On the heels of the overwhelming and on-going success of the LCP, customers repeatedly requested a lightweight, compact 9 mm pistol. Frankly, they wanted an LCP chambered in 9 mm" said Ruger CEO Michael Fifer. "Delivering an American-made, compact 9 mm that provides the same legendary Ruger reliability as the award-winning LCP, LCR and SR9 became our focus. Meeting customer expectations is our goal and key to Ruger's continuing success."
The LC9 comes with one seven-round magazine with two interchangeable floorplates. The flat floorplate aids in concealment while the fingergrip floorplate provides more surface for contact. It also comes with highly visible three-dot sights, a single-sided manual safety and a magazine disconnect, and the slide locks open on an empty magazine.