New Ruger LC9s Striker-Fired Pistol

    Ruger has released a striker-fired version of their venerable LC9 compact 9mm pistols. The new version of the LC9 is compatible with all previous LC9 accessories and holsters. Ruger promises a “short, light, crisp trigger pull”.


    Ruger LC9 Windows Snip

    Much to my chagrin, the pistol arrives with a magazine disconnect (although I hope it is removable ala the original LC9). Also included is a single 7-shot magazine, soft case, and the obligatory cable lock.

    Retail is set at $449 and is shipping to distributors and retailers soon.



    Model Number: 3235 | Caliber: 9mm Luger

    Slide Material: Through-Hardened Alloy Steel Slide Finish: Blued
    Barrel Material: Alloy Steel Barrel Finish: Blued
    Barrel Length: 3.12″ Length: 6.00″
    Width: 0.90″ Height: 4.50″
    Weight: 17.20 oz. Sights: Adjustable 3-Dot
    Capacity: 7+1 Grip Frame: Black, High Performance, Glass-Filled Nylon
    Twist: 1:10″ RH Grooves: 6
    MA Approved & Certified: No CA Approved: No
    Suggested Retail: $449.00

    Features (Courtesy of Ruger):

    • Striker-fired version of the award-winning LC9® has a short, light, crisp trigger pull for faster, more accurate shooting.
    • Uses all existing LC9® accessories including lasers, holsters and extended 9-round magazines.
    • Slim, lightweight and compact for personal protection, just slightly larger (less than 1″ taller and 1″ longer) than the popular and incredibly compact LCP®.
    • Rugged construction with blued, through-hardened alloy steel slide and black, one-piece high-performance, glass-filled nylon grip frame.
    • Checkered grip frame provides a secure and comfortable grip.
    • Includes finger grip extension floorplate that can be added to the magazine for comfort and grip.
    • Dovetailed, high-visibility 3-dot sight system with windage adjustable rear sight and fixed front sight.
    • Blued, alloy steel barrel.
    • Safety features include integrated trigger safety, manual safety, magazine disconnect, inert magazine for safe disassembly and a visual inspection port that allows for visual confirmation of a loaded or empty chamber.
    • Also Includes: one 7-round magazine; soft case.

    Full Press Release Below:

    Ruger Introduces the All New, Striker-Fired LC9s Compact 9mm Pistol 

    Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to announce the introduction of the all new Ruger® LC9s™ pistol. The LC9s™ is a striker-fired version of the award-winning LC9® pistol. Like the LC9®, the LC9s™ is a slim, lightweight, personal protection pistol that is chambered in 9mm Luger. The LC9s™ features a newly designed trigger mechanism with a short, light, crisp trigger pull that improves accuracy and performance.

    “The Ruger® LC9® set a high standard for reliable, lightweight personal protection,” said Chris Killoy, Ruger President and Chief Operating Officer. “The LC9s™ follows the success of the LC9®, yet provides a new option for shooters who prefer the short, crisp trigger pull of a striker-fired pistol,” he added.

    The LC9s™ uses the same holsters, extended magazines, lasers and accessories as the rugged and reliable LC9® and features a blued, through-hardened alloy steel slide; a one-piece high-performance, glass-filled nylon grip frame with aggressive checkering; 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™ pistol 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 is designed to accommodate a wide range of hand sizes. The LC9s™ offers modern safety features such as an integrated trigger safety, manual safety, magazine disconnect, inert magazine for safe disassembly and a visual inspection port that allows for visual confirmation of a loaded or empty chamber. The LC9s™ ships with one 7-round magazine, a soft case and a cable locking device.

    For more information on the new LC9s™ or to learn about the extensive line of award-winning Ruger® firearms, visit To find accessories for the LC9s™ or other Ruger® firearms, visit

    Nathan S

    One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

    The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.