Ruger Has A New Compact 9mm

Image courtesy Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.

You don’t have to know much about guns to know the name Ruger. The firearms manufacturer has been around long enough to be a household name.

With companies in many industries, being that well known can cause a sense of complacency in the company, but Ruger continues to bring out new models to provide gun owners new options for what they are looking for.

One new model introduced by Ruger is the compact Security-9. Here are the details from Ruger’s press release (hat tip to here):


Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) is proud to introduce a new, compact version of the popular Security-9® pistol. Smaller, lighter and more concealable than its full-size counterpart, the Security-9 Compact is ideal for everyday carry with an overall length of 6.5” and weighing in at just under 22 ounces. The attractive price point of both the full-size and compact models will have you wanting one of each.

The Security-9 Compact ships with two, 9mm Luger, 10-round, flush-fit steel magazines, which provide for greater concealability. Also included is one finger grip extension floorplate for added control. Extended, 15-round magazines are also available for purchase at

The Security-9 family shares the same Secure Action used in the LCP® II, which is derived from the reliable and proven hammer-fired LCP fire control system. The Secure Action combines the smooth trigger pull of the LCP with the short, crisp feel and positive reset of a single-action. Additional safety features include an integrated trigger safety; external manual 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 American-made Security-9 Compact is constructed around a rigid, precision-machined, hard-coat anodized aluminum chassis with full-length guide rails and a blued, through-hardened alloy steel slide and barrel. Identical to the full-size model, this pistol also features eye-catching sights, a textured grip frame and an easy-to-rack slide.

All-in-all, this could be a nice addition to your collection especially if you’re looking for a new concealed carry weapon. If that’s the case for you, you may want to take a look at one.



  1. The LCP is the gun that I believe saved Ruger. As more information from the field became available Ruger adapted and improved on an already good design.Now they have challenged Glock again specifically the Glock 26.This fire arm is the choice for carry among most off duty Cops.It features ten in the magazine and one up the pipe??

    • Suggested Mfr retail: $379

      I’ve carried the LCP for years. I’m anxious to check this pistol out.
      I wonder where I can demo one in Chicagoland.

  2. I’ve had an SA (Springfield Armory SD) for many years. NEVER had a malfunction even with about 5000 rounds through it and it has just had its first cleaning (I know I’m bad) but it was so clean I couldn’t believe it, but I cleaned it anyway. I tried many brands and models when I bought it and it was the only one that seemed instinctive to aim and shoot. I tried the popular Glocks and they just didn’t feel right for me nor would they hit as well. I’ve been shooting pistol and match rifle since the 1960s and find it strange that the SA XD is so under-reported. I’d recommend you go to a range that rents pistols to try out and spend the afternoon shooting several different brands and models. I did this and it cost me all of $10 plus ammo to shoot at least a half dozen different pistols.

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