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GUNS Magazine June 2012 Digital Edition - Page 40
John Taffin Photos: Joseph R. Novelozo ne of the few benefits of piling up a lot of years on the calendar is being an eyewitness to history. History is mostly a cavalcade of change, sometimes positive, too often negative, but the one thing we can always say about change is simply that it always is; everything touched by the hand of man changes and there is simply no way to escape that fact. O For the past few weeks I have been shooting and enjoying a very different Ruger LC9 from the one I reviewed in the August 2011 issue. This is a Robar-ized Ruger, a perfect example of a good semi-automatic made even better. Before we look at the Robar Ruger lets review the original Ruger LC9. Taking a close look at the LC9 we find a semiautomatic pistol with a 3" barrel, weighing 17 ounces. The slide is steel while the frame is typical “black plastic” or, more correctly, polymer/glass-filled nylon with integral grip panels. Both the backstrap and frontstrap have molded in checkering as do both sides of the grip area all of which makes for a secure hold. John (above) reviewed the stock Ruger LC9 in the August 2011 issue, and found shooting the enhanced Robar LC9 was pure pleasure. The ejection port has been enlarged and flared, forward slide serrations added and the steel parts NP3 plated. 40 W W W. G U N S M A G A Z I N E . C O M • J U N E 2 0 1 2