Last Friday, I intended to buy a used Ruger LCP. The price on the one that I found was really reasonable. Well; someone messed up somewhere and I didn't get paid last week; so the plan was put on hold. My luck usually runs the other direction, but yesterday Ruger announced the LC9. The LC9 is to begin shipment on Feb 1. The .380 has never appealed to me, but the size of the LCP is just right. The LC9 is not supposed to be over an inch longer or wider, so it should make a nice carry gun. I do not see the reccomendations for ammo; but I really hope the new model has +P capabilities. I can wait for a month for a good dependable 9mm; with a reasonable price and USA made.
This is the press release from Ruger:
Introducing the LC9™, a lightweight, compact 9mm pistol for discreet carry by law abiding citizens, or a full-power, no-compromise backup for off-duty law enforcement officers. This highly requested pistol was developed through Ruger's Voice of the Customer program and incorporates the features and rugged reliability desired by Ruger customers.
"On the heels of the overwhelming and on-going success of the LCP®, customers repeatedly requested a lightweight, compact 9mm pistol. Frankly, they wanted an LCP chambered in 9mm" said Ruger CEO Michael Fifer. "Delivering an American-made, compact 9mm that provides the same legendary Ruger reliability as the award-winning LCP, LCR® and SR9® became our focus. Meeting customer expectations is our goal and key to Ruger's continuing success," Fifer continued.
The LC9 is a double-action-only, hammer-fired, locked-breech pistol with a smooth trigger pull. Control and confident handling of the Ruger LC9 are accomplished through reduced recoil and aggressive frame checkering for a positive grip in all conditions. The Ruger LC9 features smooth "melted" edges for ease of holstering, carrying and drawing.