Ruger MAX-9: It’s the Cheapest, But is it Good?

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves reviews Ruger’s new MAX-9 Micro Compact 9mm. The MAX-9 holds 10+1 rounds of 9mm in a very small package, and is reasonably priced with an MSRP below $500. But how does it compare to its competition, mainly the SIG P365, the Smith & Wesson Shield Plus, and the Springfield Hellcat? James compares all four of these guns in this video. It has night sights out of the box, it’s optics ready, and it’s inexpensive, but is it a bargain or a bust? Check today’s video and find out.

0:00 Intro
2:07 MAX-9 Size Comparison
3:50 MAX-9 Specs
5:00 Recoil
5:27 Sights and Optics
7:40 Other Features and Ergos
9:00 Trigger
9:20 Buttons and Levers
10:06 MAX-9 vs. Hellcat, P365, and Shield Plus
11:45 Accuracy
12:13 Pricing
12:30 Easy to Use?
13:23 Negatives
19:57 Conclusion


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