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Ruger Security 9

Ruger announced the Ruger Security-9 handgun in late 2017, and then the pistol started hitting the shelves for sale in February of 2018. The Security-9 is marketed as a medium sized, high capacity, polymer framed handgun designed to target the home defense and CCW crowd.

Ruger Security 9 Holster

Scroll down to see all the Ruger Security 9 holster models we carry

If the “Security” part of the Security 9 name rings a bell, it’s because Ruger’s first entry into the double action revolver market was a 357 model called the Ruger Security Six. This model was a big hit due to its quality and lower price point (especially compared to the S&W revolver models that were on the market at that time. Although the Security Six was discontinued by Ruger in 1988, naming this new high capacity handgun with the Security name seems like Ruger’s attempt to associate the new model to the venerable history associated with the Security-Six.

The Security 9 is currently only chambered in 9mm, and is offered in two configurations:

Model 3810 – Which comes with a 15 round magazine, allowing for 15+1 capacity
Model 3811 – Which comes with a 10 round magazine, allowing for a 10+1 capacity

Both pistol models of the Security-9 are the exact same size. The only difference between the two models is the magazine capacity. To a point, you might expect the reduced magazine capacity model to be offered as an option for magazine restrictive states, but the Security 9 is not currently approved for magazine restrictive states like CA, MA, or NY yet.

Although most polymer framed handguns are typically striker fired, the Security 9 is actually a hammer fired pistol. The Security 9 uses what Ruger calls a “Sure Action” internal hammer as the firing mechanism. The Sure Action is also the same action that is currently in use on the Ruger LCP II. It’s important to clarify that this hammer is an internal model and cannot be accessed like a traditional external hammer. Because of this design, the Security 9 only functions as a double action only (DAO only) pistol.

The pistol does come with an optional safety for those who are fans of a safety. The safety is an optional model so the shooter has to activate and deactivate it as they prefer. One knock on the safety is the fact that it’s not an ambidextrous model, and gets the occasional complaint as being small to operate if you have a large thumb. The slide lock also gets the occasional complaint about being rather small to operate, and difficult to active with the weak hand.

According to Ruger, the Security 9 is designed to “combine the smooth trigger pull of the LCP® with the short, crisp feel and positive reset of a single action”. Various reviews of the Security 9 seem to indicate that the trigger is “decent”, but not great. Ruger literature indicates that the trigger is 6-8 pounds, but most reviewers find that the actual trigger pull weight is closer to 6 pounds. Given the lower price point on the Security 9, the trigger seems to be as expected for a pistol with a $379 MSRP.

The Security 9 gets high marks for its ergonomics and design, with the grip being surprisingly slim for a double stack model. The exterior has a finish and texture that is very similar to the LCP II, which makes sense as many reviewers have described the Security 9 as being a larger version of the Ruger LCP II chambered in 9mm.

The factory sights on the Security 9 consist of a white outlined U shaped rear sight mated with a simple white dot front. Both the front and rear sight are drifted into the frame, but only the rear sight is drift adjustable for windage. The sights are designed to be low profile so they won’t snag during the draw.

Given that the Security 9 was designed as a budget friendly high capacity pistol, Ruger’s suggested MSRP of $379 seems to indicate that they were successful. The street price on the Security 9 looks closer to the $300 mark, although we've seen a few new models online with a sub-$300 price point.

Here are some common questions that we’ve seen so far regarding Security 9 holster models:

#1 – I’ve seen on some gun forums that the Ruger Security 9 is similarly sized to the popular Glock 19. Will the Security 9 fit in a holster made for the Glock 19?

Although the Security 9 and the G19 are similarly sized, they each have completely different dimensions. The Security 9 won’t fit in a Glock 19 holster (at least not well, and not in one made specifically for the Glock 19).

#2 – Do you carry any holsters that will fit the Ruger Security 9?

Yes, we do as any holster model listed below is made as a Ruger Security 9 holster.

#3 – I’ve got a Ruger Security 9 with a Streamlight TLR-1. Do you have a holster that will fit this set-up?

Yes. Most any holster listed below is available in a version to fit a Ruger Security 9 with a mounted Streamlight TLR-1. In addition to the Streamlight TLR-1, MTR Custom can also do a Ruger Security 9 holster with any of a number of popular light or laser models attached.

#4 – I’ve read that the Ruger Security 9 is very similar to the new Ruger LCP 2 pistols, so will it fit in a holster made for the LCP 2?

While the LCP II and the Ruger Security 9 share a number of similar features and functions, they are very different sizes. As such, a Security 9 handgun will not fit into a holster made for the smaller Ruger LCP II model.

#5 – According to your website, you carry the Don Hume line of holsters, but there are not any Don Hume holsters listed below for the Security 9? Why is that?

At this time, Don Hume is not currently offering any holsters to fit the Ruger Security-9 just yet. We do know that the Security 9 is on their radar, and they hope to have available Ruger Security-9 holster models soon.

#6 - This page says that any holster listed below is available for a Ruger Security 9, but I don’t see any of the holsters pictured below with a Security 9 shown in the holster, and I’m confused?

We can understand that, so here’s a brief explanation. The various weapon models shown in the holsters listed below are for demonstration purposes only. The holster models listed on this page are made to fit the Ruger Security 9 even though a Security 9 pistol is not specifically pictured in the holsters below. We try to photograph as many gun/holster combinations as possible, however we do not own every single handgun model on the market. As a result, we are not able to show every possible combination.

All the holster models below are available in a version for a Ruger Security-9 holster.

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