Ruger Announces the New Security-380 Lite Rack Pistol With 15+1 Extended Magazine

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Ruger Security-380 Lite Rack 15+1 EDC pistol

From Ruger . . .

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to introduce the newest addition to its Lite Rack family of pistols, the Ruger Security-380. Chambered in .380 Auto, the Security-380 is full-featured, ideally sized, and modestly priced.

The American-made Security-380 is constructed around a rigid, precision-machined, hard-coat anodized aluminum chassis with full-length guide rails and features a blued, through-hardened alloy steel slide and barrel. The lightweight slide features a vertical ledge on the steel rear sight and a bright fiber-optic front sight for rapid sight picture acquisition. Designed for new shooters, those who struggle with racking traditional slides, and anyone looking to enjoy a day at the range, the Lite Rack system includes refined slide serrations, pronounced cocking ears, and a lighter recoil spring to ensure easy manipulation of the slide.

Ruger Security-380 Lite Rack 15+1 EDC pistol

Unlike many micro-compact .380 pistols, this new offering will accommodate a full capacity, 10-round flush fit magazine. Some models of the Security-380 also ship with an extended, 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.

Ruger Security-380 Lite Rack 15+1 EDC pistol

The Security-380 combines Ruger’s safe, reliable and proven 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. The trigger has a short, smooth trigger pull, clean break, and positive reset.

Ruger Security-380 Lite Rack 15+1 EDC pistol

The all-new Security-380 Lite Rack pistol is designed for hours of range training with minimal fatigue. The combination of easy-to-use features and reduced felt recoil will help recoil-sensitive shooters build skill and confidence at the range, and its lightweight and compact size makes it comfortable for all day carry. The Security-380 is based on the reliable Ruger Security-9® platform and is compatible with most of the same holsters, lights, lasers and accessories available on

Ruger Security-380 Lite Rack 15+1 EDC pistol

For more information on the Security-380 or to learn more about the extensive line of award-winning Ruger firearms, visit, or To find accessories for the Security-380 and other Ruger firearms, visit or your local independent retailer of Ruger firearms.

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Ruger Security-380 Lite Rack 15+1 specifications

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  1. Get a load of this boomer bait.

    “A 380 with 15 rounds that won’t flare up my arthritis? Ethel, get my checkbook!”

    • Yeah, there are plenty of folks that need something they can practice with when they are old and have arthritis. Are you going to mock them for wanting to defend themselves? How does that make you any better than Shannon Watts?

      • Don’t be too hard on li’l Skippy there, Rusty. The march of time is inexorable. He’ll find out soon enough.

        • Yeah, many of those old people who worked their hands into disrepair while saving their hard-earned money for a comfortable retirement can afford to burn up a bit of ammo during the few remaining years they have.

          On this issue I speak from long personal experience! haha

    • “Get a load of this boomer bait.”

      I remember when I was in my 20s and 30s, V. I said the exact same kind of things.

      Those old coots! 😉

      A few decades and an un-expected lower leg crush injury later (mostly healed up), I’m singing a somewhat different tune…

      • He’s another one of those guys. He’s going to be gob smacked when he hits his 50’s and suddenly he’s the one all the hot rods are making fun of and blaming.

        I guess the human race is just too damned stupid to learn.

        • I’m 68(& a half). I did 80lb hammer curls today for several reps. I will not go quietly into the night! Got plenty of aches n pains & problems but racking a slide or shooting an 8 lb rifle ain’t one of them! Don’t need Viagra either🙄

    • I’ve carried a 1903 Colt Automatic 380 Hammerless since 1995. when I inherited it from my father, who it was issued to in 1938 when he was commissioned as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy. He carried it through WW II, as a guerilla with the Filipino HUK’s fighting the Japanese on Leyte. Later, he served in Korea during that conflict in a similar capacity. He served with Interpol in the 1950’s in Europe, and in Vietnam in 1964-65. It served him well, resulting in his survival through all of those conflicts. As a 60 year competitive shooter, two tour Vietnam veteran, and 20 year Navy retiree, I’ll stand by this pistol in any situation. It’s not the size of the round, it’s the training, experience, and capabilites of the person holding the weapon. The difference is solely in the sie of the entry wound, but they all are just as lethal.

    • “As you are now so once was I
      As I am now you soon shall be
      So welcome old age and follow me”

      A variation of a common epitaph.

