It was in 1949 that Sturm, Ruger & Company, Incorporated, more commonly known as Ruger, was founded by William B. Ruger and Alexander McCormick Sturm. Since then, the Connecticut-based arms manufacturer has been recognized as a leader in centerfire and rimfire handguns and rifles and renowned for their reputation regarding both reliability and durability. It is that reputation that leads the company to produce firearms like the Ruger LC9 – better known as "Handgun of the Year" for 2011.
The Ruger LC9, which stands for lightweight compact 9mm, is a short-recoil operated, locked-breech pocket pistol that was first unveiled by Ruger in 2011. Its lightweight and modest dimensions make it an excellent choice for concealed carry and personal protection. However, the flush-fitting magazine typically included with the pistol is not the most favored. Cue the introduction of the Ruger LC9 extended magazine.
As noted, the Ruger LC9 extended magazine is a Ruger factory-produced magazine for the LC9 designed to hold 7 rounds of 9x19mm Parabellum ammunition. The steel body features a blued finish to protect against rust and other corrosion, putting it miles ahead of the aftermarket competition. This magazine benefits from the performance and reliability you would expect from any Ruger factory product and will fit and function in any Ruger LC9 pistol. The real draw, however, is the inclusion of an extended finger-rest floor plate that provides for a full three-fingered grip on the pistol. The magazine also comes with a flush-fitting floor plate.
Generally speaking, it is beneficial to seek out factory magazines for your firearms. Factory magazines are manufactured by the same company, to the exact same specifications and tolerances as the originals. They are also made from the same materials, which ensures both fit and function in your firearm.
Those with a Ruger LC9 know that a secure grip is essential. Nothing is more of a concern than needing your pistol and being unable to fully grip it, which is exactly what the Ruger LC9 extended magazine prevents. You have the pistol. Now pick up its must-have magazine – available now for just $32.86.