March 17, 2021
Join Guns & Ammo Handgun Editor Jeremy Stafford for a live Q&A with the new Ruger Max-9 TODAY at 4PM EST/3PM CST/2PM MST/1PM PST on the Guns & Ammo Facebook page.
Be sure to also read Stafford’s full review of the Ruger Max-9 on the Guns & Ammo website.
Ruger Max-9 Optic-Ready 9mm Sub-Compact Pistol: Tested & Full Review
Sub-compact size and 9mm ammo capacity come together in the high-value, optic-ready Ruger Max-9 pistol.
By Jeremy Stafford
The Days of Companies
Simply being able to chop off the bottom third of a pistol’s grip, shorten the magazine and call it a “new subcompact model” are over. These days, any new subcompact developed in response to evolving demands requires a fresh design to stand a chance at success in this competitive category.
The Ruger Max-9 has a retail price of $499 and a magazine capacity of either 10 or 12 rounds of 9mm. Other subcompacts in this scene include the Glock 43X MOS (10-round magazine, $582); HK VP9SK (10- or 13-round magazine, $789); SIG Sauer P365 (10-, 12- or 15-round magazine, $599); Smith & Wesson M&P9 M2.0 Subcompact (10- or 12-round magazine, $569); and the Springfield Armory Hellcat (11- or 13-round magazine, $569). The Glock 43X, SIG Sauer P365 and Springfield Armory Hellcat can also be purchased with factory optic cuts, which is standard fare on the new Ruger Max-9.
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