Ruger LC9 Lightweight Compact 9mm Pistol

I don’t think any of the TFB readers were surprised when Ruger unveiled the Ruger LC9. After the success of the Ruger LCP .380 lightweight compact pistol, a slightly larger 9mm Luger/Parabellum model made perfect sense.

Caliber 9mm Luger/Parabellum
Capacity 7+1
Finish polymre/blue
Barrel 3.12″
Overall Length 6″
Height 4.5″
Weight 17.10 oz.
MA Approved No
CA Approved No
Sights Adjustable 3-dot sights
MSRP (Price) $443

Once nice feature of this gun is that a finger grip extension can be added to the standard seven round magazine. One “mis-feature” is that it includes the dreaded magazine safety hated by so many shooters.

Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


  • Brian

    I can’t wait to see the “Head to Head Mini 9 Showdown” articles the magazines will be having between the LC9, the Sig P290, the Kahr PM9, and the Kel-Tec PF9 and P11.

  • SpudGun

    If the MSRP is correct, this thing is gonna sell by the bucketload. I’m sure after SHOT, we’re going to see a whole bunch of new sub-compact 9s on the market, so I won’t declare this a ‘Glock 26’ killer just yet.

  • beanfield

    This gun bears a striking resemblance to kel-tec’s pf-9. I’d love to see a video review of what’s mechanically different between the kel-tec p-3at and the ruger lcp .380….as well as this new 9mm gun from ruger and the kel-tec pf-9. I like both ruger and kel-tec, but if ruger announces a bullpup shotgun in the near future, I’m calling shenanigans.

  • Dragonbait1

    The “Dreaded magazine safety” is a requirement (for now) to get any pistol “certified not unsafe” in CA. Ruger is one of the VERY few handgun manufacturers who make new handguns that can be “Certified not unsafe.” and therefore able to have a market presence in CA for new guns.


  • Here is a pic of the LC9 with an overlay of an LCP:

  • ap

    my cheapest local davidson’s guy is showing $330 before tax/shipping/whathaveyou

  • Andy from West Haven

    I’m with you, Beanfield. Though I think Ruger’s first foray into defensive shotguns will probably be more conventional. That is, if they ever.

    Remington and Mossberg pretty much have the market cornered on conventional pumps. And there are far too many great semi’s out there already as well.

    Now if they Ruger-ized a Saiga now THAT would be something. 😉

  • Sean

    Beanfield, there are very few differences between the P3AT and the Ruger. Most parts interchange. We did it one day at the range.

    The new Ruger is just a copy of the PF9 as well. Nicer plastic.

  • Bill Lester

    I personally like a magazine safety but the thumb safety on a small DAO pistol leaves me cold. Otherwise I like it. Probably not enough to replace my 12+1 Kel Tec P-11 but this will sell like hotcakes. I know my brother wants one ASAP.

  • Komrad

    I find mag safeties a little annoying, but honestly, when will I ever need to fire my weapon and not want a few extra rounds in a mag as backup? I suppose it does add unneeded complexity and cost, but I would like my fellow gun owners in calif. to be able to shoot and have fun too. I figure if the gun is a good design without the safety, it’ll be just as good with it.

  • gmanaz

    “I can’t wait to see the “Head to Head Mini 9 Showdown” articles the magazines will be having between the LC9, the Sig P290, the Kahr PM9, and the Kel-Tec PF9 and P11.”

    Don’t forget the Walther PPS…it’s way better than any of the ones you listed….adjustable backstraps, three different magazine sizes, striker-fired, ambidextrous mag release, available in .40 and 9mm, and a rail.

  • mike

    So dragonbait, you’re saying that Cali ruined this for us, too?

  • Brian

    I don’t want my pocket 9 to have a rail. That invites stuff to hang off the front. I want high speed, low drag. Even a laser is too much. Unless we can get a Crimson Trace on the grip.

