Video Review: Ruger MAX-9

by
posted on July 20, 2021
Small, smaller, smallest: Over the last few years, the trend in concealed-carry handguns has been a downsizing trend. There's good reason for that, of course; big, bulky guns are tough to conceal. However, small guns often mean a relatively small ammunition capacity. That's the dilemma that Ruger is tackling with its brand-new Ruger MAX-9 semi-automatic pistol. 

As you'll see in this American Rifleman Gun of the Week video, the MAX-9 is built from the same concept as the company's wildly popular LC9 single-stack pistol, but with some key differences. First, there's a staggered magazine that allows a 10- to 12-round 9mm ammo capacity, depending on whether you want to carry the gun with its magazine flush or slightly extended. Then there's the new milled slide for easy reflex-optic installation. There's more, of course, so check out this terrific video to see if the Ruger MAX-9 might be your next CCW gun! Ruger.com

Latest

Kimber Mako R7 Lede
Kimber Mako R7 Lede

Reviewed: Kimber Mako R7 Semi-Auto Pistol

The best seat at a poker table is the one that’s last to act ... and Kimber's Mako R7 is the winner in your hand.

Trigger Pull Weight: Is Lighter Always Better?

Short answer: It all depends on the shooter, the gun and its intended purpose. Complete answer: See below!

Terminal Ballistics & Stopping Power

What is stopping power, and what can the science of terminal ballistics teach us about it?

5 Reasons American Wild Turkeys Are Declining

Wild turkey populations hit a historic high nationwide in 1995, but have dwindled slowly since. Why?

Dr.'s Rx to Prepare Your Mind for Precision Shooting

The most important part of marksmanship isn't your equipment--it's you!

The Enduring Legacy of the Small-Game Hunter

“The hunt has begun! They have been given fair warning! If they get kilt, it’s their own fault!”

Interests



Get the best of NRA Family delivered to your inbox.