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Ruger LC9s Pro, First Look, First Shots.
#1
Sold the EC9s and picked up an LC9s Pro because I really wanted to add a set of XS Big Dots to my uber small EDC gun. Seemed to work well enough and it IS a bit smaller than my 9mm Shield so it should fit the bill for those times when I really need to conceal my handgun even more than I can with my 45 or 9mm Shields.  Anyway, I'm posting at GunStreamer so you won't get the pretty thumbnail like when I post to YouTube. Enjoy.

https://gunstreamer.com/watch/sXRY4VRPomtZQG8
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#2
Glad you're liking your Pro Frank. Went shooting last Monday and took both my LC9 and my wife's LC9s and had a good time with them.  Hard choice between my LC9 and the G43 when I go for the compact carry.  Been gravitating more towards the G43 since I'm so use to that type of trigger but feel comfortable either way.

I can see the EC9 as a great 'spare' gun but agree that for a few bucks more it makes sense to go with one of the LC9's if you want to swap out the sights.  I did so on my LC9 and put the Truglo TFO sights and they are fantastic.  Very visible.

And as always...love your range!  Wink
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#3
You can get an additional round in that G43 by picking up a MagGuts spring and follower. That'll give you the same 7+1 rounds that the LC9s has on tap. Thanks for watching my vid.
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#4
Suppose to be picking up another LC9s tomorrow morning.  Used but advertised in excellent shape with both a 7 and 9-round magazine (OEM), Hogue grip and some brand of kydex IWB holster for $275.  As long as the gun checks out I figure that is a good deal.

Be nice to have a second one since this is what my wife uses as her CCW gun.
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#5
Picked it up this morning and took it to the range along with my LC9 and G43.  The LC9s shot just fine.  Using the 9-round magazine I had a couple of FTF and one weird quasi-stovepipe where the entire unfired round was bullet up.  But it was only with the Perfecta 115 FMJ.  No issues at all with Federal 115 FMJ, Remington 115 HP or Gold Dot 124+P.  Eat all that up without a hitch.  Compared the Perfecta bullet shape with the other offerings and it was a tad longer than the Remington HP's and more rounded.  So figuring it just didn't like the Perfecta with that 9-round magazine.  

Can't complain with the accuracy with the LC9s.  Easily capable of head shots at 20+ yards.  It's a light gun so it does have recoil but that's par for the course with this type of pistol.  

Overall pleased and the wife gave it a thumbs up.  Figure since she already CCW's a LC9s this one can be a night stand gun for her.  That way, either way, she's familiar with the platform.
Governmental dependance makes for poor self reliance.

"What could possibly go wrong with a duct tape boat?"  Cody Lundin

The best defense against evil men are good men with violent skill sets.
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#6
Updating this thread a bit.  

I like the Glock 42 I took in a trade a few weeks ago.  Had a thought to getting back into a Glock 43.  However, I'm kinda getting past my buy/sell/trade stage so I took a look at my needs vs. my wants.  

While I'd 'like' a Glock 43 I thought about the role it would serve i.e. small, light, concealable single-stack for those days I didn't feel like wearing my G26 all day.  Something what was more comfortable and more concealable.  While the G43 serves that role well, I started considering the Ruger LC9s as perhaps fitting that role better.  The LC9s is the same size as the G42 so overall it's smaller than the G43.  It's also lighter and just a bit thinner.  Additionally, it holds one more round which is never a bad thing.  Magazines are pretty much the same price for either when you shop around.  And the Ruger has the optional thumb safety which I'm a fan of for several reasons.  Particularly if I pocket carry the pistol from time-to-time.  

Since, as mentioned above, I already had two LC9s' I figured why put the $ out for a G43?  Just didn't make sense.  And while I'm not cheap, I am frugal.  Both the LC9s' were $275 each.  One of those deals came with a nice IWB holster.  I ordered a set of new in packageTruglo night sights (manufactured 2017 so still more than a decade worth of use in them).  Also ordered a rubberized grip wrap similar to Talon Grips but a about $6 less (advertised to be the same material as Talon Grip).  So I'll have about $330 into that LC9s total when those two items arrive.  In contrast, even at BL pricing the OTD price on a G43 would have been $411 not counting night sights, holster and maybe a +1 extension.  So I could see $500 coming up quick on a G43 purchase.  

So even though I like Glock, for this particular role I started to feel that if I went into a G43 I'd be paying more for less.  

Anyway, talked with the wife and she had no problem with making the G42 her night stand gun.  She prefers the other LC9s for her carry because she's more comfortable with a thumb safety.  For a night stand gun though the G42 is fine.
Governmental dependance makes for poor self reliance.

"What could possibly go wrong with a duct tape boat?"  Cody Lundin

The best defense against evil men are good men with violent skill sets.
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#7
Good choice. Buying a new one for a role you already have covered would be a waste.
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#8
That's what I was thinking.  I've got just over 27 years now at the S.O. so I could retire at anytime.  However, the plan is to go another 6 1/2 years, Lord willing which would put me at 59 1/2 in age (I turn 53 next month).  So I'm kinda in a save money for retirement stage now.  I've started doing overtime and I upped my deferred comp last year.  Our house has been paid off for years which is a blessing.  Only real debt is the car I bought a year and a half ago.  So I'll pay that completely off as quick as possible and then any excess overtime will go into deferred comp.  That's the plan anyway.

So as it relates to guns, I've got enough to cover all the bases I think are necessary.  Any additional expenditure would be for things like ammo or the occasional magazine or whatever.  Stuff you catch on sale.  I might put a few $ to the side here and there in case I see some deal that is just too good to pass up.  Have to have a bit of fun of course.  

I can pocket carry that LC9s if I wanted/needed.  And it is the perfect size to put in one of those inexpensive waist pouches I purchased.  That works nicely if you're in dress clothes with a tucked in dress shirt like a wedding or whatever.  Just looks like a cell phone case or similar on your side.  Nice way to carry without looking like you are carrying.  And the LC9s works great in a belly band as well.  I did that with the LC9 I had and it worked great, very comfortable.
Governmental dependance makes for poor self reliance.

"What could possibly go wrong with a duct tape boat?"  Cody Lundin

The best defense against evil men are good men with violent skill sets.
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