Issue 03 Preview – Ruger’s LC9-LM – Defensive Laser Pistol Jerry Tsai Join the Conversation Contrary to what you may think, carrying a gun for protection isn’t just restricted to “gun nuts.” Plenty of people who aren’t dedicated enthusiasts trust their safety to firearms they carry with them on a daily basis. If you, your spouse,or even your elderly parents could use additional protection, it’s a good idea to seek out a reliable defensive pistol that’s easy to handle and carry. There are several factors to consider when looking for a defensive carry pistol.Small overall size is of the up most importance because it makes carrying and concealing the firearm easier. Stopping power is another point to consider; control ability and ease of use also top the list of what to look for. RECOIL recently took a look at the options available; the 9x19mm-chambered Ruger LC9 series of pistols grabbed our attention. The Prescott, Arizona-based manufacturer recently added two separate, factory installed, trigger-guard-mounted, lasersighting options to the LC9. A laser can be helpful for easier and faster targeting during stressful self-defense situations.The Crimson Trace Laserguard comes on the LC9-CT model and is operated with the use of a button located on the front of the grip by squeezing the middle finger of the firing hand. The LC9-LM comes with a LaserMax CenterFire and features a button on either side of the laser unit in front of the trigger guard that can be pushed by the support hand. Our evaluation unit was this one. Notice: We Found Ammo In Stock: (Check our Current Deals page for more ammo deals - including bulk ammo) 5.56 NATO 55gr FMJ 150ct $129.99 Optics Planet9mm 124gr FMJ 1000ct $639.99 Palmetto State Armory 12ga Slugs 2.75" 200ct $259.99 Palmetto State Armory5.56 75gr FMJBT 200ct $198.99 Creedmoor SportsGet 5% off all Creedmoor brand ammo with code CREEDMOOR5 Disclosure: These links are affiliate links. Caribou Media Group earns a commission from qualifying purchases. Thank you! Ruger www.ruger.com For the rest of this article, subscribe digitally here: RECOIL Issue 3 Explore RECOILweb:RECOIL Issue #35GEMTECH - Work doesn't always happen between 9 and 5New MLOK, Scope Rings, and Compact Scope Mounts from Bobro EngineeringPreview - Molot Vepr-12 - An AK Shotgun That Works?