Colorful Ruger LC9s Models

Ruger LC9s

It is said that in times of slow sales in the firearms industry, a wider variety of options, colors and calibers are offered in an effort to entice shooters to pull out their collective wallets. During panic buys, the opposite is true – manufacturers suspend production of niche guns and focus the manufacturing lines on the core group of fast selling models.

One doesn’t need to sit in on an earnings call to figure out where the market is at the moment. All one has to do is to browse gun company websites and see all of the bright colors, camo patterns, and hobbyist calibers to realize that the industry is in a slow to normal gun sales period.

As an example of that, Ruger is making a number of LC9s pistols in a wide range of colors and styling options. Some of these are made for Davidson’s, while others are made exclusively for the distributor TALO.

Ruger LC9s

This model has a turquoise Cerakote frame and a blued slide. It can also be had with a nickel coated slide.

Ruger LC9s

This Ruger LC9s has the standard black frame and a nickel slide with scrollwork. A blued slide version is also available.

Ruger LC9s

If you are looking for something more subdued, yet distinctive, the version above has a flat dark earth grip and a sage Cerakote slide.

Here are some additional models:

Ruger LC9s

Ruger LC9s

Ruger LC9s

Ruger LC9s

Ruger LC9s

Ruger LC9s



Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


Advertisement

  • Nicks87

    For all the people that had a fit over an engraved Glock, I give you… An engraved LC9s! …Let the crying begin.

    • Nicks87

      …and just for the record, I would pay top dollar for the grey one with the coach scene engraved on it. That s**t is HOT!

      • JumpIf NotZero

        I like the dual tan one… You know, for reduced IR signature… for Afghanistan.

        • TheNotoriousIUD

          True, and they’re so small a Tier 1 SCUBA Sniper could probably carry two in each hand and therefore eliminate 4 times more evil doers.

          • #COTD

          • DW

            The one in silver is the one to remove evil doers and miscreants.

  • I feel like carrying that turquoise with a nickel slide would require me to revoke my man cards, but I do like it!

    • Nicks87

      Not at all. It’s 2016 check your cisgender privilege.

    • Edeco

      Keep your card, it’s just a color. It would be a crutch, but if it helps it reminds me of fire retardant denim, like the cheapo welding coats, which of course is like a burly, traditionally masculine thing. Like “Harglebargle, effin’ management. Imma pee in the corner and take a nap in an unused pulpit, leave some slim jim wrappers on the floor, rawr!”

  • Tim U

    Is there really someone who would buy a 2nd LC9S just because of a color? Or that someone wouldn’t buy a gun because it didn’t come in FDE? I understand if you happen to like the option when you buy one, but I’m not sure this encourages more sales so much as it provides variety to the same sales numbers.

    • sadlerbw

      I’m sure there are a few, but that isn’t exactly the point. It turns out that the market has a non-trivial number of buyers who are interested in colors other than black or brown. Much like cars, looks are a factor in peoples buying decisions, even if they don’t change function one bit. Personally, I’ve got plenty of black guns, but I also have an SR22 with a purple frame, a rifle with an Orange stock and an AR with a JP barrel that has a big, blue heat-sink on it. Point being, I buy some guns just to have fun with them, not to fight a battle or save my life. When I’m buying just for fun, I don’t mind buying guns in all sorts of goofy colors!

    • USMC03Vet

      Athestics matter. Look at how popular SCCY are with all their great colors.

    • Audie Bakerson

      Not a second LC9s, but getting one over anything else in its category. If you’re wearing something everyday, even if it should be hidden, you want it to look nice.

      Also never underestimate the market for things Bloomberg hates.

  • USMC03Vet

    Aww yisssssss, Muddygirl!!

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    I like “Sea Foam”!

  • Lance

    Like the Navy camp look, on the pic on top.

  • Paul White

    I have to admit, if that top blue had been availabler when I bought my lc9s, I’d have gotten it in that. so purdy

  • Bill

    I believe the top and bottom ones are two of the more obscure Kryptek patterns.

  • Lew Siffer

    I want a pair, each half black and half white. But the better one has to be black on the right side.

  • Bill

    Why couldn’t they devote engraving to the Blackhawks?

    • 2ThinkN_Do2

      I’ve seen some very nicely engraved Rugers out there. Still did not make me buy it, even though I wanted it, I knew I didn’t need it. If I were going to buy one, I would have to trade in something I already own . . . but I don’t own anything I didn’t really want; such a dilemma : (

  • Leigh Rich

    SCCY just came out with colored guns this last year. They are selling fast.

  • 2ThinkN_Do2

    They of course are limited edition models and certainly someone will buy them. Like cars the majority of people will choose a color that is in the neutral family. Look around a nearby parking lot and see what there is most of. Black, Grays/Silvers, Whites, Tan tones; very few pick the bright red, yellow, orange, green or blue. Of course, the manufacturers don’t offer those colors as much or only as limited edition colors, extra cost or high end sport or luxury models. Same holds true with firearms. The only unusual one I own, is a Mossy Oak Mossberg 835 Tactical Turkey 12 gauge and a flat earth M&P 40 Full Size Vtac.

  • Curtis_15

    What no orange? I want an orange one for a house gun so I can find it quickly in the clutter of my night stand or desk.

    To heck with putting in on my hip to draw attention that I am armed.