Ruger LC9s

Discussion in 'Ruger Center Fire Pistols' started by SGW Gunsmith, Jan 1, 2021.

  1. SGW Gunsmith

    SGW Gunsmith Active Member

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    When I bought my first "warm weather carry" 9 mm, my choice was the Ruger LC9. Didn't take long shooting this pistol to decide that the fire control system was not to my liking.
    Then........the Ruger LC9s was introduced. Enough of the double action only system involved with the LC9 for me, and that pistol was placed in an "experienced" section of a handgun display case, and quickly sold to an owner who was looking for, and just "had-to-have".
    He was happy and now I'm "extremely happy" with a Ruger LC9s. Most all here know that the LC9s is a striker fired pistol. I like that from my knowledgeable experience with Glock pistols and how much quicker lock-time works over the sweeping distance that most all hammer fired pistols provide:

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    Now my PCCW during warmer months, as I find features that I want to improve, those are changed to a better conformance plan to my specifications. Like the aftermarket grip sleeve that provides "ME" with a more comfortable hold when shooting 147 grain 9 mm Luger rounds, which helps to extend my regularly scheduled shooting practice out back on my personal shooting range:

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    It's extremely handy to be able to just walk to the back of my fully equipped shop and shoot whenever the mood strikes and not need to wait for another shooter to change targets. Yet, there are some times when the "native dwellers" tend to get in the way and infringe on my needs:

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  2. Litehiker

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    I had the slide on my LC9s black Cerakoted. No more rust from my sweat.
    The original Laser Max laser went tits up so now it wears a Crimson Trace laser and I love the "automatic on" with the grip switch. Grip the damn pistol and its ON.

    I gave my attorney daughter my earlier LC9. She may not like the crappy trigger but in a tight situation I don't think she will notice.
     
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  3. SGW Gunsmith

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    I've done DuraCoat on several guns for customers and my first attempt was on my Ruger Mark III 22/45 grip frame and magazine bases:
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    While DuraCoat, and the job I did has been very durable, I want to try the Cerakote to see how that is to deal with.
    When I first bought my Glock 23 pistol, I also made the mistake of getting a Kydex holster for it. In very short order, the Tenifer finish began to wear off, so that Kydex holster was thrown into the burning barrel and sent to "holster hell".
    I then sent my Glock slide off to Robar to have their tough plating process performed and ordered a beautifully made, high grade leather, "Diamond D" wet moulded, shoulder holster for that Glock. Needless to say, my Glock pistol fits that holster perfectly, and there's no flopping around in a poorly made abomination:
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    One yokel on another forum claimed that all of his leather holsters "smelled bad", but I believe the smell came more from lack of washing his mustache.
     
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  4. Litehiker

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    Interesting that Kydex wears off pistol finishes quickly. It is true that Kydex is harder and more abrasive than leather so I'm not surprised.
    I think leather lined holster with Kydex form reinforcements is the best of both worlds.
     
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  5. quirky

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    Don't get him too wound up, we'll end up with a weeks worth of synopsis on the pro's and con's with the 60 year experience spiel. Let's not forget a good many here think you are an idiot parroting (not I of course) but the lower information types who come on board at times. Patriots of the maga capital raid.
     
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  6. BLACK RIFLE REVIEWS

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    That LC9s is a nice Pocket pistol.
     
  7. SGW Gunsmith

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    Especially for those who can't afford a holster. Maybe a string through the trigger guard and then around one's neck would make the pistol more easily available?
    I like the holster myself, no fumbling around in a pocket for access, especially when one has fingers like the late John Carradine.
     
  8. Litehiker

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    I compared the RUGER LC9s to other 9 mm "carry pistols" 3 years ago and the LC9s looked like not only the "best for the money" but very good in many other ways. My previous LC9 was very good EXCEPT for that lousy trigger. The striker fired "s" version cured that problem. (But usually hammer fired pistols have better triggers than striker fired triggers so the poor trigger of the LC9 is odd.)
     
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  9. Magnum.357

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    Sometimes it's not affordability. I've always used a leather holster, simply because I personal feel they are better. My son turned me onto the kydex holster from We The People. Used it for years.
    Last knight I mounted a clip draw on my Sig p-365. I like it very much. There is no bulkiness or any printing of a firearm from the holster, and it is very comfortable.
     
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    The LC9 Pro would be a better choice, their triggers are way better.
     
  11. SGW Gunsmith

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    I'll take a striker fired pistol "every time". My Glock and now my LC9s both have outstanding triggers, and no exposed hammer to catch on everything they get near.
    The LC9, I did feel that the trigger pull was way too much. The ONLY double action revolver where I felt the double action system was very good is my Colt Python. It takes an hour and a half to get a Smith & Wesson revolver even "close" to the Python's trigger action.