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Ruger LC9S Standard #3235 9mm Luger, $339 (Grade: A [Best Buy] 2015)

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We found the Ruger to be reliable and accurate enough, and the trigger action was the best of the three guns tested. You will need a spare magazine, but even with that, the price remains low for a reliable handgun.

Ruger LC9S Standard #3235 9mm Luger, $339 (Grade: A [Best Buy] 2015)

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The primary difference in appearance between the new Ruger LC9s and the older LC9 is that the LC9s features a dust cover over the rear of the slide there is no hammer. The Ruger is relatively thin, with a smooth profile in the frame and slide.
Its lighter weight and grip profile explain why the Ruger LC9s offered the most felt recoil of the three tested. From left to right are the XD-S, LC9S, and Nano. The thin grip makes the gun more wearable for everyday carry, but it also provides the least area for recoil to be absorbed into.

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