I don't think so LC9s & Security 9s are sold out as fast as they hit the shelf . If it has no problems it will put the SIGP356 in it's grave and give the Hell Cat a run for its money as the MAX -9 is 100% American made USA #1 .That looks like it wants to be a replacement for the LC9s. Maybe a replacement with some model bloat. It gets the cosmetic overhaul from the LCPII and Security9. The length and height are the same as the LC9s. And it picks up a hybrid double stack magazine for increased capacity, moving it to the edge of the category of the Security9 Compact.
Interesting that they added the removable panel for mounting a reflex sight. Going after the Hellcat market.
Who was it that pioneered the hybrid double stack magazine? It's fatter on the bottom with a double row, then narrows to a single stack in the middle. This allows a narrower grip between the thumb and index finger.
They have the magazine pictured on the Ruger website in the accessories section.
It looks like something that would have been great to introduce about four years ago. Today, we are looking at a possible limit to 10 rounds, and making the added capacity less of a selling point.
I am finding that the LC9s with the pinky extension is about my limit for conceal-ability. The wider grip on the Max is going to be a issue for me. And the styling overhaul gets rid of the rounded edges.
Well, that's going to be my rationalization for not running out and buying another new firearm...
This looks like sort of a crossroads where thinning models meets introducing new models.I don't think so LC9s & Security 9s are sold out as fast as they hit the shelf . If it has no problems it will put the SIGP356 in it's grave and give the Hell Cat a run for its money as the MAX -9 is 100% American made USA #1 .
As of this very day, March 20, 2021 the LC9s is still on Ruger's web-site. The LC9 Pro is not and that's the version having been discontinued for "specific reasons" and no longer on their site offering Ruger pistols.This looks like sort of a crossroads where thinning models meets introducing new models.
The EC9s is really the remaining compact 9mm in the line. They announced the LC9s was discontinued at the end of 2019 / beginning of 2020. So when I decided I needed one in the summer, the prices had pushed up $100 over suggested retail, and there were "a few new ones remaining". Later last year, they cranked up the suggested retail on the website, which seemed like a strange thing to do for a discontinued model. And there are still "a few new ones remaining". I'm not sure if they put it back into production, or stacked the final run so high and deep that they will be selling 2019 models into the distant future.