As we draw closer to NRA’s annual meeting in two weeks, Ruger has announced another new weapon, and it’s a welcome addition to their pistol lineup: The Security 9 compact, Model 3818.
It’s chambered in 9mm and comes with two 10-round magazines, but it’ll take the 15-round mags from the larger full-size gun, and it comes with one finger grip extension floorplate for one of the mags. The compact is a little smaller and a little lighter, but otherwise, it’s the same gun everyone loves — Ruger practically copied and pasted the description from the full-size.
The 3.42″ barrel and the slide are through-hardened and blued alloy steel. The chassis is hard-coat anodized aluminum, while the grip frame is glass-filled nylon for rigidity and strength. It’s just 6.52″ long overall, and 4.35″ tall. At 1.02″ wide, the slide is the same width as the full-size Security 9. The reductions in height and length shave off about 1.9 ounces and leave it at 21.9 ounces dry. It’s very similarly sized to a Glock 26, but at a lower price (MSRP $379).
The hammer-fired Secure Action is the same as the Security 9 and the LCP II. Ruger boasts it’s a super smooth and crisp single action trigger, just like the LCP II and big Security 9. It’s got a trigger safety as well as a manual safety on the left side of the frame. The sights are adjustable for windage. It’s not approved for California or Massachusetts. MSRP, as mentioned, is $379.
All you who own the full-size Security 9 can let us know how you like it in the comments. We’ll have more details for you soon, but in the meantime, you can check it out at Ruger.com.
- Model: 3818
- Caliber: 9mm
- Compact frame
- Barrel material: Alloy steel
- Slide material: through-hardened alloy steel
- Finish: blued
- Barrel length: 3.42″
- Grooves: 6
- Twist: 1:10 right hand
- Overall length: 6.52″
- Height: 4.35″
- Weight: 21.9 oz.
- Chassis: hard-anodized aluminum
- Grip frame: glass-filled nylon
- Sights: high visibility, drift adjustable
- MSRP: $379