Featured Ruger Max-9 First Look on RECOILtv Forrest Cooper May 21, 2021 Join the Conversation The Ruger Max-9 enters the pack to compete against the Sig P365, the Springfield Hellcat, and similar firearms. Iain takes a look at the new defensive-focused handgun, from sights to trigger, to where the Max-9 saves money. Known for bringing blue-collar value to their self-defense handguns and pistol caliber carbines, Ruger has thrown their hat in the pool of optics-ready sub-compact EDC pistols. When compared side-to-side with the Hellcat and P365, the Ruger Max-9 sat between them as far as triggers go, and the sights far exceed what some ship with. Let's take a look as the spec sheet from Ruger again: 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 13 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, internal striker blocker and inspection port that allows for visual confrmation of a loaded or empty chamber. Reversible magazine release. Also includes: two nickel-Teflon coated magazines and finger grip extension floorplate that can be added to the magazine for comfort and improved grip. Find out more about the Ruger Max-9 at: ruger.com More from Ruger Ruger P89 Review: Like a 9mm Mullet. Enter the Ruger 57. Ruger's PC Charger makes for an excellent Brace-Ready Pistol. Ruger's Wrangler Revolver: Old Ideas, Modern Spin. Explore RECOILweb:Can You Really Have Too Much Weapon LIght?Preview - CCW Permit in CaliforniaSaturday Night Blade Porn: Crusader ForgeGirsan MC9: Black Sea Blaster on a Bargain Basement Budget NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.