  • Magazine safety killed it for me. Don’t mind the lawyer required load indicator, but not being able to fire if the mag is out is just silly,and potentially dangerous to me. Although I am sure the anti gunners and criminals like the idea.

    Sorry, Ruger you lost another sale with me.

  • Bill Lester


    Crimson Trace has just announced the LG-412, a laser unit that fits in front of the trigger guard and activated from the grip. It’s not even on CT’s website yet but the following link says it will ship in conjunction with the pistols.

  • Stella

    The reason I love my little LCP is not because its fun to shoot (its not) or that .380 ACP is the world’s finest auto-loading cartridge (also a negative) but because it can fit into the pocket of anything, allowing me to carry whatever my wardrobe be. If the LC9 is to big to disappear into a pocket and has to go IWB, there are a number of other pistols I would likely opt for instead.

    The price, however, is right.

  • chris

    i really dont seem to understand the hatred for mag safeties, i personally haven’t had any problems with mags falling out while shooting, nor have i had a mg safety cause my gun to not work. though, maybe im just lucky.

  • JoeT

    2nds on the rail. Why do sub-compacts have or need rails?

    In my mind, the only reason someone would have a rail would either be because they holster their weapon in a larger holster that can accommodate a light, in which case it’s no longer a sub-compact situation or they carry their weapon in a bag/briefcase/etc. where they don’t have to worry about a rail snagging or an attached light protruding out. In these situations, the person might as well carry a full-size pistol. Or if someone could only have one gun, why would they take a potentially finicky sub-compact when they could have a larger, probably all-metal pistol that could handle any ammunition available?

  • mike

    “i really dont seem to understand the hatred for mag safeties, i personally haven’t had any problems with mags falling out while shooting, nor have i had a mg safety cause my gun to not work. though, maybe im just lucky.”

    I *have* had problems with mags falling out while shooting. The gun wouldn’t even shoot one full magazine without the magazine dropping. I wound up returning it to the dealer because it was completely unusable. The gun was a Ruger LCP.

  • Q

    Chris, the mag safety doesn’t keep the mag from falling out- it prevents the gun from firing with the mag removed. Some folks think it’s crazy to have a carry gun that won’t let them fire the round in the chamber if they need to during a reload. As someone who carries for a living, I think that concern is a bit overblown. A proper speed reload solves the problem and doesn’t leave time for shooting in the midst of it, but it’s not for me to dictate what what makes others comfortable, though.

  • chris

    q, clarification, i know a safety doesn’t keep it form falling out, my point was that ive never had a mag fallout while shooting, so not having the ability to shoot without a mag isn’t a big deal to me. in short, id agree with what you said.

  • Bill Lester

    Magazine safeties provide an added layer of protection for myself (in the event of a struggle over the pistol) and my very inquisitive children (never underestimate what a small child can get into if they really want to do it). For me and many others, these two pluses far outweigh any fanciful notion of needing to fire in the middle of a “tactical reload.”

  • kgnikon

    I shot the Ruger SR9c a while back and was BLOWN AWAY by the trigger out of the box. I realllllly shot superbly with it–better that the G26. I have been thinking about looking into a SR9c simply for the trigger. The LCP/Keltec sight are terrible–I know they are designed for super close scenarios and all but come on look at the S&W Body guard–the sight are wonderful.

    anyway just my two cents.

    We shall see 🙂

  • Pitt

    I am actually quite excited about this potential offering from Ruger. While I am not a sub-compact, pocket pistol type of guy (CCW’d a Glock 17 and 35 for most of my life) I am finally willing to accept that a skinny, single stack 9mm is the kind of piece I can keep with me at all times without the hassle of putting on a holster and gunbelt (also without anyone knowing I’m packing). I will probably try and pick one of these up ASAFP! And if it don’t work, there is always the Kel-Tec P32.

  • craig

    I’m tired of playing with my armymen so I thought I’d chime in. IT’S A GIRL GUN!!!

