Ruger recently introduced a new handgun, the Max-9, which is a micro 9 mm with 12+1 or 10+1 capacity, depending on model, that's ideally suited to personal defense and concealed carry applications.
The new Max-9 features a striker-fired design with a slim, lightweight profile that comes in at 18.4 ounces and .95 inches wide. Conveniently, it features an optics-cut slide and tritium/fiber-optic front sight with drift-adjustable rear sight that are meant to co-witness with Shield- or JPoint- pattern micro red-dot sights. The Max-9 is compatible with certain model optics from Crimson Trace, JPoint, Shield, SIG Sauer, Sightmark, Holosun, Swampfox and other micro red dots.
Likewise, the Max-9 comes in three variants, including a 12+1 variant with external manual safety, a 10+1 model version with manual safety, and a 12+1 pistol without manual safety. Each carries an MSRP of $499.
The Max-9 features rugged construction thanks to a through-hardened alloy steel slide, a one-piece, precision-machined fire control chassis, and high-performance, glass-filled nylon grip frame. Medium texturing on the grip aids in a secure, comfortable grip, while a 3.2-inch barrel and overall length of 6 inches makes the Max-9 highly concealable.