Introducing the NEW Ruger MAX-9 Micro Compact 9mm Pistol

   03.16.21

Introducing the NEW Ruger MAX-9 Micro Compact 9mm Pistol

Micro compact concealed carriers have much reason to celebrate the year 2021 with such a wealth of already existing options. Ruger is proud to introduce the Ruger MAX-9 micro-compact 9mm pistol with a 12+1 capacity! Boasting great concealability, rugged reliability, and Ruger affordability the MAX-9 is set to bring a heavy-hitting contender to the micro-compact 9mm world.

Introducing the NEW Ruger MAX-9 Micro Compact 9mm Pistol

Introducing the NEW Ruger MAX-9 Micro Compact 9mm Pistol

The MAX-9™ is your next handgun. Whether you’re new to firearms ownership, or you’ve been an enthusiast for years, the versatile MAX-9™ is sure to meet your personal protection needs. Comfortable enough to conceal in an inside the waistband holster or pocket holster, this micro-sized pistol has it all – without compromising on capacity or features. Rugged, reliable, affordable – the Ruger® MAX-9™.

Features

  • Capacity: 12+1
  • Slide: Through-Hardened Alloy Steel
  • Finish: Black Oxide
  • Slide Width: 0.95″
  • Safety: With or Without Manual Safety Lever
  • Frame: High-Performance Glass-Filled Nylon
  • Features: Optics Ready
  • Barrel: 3.2″ Alloy Steel Black Oxide Finish 1:10 RH
  • Front Sight: Tritium Fiber Optic
  • Rear Sight: Drift Adjustable
  • MSRP: $499.00

The Ruger MAX-9 will come as an iron-sight only or optics-ready version and will be compatible with a long list of red dot optics including the Crimson Trace 1500 series, Shield RMS series, Swampfox Sentinel, Holosun 407K and 507K, and the Sig Romeo Zero.

Introducing the NEW Ruger MAX-9 Micro Compact 9mm Pistol
MAX-9 Pro Model Without Manual Safety

Ruger seems to have taken a close look at the concealed carry market and brought all the great features defensive pistol owners want right from the factory. The Ruger MAX-9 is not only available in its standard 12+1 manual safety configuration, but is also available in a “Pro-Model” version which is the same 12+1 configuration but also features a tritium fiber-optic sight and does away with the unnecessary (in my opinion) external manual safety. The best part about this is that both models are the same price.

Introducing the NEW Ruger MAX-9 Micro Compact 9mm Pistol

I will be very interested to see how the Ruger MAX-9 stacks up against the other offerings in the micro-compact 9mm arena. It is so far, the least expensive option I have seen made available in this category. I have tried all of the current offerings on the market and own three of them and perhaps the Ruger MAX-9 will be my fourth purchase in this genre of pistols. After all, you can never have too many options when it comes to concealed carry pistols.

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