Ruger LC9

Ruger LC9

Ruger LC9 – standard
Type Pistol
Place of origin United States
Production history
Manufacturer Ruger
Weight 17.1 oz (480 g)
Length 6.00 in (152 mm)
Barrel length 3.12 in (79 mm)
Width .9 in (23 mm)
Height 4.5 in (110 mm)

Cartridge 9×19mm
Action Short recoil
Feed system 7- and 9-round box magazines
Sights Adjustable

The Ruger LC9 (standing for "Lightweight Compact 9mm")[1] is a 9mm caliber, recoil-operated, locked breech, double action only, semi-automatic pistol announced by Sturm, Ruger & Co. at the 2011 SHOT Show. This pistol has safety features, including a loaded chamber indicator and magazine disconnect safety, that allow it to be sold in California and Massachusetts.


The LC9 has a 3.12-inch (79 mm) barrel, and is 6 inches (152 mm) long and 4.5 inches (114 mm) tall. The LC9 is 0.9 inches (23 mm) wide, and weighs 17.1 ounces (485 g) with an empty magazine. It features a black polymer (glass-filled nylon) frame and blued alloy steel slide and barrel. The gun ships with one magazine, including two interchangeable base pads—one that fits flush with the frame, and the other (fitted to the magazine from the factory) that provides a grip extension of about 0.5 inches (13 mm).[1] The Ruger LC9 was chosen as the Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence's Handgun of the Year in 2011.

In 2013, Ruger released a 9-round extended magazine for the LC9.[2]


The LC380 is a .380 ACP caliber pistol that has the more advanced design elements of the LC9 compared to the more basic design of the Ruger LCP. Its frame is exactly the same as the original Ruger LC9.


LC9s (pro model with no magazine disconnect or manual safety)

The LC9s is a striker-fired version of the LC9.

Redesigned striker fired lc9. Note center-trigger safety


  1. 1 2 Taffin, John (August 2011). "Pocket Power: The Ruger LC9 9mm". Guns Magazine. pp. 40–43. Retrieved July 2, 2011.
  2. Ruger Announces New Products for 2013
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