Ruger introduces new striker fired LC9s

Ruger Introduces the All New, Striker-Fired LC9s Compact 9mm Pistol

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) is proud to announce the introduction of the all new Ruger® LC9s™ pistol. The LC9s™ is a striker-fired version of the award-winning LC9® pistol. Like the LC9®, the LC9s™ is a slim, lightweight, personal protection pistol that is chambered in 9mm Luger. The LC9s™ features a newly designed trigger mechanism with a short, light, crisp trigger pull that improves accuracy and performance.

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“The Ruger® LC9® set a high standard for reliable, lightweight personal protection, said Chris Killoy, Ruger President and Chief Operating Officer. “The LC9s™ follows the success of the LC9®, yet provides a new option for shooters who prefer the short, crisp trigger pull of a striker-fired pistol,” he added.
The LC9s™ uses the same holsters, extended magazines, lasers and accessories as the rugged and reliable LC9® and features a blued, through-hardened alloy steel slide; a one-piece high-performance, glass-filled nylon grip frame with aggressive checkering; a grip extension magazine floorplate to improve handling; and a rapid acquisition, windage adjustable, 3-dot sight system.

The compact, 17.2 oz. Ruger LC9s™ pistol has a 3.12″ barrel, an overall length of 6″, a height of 4.5″ and a slim 0.9″ width. The compact frame and short trigger reach is designed to accommodate a wide range of hand sizes. The LC9s™ offers modern safety features such as an integrated trigger safety, manual safety, magazine disconnect, inert magazine for safe disassembly and a visual inspection port that allows for visual confirmation of a loaded or empty chamber. The LC9s™ ships with one 7-round magazine, a soft case and a cable locking device.


    1. Yeah, with a horrible heavy trigger. Guess this !means someone at Ruger fired a Shield and realized that sub-compact didn’t have to equal crappy trigger. Sights look better too. I think the sights on the original were milled as part of the slide instead of dovetailed, but I may be confusing it with the LCP…

    2. Yep, it was a DAO semi-auto when it launched. I think going to a SFA action is the smart thing to do for the gun.

  1. So essentially they P320’d it. Took a current gun, removed the hammer fire system and put in a striker fire system. the LC9 becomes the LC9S. They will probably sell a lot of them. There is another LC9 in the works too (the LC9XT) but no one know what it is going to be yet.

    1. I had not thought of the Sig comparison, but you’re right. At least Ruger had the sense to double down on a gun that’s actually successful.

  2. Considering Ruger’s love of safety mechanisms I won’t be too shocked if its the heaviest striker fired trigger since the VP70.

    1. I just picked one up, and it actually may have the lightest trigger of any striker fired pistol I’ve ever shot. It’s actually very close to a Glock with the “-” connector

  3. Don’t worry, in 10 years Glock will introduce their single stack striker fired 9mm subcompact.

  4. I own an LC9 and was thinking of buying the Smith & Wesson Shield 9mm. Now that the new LC9s is out I have a problem: which should I get, the Shield or the new LC9s? Of course all of the mags that I bought for the LC9 will still fit its new brother (LC9s).

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