The Ruger LC9s has its origins in the Ruger LCP, which is perhaps the greatest success story in modern-day, concealed-carry firearms. Introduced in 2008, this little, polymer-frame .380 semi-auto (LCP stands for Lightweight Compact Pistol) soon became immensely popular. Part of that was timing, as the country was heading into a period when more and more citizens were taking charge of their personal protection by carrying a gun.
USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Ruger LC9 is a double-action-only, single stack 9mm compact hammer-fired pistol with a solid reputation as a reliable platform for concealed carry that has been around for a few short years.
Some shooters have complained about its long, heavy double action trigger press, the length of the trigger stroke, and the reset of the LC9. Because the LC9 is lightweight, it was a challenge for some to manipulate the trigger and handle the recoil.
Ruger’s recent successes in the handgun field have been with its lightweight pistols—the .380 LCP and 9mm LC9—and now the company has redesigned the LC9 to create the new Ruger LC9s.