I have the Ruger LC9 and the Diamondback DB9 . I have some likes and dislikes about both , I will start with the LC9
: lots of safety features , Loaded chamber indicator, Key lock trigger disengage which is great if you have kids around, adjustable sights, 7+1 rounds, Included grip extension , Safety , Slide lock , fairly accurate for the short barrel . Lifetime Warranty
THE TRIGGER sorry but it is one of the worst I have ever felt , its extra long " Longer than most DAO revolvers I have handled"
The mag release is not in the best location and people with big hands can easily drop the mag while firing , If you do drop the mag and still have one in the chamber you cannot fire it if your trying to change mags , So one in the chamber and no mag in it disengages the trigger . The safety not only disengages the trigger but it also locks the slide , not really a great feature when your under stress , The slide lock is hard to work until it gets broke in , " when the slide is locked back you cannot push the slide lever to close the slide it needs a light pull back on the slide to do this process, until broken in fully then its not a problem. Only 1 mag , these run about $30 each , comes with a cheap not so padded carry case . Not the easiest to field strip , you need something to push the pin out with
striker fired , GREAT Trigger for such a small gun , thinner and smaller frame than the LC9 " more concealable" No, safety , This is a pro for me for concealed carry ,Im not a big safety fan, keep your finger off the trigger and you dont have to worry about a safety . adjustable front and rear dovetail sights . This gun will let you fire a round in the chamber with the mag out +1
.Very simple to field strip , it strips exactly like the Glocks and is done in seconds. Comes with a nice hard case Lifetime Warranty
only 6+1 rounds that does contribute to being smaller , no slide lock on last shot , when your out of ammo and pop in another mag you have to work the slide to chamber the round since it does not lock back on the last round
Only 1 mag with this gun
and yes they are pretty proud at $36-40 each .
I did notice the DB9 has a little lesser recoil than the LC9 due to a heavier recoil spring , The LC9 bottom plate on the mag will fit on the DB9 mag if you need that extra grip extension ,
Im a Ruger fan but for CCW I would rather carry the DB9