2. Ruger LC9S
The striker-fired Ruger LC9s features a short, light, crisp trigger pull for faster shooting and improved accuracy. The LC9s provides slim, lightweight compact personal protection with a blued, alloy steel slide, a high-performance, glass-filled nylon grip frame, aggressive checkering and an easily acquired three-dot sight system, include a HIVIZ Lightwave Fiber Optic sights option. It is offered with a manual safety or with only the integrated trigger safety. The LC9s is just slightly larger (less than 1" taller and 1" longer) than the popular and very compact LCP. The LC9s is a great pistol to consider for personal protection when you want something with a larger caliber than offered in the LCP.