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Ruger LC9 Model 3200 9mm Para, $443

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We could not fault the reasonably priced Ruger. If you don't like its finger extension, which lets you get your whole hand on the gun, there's a flat bottom included with the package. This gun had the easiest trigger, which we all liked. The gun was slim and trim, and except for a glitch with the sight screw, it worked perfectly.

Ruger LC9 Model 3200 9mm Para, $443

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The takedown is odd in that you have to open a little door, then align the slide with the pin, shown just below the recoil spring, and press it out. This was easy, but requires some sort of tool to get the pin out.
The Allen screw holding this sight in place allows windage adjustments. It came loose and nearly let that pin (arrow) come out. That's part of the firing-pin safety assembly. Still, workmanship was outstanding.
We thought the LC9 had the best sighting setup, with three white dots and good space on the side of the front blade. The rear sight tapered upward, which we liked. There was nothing there you didn't need.

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