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Old 07-31-2018, 09:52 PM
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Just had my new acquisition out yesterday for about 50 rounds before the rain started. Nice little gun, 7 + 1; 1lb., 5oz. loaded. The 15 yard side of the range was occupied, so I used the 25 yard side. Obviously a bit far for a small pocket pistol, especially with me shooting it! In all honesty I just wanted to cycle the new gun. I had no problems whatsoever with the factory FMJ target bullets. My only problem was that I forgot to put the pinky extension back on (I had it off because it fits much better in my back-right pants pocket, as I haven't looked for a holster yet.) For total just under $250, I feel I did okay. Also, I didn't waste a piece of paper: only 4 holes in it! I shot it as fast as I could, one hand and two. I would recommend this pistol for an inexpensive self-defense tool. But use the finger extension on the mag! Manual thumb safety is my main reason for the purchase...sold my G42. Peace, Jeff Taylor, Pgh, PA
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Old 07-31-2018, 09:55 PM
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Thanks for the review Jeff. I've been thinkin' of getting a 9mm carry pistol but I'm on a tight budget.
I may be able to get that price by the wife.
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I just saw one advertised online on Gunprime for under 200 bucks.

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Old 07-31-2018, 10:03 PM
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Glad you like it. Of all the single stack 9s, the Rugers appeal to me the most. That said, part of me wants to get the LC380 just because it's basically a modernized non-blowback PPK.
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The EC9 is just a slightly reduced-feature version of the LC9. The reduced features allow them to sell it at a lower price point.

My LC9 is my daily carry - has been for quite a while now. Excellent sub-compact, and in a caliber that is quite effective with some SD ammo.

I also agree on the need for the pinky extension. It allows for a much better grip on the gun making it much more controllable and pleasant to shoot.

The extension doesn't seem to make much difference for pocket carry for me, but I usually only pocket carry in cargo shorts. I have never tried carrying it in the pocket of a pair of jeans. With jeans I carry IWB with a hybrid style holster.

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Old 07-31-2018, 10:35 PM
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I just saw one advertised online on Gunprime for under 200 bucks.
That's pretty good. Of course, AFTER I bought mine! Was that new, I suppose?
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I bought the Security9 a couple months back and it has been very reliable (Heck, it's new! It better be!) I do believe Ruger hit a home run with this pair of pistols. No bells & whistles, just a couple inexpensive 9's from a pretty good company. I'm not one of those 2000 rounds per month per gun kinda guy so these should be fine for any carry purposes and occasional paper killers.Still have my wheel guns, too, but I think I'm gonna keep these Rugers for a while. Gave the 1911 to my boy, so I made him AND me very happy. Like I said earlier, they have easy thumb safeties. A little practice and I'll be fine with them. Have a safe week folks. Jeff Taylor, Steeler Country, USA
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I have an LC9S and even with a Hogue I find the recoil a bit much. A Kahr CW9 has much less perceived recoil for me. I think the Ruger grip is too thin for my skinny hands/long fingers.
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I got my ec9s back around March for 225 shipped with transfer fee. I had bought an lc9 when they first came out and traded it off 7 months later only to regret the small size and ease of concealment.
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I had the good fortune of getting my ec9s for free ... sort of. I had problems up the kazoo with an LCP. I sent it back to Ruger and they said it wasn't repairable - so I asked them to substitute an ec9 and they did. I looked around and found a Crimson Trace laser for it on sale, and haven't looked back. I actually kinda like the mag safety on it and it has been 100% reliable, although I don't have that many rounds thru it.
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My edc is a Ruger LC9s "pro" that I got used for a little less than $200 with a couple extra magazines.

It ended the search for my "perfect" carry gun. It's light, compact, works 100% and I shoot it better than any small frame revolver I've ever owned.

I've got IWB and OWB holsters for it. I mostly use OWB.
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I like these little pistols very much. I started with the LC9S, went to a Pro, then to an EC9S and actually that last one is my preference. Super simple but reliable, small and easy to hit with if you practice. I don't use the pinky extension since I carry without it and find it quite shootable without. The EC9S and Security 9 are the pistols I recommend to any new shooter or anyone new to the self defense world.
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I had an LC9s and really liked everything about it, BUT, the trigger. The design of the trigger with the fairly large curve, the center "safety" and the 2 side pieces. The 2 side pieces have a fairly sharp edge on then, and the center "safety" dropped past level, and every time I pulled the trigger it dug into my finger so bad I just couldn't stand to shoot it. I complained to Ruger and they had me ship it in and they did replace the trigger and sear, but with basically the same thing and after two mags full I decided it had to go. I'm back to a variety of revolvers and other brand of semi's.
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Bearfoot, I don't think my reply worked. I bought the EC9s through buds guns, had it shipped over to Verona gun safe. Good guys there. Live in Stanton Hgts. section of da Burgh. Like the pistol a lot. I shoot up Wexford State Game Lands gun range. I'll need to run a few boxes through it, but I like the gun. Security9 is a real nice shooter, too. Jeff
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I have an LC9S and even with a Hogue I find the recoil a bit much. A Kahr CW9 has much less perceived recoil for me. I think the Ruger grip is too thin for my skinny hands/long fingers.
My experience exactly. It just plain hurts to shoot it. 9mm shouldn't hurt to shoot. Heck, my .40 doesn't hurt, and lots of people whine about the "snappiness" of .40.
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I don't care much for the LC9S myself. I don't like bladed triggers.
Mine is a first gen LC9 with the much more revolver-like one-piece trigger.

Funny how much perceived recoil can vary from one person to the next. I don't feel like the recoil is bad at all with mine, and I don't even use any kind of grip sleeve. Just the plain grip frame and the pinky extensions installed on the mags.
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I personally don't like small single stack pistols. Larger double stacks fit my hand way better, plus more round, and I shoot them better as well.
That being said, they have their place, and I figured I should have one for when I need to go thinner, as I carry OWB.
Not wanting to spend a lot, I figured I couldn't go wrong with the EC9S.
Good quality, no frills, a really nice point and shoot SD pistol.
I don't carry it often, but have every confidence in it when I do.
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