The Ruger EC9S carries on the legacy of the LC9 with a no nonsense 9mm concealed carry handgun that won't break your budget. This single stack, striker fired pistol is ergonomically designed for ease of use and fast target acquisition with sights machined integrally with the steel slide so that they cannot be knocked out of alignment. A secure and comfortable grip is provided by a checkered, glass-filled, nylon frame that uses a hardened aluminum alloy insert for strength. A concealed carry pistol is only useful if you carry it. To that end, the slim design of the Ruger EC9s fits a wide variety of popular holsters. The EC9s uses a “melted” physical design with smooth curved shapes to reduce the possibility of snags on clothing or gear and the hardened alloy steel slide on this model has a mat black finish that beautifully complements the flat dark earth finish and blacked out controls of the frame. Safety is crucial in a semi auto concealed carry pistol and the EC9s includes and integrated trigger safety, a manual thumb safety, magazine disconnect and a visual inspection port to confirm an empty or loaded chamber. One 7 round magazine included.