the way that I naturally gripped the shield caused my trigger finger approach angle to put my finger high on the trigger, causing rough pull due to the trigger safety feature.

I find the LC9 safety to be difficult to quickly engage but fairly easy to take off. Regardless, if you don't like it- the gun can always be carried off-safe.
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Some folks seem to have that issue with the River mags and some claim the pinky mag bottom causes it. Mine came with Italian mags and they seem to work fine.
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Thanks I sold it but I am open to owning another I trigger wasn't a deal breaker
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I love mine. Very easy to conceal in cargo shorts or jacket pocket. So far 100% reliable with 200 rounds through it.
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Link Posted: 2/2/2014 4:51:29 PM EST
I upgraded mine with Galloway parts and still hated it. I traded it in for a XDS (couldn't get my hands on a Shield at the time). I would go with a Shield or XDS if I was buying a sub 9mm.
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Shot it....don't like it.....but there aren't any micro mini SA plastic pistols I do like.
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Link Posted: 2/2/2014 4:56:51 PM EST
I pocket carry mine. Got the one with friggin laser and I think I'll take the laser off. The trigger pull is what it is, it's easier to get used to than throwing money at it trying to make it something it wasn't designed to be.
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Link Posted: 2/2/2014 5:01:31 PM EST
Nearly my EDC along with a J frame. I like mine, the trigger may be long but it is smooth though the whole length of pull which is more than you can say for a lot of guns. Mine is stocked with 147 gr Ranger Ts. I have one USA made mag and One Italian mag.
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The xds just seemed too big for my pocket. The LC9 without a laser fits in the same DeSantis Nemisis the LCP with a laser came out of and hides about as well so for now I'm satisfied.
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The xds just seemed too big for my pocket. The LC9 without a laser fits in the same DeSantis Nemisis the LCP with a laser came out of and hides about as well so for now I'm satisfied.
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I upgraded mine with Galloway parts and still hated it. I traded it in for a XDS (couldn't get my hands on a Shield at the time). I would go with a Shield or XDS if I was buying a sub 9mm.

The xds just seemed too big for my pocket. The LC9 without a laser fits in the same DeSantis Nemisis the LCP with a laser came out of and hides about as well so for now I'm satisfied.


Pocket carry is the only reason I was considering one. I addition to not being crazy about it, there's no way I could pocket carry an LC9 unless I wore Hammer pants. If I could I would accept its other limitations as long as I could file down the chamber indicator.
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Love mine and the LCP as well.

Yeah, they have long triggers but neither one is meant to be a damn competition gun like some here seem to think.

The LCP and LC9 are both "get off me" guns and you ain't gonna be taking a lot of time to think about the trigger pull, etc.
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Pocket carry is the only reason I was considering one. I addition to not being crazy about it, there's no way I could pocket carry an LC9 unless I wore Hammer pants. If I could I would accept its other limitations as long as I could file down the chamber indicator.
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I upgraded mine with Galloway parts and still hated it. I traded it in for a XDS (couldn't get my hands on a Shield at the time). I would go with a Shield or XDS if I was buying a sub 9mm.

The xds just seemed too big for my pocket. The LC9 without a laser fits in the same DeSantis Nemisis the LCP with a laser came out of and hides about as well so for now I'm satisfied.


Pocket carry is the only reason I was considering one. I addition to not being crazy about it, there's no way I could pocket carry an LC9 unless I wore Hammer pants. If I could I would accept its other limitations as long as I could file down the chamber indicator.


It would be easy enough to file down the tab. Thought about it on mine but decided that it wasn't interfering with anything so I let it be. It sticks up pretty high.
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It's one of the most comfortable guns I've found to wear in an IWB holster; it's usually the gun I wear when I'm in the house/out in the yard, etc. It shoots well and feeds almost all ammo I've given it. The trigger pull is long but not horrible.
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I like my LCP, it does what it is designed to do very well. Not sure what the bigger LC9 does well, it's not a pocket gun and it's not a Glock19.

I am interested in the R51 and I thought about the shield, only because they are decent shooters and compact. I shot an LC9 and was not impressed with its shoot ability, it was nowhere near the shield.

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I love mine. Lightweight and easy to carry. No problems.
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As far as the trigger goes, it is not a target gun and no one bitches about the trigger on a J frame so why does the poor LC9 not get the same pass?
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Trigger blows, otherwise a pretty decent pistol.
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As far as the trigger goes, it is not a target gun and no one bitches about the trigger on a J frame so why does the poor LC9 not get the same pass?
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'cause it's a Ruger, dont'cha know.

I mean, jeez, it's a wonder I am alive this morning. I carried a P95 over the weekend with my LCP in my pocket and my LC9 in my backpack.

Holy shit, I trusted my life to lowly Rugers.
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Link Posted: 2/3/2014 5:08:55 AM EST
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Originally Posted By para_frame:
As far as the trigger goes, it is not a target gun and no one bitches about the trigger on a J frame so why does the poor LC9 not get the same pass?
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I actually like the trigger on my LC9 better than my J frame airweight.

I don't care for the loaded chamber indicator & mag safety but the smoothed off corners, smooth action & quality construction help compensate.

As stated, its an affordable, very light, very small EDC 'get off me gun' that serves that purpose as anything made right now.
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Link Posted: 2/3/2014 5:59:32 AM EST
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I've toyed with getting one. The build quality is significantly better then the PF9 I handled.
But, the trigger is disappointing and the thumb safety is only on one side which makes it a NO-GO for me as a lefty.

I'm 90% convinced I'm going to pick up a Kahr CM9 close the the same price but smaller in height and length than the LC9 and has a better trigger.

I like my Glock 19, but its quite chunky compared to the micro nines.
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Link Posted: 2/3/2014 6:04:01 AM EST
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Originally Posted By OiRogers:
Bought one... Trigger feels like the staplegun I use to hang targets.
Gave it to my dad and bought a Kahr.

I love my Kahr.
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I considered the Kahr CW9 when looking at compact 9's. The LC9 had a more natural grip for me, and a shorter, smoother trigger pull than the CW9, and that's saying a lot.
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Link Posted: 2/3/2014 6:05:38 AM EST
I had one, and I replaced it with a Smith M&P Shield. I just could not get past the trigger pull on the LC9.
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Link Posted: 2/3/2014 6:14:09 AM EST
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Originally Posted By fisherman:

Are your mags made by Ruger or in Italy?
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Originally Posted By brianhhouse:
Had one but sold it I didn't like the trigger and hated the mag safety because somehow when I would carry it in my pocket the mag release would get pressed and it would suck to need it in a hurry and have to reseat the mag it was very accurate tho and I don't know of anyone else that has had the same problem as me

Are your mags made by Ruger or in Italy?

My factory Ruger mags were made in Italty. Ruger subs to Mechar for them.
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