The double-action-only Ruger LC9 in 9mm provides law enforcement officers with a compact, powerful and reliable backup pistol ready for duty.

RUGER LC9 9mm

The one thing that you can count on is that…

The one thing that you can count on is that you cannot count on anything. For the patrol officer to the undercover detective, counting on simply your primary weapon can be risky. Sure, it may have worked every time you have used it
in the past, but you never know when this mechanical contraption will break down. As a result, having a backup gun is more than a luxury—it is a necessity.

The first decision will be what to select: revolver or semi-automatic? I personally prefer pistols, but a revolver is a very viable personal security firearm. The primary reasons most will select a pistol will be ammunition capacity and a slim profile, which are definite advantages. But once you decide on a pistol, which model do you buy? When it comes to firearms, size matters. You want a backup gun to be a “handful,” a gun that is small enough to conceal and carry without unreasonable effort (effort will always be required), but large enough to fill your hand and powerful enough to use in a fight.

The LC9 comes with the option of an  extended finger floorplate for the mag  that allows for a full-hand grip.

The LC9 comes with the option of an extended finger floorplate for the mag that allows for a full-hand grip.

This is a tall order when you stop to think about it. These days I find that a single-column 9mm pistol might very well be the optimal choice. When loaded with street-proven ammunition, the 9mm can be an effective fight stopper as long as I do my part, and with a capacity of seven to nine rounds and the ability to quickly reload, I should be able to handle all but the most extreme circumstances.

The pistol’s smooth, rounded lines help  prevent it from “printing” through clothing, making it an ideal deep-cover backup pistol. Sean Utley photo.

The pistol’s smooth, rounded lines help prevent it from “printing” through clothing, making it an ideal deep-cover backup pistol. Sean Utley photo.

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  • jsiberians

    Price was $349.00 for LC9
    @59.00 Ritchies holster

  • jsiberians

    I CCW my EDC is an LC9 in a Ritchies IWB holster.
    The LC9 conceals easily and shots great with all the American boxer primed ammo I’ve tried.
    I find it is not comfortable cary in pnat pockets.
    Not sure about a wallet holster but it it larger than I feel comfortable with in my back pocket.
    I do like it in a jacket pocket and for the cold weather here it fits my carry needs nicely.
    Loaded with Win. Ranger TS 147HP.

  • Zeno B

    I have no idea what, ” simply counting on your primary weapon can be risky” means. It is no one I ever want to depend on in combat. What is it with you people, 10 rounds, 12, 14 rounds not enough? Learn to take them them out with 2 rounds. It’s no wonder why police officers are going to the cemetary in ever increasing numbers. These are the “professionals” keeping me safe? I have a LC-9, it’s a great gun, Germans killed plenty in 2 wars with 9 mm, it’s enough for me too!

  • Robert Holtz

    can you demo me one of these with the inside belt holster you see I’m trying to provide a one of a kind gun club with sales to law enforcement first and for most tactical supply please call (352)509-2242 look for ward from hearing from you talk about ideas you would like what you hear I have a win win business

  • Don Davenport

    I like the size. Would fit well in a wallet holster, or inside belt type holster. Like extended mag. How about prices?