Personally, I have not had the pleasure of shooting this particular pistol but based on my experiences, the trigger pull on most of their sub compact or pocket pistols are just unacceptable. Their smaller LCP is a perfect example. Also, there are pistols out there that honestly are also worthy of such an award. The cheaper Kel-Tec PF-9 happens to be one of them, and to be quite frank, I find that this one is inspired around it. That is a given when you also compare their smaller .380 LCP to the Kel-Tec P3AT. I will not deny that there may be a difference in quality between both manufacturers. In fact, Ruger is well-known for quality. However, I have owned the PF-9 and was completely satisfied with it. In addition, it also happens to remain the slimmest and lightest 9mm pistol on the market. Look beyond such an award and just compare both. You’ll likely have a hard time deciding.
Southport, CT --(Ammoland.com)- Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to announce the Ruger LC9 has been named the 2011 Handgun of the Year by the Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence.
Ruger has received this honor four years in a row – an unprecedented accomplishment in the firearms industry. Ruger also received the “Rifle of the Year” award for the Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle, a second testament to the innovative design work at Ruger.
“The industry has once again recognized Ruger for the high-quality, innovative product designs that we have produced in direct response to our Voice of the Customer program,” said President and CEO Mike Fifer.
“Our top priority is to make the products our customers are asking for, and the LC9 and Gunsite Scout Rifle were designed on this premise. The fact that we have now won the Handgun of the Year award four consecutive years, and a record setting seven times total, demonstrates our transition to the leading American handgun manufacturer,” Fifer concluded.