Ruger LC9S

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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.The striker-fired Ruger LC9s features a short, light, crisp trigger pull for faster shooting and improved accuracy. The LC9sprovides slim, lightweight and compact personal protection with a blued steel slide, a high-performance, glass-filled nylon grip frame, aggressive checkering and an easily acquired 3-dot sight system. The LC9s fits all LC9 accessories and holsters and is just slightly larger (less than 1" in both height and length) than the Ruger LCP.

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Ruger LC9S Specs

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



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Gun Type



Drift Adjustable 3 Dot




17 oz


4.25 Inches


1 Inches

Ruger LC9S Features

The Ruger LC9-S differs from the LC9 with its striker-fire trigger setup.  It uses the LC9 magazine and retains all of the ergonomics of the LC9 with its small grip and contoured frame and slide.  Its sights are non-adjustable as they are milled directly into the slide.

Ruger LC9S 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 LC9S Capacity

The Ruger LC9S ships with either 6 or 7 round magazines, while aftermarket magazine manufacturers offer magazines capable of 9 and 10 round capacities.

Ruger LC9S Ergonomics

The Ruger LC9S is a very small gun with a short and narrow grip.  Since the magazines have an extended floor plate, getting a 2-finger grip on the gun is quite easy, however the width of the grip may be uncomfortable for some users.  Its recoil spring is relatively heavy to counteract the light slide weight, though the trigger has a much lighter pull than the LC9 thanks to its striker-fire setup.  The rounded edges of the frame and slide prevent discomfort while carrying and also prevent clothing and other objects from obstructing your draw.

Ruger LC9S Fit & Finish

The Ruger LC9-S is available with either a black or stainless steel colored slide, and its polymer frame is available in many different colors and patterns.  Its controls are noticeably small and its recoil spring is very heavy, but these are practically requirements for a pistol of this size
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Ruger LC9S Concealability

The Ruger LC9-S is both thin and small, making it extremely easy to conceal.  Its lack of any protruding geometry keeps this pistol from printing through most clothing while its rounded edges refuse to dig into the user’s body while carrying concealed.

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How much is a Ruger LC9S worth?

In 2024 a new or used Ruger LC9S value varies depending on supply and demand. In the last 12 months there is great demand for a Ruger LC9S and most handguns. The Price for a Ruger LC9S has increased in cost by $0.00 in 2024 compared to 2023.

Estimated New and Used Values for a Ruger LC9S 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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