The high capacity micro compact scene is really starting to heat up, as it seems Ruger is stepping all over S&W’s toes. Later on this evening, Smith and Wesson is set to announce their latest pistol which should be the Shield Plus, which is a high capacity micro 9. But, it seems like Ruger beat them to the punch.
The Ruger Max-9 is a striker fired pistol with a trigger safety, tritium fiber optic sights, and 10+1 or 12+1 rounds of bad guy stoppers.
It does look like there is also the option for an external safety, and it seems as if the pistol comes pre-cut for an optic.
Here are some other bullet points straight from Ruger’s website, where you can learn more:
- Striker-fired with a short, smooth trigger pull, clean break and positive reset.
- Slim, lightweight and compact for personal protection while still providing a capacity of up to 12+1 rounds of 9mm Luger ammunition.
- Rugged construction with through-hardened alloy steel slide; one-piece, precision-machined fire control chassis; and high-performance, glass-filled nylon grip frame.
- Medium-textured grip frame provides a secure and comfortable grip.
- Tritium fiber optic day/night front sight for high visibility and drift adjustable rear sight.
- Optic ready for direct mounting of co-witnessed JPoint™ and Shield-pattern micro red dot sights.
- Cold hammer-forged barrel results in ultra-precise rifling that provides exceptional accuracy and longevity.
- Safety features include integrated trigger safety, manual safety, internal striker blocker and inspection port that allows for visual confirmation of a loaded or empty chamber.
- Reversible magazine release.
- Also includes: two E-Nickel Teflon® coated magazines and finger grip extension floorplate that can be added to the magazine for comfort and improved grip.
MSRP is set to $499.
I’ll see if I can get my hands on this pistol to compare to the Hellcat and my 365XL that I’ve currently got.