  • With the inflated prices for 380 ammo over the past couple of years I think that Ruger made a good move introducing a quality compact 9 mm. You get a higher level of performance with a 9mm at approx 50% of the cost of 380 ammo or even less money. Ruger has always had the reputation of producing American made firearms that are quality products at affordable prices. Good move and I agree that they will sell very well.

  • In my opinion there is ONE VERY POSITIVE factor to consider with the magazine safety feature. If you are ever in a struggle with a bad guy and he manages to take your gun away from you and you have the ability to drop the magazine before you lose control of the weapon he can not shoot you with your own loaded gun. Of course you want to grab the magazine.
    I am sure that in the real world there are some people who probably owe their lives to this feature.

  • i just purchased an lc9 the 4th of this month.took it out and the first 30 rounds no problem.then the gun would would not fire.just used standard 9mm ammo,speer,remington,f.c.used 3 different ruger magazines.i would see small bits of metal around the firing pin hole.i would dry fire the gun and clean out the firig pin hole and then it would fire a few rounds.brought the gun home and took it apart.polished the firig sighns or ay problem wih the gun.cleaned it and went back out and same problem.called ruer and have to send it back.i am very disapointed.will not keep the gun.

  • Jim

    I’m curious about the LC9’s trigger pull. I have both an LCP and KelTec PF-9. The LCP trigger pull is hideous; however, the PF-9 is light and smooth. If the LC9 is similar to their LCP, I’d have to pass.

  • the lc9 in my opinion is very much like the lcp.very long and i dont like it.the lc9 was would shoot under 3 inches at 15 yards off hand.the triigger pull was the cause of not shootig a tighter group .i shoot a lot of hand gun ammo every week.try one at a gun show or gun store is what i would suggest.

  • Julio

    Gee…built-in firing pin safety, manual thumb safety, magazine safety, internal key lock, and loaded chamber indicator….

    Can I get my LC9 without all of that crap?

  • Jim

    Sure, buy the PF-9.

  • Jim

    By the whay, what is it with Ruger and their copying of other mfrs. designs? Even more crazy is they get rewards and honors for it.

  • Wayne

    I just purchased a LC9 and took it out to the range on March 26th. After about 25 rounds the gun did not fire consistently. I used 3 different amo manufactures, all stanard and not +P. In total after 100 rounds I had 7 no fires. Very disapointed after owning a LCP 380.

    This gun is going back and Ruger should not call the LC9 a reliable defense weapon rather magazine eye candy.

  • Mike Mallory

    I picked up a new LC9 in February after a 3 week wait ($379 +tax). Before the paperwork work was even done at least 5 people asked me if they could pick it up. So, there was a serious pre-buzz about this pistol. It’s size is perfect for my hands although you must use the finger extension. One flat and one interchangeable extension comes with the new gun’s “one” magazine. Additional magazines with the extension are available from Ruger ($7 higher than the one without). Anyway, through the first 300 rounds I have yet to experience a failure of any sort. Zero ftf’s or fte’s. All 115 grain round nose Winchester and Fiocci. I have some defensive ammo but have not shot it as yet. Why knock Ruger for the no magazine/no fire, Taurus and Berretta auto’s are the same and probably there are more. In a firefight, the only thing that matters is familiarity with your weapon and reliability. So far, no complaints.

  • Dirk

    Just handled the Ruger LC9 at the gun store where I wholly intended a purchase. Trigger-pull killed the deal. Long, even pull like a revolver, and requires that the trigger be pulled fully to the rear to drop the hammer. No big deal, it may seem, but where I expected the gun to go bang, there was nothing. Nothing but more pull. Like a bad dream wherein you pull your trigger and nothing happens, the LC9 is likely a very poor choice for anyone trained to shoot semis with a short trigger slack that quickly takes up to resistance, letting you know exactly where the point of no return is – right up the street, not down the block and around the corner. Serious trouble for a Glock-trained shooter. Will require total re-familiarization to function it reliably in an emergency.

