Lightweight, concealable, and well priced.
I’ll start by saying my EDC caliber is a .380 auto with jacketed hollowpoint ammo.
The first Ruger LCP I had was the LCP II, the version before the LCP Max. I liked it a lot, mainly for its weight and size. Completely easy to hold in a pocket without weighing yourself down.
So, when I bought the LCP Max, I bought the 12rd mag made for it from Ruger and had the 10rd it comes with. The 12rd magazine does give you a bit better grip on the gun, but I don’t have it anymore, I sold that magazine. I carry the LCP Max as my EDC in a Kydex WeThePeople brand IWB holster designed for the LCP II but the LCP Max fits in it the exact same way. I don’t feel the need to carry a .45 ACP or 10mm handgun with 16+ rounds in the magazine day-to-day. I like the .380 if I ever had to pull it out and defend myself with it. I know it would fire and a 99% chance stop or make the threat retreat, especially if the threat didn’t have a visible firearm. I understand 9mm is a more versatile caliber, and .40 S&W, .45 ACP etc, etc, have more power. I understand that. If I knew I was hanging in a horrible part of town with possible threats around I may decide to carry a different gun, like my Springfield XD-40 Subcompact Model 2 with 12+1 capacity along with two extra magazines, or even my Stoeger STR-9c with 11+1 magazines in 9mm. And if I need it, I have a Mossberg 590 Shockwave 12 gauge pump action next to the bed, along with a Ruger mini-14 tactical chambered in 5.56 with a 30rd magazine, along with a 20rd magazine next to it. Or my Ruger PC charger pistol which I have a 33rd 9mm magazine attached to it. I have options for home defense but day-in and day-out I like the model, and caliber. It could be more accurate, but that’s my only small concern.