Ruger offers a wide selection of semi-autos and revolvers for personal defense and at the top of the list is the trim LC9s, a striker-fired 9mm with a through-hardened steel slide and a glass-filled one-piece nylon grip frame. At 17 ounces and with a length of just 6 inches and height of 4.5 inches, the LC9s is very easy to carry.
Plus, the gun measures a scant 0.9 inch wide, which makes this one of the easiest semi-autos to conceal under light clothing. Ruger offers this single-stack carry gun with a pair of three-dot sights that are drift-adjustable and a seven-round flush-fit magazine with a finger extension that allows you more purchase on the gun if you have larger hands.
Models are available with and without a manual safety, but all of these guns come with an integrated trigger safety, magazine disconnect and visual inspection port that allow you to instantly identify whether a round is in the chamber. The contoured grip design is very comfortable and does an admirable job managing recoil, and the gun’s angles help break up the silhouette and make concealment even easier. Plus, it’s a very affordable option in the single-stack 9mm field.