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Sig Sauer P365 or Ruger LC9 For Micro Conceal Carry?

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I've been carrying a small, S&W 638-3 revolver as my conceal-carry for more than two years (maybe closer to three years). It's a decent little gun, but I want something with a bit more capacity. This revolver is a 5 shot, .38 special. If I want to carry more ammo ... I either have to carry a speed loader which is bulky or extra loose rounds rolling around in my pocket. Neither option is ideal.

So I think I've narrowed my search down to two pistols: The Sig Sauer P365 or the Ruger LC9 (or possibly the EC9 economy version). I really wanted the Wilson Combat SFX9 but they're $3000.00 which is out of the question.

My revolver is about 6.5" from the tip of the barrel to the far end of the grip. The cylinder is almost 1.5" across. So both of these semi auto pistols are a bit shorter and not as wide. Great for concealment.

Anyway ... has anyone had personal experience with either of the above and, if so, what are your thoughts? I'd really like to hear from someone who owns both or who's at least shot both fairly extensively. I'm not too concerned about price, although the Ruger is almost $300.00 cheaper than the Sig.

I'm leaning towards the Sig because it's a 10+1 capacity to the Ruger's 7+1. The other benefit to a semi auto is that I can carry an extra mag instead of a fat speed loader or loose rounds. Both are 9mm which is fine with me.

P.S. If there's a better option out there (like the Springfield Armory Hellcat) feel free to make some suggestions. Thanks.

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I love Ruger and Sig products and was almost set on the Sig but grip size matters (that's what she said).
The Sig is #1 for me. I had a friend who tried the Hellcat first and dumped it to go to the Sig after he tried mine. You do know that the Sig is modular? You can buy a P365, P365X or P365XL......or just get a regular P365 and replace the grip module. Wilson makes a good one and there are a couple other options as well. Yes, the trigger is great and the accuracy very good once you get used to the 'snappiness'. There are videos of guys hitting steel at 50 yds.

You should go rent and shoot both...but there is a reason that the 365 is the best selling pistol.....just my .02.
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Good luck with your new purchase! I hope you don't end up like many and trade it in for a SIg after all....
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