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Model: LC9s
Ruger Pistol LC9s 9 mm Variant-1
Scale To:
Gun Dimensions Width:0.9-in
Length:6-in Height:4.5-in
Barrel:3.12-in Weight:17.2-oz
1 Variant
Gun Rankings
  • IDPA Power Factor138844
  • Recoil Factor7.68 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity8 rounds
  • ConcealabilityGood
  • Defense Factor74%
Gun Specifications
Produced:2014 -
Caliber:9 mm
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:striker single-action (SA)
Safety:manual safety, trigger safety
Frame:glass-filled nylon
Grip:integrated glass-filled nylon
Sights:3-dot fixed
Notes:blued alloy steel slide and barrel
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.
More Info
Gun Value
MSRP:$479.00Used Est:$335.00
Last Update:12/3/2018
About the Gun

The LC9s is a striker-fired version of Ruger's hammer-fired LC9 compact pistol. It has all of the features of the LC9 minus the loaded chamber indicator, and features a striker-single-action trigger versus the original LC9 double-action only trigger.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: 9 mm Luger
Alias: 9 mm Parabellum
MV: From 985 to 1500 ft/sec
ME: From 294 to 450 ft-lb
WT: From 90 to 147 grains
About the Cartridge

This cartridge was introduced along with the Luger semi-automatic pistol. The pistol and cartridge was first adopted by the German Navy in 1904 and then by the German Army in 1908. This cartridge has since been adopted by the military of practically every non-Communist power. It has become the most popular and widely-used handgun cartridge in the world. Performance wise, the 9mm cartridge has somewhat more power than the .38 Special but falls well short of the .357 Magnum.

User Rating
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2 User Comments
User Comments

3 of 5 Stars
Needs work.
By tmedlin on 28 Jun 2018
This handgun is nice sized, but has poor accuracy. I have the LCP II also and I can aim that better which is not good since the LCP II is smaller. I stopped carrying this pistol due to accuracy issues.

0 of 5 Stars
good E.D.C.
By kwalter219 on 03 Dec 2018
Nice size for conceal carry, and plenty of stopping power. Have to practice with it to be accurate with it. Practice with the same ammo you are going to carry.