Ruger LC9s Pro Model

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Ruger announced they will begin selling a new version of the LC9s that deletes the thumb safety and magazine disconnect.

The Pro Model will retain the same dimensions and other features of the LC9s, including:

  • caliber: 9mm
  • magazine capacity: 7 rounds
  • barrel length: 3.12″
  • width: 0.9″
  • weight (unloaded): 17.2 oz
  • sights: 3-dot
  • MSRP: $449

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The slide will now have a warning on the slide that reads “Gun will fire with magazine removed.”

Ruger does not announce a product until it is ready to ship, so this one should be on dealer shelves shortly.

From Ruger:

Ruger Expands the Popular LC9s Striker Fired Compact 9mm Line With the All New LC9s Pro

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) is proud to announce the introduction of the new Ruger® LC9s® Pro pistol. Based on the LC9s, a compact, striker-fired, 9mm pistol that the company released in July of this year, the LC9s Pro contains many of the same advanced features, but is offered without the thumb-operated external manual safety and magazine disconnect.

The all new Pro version is designed to meet law enforcement specifications as a back-up gun for high-stress situations when there may not be time to deactivate an external manual safety. The absence of a magazine disconnect safety also is a benefit for tactical reloads that allow the user to engage a target with one round remaining in the chamber and the magazine out of the gun for reloading.

Like the LC9s, the LC9s Pro features a newly designed striker action that delivers a short, crisp trigger pull to improve accuracy and performance. The LC9s Pro offers 7+1 rounds of 9mm Luger protection in a slim, lightweight pistol. The LC9s Pro uses the same holsters, magazines, and accessories as the rugged and reliable LC9s. It also features a blued, through hardened, alloy steel slide; a high performance, glass-filled nylon grip frame with aggressive texturing; a grip extension magazine floorplate to improve handling; and a rapid acquisition, windage adjustable, 3-dot sight system.

The compact, 17.2 oz. Ruger LC9s Pro has a 3.12″ barrel, an overall length of 6″, a height of 4.5″ and a slim 0.9″ width. The compact frame and short trigger reach are designed to accommodate a wide range of hand sizes. The LC9s Pro offers modern safety features such as a visual loaded chamber view port, an internal striker blocker, and an internal trigger safety which requires finger pressure on the trigger in order to fire. The LC9s Pro ships with one, 7-round magazine, a soft case and a cable locking device.

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  • FrenchKiss

    Except in Kommiefornia

  • MIke

    Is the slide disclaimer really necessary?

  • Ruger has now caught up with the M&P Shield

  • jrt 82

    Can I get the Semi-Pro model with a thumb safety but drops the magazine disconnect?

    • dpskfromWA

      Pretty sure you can remove the mag disconnect. There’s a couple of videos about removing it from the LC9, and the disconnect on the LC9s appears to be of a similar design.

      • jrt 82

        Yes, an owner can remove the mag disconnect. I was looking at a trigger upgrade that would have required that to be removed. Ultimately, I passed on that upgrade because my legal counsel told me it would be a serious problem if I used that gun to protect myself and it was not a stock configuration.

  • floppyscience

    “(And guess what … even on the ‘Pro’ it will still be impossible for any female (and most males) to return the slide to battery using the poor excuse for a slidestop release lever)”

    It’s a slide lock, not a release. You’re supposed to charge the pistol the proper way by releasing the slide with your weak hand. It goes over this in the manual.

  • The Truth of the Matter

    I wonder if they’ll have to switch to a smaller font at some point?

  • TangledThorns

    My wife has the LC380 and it sucks. Its highly inaccurate beyond point black range and the rear sight fell off 🙁

  • valorius

    Not impressed by the lc9, but I love my lcp.

  • valorius

    Show me one documented case where a mag disconnect killed someone.


  • valorius

    It has a chamber window like the lcp.