Ruger’s Security-9 pistols (see our reviews of the full-size and the compact models) prove that you don’t have to spend much money on a reliable, shootable 9mm pistol for home defense or concealed carry.
The only objection some may have to the Security-9: many carriers object to a manual safety. It’s not something they want to fumble with in an OMG situation with adrenaline pumping.
Problem solved. Ruger’s just announced new versions of both guns — dubbed the Security-9 Pro and the Security-9 Pro Compact — without the thumb safety. Another plus: Ruger’s shipping the Pro models with tritium night sights and an extra magazine.
Here’s their press release . . .
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to introduce the Security-9® Pro and Security-9 Pro Compact pistols. These Pro models maintain many of the same advanced features of the popular Security-9, but are offered without the external manual thumb safety. Security-9 Pro models also ship with three alloy steel magazines and factory-installed steel tritium night sights.
Like other models of the Security-9, these new Pro models include internal safety mechanisms such as an integrated trigger safety, neutrally balanced sear with significant engagement and strong spring tension, and hammer catch to help prevent the hammer from contacting the firing pin unless the trigger is pulled.
The Security-9 Pro is constructed around a rigid, precision-machined, anodized aluminum chassis with full-length guide rails and a blued alloy steel slide and barrel. The ergonomic grip-frame is comfortable in the hand and features a medium texture. The internal hammer and Secure Action trigger provide a short, crisp feel and positive reset.
The Security-9 Pro holds 15+1 rounds of powerful 9mm Luger ammunition with a mid-sized frame and 4″ barrel. Weighing under 24 ounces, and measuring just 5″ tall and approximately 1″ wide, it is the perfect size for your holster or a day at the range. The compact model shares the same features in a smaller package, holding 10+1 rounds in a flush-fit magazine and weighing under 22 ounces with a 3.40″ barrel (15-round magazines are also available on ShopRuger.com). Both models are ideal for everyday carry.
For more information on the Security-9, or to learn more about the extensive line of award-winning Ruger firearms, visit Ruger.com or Facebook.com/Ruger. To find accessories for the Security-9 and other Ruger firearms, visit ShopRuger.com or your local independent retailer of Ruger firearms.