      At 81 I advise you that you will not always be young. I hope that you have the resilience and intelligence to adjust to the infirmities you eventually will experience. Youth thinks it has forever, but it hasn’t. Life’s journey is aging, or the alternative, and the alternative is…._____________________________________________________________________

    • So…..after doing two combat tours, being under 30 and having qualified with several types of weapons, I am somehow, “boomer bait” because I like a high capacity .380?

      I guess real, virile, young men carry .45 s. You might not hit anything but it does make a lot of noise…..just like you.

  2. Even though it’s a .380 it has the bells and whistles I look for in a grocery gun but so did the is-what-it-is Taurus G3C I purchased based on “expert” reviews and sold within 48 hours. I prefer firearms with innerds that can be tweaked for performance.

    • The G3C is good for what it is. I view it as (1) a solid ccw or home defense gun for poor folks, or people who aren’t really into guns. It is also (2) good as a backup/loaner gun for people with better stuff. I fall into that second category, and like my G3C just fine. I don’t tweak my guns, so basic is ok.

      • $370 Ruger MSRP means that you should be able to find it at around $299. That makes sense. I paid $299 for my Ruger Security 9 compact about three years ago. This gun looks very similar to the Security 9 compact (which has been a pretty solid gun by the way).

  3. Well finally. The gun industry is getting the hint. It’s time to go backwards 60 years or more. When guns were smaller, lighter, and easier to carry. And much easier to conceal. But just as deadly as a 2 pound all steel gun.

    Now how about some new small 32 series caliber handguns???

    • The little Seecamp and the NAA .32 aren’t enough?

      And, have you ever tried to find .32 ACP in a local store?

      Not easy, .380 is pretty much everywhere, Chris…

      • Well they are trying to move 30 SC and just saw it in real life on vacation this week (go Academy) But yeah I would love to see more 32acp but it is less visible than 357 sig/45gap/9×18 Makarov lately.

      • As a responsible gun owner, and shooter. Have you seen the fixed sights on the Seacamp??? And then compare them to the sights on the NAA Pug???

        “Paul Kersey” would have been even better, if he had an 8 or 9 shot 32 S&W revolver. With a 2 or 3 inch barrel. instead of a 5 or 6 inch barrel.

        Lately, Firearms innovation came from Gaston Glock. Not from the long dead, RIP, John M. Browning. And even Glock is making smaller and smaller handguns now.

        More power to you who can carry 2 lbs of all steel gun on your hip. During the work day. And yes 32 acp is hard to find. It is getting better. At least were I live. But 32 s&w is not hard to find. It’s a very popular competition ammo.

        A 2 or 3 inch 9 shot 22lr DA/SA Diamondback would make a great carry option.

        • “Have you seen the fixed sights on the Seacamp???”

          The Seecamp is a “get the fvck off of me!” gun, not a plinker, Chris.

          Sights are not necessary at bad-breath range…

        • Glock was innovative 30-40 years ago, lately not so much. Sig has been more innovative lately. Kel-Tec is also innovative, but their quality is mediocre.

          Apparently Smith and Wesson is onto a profitable niche with their Shield EZ series in 9mm and .380acp. Now Ruger (the main competitor of S&W) is jumping into that game.

    • .32 was good enough for the eurowussies a century ago (who knew diddly squat). Power index of about 20/chigger bite.

  4. So “Boomers” having the opportunity to defend themselves with an easy to use, high capacity pistol is bad?? the 2A is for everyone bro. Vhyrus is an appropriate name for you.

    • Age will catch up with V, eventually.

      That particular comment was rather unlike him…

  5. This is the first time when Ruger does not recommend against carrying with an empty chamber on one of their internal hammer guns. The manual says: “If you choose to carry any pistol with a cartridge in the chamber, it should be secured in a properly fitting holster that completely covers the trigger guard.” Halleluia!

    • Likely their lawyer recommended adding that, sadly.

      I’m mildly interested in taking a look at it, for older folks I know…

        • “You gonna buy me a new pistol?”

          Maybe a trade for one of those old, rusty Mosins you have collecting dust… ? 🙂

        • I’ve only got one of those left and it is promised to a grandson. Gave all my other milsurps away. New a person that was struggling and got caught short by the lockdown. She got my Makarov and the ammo I had stockpiled for it.

          No more ‘surps for me.

  6. Getting old SUCKS! Love my 1911, but racking the slide is the S&(%s. A .380 ACP pistol that I can rack, and with the newer .380 ammo, it means that I can go back to being that grumpy old F@%^ that the current crop of “misunderstood” felons will have to respect. While the police are no longer allowed to put those felons in jail, those felons do fear having to spend time in a hospital. Question now is – When will this be available in my local gun store???

