First Look: Ruger Security 380 Lite-Rack

The safety and ease of use of the Secure Action fire control system, now in .380 ACP.

posted on December 14, 2022
Thanks, but I wanted a Lite Rack

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. is introducing the Ruger Security-380, the newest addition to its Lite Rack family of pistols. Chambered in .380 ACP, the Security-380 is constructed around a rigid, precision-machined, hard-coat anodized aluminum chassis with full-length guide rails and features a blued, through-hardened alloy steel slide and barrel. The lightweight slide features a vertical ledge on the steel rear sight and a bright fiber-optic front sight for rapid sight picture acquisition. Designed for new shooters, those who struggle with racking traditional slides, and anyone looking to enjoy a day at the range, the Lite Rack system includes refined slide serrations, pronounced cocking ears, and a lighter recoil spring to ensure easy manipulation of the slide.

The Security-380 ships with a full capacity, 10-round flush fit magazine, and select models also ship with an extended, 15-round magazine that extends the grip for a more secure hold. The textured grip of the pistol helps distribute recoil better than a narrow single-stack pistol, and the trigger has a short, smooth trigger pull, clean break, and positive reset., thanks to the proven Secure Action fire-control system. This system has a number of safety features, including an integrated trigger safety, external manual safety, neutrally balanced sear with significant engagement and strong spring tension, and a hammer catch to help prevent the hammer from contacting the firing pin unless the trigger is pulled.

The all-new Security-380 Lite Rack pistol is designed for a fun day at the range with minimal fatigue. The combination of easy-to-use features and reduced felt recoil will help recoil-sensitive shooters build skill and confidence at the range, and its lightweight and compact size makes it comfortable for all day carry. The Security-380 is based on the reliable Ruger Security-9 platform and is compatible with most of the same holsters, lights, lasers and accessories available for those pistols.

MSRP for the Security-380 is $369, and or more information on this pistol or to learn more about Ruger firearms, please visit


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