Ruger Security-9 Compact Pistol
Ruger announced the newest member of the Security-9 lineup, the Compact. The new Compact is smaller and lighter than it’s midsize handgun sibling. With an overall length of 6.5” and weighing in at just under 22 ounces. MSRP is a scant $379, which is palatable for most budgets.
The Security-9 Compact ships with two, 9mm Luger, 10-round, flush-fit steel magazines, and one finger grip extension floorplate for added control. Extended, 15-round magazines are also available and compatible with the standard Security-9.
The entire Security-9 lineup features the same trigger used in the Ruger LCP II. The Secure Action combines the smooth trigger pull of the LCP with the short, crisp feel and positive reset of a single-action. Additionally, there is an integrated trigger safety and external manual safety.
With the compacts size, you aren’t giving up much from its larger counterpart. There is a 1.9oz difference between the two pistols. The Compact features a 3.42″ barrel while the full size is 4″. Compact length overall length is 6.52″ compared to 7.24″. The full size is 5″ tall while the Compact is slightly smaller at 4.35″. While there might not seem like much of a difference between the two the biggest difference is the 5 extra rounds that you give up in magazine capacity with the Compact.
Key Features: Security-9 Compact
- 10+1 mag capacity
- 3.42″ barrel
- 6.52″ length
- 21.9oz weight
- 1.02″ slide width
- 4.35″ height
- Two 10-round magazines
In summary, the Security-9 Compact seems to be squarely aimed at the market share that GLOCK currently holds with the G26. Between the Ruger and GLOCK specs are almost identical in barrel length, overall length, slide width, capacity, height, and weight. The specs are so close that it seems Ruger used the G26 as a blueprint. There is one area that the Security-9 Compact thoroughly beats the G26 and that is the extra $220 attached to the GLOCK.
Navy Seal Foundation model features unique Navy Seal Foundation slide engravings, an NSF serial number prefix and a special “One of 1,000” decal on the outside of the box. $25 will be donated to the Navy Seal Foundation for each firearm sold.
Jeremy Mallette is co-founder of International Sportsman, and an avid hunter and outdoorsman. His father taught him to shoot at age six, and he received his first firearm at age eight — a 1942 Colt Commando .38 special revolver. Jeremy enjoys collecting unique firearms, and shooting them.