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I have been thinking of slimming down my EDC or at least expanding my options.

I am well versed in concealing large caliber firearms but sometimes it can be difficult.

I fondled a Ruger EC9s at my LGS and loved it.

I knew very little about them and started to research them. I found out they were an updated LC9s.

Mainly, the difference is in the sights and finish.

There is also pro models of each that do away with the mag safety and manual safety.

My question concerns the finish.

What is the difference in black nitride and tradition blueing?

Is one more durable?

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The recently discontinued LC9S has more of a traditional blueing and replaceable adjustable sights. The EC9s has the sights machined into the slide and of course are non-replaceable. The finish on the EC9S is black oxide, and probably much less durable than blueing, which still does not hold a candle to a good nitriding process. To the best of my knowledge they have yet to release an EC9S pro.

The remaining LC9's on the website are distributor exclusives.

The rumor is that they will come out with an LC9S ll. What that will probably entail is styling aesthetics to be like the LCP ll and the new Security 9. The question remains as to whether it will retain the striker fired mechanism or go recessed hammer like the LCP ll and Security 9.
 

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FWIW I have a first-gen LC9. I don't know if it is "traditional" bluing or the black oxide finish, but it is NOT durable - at all. After just over a year of regular carry it is VERY worn. I gave up trying to touch it up or maintain it. I got it second hand and it is purely an EDC so I really don't care much one way or another, but I just thought I'd share my experience with it.
 

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I have been thinking of slimming down my EDC or at least expanding my options.

I am well versed in concealing large caliber firearms but sometimes it can be difficult.

I fondled a Ruger EC9s at my LGS and loved it.

I knew very little about them and started to research them. I found out they were an updated LC9s.

Mainly, the difference is in the sights and finish.

There is also pro models of each that do away with the mag safety and manual safety.

My question concerns the finish.

What is the difference in black nitride and tradition blueing?

Is one more durable?

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Not a lot of details regard size or weight compared to the three LC9's, nor trigger pull weight. I have a LC9 S Pro and really like it.
 

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Well, I didn't get the Ruger...I ordered a EAA SAR B6P Compact instead.

I had been looking for one and found one online.

I know, so much for "slimming down" although in a way it is. I generally carry a .45 or a .357.
 

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My LC9s was the very first gun I bought back in Dec 2014. It's a dependable little gun. But really I just bring it to the range for bit of practice. It's not as much fun to shoot as my Glocks or my new Taurus.
 

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My LC9s was the very first gun I bought back in Dec 2014. It's a dependable little gun. But really I just bring it to the range for bit of practice. It's not as much fun to shoot as my Glocks or my new Taurus.
A friend of mine just got the EC9s.

I hope to get to shoot his soon.

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I have the otiginal LC9s . It’s one of my main EDCs’ . It’s still great looking and is going no where ever ! If i had to get rid of all my handguns but one the LC9s would stay !
 
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