LCP MAX

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  1. Buckeye63

    Buckeye63 Member

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    https://www.pewpewtactical.com/ruger-lcp-max-review/

    My LCP MAX was primary carry last summer at times BUG often over the the last few months..
    I found it to be a great little pistol .. I carry mostly with the +2 mag
    Extra fire power with no real noticeable size
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  2. jimbo555

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    Love mine, 100% reliable very easy to carry. I'm working on my accuracy with it beyond 10 yards .
     
  3. Rule3

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    I am on the buy a new LCP program!:)

    From the first, to now the Max

    I bet they come out with a Deluxe or Supreme soon!:rofl:
     
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  4. mavracer

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    Only problem with mine is my LCR is feeling abandoned lol.
     
  5. LeftyRed

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    Bought a new one yesterday. It went back to Ruger on the same day! LGS is taking care of it and they ordered me a new one which should be here Tuesday. Mag wouldn’t hold open an empty slide and the extractor was broken. Should have never left the factory.

    I had one of the first ones that came out and it ran like a Kenyan in a foot race!

    Lefty
     
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  6. Buckeye63

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    Dang sorry to here that … .. Mine has been smooth
     
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  7. LeftyRed

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    ‘My first Max was too! I traded it off and just got an itch for something to pocket carry when in gym shorts. Oh well, sure the one coming Tuesday will to fine. I had a few 12rd mags and an Alabama Pocket Holster for it already. Figured I needed the pistol to go with them.
    Lefty
     
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  8. halfmoonclip

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    Started with the LCP, and progressed to the II for its more 'striker like' trigger.
    Mixed reviews; it was a finger pincher, and ended up with a dead trigger; went back to Ruger.
    Picked up a Max; actually felt good in the hand, still had the finger pinch in recoil.
    Finally said the devil with it, and went back to a basic LCP a buddy sold me...it remains smaller, and I've more confidence in it.
    Moon
     
  9. LeftyRed

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    It’s hard to beat the LCP. I wis I never sold the Custom I had. Best shooter.
    I agree with you on the finger pinch. I shoot a Max with a Galloway Precision trigger installed and it was like night and day! Only reason I got another one was cause of that trigger.

    Lefty
     
  10. aaaaa

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    My local gun shop has two LCPs (I think both used). One is the old model for $275 and the other is the newer one (forget the price but significantly higher). My son has one (380 ACP) he bought new for $400-something, about a year ago.
     
  11. Plan2Live

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    I would have been more interested if the LCP Max had a more traditional DAO hammer fired system with restrike capability. I don't consider a clean, crisp trigger essential in a pocket pistol with a short barrel.
     
  12. Mosin77

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    Id rather have a clean, crisp trigger than a heavy pull in the little guys. A Smith k-frame, there’s enough to grab onto, a heavy (but very smooth) DA pull is highly controllable. It’s harder with the abrupt pull of a J frame (but can be learned well with training) and is harder still with a small auto. Especially because almost no double action auto is as smooth as a good revolver.
     
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  13. LeftyRed

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    I wish they would have put the DAO trigger if the older LC9 in the LCP Max. Like a J FRAME trigger, it’s can be easily learned. That semi half cocked single action trigger with somewhat of a safety blade trigger and long reset is not the best.

    I don’t expect a world class 1911 trigger in my LCP Max, although I would love one in my Mustang II! The GP trigger just gives the shooter more room for fingers and a shorter pull and reset. I think the safety blade on the GP is superior to the stock one on the Max.

    LCPII are going for $335ish, and the LCP is going for $265ish at bigger outlets around here. Did see some smaller gun shops advertise either for cheaper.
     
  14. Buckeye63

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    I like my trigger on my LCP Plus & my DAO on my Taurus TCP .. and I can go on & on with all my handguns ..40ish ???
    Im not a trigger queen .. I learn my triggers .. I don’t do competition shooting or do I hunt with handguns
    Mine are for SD carry … Now .. Keltec P-11 is one I couldn’t tame .. I tried .. But I have a S&W 642 stock .. a S&W SD9VE stock ,, And I like that heavy trigger
    But honestly the LCP plus in my world has a very functional trigger .. for its attended purpose
    I get a true kick outta of in depth studies on the trigger on a $350 polymer 380 pocket pistol
    Its a wonder I hadn’t hit the ignore button on 50+ instead of 3 or 4
     
  15. Armybrat

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    I like my little Max.
    Bought three of the 12 round mags to go with it.
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  16. LeftyRed

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    Oh, I’m a trigger slut! I like my triggers like I like them. And at my age, I will shoot what I want. I applaud those that put up with finger bite and finger slap. You are the true heroes. LOL
    Lefty
     
  17. Reinz

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    It’s strange, I bought the LCP Max last year thinking how great it was going to be.

    The whole reason I have carried a KT or LCP for many years in my basketball shorts is the super light weight, the size is a bonus. No danger of my shorts being pulled down to my ankles.

    I didn’t stop to think how much heavier the Max would be loaded out. Turns out that is significantly heavier. Thus, I have yet to carry for MY needs previously mentioned.
     
  18. Buckeye63

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    Yep .. The LCP plus .. is great .. but I kept my TCP
     
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  19. huntsman

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    I’ve had my Max since Nov and it’s my EDC around the house and on the occasional trip to town.

    The only issue I had was with a box of Aguila jhp, jam city, loaded up 3 mags and couldn’t get through any without FTE.
    Tried a couple mags of Remington Express jhp and it ran fine as did gold dots.
     
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  20. LeftyRed

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    Got to shoot my replacement Max this evening. Seems like all is good with this one. Got the GP trigger in it too for my “Princess and the Pea,” finger of mine! LOL
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