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http://www.ruger.com/products/lc9/index.html

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9mm
Slide Material: Through-Hardened Alloy Steel Slide Finish: Blued
Barrel Material: Alloy Steel Barrel Finish: Blued
Barrel Length: 3.12" Length: 6.00"
Width: 0.90" Height: 4.50"
Weight: 17.10 oz. Sights: Adjustable 3-Dot
Capacity: 7+1 Grip Frame: Black, High Performance, Glass-Filled Nylon
Twist: 1:10" RH Grooves: 6
MA Approved & Certified: No CA Approved: No
Suggested Retail: $443.00
 

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Release date February 1, 2011
First recall: Noon February 1, 2011
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Prob so but my local dealer has 12 on order already. The 1st one out of the shipping box is mine. It might have a recall but they will fix it.
Glad to hear it Vol, I will expect one of your detailed reviews shortly thereafter along with a review of holsters for this very interesting looking firearm. Two weeks after that I expect to see a FS add for the same and I may be interested depending on the review :) In other words I call dibs!!! :)
 

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Hilarious. I would like to take this opportunity to publicly call both you and GunNut WUSS's for not meeting me to shoot this morning. I won't lie though .... it was COOOOOOLD. My hands are STILL stiff.
 

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Sissys. I was there, and I took my jacket off. :)

I saw this in the newest Guns and Ads, I mean Ammo magazine. Look pretty good but I got bit with the Ruger LCP and have strayed away from these smaller pistols ever since.
 

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About the LC9, I compared the specs to the Keltec PF9 and the Ruger is a little bigger....not really a pocket gun. I sold my LCP in hopes of finding a small 9mm. Don't know if this will be it though. Looking forward to your review, Vol.
 

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About the LC9, I compared the specs to the Keltec PF9 and the Ruger is a little bigger....not really a pocket gun. I sold my LCP in hopes of finding a small 9mm. Don't know if this will be it though. Looking forward to your review, Vol.
Here's the thing though .... I don't think we will ever see a 9mm in the size of the LCP ... prob don't even want one. The recoil would be ouchy and the grip would be a bit disproportionate to the slide/barrel length to accommodate the longer cartridge. I think the LC9, the Keltecs, the Kimber Solo's, etc. are what we are going to have to make due with. I wish it weren't the case.
 

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Here's the thing though .... I don't think we will ever see a 9mm in the size of the LCP ... prob don't even want one. The recoil would be ouchy and the grip would be a bit disproportionate to the slide/barrel length to accommodate the longer cartridge. I think the LC9, the Keltecs, the Kimber Solo's, etc. are what we are going to have to make due with. I wish it weren't the case.
You are right...I'm just wanting the imaginary Glock single stack 9mm.
 

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You are right...I'm just wanting the imaginary Glock single stack 9mm.
I want that too ... in theory. In reality it would still have the same overall width of the G19/26/17 as GLOCK would almost 100% use the same slide. You'd end up with a single stack, low capacity, 9mm ... basically what the G36 did for the .45acp. No real advantage over the G30 except thinner grip, doesn't conceal any better than the G30. Prob not worth it in the end.
 

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Got the call today at lunch. My LC9 has arrived. I'll pick it up this afternoon. Range report will have to wait until Monday (holiday) as we have out of town guests arriving tonight, leaving Sunday.
 

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Range report: IT SUCKED. I didn't even leave the store with it. I really, really wanted to like it too.

First off, it's freakin' HUGE. There is no way on Earth it could be pocket carried by this little guy. None. I might as well try to pocket carry my G26 which is actually a good shooter AND carries more rounds. The gun is as long and tall as a G26 but only slightly thinner.

Next we'll address the ergos. They suck too. It is styled pretty much like the LCP. Now, I like the LCP but it's smaller so where the grip squares off in the rear isn't that big of a deal as my hands still melt around it. With the LC9 the part of my thumb web that hits the rear corner/edge of the grip was extremely uncomfortable. I suspect this would be even worse in live fire when you have to bear down on this little beast to manage the recoil.

The thumb safety ... if one wanted to use it ... is very odd. It's very stiff. That would work itself in so not a big issue. The issue is the placement and direction it pivots. It pivots exactly opposite of a 1911. It is also far enough toward the rear of the pistol I can't engage/disengage it without entirely shifting my grip. I tried using the knuckle on my thumb with no success. Same for all the other guys in the shop.

The trigger ... where do I start. I could live with the loooooooong pull but the reset made me downright angry. There is a very audible, felt "click" about halfway out where you would think a reset point would be. You would be wrong, still a dead trigger. It doesn't reset until almost all the way out. I didn't recall that happening on my LCP but tried one in the store and lo and behold it does the same thing. Very odd. Like I said, the fact you get a sound and feel the click but it isn't a reset is just plain WRONG.

SO ... HUGE, bad ergos, bad thumb safety, and crappy trigger reset. No dice.

PS It also has a mag disconnect.
 

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Sorry to hear that the LC9 sucked, Vol... That's truly disappointing...

I have a few friends that already purchased Kimber Solo's... They are pretty gun savvy and they like them so far... Have you seen a Solo yet?
 
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