  • JimNix

    Got my lc9 three weeks ago sent it back next day. They replaced the BLOCKER LEVER, FRONT SIGHT,HAMMER AND THE TRIGGER BAR .Front sight was a up grade. Just got it back fired 50 rounds and it stopped firing . Retuned it requesting a new one. Not happy with this one so far.

  • Bad Ruger Product

    Went through all the troubel to mail a LC 9 that had light primer strikes on 3 different types of 9mm amo back to Ruger. Three weeks later the gun was mailed back with no root cause or what they repaired. I called they said they filed a but off the pin. Well I just got back and after 30 rounds the gun missfired again and then a sencond and third time. Not pleased woith the gun or the company. I am probably not the only one experiencing problems.

  • Joe

    Just purchased a Ruger LC9. Took it out in my back woods and
    set up a target. Fired a series of five shots each for a total of
    50 rounds. Each of the five rounds were a different JHP load and
    one hardball.
    The gun ate them all, no FTFs, no Stovepipes, no bad habits.
    Yes the trigger pull is a little long, but that is what ranges are
    for. If you carry, it is your responsibility to be proficient with what
    you carry. Otherwise, leave the weapon at home.
    Do not like the load indicator. Plan to order a second load indicator
    and modify it so it does not pop up. Guns and computers do not
    need pop-ups!
    A safety on a DA is lawyer speak. Ignore the little button.

  • Les

    Just bought the LC9 two days ago. Took it to the range yesterday & had almost a 50% misfire rate. Talked with the local gunsmith & had him shoot it also. He stated that it had a very light primer strike issue & recommended sending it back to Ruger. Did so later that day & am awaiting the results. I like the way it shoots when it shoots.

  • PC

    My LC9 shoots way low, so bad I have a hard time keeping rounds on an 8 inch target at 10-12 feet. The rounds are centered…just way low. I have to practically obscure the bullseye with the muzzle in order to get hits near the center of the target. And no…trigger control is not the problem. I have a DAO S&W 4586 with a longer trigger pull, and I can drive tacks with it. I actually kinda like the LC9 trigger pull, that’s not the problem. Also, the manual says it will fire +P in small amounts, so I mixed in 2 Cor-Bon 115 +P in the mag (figured I could carry it with these rounds as long as I didn’t shoot too many)…the next round fed failed to fire. Actually, the pistol wouldn’t fire again until I field stripped the pistol and cleaned out the firing pin hole and breech face. Needless to say, that is my last experiment with +P in the LC9. The bigger issue is the point of aim. Honestly, this pistol should be sighted in for 10 to 20 feet tops, considering its intended purpose. Ruger says I can send it in for ‘sighting’ but if they deem there’s nothing wrong, it’s a $35 charge. Not sure I want to keep the pistol now. I paid $350 out the door at the gun show last week…

  • Marv

    Bought my LC9 a few days ago. Without boring anyone with my views on the number of safety’s the pistol was misfiring from light primer strikes! Cleaned the gun thoroughly and brought 4 different factory loads. I had a PILE of ammo that didn’t fire. Put all of that ammo in a Taurus 709 & High Point carbine & it all fired! Gun was accurate when it fired. Cruised the internet, found this thread and see SEVERAL other light primer strike complaints???? Talk the gun up all you want but this one is going back to Ruger and then it will be for sale! I have a problem trusting the gun when you can see an unexplained trend appearing on the web. I have several Ruger firearms and love them, just not this one.

  • Kevin

    I own several Rugers, and been impressed with their products’ functionality in the past; however, My LC9 is consistently grouping 6 to 8 inches low centered on the target at 25 feet, I’ll admit that I’ve only used Winch. white box target ammo. I’ve seen several other LC9 owners describing the same behavior. I’ve never had this issue with any of my other double actions in the past…so I do not think it is a technique issue. I’ll be using a sandbag set up to test it next time out along with the Crimson Trace Laser that is on order.

