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. Ruger www.ruger.com For the rest of this article, subscribe digitally here: RECOIL Issue 3 Explore RECOILweb:Making Barrels Great Again: Rosco ManufacturingAlchemy Custom Weaponry's Prime 1911 PistolCarry Clones: Ballistically Matched Self Defense Ammo and Practice RoundsWin a copy of "Reflexive Fire" NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Click here to get IMMEDIATE ACCESS to a digital PDF of this target pack!