Ruger brings new $299 EC9s compact 9mm to market
By Chris Eger
With integrally machined sights and a black oxide finish, Ruger’s new EC9s is in the same size envelope as the S&W M&P9 Shield 2.0 and the G43 but has a $299 MSRP. (Photo: Ruger)
With the ease of Santa slipping a present under the tree, Ruger quietly debuted a new entry to the concealed carry market on Wednesday.
The new EC9s, a no-frills version of their LC9s series, is a single-stack 7+1 9mm polymer-framed striker-fired pistol with sights machined integrally with the slide. Billed as about an inch taller and an inch wider than the .380ACP-chambered LCP, the newest 9mm in Ruger’s stable tips the scales at 17.2-ounces with a 3.12-inch barrel and 6-inch overall length.
Best of all, the MSRP is $299, and a quick search shows dealers already taking pre-orders in the $220-$230 range. This puts the new EC9s in the same size envelope as S&W’s new M&P9 Shield 2.0 and the Glock 43, a point Ruger subtly pokes at in their email announcing the new gun.
“No gimmicks, rebates or mail-in offers for gift cards… just the rugged, reliability of the striker-fired LC9s, now with integral sights and a no-hassle price point that won’t break the bank,” says the company. “This