Ruger LC9s Review
Part 2 - What's In The Box
January 1, 2015

Ruger LC9s Review

The Ruger LC9s Pistol came boxed as shown below.


Figure 1
Ruger LC9s Box

The sticker on the end of the box had the critical information such as:

  • Model: 03235
  • Finish: Blued
  • Serial No: Shown
  • Catalog No: LC9S
  • Caliber: 9mm Luger

Figure 2
Ruger LC9s Sticker

When I opened the box, the contents were packed similar to that shown below.  The LC9s pistol was inside the soft case and the other components were loose in the box.

Figure 3
Ruger LC9s Box Items

Inside the box were the following items:

  • Ruger LC9s Pistol
  • One 7-Round Magazine
  • Extended Magazine Floor Plate (actually on magazine and standard floor plate is shown separate)
  • Gun Lock
  • Fire Case
  • Chamber Flag
  • Orange Inert Magazine
  • Instruction Manual
  • Miscellaneous other printed materials

Figure 4
Ruger LC9s Items in Box

I always like to show the fired case envelope because it gives me an approximate idea of the manufactured date.  The pistol on this review was fired on 10/16/2014.

Figure 5
Ruger LC9s Fired Case

These next photos show the "as received" condition of the Ruger LC9s.  Each of these photos are high definition photos and clicking on them will bring up a larger image.  As you would expect for a new firearm, the Ruger LC9s was in new condition.  The only blemish was the top area on the barrel where some of the bluing appears to be worn away which is common.  This was also the case on my review of the LC9.

Figure 6
Ruger LC9s Top View

Figure 7
Ruger LC9s Right View

Figure 8
Ruger LC9s Bottom View

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Ruger LC9s Front View  Ruger LC9s Left View  Ruger LC9s Back View


First Impressions

My first impression was very positive, but it was hard to not have bias because I liked the original LC9.  As soon as I tried out the trigger on the LC9s, my impression shifted from very positive to extremely positive.  The difference in trigger pull between the original LC9 and the LC9s is so dramatic that anyone struggling with the length of pull on the original LC9 would be sold on the LC9s with just one pull of the trigger.

For more detailed photos and commentary, make sure you check out the other parts of this review and feel free to leave comments on my Reader's Comments page.  The following links are provided to help you see other parts of this review. 

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