  • backblast

    Guys, what is all the bad talk about? Every gun maker out there ships a few problem weapons, but that doesn’t mean everyone that they ship is junk.
    My normal carry is a CZ 75 compact or 1911 comander size pistol. I love a handgun with a hammer and single action, but sometimes there is a need for something much smaller and easier to keep out of sight so that is where the LC9 comes in.
    Before I bought mine, I read every review I could find and decided that it was worth a try. Having read that there was a problem with dirt packing in the fireing pin, the first thing I did was tear the pistol down and clean all of the grease out of the fireing pin area from the inside. I don’t mean wipe it off, tear the gun apart, remove the fireing pin and clean the hole out as well.
    Having done this, I put it back together and headed for my range. Now I have rather large hands and the pistol felt really strange at first, and that long triger pull did take a few rounds to get used to, but after a few mags it really didn’t seem to matter that much. I will say that the first few rounds were all over the place, but after about a box of ammo, I was shooting 2 1/2 inch groups at 20 yards off hand. One thing I did figure out was, with my long fingers, is that I needed to place my finger deeper on the trigger. Don’t use your normal pad placement, but go deeper to almost the first joint. It feels weird at first, but it become second nature after a while, and it takes the sting out of firing it too.
    I might add too, that I did not have any malfunctions what so ever from start to finish. The pistol shot to point of aim, recoil was no worse the a snubby 38, and all those built in safeties that seem to make everybody cry, didn’t seem to matter at all. I simply didn’t use them!
    No, the LC9 is not a pants pocket size pistol, but it sets real well in a jacket pocket, or if you must carry it in your pants, try some with cargo pockets. I personally carry mine crossdraw in a highride minimal slider with my shirt untucked. Being rather slim, I find no problem what so ever keeping it hidden, even with the mag extension.
    For all of you who are sitting here whining about all of the things that you don’t like about the LC9, there are just as many of us who actually like this pistol. I am from Pa. not Cal. and I find nothing wrong with the style, design, or built in safeties. If you don’t like how it is built or all of the safeties, go spend the extra money on a Glock, Sig, or Kimber. The major thing is use what you like and what you are comfortable with and stop bad mouthing the LC9, just because it isn’t what you like in a handgun. There is nothing wrong with any gun if it works for YOU, and meets YOUR needs!
    I’m sorry this is so long, but I have been an instructor for over 30 years and I normally don’t post things on any website, but I am really tired of all of the whining. It’s just like Harley riders, they rag on anything that isn’t the bike that they ride. Ride what you like and fits your needs, likewise shoot what YOU LIKE and what fits YOUR NEEDS, and shut up!

    • JJ

      Well said, brother!

  • Dave

    I purchased an LC9 about three weeks ago and just got over to the range this past weekend. I really like the feel of the pistol and I purchased a pocket holster from Desantis called “Superfly” which is very comfortable in my pocket and hides the pistol’s profile.

    That being said, I’m disappointed with this pistol for two reasons: Number one and most important is this:

    1. Out of about 130 rounds of 124 grain Federal American Eagle fmj ammo, I had two misfires. Now this being a self-defense gun, that is a big problem. What I noticed was that the firing pin did NOT hit the primers dead center on the two misfires. On one of the two misfires, the firing pin imprint was exactly centered the outer diameter of the primer. On the second misfire, the firing pin imprint was half way between the center and edge of the primer. This indicates to me that something is not aligning itself properly. I can’t totally recollect when the misfires occured, but it may have been when I was loading the first round in the magazine by pulling back the slide and letting it snap forward (in retrospect).

    2. The accuracy was terrible. At about thirty feet, I had a hard time staying on a 16 inch square target. At the same distance with my Glock 23 I’m holding a 4-6 inch group. I realize the LC9 has a much shorter barrel, but at 30 feet I would hope the accuracy was better than it seems to be.

    I’m sending this pistol back to the factory tomorrow; already phoned Ruger for an RMA. I really do hope they can fix the problem because it is the best pocket pistol I’ve seen for conceal carry and that’s why I bought it… it’s small, compact and packs a punch. Hopefully Ruger can find out why so many of these pistols have misfire and accuracy problems.

