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The new VULCAN 9 picks up where the REGULUS left off. Continuing Lionheart’s record of providing combat ready, heirloom quality pistols, the VULCAN 9 answers the call for those looking for a refined, optic-ready, hammer-fired pistol for concealed carry.

The VULCAN 9 is ready for MRDS optics. Unlike competitors, our mounting solution does not require adapter plates to fit the most popular pistol optics on the market. Our screw pattern accommodates the Holosun 407k/507k, the Shield RMSc, Trijicon RMRcc, SIG RomeoZero Elite and other optics that use the Shield RMSc or Trijicon RMRcc footprints. The pistol ships with iron sights installed, a cover plate, and an assortment of screws and bushings needed to mount compatible optics.

The VULCAN 9’s fiber-optic front and blacked-out rear iron sights use SIG Sauer’s P365 dovetail and provide a lower third co-witness with most optics.

Our “J” Trigger Shoe, available on select VULCAN 9 models, is the ideal interface for accuracy. Consistent trigger finger placement, combined with a consistent grip, form the foundation of an accurate shot. The J-trigger features a flat surface with a small bottom hook that offers an instantly repeatable reference point.

The left grip is contoured as a pronounced thumb rest (gas pedal) allowing the shooter to exert downward pressure on the frame and control muzzle flip. We’ve also contoured the grips to focus on thumb placement for maximum efficiency during reloads while reducing thickness in key areas to accommodate shooters of all hand sizes.

Offered on select VULCAN 9 models, our narrowed, bobbed hammer is ideal for concealment. It prevents the hammer from snagging on cover garments when the pistol is drawn.

Features:

LHI Tru-Axis™ Barrel – Chambered in 9mm
Optics-Ready – No Adapter Plates Required
Rapid Engagement Grip System with Integral Gas Pedal
Optional On-Board Storage for Multitasker Tools NANO²
Optional J-Trigger and Bobbed Hammer
Forward Slide Serrations
Reversible Mag Release and Ambidextrous Safety
Flush-Fit 15-Round Magazine
Shipping April 2023

VULCAN 9 SPECIFICATIONS

CALIBER: 9mm
MATERIAL: 7075 ALUMINUM FRAME – 4140 ALLOY STEEL SLIDE – 416R STAINLESS STEEL BARREL
SIGHTS: FIBER OPTIC OR TRITIUM NIGHT SIGHTS
CONTROLS: DOUBLE ACTION+ TRIGGER, AMBIDEXTROUS SAFETY, REVERSIBLE MAG RELEASE
TRIGGER: J-SHAPED or STANDARD HOOK
GRIPS: CNC-MACHINED G10 MATERIAL WITH INTEGRAL GAS PEDAL
HAMMER: BOBBED OR STANDARD SPUR
BARREL: BLACK DLC COATED 416R STAINLESS OR BLACK NITRIDE 416R STAINLESS
BARREL LENGTH: 3.7in STANDARD – 4.3in THREADED
HEIGHT: 5.0in (15-RD BASEPLATE, NO SIGHTS)
LENGTH: 6.9in STANDARD BARREL – 7.5in THREADED BARREL
SLIDE WIDTH: 0.95in
MAGAZINE: TWO 15-ROUND MAGS INCLUDED (ONE INCLUDES SIGHT TOOL), 10- AND 18-ROUND AVAILABLE SOON
WEIGHT: 24oz (DEPENDING ON OPTIONS)
MSRP: STARTING AT $1200

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33 COMMENTS

  1. Unless they offer a lefty model this “The left grip is contoured as a pronounced thumb rest (gas pedal) allowing the shooter to exert downward pressure on the frame and control muzzle flip. ” makes ot a no go. Not that I want it anyway. I’m more than happy with my S&W 9 even with the crap trigger. Practice Practice Practice!

  2. I know that red dots and fiber front sights are all the rage today on pistols but I just simply have no use for such things. The front sight on this being tritium gets my attention though. The trigger does too. This is one I would have to hold and actually touch to be able to say for sure.

  3. It looks great but the gas pedal seems an odd choice for a carry gun. Besides the sheer width it adds I think a carry gun should be shootable with either hand… Maybe I’m in the minority there.

    Also is “Double action+” the same as DAO?

