From what I have read I wouldn't be afraid to buy the LCR 9mm there are issue with crimp jump. I have heard that some ammo works better then others. I have a Ruger LCRX .38 Special +p and I really like my gun. I think the LCR series of revolvers are very well thought out design. 9mm is a popular caliber and the LCR 9mm can also go hand in hand with a good semi-auto pistol in the same caliber. Good Luck to you!!!