Apparently the folks at Sturm, Ruger & Company haven’t been segregating their handguns at night, because it appears two of their most popular pistols have mated and produced offspring.
The LC9 incorporates features of two Ruger handguns. You have the lightweight, easy-to-conceal characteristics of the LCP in .380 ACP with the bigger bore of the SR9 in 9mm.
Flush with the successes of the SR-556, LCR and LCP, it would have been easy for the Ruger engineers to take a break and rest on their laurels, but this has not been the case. Launched for 2011, the LC9 is a fresh face in the concealed carry stable.
A concealed carry piece to be sure, the LC9 tips the scales at a scant 17.1 ounces empty. The frame is black, glass-filled nylon composite. The slide is hardened alloy steel and finished in gun blue. A 3.12-inch barrel guides the 9mm projectiles to the target and a double-action-only trigger system activates the pistol.