    • Not really. It’s basically DA/SA but they have really interesting and simple way to decock it without requiring a lever. If you look up last year’s model, the Regulus, they have more info on it.

      • “they have really interesting and simple way to decock it without requiring a lever”

        Looks like you just push the hammer forward. If it ends up being durable then that actually does sound like a good innovation to simplify the manual of arms.

    • If teh gas pedal doesn’t protrude farter than the slide stop, it’s not any wider. A gas pedal doesn’t stop you from shooting one handed or off handed.

      • I suppose the pictures aren’t definitive on whether it sticks out further or not. As for ambi though, I realize you *can* shoot it but would prefer something that can be shot all day without digging into my hand.

  4. I guess I just don’t understand quality. I would rather have 4 sr-9 for $1200. 3 rp 45 and 5 boxes of.45acp. RIA 10mm and & $450 worth of 10mm. 2 RIA 1911 in 9mm or.45acp.

    • If SR-9 and Remington RP pistols are your go to then you would indeed you would be correct about your statement in understanding quality.

        • All I’m doing is aggreeing with you! And a target Vs. target accuracy test would be a perfect way to show what the extra pennies towards quality gets you. More expensive pistols such as Lionheart LH9, Beretta M9, $1200+ 1911s are tested to guarantee 1- 2 inch groups at 25 yards. Something not even Glocks can do much less SR-9 or RP45 even if they are strapped into a vise. It will be a great first hand learning experience.

    • I think Lionheart started with importing a South Korean Daewoo DP-51 pistol, then I guess with the Regulus they started updating and making the whole gun here? So I guess this is like a 2023 version of a Daewoo carry edition?

      A Daewoo could be a neat surplus pick up, if cheap. This is kinda like the new FN Hi Powers or the modernized Tisas ones, if you want old gun heritage but modern design features for a pric. But the Daewoo isn’t as well known as the Hi Power so making modern guns off of it is certainly an interesting choice…

      • Yes, they imported DP-51’s and then worked them over to produce the LH9 series pistols which I’ll stack up against any DA/SA hammer-fired 9MM on the market. I was fortune to be able to buy an LH9n on their last Black Friday sale. I got a $1200 gun for $499 and after shooting it a few times I can honestly say it would have been worth $1200.

      • I didn’t know about the Daewoo part of the equation. I never owned a Daewoo pistol, but the Max 1 carbine I had was quite nicely made and integrated a bunch of ideas from the AR15, FN and AK platforms. It was a solid rifle, and dirt cheap at under $300 NIB (back in the early 90’s).

  5. This looks interesting, though I have to wonder of the “photos” supplied by the mfr are actually high-res software renderings instead of the real thing. Makes me question whether the product is ready for market or still in the developmental stage.

    The Marketing Dept at the firm I work for is always putting the cart before the horse and making announcements with accompanying software renderings instead of real photos, usually because the product is still in the R&D stage and Marketing wants to get it out there ASAP. There’s always a tense tug-of-war between Engineering and Marketing…

  6. i would never spend that kind of money on a handgun
    having said that
    if i ever did
    it would be a kimber rapide or sig p320x
    or something like that
    so at least i would know it was worth it

  7. “Optics read hammer fired pistol” I was all in until I saw the price.
    a PX4 with the Ernest Langdon treatment is MUCH CHEAPER, and a
    proven pistol.

  8. Pistols sized for the RMSc sight don’t need plates because Holosun, Sig, etc standardized on that footprint. The RMRcc is different, so it doesn’t fit the space machined out for the RMSc. If you’re going to put it on Glock 43/48 MOS, Sig 365, Springfield Hellcat, etc, you either need to reaching the slide or get a 3rd party plate that fills the RMSc space and requires new iron sights. I don’t know if Ironheart has a slide machined for both, or they don’t know what they’re talking about.

  9. I don’t like that kind of hammer fired.
    I like a hammer fired that if the gunm breaks you can whack the hammer with a rock and make it shute.
    A human might be able to stick a screw driver up to that hammer and whack it, I dont know?
    Like J Biden says ” Think,, think about what it is that your thinking about.”
    Good advice👍

  10. Recently had the opportunity to buy a LH9 in excellent condition along with 15 still in the package magazines for $600 and passed. I’m an idiot.

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