Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Ruger LC-9

So it seems everyone has been talking about Ruger's new compact 9mm, the LC-9. I'm unimpressed. I could just buy a Kahr CW9 that has virtually identical weight and dimensions and a similar price. The Kahr also comes without a thumb safety or a magazine disconnect, two things I absolutely hate on a DAO or DA/SA carry gun. As far as I'm concerned they're just extra fail points that could keep my gun from going bang when I really need it. Murphy's a bitch y'know.

I'll admit that I do have a gun with both of those "features." My Firestorm FS22 has the dreaded mag disconnect. It also has a slide mounted thumb safety with the added "feature" of preventing rearward slide motion when engaged. I only ever use the thumb safety as a decocker and wish that's all it was. I'm not saying don't buy a gun because of such safeties, only that I personally don't care for them.

Also, the thing looks like a Kel-Tec. Ugly as sin.

I'm similarly unimpressed by the new Sig P290, but I'd like to do a separate post on small guns so that'll have to wait.

H/T to Caleb

2 comments:

Weer'd Beard said...

And I have little doubt that the Kahr will have a lower bore axis, and a better trigger.

Made in Massachusetts, but saddly the only Kahr I can get is a totally fucked-up PM9 that costs like $150 above the price of a GOOD PM9....

counsel said...

I still haven't found anything to get me to replace the SigP239 in. 40...