Yesterday, Ruger announced the introduction of their latest pistol with a concealed carry focus—the Ruger LCP MAX. The LCP MAX is a change of pace from the litany of 9mm micro-compact pistol being released. The new LCP MAX is chambered in .380 auto featuring a double stack magazine which can hold 10 rounds. Holding an additional 4 rounds. The LCP MAX is an evolution of Ruger’s LCP II with a few improvements versus its predecessor. Let’s explore those improvements on Ruger’s new micro-subcompact pistol.

Ruger has added some enhancements to the LCP MAX from the LCP II both externally and internally. Externally, the LCP Max features: increased magazine capacity, improved slide serrations, and tritium front sight with a U-shape rear sight. Internally, the MAX has upgraded the feed ramp, extractor, barrel cam geometries, and the inclusion of reversible magazine release.

The Ruger LCP MAX will already have a good start on aftermarket infrastructure. According to Ruger the LCP MAX will be able to fit Bodyguard pattern iron sights and use existing LCP II holsters.

Below is the specs for the new Ruger LCP MAX.


Slide Material: Alloy Steel
Slide Finish: Black Oxide
Slide Width: 0.81″
Grip Frame: Black, High-Performance, Glass-Filled Nylon
Barrel Material: Alloy Steel
Barrel Finish: Black Oxide
Barrel Length: 2.80″
Overall Length: 5.17″
Front Sight: Tritium with White Outline
Rear Sight: Drift Adjustable
Weight: 10.6 oz.
Height: 4.12″
Grooves: 6
Twist: 1:16″ RH
Available in CA: No
Available in MA: No
UPC: 7-36676-13716-9
Suggested Retail: $449.00

The new LCP MAX by Ruger will be coming in a $100 cheaper than the recently released MAX-9. Which will make it an enticing purchase for a person looking for a micro-subcompact chambered in .380 auto.

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