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
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.
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.