Ruger Announces New Pistol : Security 9
Fresh off the press, Ruger formally announced the introduction of the newest addition to their product lineup today: the Security 9.
The Security 9 is a striker-fired, semi-automatic, magazine-fed locked-breech handgun that appears to share more than just a passing resemblance to the Ruger American Pistol released a few years back.
What’s interesting about this new handgun for me, is the name. It’s clearly a reference to the old Security Six revolvers Ruger used to build a few decades ago as an affordable, full-size gun for guards and police officers.
Like the Security Six, the new 9 appears to be designed around fulfilling the basic requirements of a duty pistol at a price point even armed guards responsible for buying their own equipment can afford. What’s equally interesting, is that the gun doesn’t just come in a full-size model, but also a compact one – reflecting the changing needs of LEOs and armed personnel.
Both the full-size and compact models ship with two, staggered-column magazines. The full-sized model uses 15-round magazines, while the shorter compact includes 10-rounders. Note, that just like other compact pistol designs derived from service-sized models, the compact pistol can also utilize the 15-round magazines.
While this might not seem like anything extraordinary, the price point on these guns is so low (MSRP: $379) that when combined the Ruger reputation for quality, make for one appealing little sidearm.
Jim is a freelance writer for dozens of firearm publications, the host of the YouTube channel Burst Review and the youngest author to write a cover story for Shotgun News in its 86-years of operation. Jim loves anything that goes, ‘boom’ but particularly enjoys military firearms from the Cold War and WW2. When he’s not slinging lead downrange he can be round hiking in the mountains with his wife Kim and their vicious attack dog, Peanut.