Ruger debuts budget Security 9 hammer-fired pistol to the market (VIDEOS)

Loaded with features, Ruger’s 15+1 Security 9 mid-sized pistol is a new sub-$400 entry to the crowded field of polymer-framed pistols.

Dubbed the Security 9 in an ode to the classic Ruger Security-Six revolver of the 1970s and 80s, the newest double-stack in the company’s catalog has a four-inch barrel and 7.24-inch overall length. Unlike popular striker-fired competitors in the $379 MSRP neighborhood, the Security 9 uses a hammer-fired system evolved from the one found on the LCP and LCP-II line but includes both a bladed trigger safety and a manual frame-mounted safety.

Additional features of the Security 9 include an accessory rail, front and rear cocking serrations and dovetailed sights with various color options available. The alloy steel slide and barrel, aluminum chassis with full-length guide rails, and nylon frame give the pistol a 23.7-ounce overall weight. The gun ships with two 15-round mags or in a version with 10-rounders for states with restrictions. And no, the Security 9 is neither California nor Massachusetts compliant.

But how does it shoot? Patrick with the Kentucky Gun Co goes hands-on in a short review to include some trigger-time below.