First Look: Davidson’s Exclusive LCP MAX Elite Pistol

Upgraded sights and a new look for the trigger are just two of the changes.

posted on January 14, 2023
Ruger LCP Max Elite

Davidson’s is announcing the result of a collaborative partnership with Ruger: a new, exclusive line of .380 ACP-caliber Ruger LCP MAX Elite polymer framed sub-compact semi-automatic pistols.

The LCP (Light Carry Pistol) family of pistols has been one of Ruger’s most popular subcompact .380 ACP semi auto handgun models since it was first introduced in 2007. In 2021, Ruger introduced a higher capacity version of this best seller, known as the LCP MAX that used a double stack magazine engineered to feed .380 ACP cartridges efficiently while still maintaining a small overall size. The .380 ACP cartridge has been around for over one hundred years and is still favorite in sub-compact, defensive carry guns.

The Davidson’s exclusive LCP MAX Elite has a few distinctive features that separate it from other Ruger LCP pistols on the market. It has a red anodized aluminum trigger shoe that contrasts nicely with the LCP MAX Elite’s black polymer frame. The pistol’s slide has a front sight with a tritium outline and a serrated plain black rear sight for faster and more accurate shots in low light conditions. The magazine release is reversible depending on user preference and the whole package also includes a soft pocket holster. The Davidson’s package ships with a 10-round capacity flush fit and a 12-round extended magazine.

Davidson’s Ruger LCP Max Elite Specifications:

  • Caliber: .380 ACP
  • Barrel Length: 2.8 inches
  • Overall Length: 5.17 inches
  • Weight: 10.6 ounces
  • Height: 4.12 inches
  • Sights: Tritium outlined front sight with serrated plain black rear sight on dovetail.
  • Magazine: Includes a 10-round flush fit magazine and a 12-round extended magazine
  • Included accessories: Magazine loader, pocket holster, safety lock

This Davidson’s exclusive handgun retails for $489 and is available for purchase through Davidson’s Gallery Of Guns.  For more information, please visit their website at


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