Ruger LC9

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The Ruger® LC9s® Semi-Auto Pistol is a simple and instinctive pistol which utilizes a striker-fired mechanism with a short, light trigger pull. An integrated trigger safety and a manual thumb safety offer intuitive manipulation for safe handling, while a magazine disconnect and a loaded chamber indicator offer additional safety features, nearly eliminating the risk of an accidental discharge. The pistol's frame is constructed with glass-filled nylon with an aluminum insert, and the grip is checkered for a solid, non-slip hold and improved control. The slide is made from hardened alloy steel and boasts a slim, sleek profile for deep concealment. HiViz® fiber-optic sights deliver rapid, intuitive target acquisition in virtually any lighting. The lightweight, compact design of the Ruger LC9s and its superior reliability make it an ideal semi-auto pistol for concealed-carry. The Ruger LC9s uses all existing LC9® accessories including lasers, holsters, and extended 9-round magazines. Made in USA.

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Ruger LC9 Specs

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9mm Luger (9mm Parabellum) (9x19mm)


Double Action Only






3 Dot

Barrel Length



17 oz







Ruger LC9 Features

The Ruger LC9 is a polymer framed, semi-automatic pistol chambered in 9mm and has a standard magazine capacity of 7 rounds.  Its sights are milled into the slide and are non-adjustable and its trigger is double-action.

Ruger LC9 Ballistics

9mm Luger (9mm Parabellum) (9x19mm) Ballistic Data
Range (Yards) Drop (inches) Velocity Energy Wind drift (inches) Time (milliseconds)
0 0 0 0 0 0
50 0 0 0 0 0
100 0 0 0 0 0
150 0 0 0 0 0
200 0 0 0 0 0
250 0 0 0 0 0
300 0 0 0 0 0
350 0 0 0 0 0
400 0 0 0 0 0
450 0 0 0 0 0
500 0 0 0 0 0

Ruger LC9 Capacity

The Ruger LC9 uses a single-stack, flush-fit magazine that holds 6 rounds.  Aftermarket magazine manufacturers also offer a 9-round magazine with the use of a magazine extension.

Ruger LC9 Ergonomics

The Ruger LC9 has very small control surfaces.  Its safety, slide lock and magazine release are all as small as they can be in an effort to keep the gun concealable.  Its recoil spring is relatively heavy compared to other pistols, as is its double-action trigger pull.  The contours along the grip allow for a rather comfortable feel in the hand.

Ruger LC9 Fit & Finish

The Ruger LC9 is available in plenty of different color schemes.  Slides can be found in black or stainless steel or colored to match the frame, and the frames can be almost any color thanks to polymer technology.

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Ruger LC9 Concealability

Measuring 6 inches long with a height of 4.5 inches, the LC9 is incredibly easy to conceal.  With its width less than 1 inch, this pistol easily goes unnoticed under most attire.  Its overall lack of sharp edges prevents discomfort when carrying.

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How much is a Ruger LC9 worth?

In 2024 a new or used Ruger LC9 value varies depending on supply and demand. In the last 12 months there is great demand for a Ruger LC9 and most handguns. The Price for a Ruger LC9 has increased in cost by $0.00 in 2024 compared to 2023.

Estimated New and Used Values for a Ruger LC9 Values are based on a basic model with no options or colors.

Condition Trade-In Private Party Dealer
New In box $181.42 $237.24 $279.11
Excellent $167.47 $223.29 $251.20
Very Good $153.51 $223.29 $251.20
Good $139.56 $209.33 $237.24
Fair $97.69 $181.42 $223.29
Poor $69.78 $139.56 N/A

Gun Value Conditions explained:

New in box - 100% condition in unopened box. Excellent - 95%+ condition with or without box.

Very Good - 90% - 95% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Good - 80-90% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Fair - 30% - 80% condition, parts, and finish may or may not be original. Must function properly and shoot.

Poor - under 30% condition. Firearm has severe wear and tear, does not function, or is damaged.

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