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Old 05-09-2012, 10:07 PM   #11
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I have one. I like it, but I am going to get a trigger fix for it soon. I have the LaserMax on the gun. It's a great addition.

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I recently puchased a a Kahr CM9. I tried and considered the LC9. Very nice gun. The main reasons I chose the CM9 over the LC9 is primarily I like the Kahr trigger better and it was easier to draw if I pocket carry it as a BUG. I like the LC9 (and the Shield) but they just weren't the right guns for me.
Pretty much the same for me. I was looking at one but bought a Kahr CW9 instead.
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:48 AM   #13
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Whats the size difference of the LC9 compared to the shield?
They are virtually identical. Different styling but, same size. I might have gone for the LC9 but, I can't stand DAO triggers.

I picked up a Shield-9 last weekend and so far I like it a lot. My only quibble is that I don't care for the 8 round magazine. I'd much rather just have two of the 7 rounders.
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Old 05-11-2012, 05:12 AM   #14
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Ive got an lc9 for my carry gun, it's small compact and a great shooter! It has a long trigger pull that takes a little getting used too but other than that I have no complaints! The break down is extremely simple and the adjustable sites are great to site it in just how you like.

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The lc9 is a nice pistol. I personally went with the kahr cm9 because i didnt want a safety.

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I just bought the LC9 a couple weeks ago as my first handgun owned in over 20 years. I wanted something I could cc, and after reading tons of reviews, and looking at lots of options, the LC9 won out.

The trigger pull is long, but knowing that going in, it doesn't take long to get used to. A cheap and easy trigger fix is out there and probably in my near future.

Just had my first range session with it yesterday, and was very very happy with the performance. I put about 100 rounds down range at distances of 5-15 yards. For a compact ccw, the accuracy was impressive right out of the box. I think I had 2 rounds off paper at 15 yds(and that was shooter error). I was able to keep the groups inside 6"-8" without any adjustments. More than acceptable for the task it's designed for.

The gun does kick like a bigger calibre, but that's not really an issue once you know it's coming. With the mag extension and a Pachmyar slip on grip, it was super comfy an easy to handle.


Overall an excellent choice in its category. Definitely happy with it in my hands!

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Here are my thoughts on the Ruger LC9......

I own a few 9mm with the Smith and Wesson M&P (Full size) being my favorite. The M&P for spring/summer wear is just to big so I purchased the LC9. I read the reviews on the LC9....took it with a grain of salt then experienced it for myself.

Its a small 9mm specifically meant for CC and short range situations so if you are expecting little to no recoil and a great target gun you are out of luck. Yes...it has a long trigger pull which does take a few shots to get used to, but once you have it down I did not find it difficult, inaccurate or concerning. In fact I ate a nice tight hole in center mass. There are conversion kits avialble to shorten the trigger pull, but its not enough of a problem to warrant me changing the trigger and spending more money.

I was personally surprised at how accurate and reliable the gun was. No F2F and she ate all the ammo I gave her. You need to have a good grip (you should anyway for shooting any pistol), but it is especially important in small hand guns or you will have F2F problems. This should not be your first hand gun nor should any small pocket size gun. This is not the perfect gun for the wife or significant other if she is not proficient with hand guns already. Small gun and a lot of power = jumpy.

I personally enjoy shooting the Ruger LC9 and for me its a great carry gun....very pleased. The price is right, its good quality,hides well with lighter clothing and has plenty of power. Smith and Wesson also came out with a similar gun called "The Shield" in 9mm. The Sheild has a shorter trigger pull and retails for around $449 which is pretty good as well. The LC9or the Sheild....flip a coin they are both great CC guns for the experienced user. Lots of great CC guns to choose from these days! Have fun!

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Love mine. Ammo cheap. Use hollow points for home protection. Very accurate at 75 feet targets. sure I can hit trouble at 10 feet. Easy to break down and reassemble. Wish I got one with a laser. Would have been nice for dry fire practice. Comfortable to CC with IWB holster.

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I was on the fence between the lc9 and the Taurus 709 slim. They both fit my hand well and size wise were similar. The problems I had with the Ruger were that the gun shop said magazines were hard to find and I wasn't to fond of the magazine out no fire safety. Anyway for $30 more bucks I went with the 709 slim in stainless as opposed to the blued lc9. Both are fine handguns. The 709 carries well and has eaten whatever ammo I've fed it. It too is a 7+1 with a second magazine.

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I like my LC9, but the springs and guide rod barcode suspect after 500 rounds or so. Will be investing in upgrades for both because this is such an easy gun to conceal.

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