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The Ruger Security-9 is a 9mm caliber single-action semi-automatic pistol announced by Sturm, Ruger & Co. on November 22, 2017. Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc., better known by the shortened name Ruger, is an American firearm manufacturing company based in Southport, Connecticut, with production facilities also in Newport, New Hampshire; Mayodan, North Carolina; and Prescott, Arizona. The company was founded in 1949 by Alexander McCormick Sturm and William B. Ruger, and has been publicly traded since 1969.
Ruger produces bolt-action, semi-automatic, and single-shot rifles, shotguns, semi-automatic pistols, and single- and double-action revolvers. According to the ATF statistics for 2015, Ruger is currently America’s largest firearm manufacturer, as well as the second largest pistol and revolver manufacturer (behind Smith & Wesson) and rifle manufacturer (behind Remington) in the United States.
Introduced in late 2017, Ruger intended to use the Security-9 to replace both the Ruger SR-Series and the Ruger LCP II. The Security-9 managed to be even less expensive than the SR-Series as it eliminated the adjustable backstrap and ambidextrous magazine release, used an internal hammer-fired mechanism instead of a striker-fired mechanism and hardened aluminum alloy rails instead of steel rails. The Security-9 was primarily aimed at the affordable handgun demographic.
Design Of Ruger Seurity-9 Gun
The trigger on the Security-9, despite being a double action only, is very light. Ruger calls this mechanism the “Secure Action” design, and it combines the trigger pull of the LCP with single-action, as it has a positive reset. It also has a hammer that provides a strong ignition force that has a slide racking to make it much easier to slide. The pistol also features a sight system with drift adjustable rear sight and a fixed front sight. It also has a strong spring tension; the hammer catch to help prevent the hammer from contacting the firing pin unless the trigger is pulled, which makes it safer. It’s a double-stack, mid-sized pistol that very closely follows the dimensions of the Glock 19, but in a hammer-fired configuration that doesn’t show the hammer (it’s internal).
The exterior and interior of the Security-9 make it seem very much like a larger version of the LCP II. Its size and capacity make it a good choice for concealed carry, but it has other features that may appeal to some people. The Ruger Security-9, like the Ruger American Pistol and the SR-Series, has a polymer frame made out of glass-filled nylon. Being hammer fired, the slide is a bit easier to rack than that of a striker-fired gun. So people who have trouble with stiff recoil springs will better enjoy the Security-9. Also, the grip has a smaller circumference than that of many pistols, so those with smaller hands may like this pistol for that feature.
Ruger Security-9 Specs
- Caliber: 9mm
- Length: 7.24″
- Height: 5”
- Width: 1.02”
- Barrel: 4” blued, alloy steel
- Sights: Drift-adjustable U-notch
- Safety: Left-side thumb lever
- Weight: 23.7 oz. w/empty magazine
- Slide: Blued, Through-Hardened alloy steel
- Frame: Glass-filled nylon
- Capacity: 15+1 or 10+1 (2 magazines)
- MSRP: $379
Variants Of Ruger Security-9 Guns
When they were first introduced in 2017, the Security-9 model was offered with 15 or 10 round magazines, and certain models came from the factory with a Viridian E-Series Red Laser on the accessory rail. Since 2019, Ruger introduced the Security-9 Compact. Designed for concealed carry, the Compact model features a shorter slide, barrel and frame and feeds from 10 round magazines.
Also in 2019, Ruger introduced the Security-9 Pro series. The Pro models are a higher-end version of the standard Security-9 and Security-9 Compact, but feature factory-installed steel tritium night sights and no manual thumb safety. Ruger also offers the Security-9 in different colors, such as flat dark earth, two-tone and light blue.
Overall, the Ruger American Pistol is a high-quality pistol, available at a very good price. It comes with numerous features we really like and has not so many drawbacks. In a market filled with numerous semi-automatic guns.
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