If you're willing to plunk down $400 on an LC9, go with the Shield. I got mine for $390 + Tax.
As already mentioned, the Shield covers ALL the criteria you listed.
I wouldn't recommend an LC9 (for all the reasons Rubb Listed.
The Shield has an external safety, but the stock trigger is just firm enough to not need it.
Don't think of it as `gun control', think of it as `victim disarmament'. - Author Unknown
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If I don't need to show photo ID to exercise my right to vote, why do I need photo ID to exercise my right to keep and bear arms?- Stolen from another forum
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