SHOT 2023: Ruger’s New Security-380 Lite Rack Pistol


In this SHOT Show 2023 video, Gun Tests Contributing Editor Joe Woolley learns the details of Ruger’s New Security-380 Lite Rack Pistol from Paul Pluff, the company’s PR manager.

The Security-380 is based on the Ruger Security-9 platform and is compatible with most of the same holsters, lights, lasers and accessories.

The American-made Security-380 is constructed around a hard-coat anodized aluminum chassis with full-length guide rails and features a blued hardened alloy steel slide and barrel.

The lightweight slide features a vertical ledge on the steel rear sight and a fiber-optic front sight for rapid sight picture acquisition. Designed for new shooters and those who struggle with racking traditional slides, the Lite Rack system includes refined slide serrations, pronounced cocking ears, and a lighter recoil spring to ensure easy manipulation of the slide.

Unlike many other micro-compact .380 pistols, this new offering will accommodate a 10-round flush-fit magazine. Some models of the Security-380 also ship with a 15-round magazine that extends the grip for a secure and comfortable hold. The textured grip fills the hand and helps distribute recoil better than a narrow single-stack pistol.

The Security-380 combines Ruger’s Secure Action fire-control system with a variety of safety features, including an integrated trigger safety, external manual safety, neutrally balanced sear with significant engagement and strong spring tension, and a hammer catch to help prevent the hammer from contacting the firing pin unless the trigger is pulled.


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