  • Marv

    Got my LC9 back from repair for light primer strikes causing misfire. it took about 3 weeks to get it back. They were nice enough to send an extra magazine for my trouble. The light primer strike seems to be a real problem for these pistols after checking several other forums? The repair packing list said that item repaired was the slide. They test fired 24 rounds and returned it. I’m going to get it to the range in the next couple of days and feed as much ammo through this pistol as I can shoot. We’ll see if the problem is fixed?

    • JJ

      Ooops. Didn’t see your other comment. Sorry.

  • Bob

    I purchased the LC9 two weeks ago. It has a bad miss-fire problem with light hammer hits. I am sending it back to Ruger today. I have tried several different types of ammo. I will update this post when they fix it (hopefully).

  • Marv

    Just returned from the range. The light primer strike went from 1 in 25 FTF to 1 in 75 FTF after being returned from Ruger. If you’re lucky enough to get one that fires fine great. But from the number of posts here and elsewhere this firearm has an issue with the firing system. I loved the guns feel, the accuracy and can even live with the number of safeties but a weapon designed as a carry weapon needs to be reliable! This one is not! I truly wish it was since I currently own it! But it’s going to find a new owner!

    • JJ

      Marv: Don’t be hesitent to call and send this pistol back to Ruger. After all, you may hand it to someone who’s protecting his wife and children with it, only to have it misfire. I have NO dog in this hunt; just a suggestion. Ok?

  • Dave

    From reading all the comments on this page, it’s evident that the quality control aspect of this pistol is suspect: One individual has loads of misfires while another claims the pistol is the greatest thing since sliced bread and has zero misfires. It can’t just be the ammo to blame. I fired Federal American Eagles and got two misfires out of 130 rounds. BOTH primers showed the firing pin strike to be WAY OFF CENTER. That tells me that SOMETHING IS MISALIGNING during the firing cycle that has nothing to do with the person behind the weapon.
    Ruger needs to take a good look at the “quality control” of this pistol: The part design (for receiver/slide alignment during firing) and the tolerances of the major moving parts.
    I know this is an inexpensive gun. However, when a manufacturer produces a weapon and sells it as a PERSONAL DEFENSE weapon, THEY DAMN WELL BETTER MAKE SURE IT DOESN’T MISFIRE! THE LIVES OF THEIR CUSTOMERS MAY WELL DEPEND IT.

  • PC

    I got my lc9 back from Ruger, the slip included didn’t have any work listed but yhey must have done something to it. My specimen went from point of impact somewhere completely off the target to about 4 inches below poa on an 8 inch target @ about 20 feet. 0 misfires or other malfunctions. I fired a 100 round pack of Remington 115gr JHP, the kind in the green box at Wal Mart. I am not in love with the piece yet but it’s better than it was before, if I can get a decent deal I’ll trade it in or sell it at the next gun show. Just shocking to me that a Ruger product is suffering this kind of … I don’t even know what. QC problems? Bad design?

  • Larry

    I purchased the LC9 at the beginning of September and was only able to get to the range this week after I gave it a light cleaning. So far I have fired 50 rounds of Winchester WB and 20 of Hornady CD, without a single issue. I don’t mind the manual safety as you can decide whether or not to engage it, but the fact that it has a magazine disconnect is annoying. I found the three-dot sights to be decent especially compared to my LCP. Accuracy was nowhere near that of my Sig or M&P, but I thought acceptable for such a short barrel and compact frame. Spare magazines and accessories still seem to be in short supply.