  7. Man, every time I buy a gun, a better one pops up within a week of me buying it. when I bought the American Ranch, they came out with the one that takes AR mags 3 days after, and when I buy the S&W EZ 380, less than a week later, Ruger comes out with the same thing only with higher capacity and better sights for less money. Big OOF

  8. Walther makes the PDP F series for people with smaller hands with a slide that’s smooth and easy to work


    • since it has a firing pin interrupt and amanual safety, do like I did to my M&P 2.0 and drill and roll-pin the stupid offensive trigger dingle-shit mechanism in the ready position. They’re useful on a Glock, not so useful on something with at least two other safeties. Send the guns and money, but please keep the lawyers.

      • After what a lawyer did for me over the last few years, thank God above for lawyers.

        And, aren’t you dead, anyways? 🙂

      • Did you see that Sig is being sued for not putting a trigger dingus on its P320?
        Looks like it fully cocks the striker when you rack the slide.
        And there are no internal safety mechanisms of any kind.
        (The ones the army bought have a thumb safety)
        They were having all those discharges when it was dropped in a certain way.
        They fixed that by putting in a smaller trigger with less mass.
        Makes for an excellent trigger, much better than a Glock which has to fully compress the striker during the trigger pull.
        Now they have caught on video the gun discharging while in the holster.
        Maybe they should have put that little dingus on the trigger

        • This is why the Army specified that the thumb safety has to block the striker. (Thumb safety was a requirement anyway, but it specifically had to physically block the striker or sear)

  10. Ruger has given us the Security 9 and now the Security .380. How about bringing back the Security Six?

      • I love my old 4″ SS Security Six with adjustable sights. It is a sweet gun. The size and weight of the Security Six seems just right for .357 (SP101 a bit small, and GP100 a bit big).

  11. *Yawn.*

    Per the dimensions, it’s actually a bit larger than a G26, which is not hard to rack at all. If you want a double stack micro, the G26 is hard to beat.

    While there are some hot .380 defensive rounds that will do the job, why not just stay with 9mm in a weapon that has the ability to also use 15 or 17 round Glock mags (or 33 round, if you are so inclined) in addition to the standard 10 round mag (with can easily be extended to 12 with a different floor plate)?

    • You don’t get the point of this gun. It isn’t a gun for you. You are a gun dude. It is a gun for your arthritic mother or grandmother.

  12. The No Sale for me is who’s putting it out. Ruger.
    After their CEO’s brazen display of tongueing the ATF’s A Hole at NY Reprobate Maloney’s Congressional Gun Industry Hate Fest last spring, Ruger can kiss my hard earned dollars goodbye.

  13. Hmm, I’m sensing a trend at Ruger.
    1) They introduced the Max-9, same size as LC9 but higher capacity (double-stack), with optics mount. Not sure why you’d want to add bulky optics to a tiny, 6″ long pocket pistol, which makes it no longer a pocketable pistol, but the 2020s are the era of optics-ready pistols.
    2) They introduced the Security-9, slightly larger than the Max-9 and LC9, but even though it’s larger (6.52″ long) and 2022 is the year of optics-ready pistols, for some reason Ruger didn’t include an optics mount (probably to keep the price low).
    3) They introduced the Security-380, slightly larger than the LC380, but even though it’s larger (6.52″ long) and 2022 is the year of optics-ready pistols, for some reason Ruger didn’t include an optics mount (probably to keep the price low).

    From years of being a Ruger customer, I don’t think they just “forgot” to have an optics-ready version of the new pistols, so I predict (and hope) their next two pistols will add that option:
    4) An optics-ready version of the Security-9, priced higher like the Max-9.
    Maybe they’ll call it the “Security-9 Max” or “Security-9-OR” or something like that.
    5) An optics-ready version of the Security-380, priced higher like the Max-9.
    Maybe they’ll call it the “Security-380 Max” or “Security-380-OR” or something like that.

    From past experience, Ruger is sure to come out with these just two days AFTER you and I buy the Security-9 or Security-380, LOL.

    And then what I’d like to see next from Ruger:
    Threaded barrel options for all of these, as well as aftermarket threaded barrel upgrades for those who already own one, so Ruger can compete with the Sig P365, P365X, and P365XL, which all have threaded barrels available.
    Ruger, are you listening?

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