  • Frank

    I looked at an LC9 a couple days ago and loved the looks and feel,there fore i went to this website and others to see pro’s and con’s.

    a couple years ago i wanted a pocket pistol with a punch 9mm, yes mouse gun bla bla bla..i am a .45 fan,decided to buy a kel-tec pf9 a larger more powerful round then the smaller types….In cold weather i carry my .45 auto under heavy shirt-sweater-jacket-coat- but hot weather wearing just a t shirt need a small pocket pistol with the punch, of a good hollowpoint….9mm …..

    several sites had blogs about kel-tec, mostly bad, jammimg, stovepiping,
    average 70% hated it….a couple people recommended cleaning it and polishing ,and had no problems…….i decided to buy a pf-9 and Yes it did jam and stovepipe….i emailed the kel-tec company, and they told me this.

    kel tec has to build and ship these pistols fast as there is a huge demand and are back logged, to keep prices as low as possible they do not polish the feed ramp or breech, recommended a complete cleaning of the pistol to remove all grease, and filings from manufacturing process, and polishing the feed ramp and breech, and again a cleaning and light oiling..

    I did this , and polished feed ramp and breech to a mirror image, fired the pistol with the ammo i will be using to defend myself, and it functioned perfectly…

    I recommend anyone after buying a new pistol Clean it degrease it, polish it, light oil and fire it with ammo to be used for self will be surprised at the gunk that comes out from cleaning ..

    now keltec did tell me they and other manufactures recommend firing 400 rounds of ammo to break in the gun..i can not do this for several reasons, but the polishing i did worked just fine..

    and I only sight my weapon in CLOSE range, as no one is going to attack me from 30-50 feet away,get serious…….if i am ever attacked it will be from 3 to maybe 10 feet away….getting into or out of my car-garage-home- anything further will not be self defense, I can always run…I want shot placement, and dependability from fast close range, not combat range in a war..been there done that..

    Yes i more then likely will buy a lc9..trying hard not to but like it..

  • Pauly K

    Was thinking about buying the LC9 …Bass Pro Shops has on sale for 399.97 with lasermaxlaser,,thought it was a good deal,,This will be my first gun ever, but not sure now afer reading these comments. What do u think?

  • Rick M.

    I bought a LC9 clean it before the range. Put 100 rounds of 115 grain Remington FMJ. Problem none so far. Not sure if I like a hand gun with out a firing block. Like the feel of this and I put it in my pocket in a sleeve.

  • IJ

    Just bought two my daughter and I i haven’t even tried it out and already sadden i wasted 509.00 each blindly from EDs pawn shop in Stocksbridge GA already feel takenen and misfit:(

  • PABulldog

    I have put more than 1,300 rounds down range with my LC9. It has proven to be amazingly reliable. I have fed it 124 and 147 grain Speer Lawman Cleanfire TMJ, 115 grain Hornady Critical Defense, 124 grain Speer GDHP, 124 grain Federal Premium Bonded, 147 grain Federal HST, 147 grain Speer GDHP and 147 grain Winchester Ranger T. I have not experienced a single FTF or jam.

  • Dave

    Took my LC9 to the outdoor range and put another 100 rounds through it without a single misfire. Accuracy seems to be improving as well at 25 yards. I know my hand isn’t any steadier, so I attribute the improvement on getting past the “breakin-in” period. I still have some reservations about the pistol, but the longer I have the pistol, the fewer reservations remain. I recommend new LC9 owners reserve judgement until putting at least 250 rounds through the pistol. Also recommend cleaning the pistol before first use as others have stated. I like the safety on the pistol which allows keeping a round in the chamber without the possibility of accidentally firing the pistol. I love my Glock 23 but wish it had a safety like this one.

  • Rexy 101

    I purchased my lc9 about a year and a half ago. I can honestly say after firing over 600 rounds through the pistol with no misfires or jams of any sort.However when shooting the first box of federal 115jhp ammo, I honestly thought the barrel was bent. Hitting the target low and to the right consistantly.looking through blogs and asking other owners, I changwd my grip hold on the gun burying my trigger finger into the trigger guard. Dry firing over and over to perfect trigger control. I still experience no failiers and now hitting 2to3 inch groups at 15 yards.This is my everyday carry gun now. My opinion, it’s a great little pistol.