Smith & Wesson MP380 Shield EZ 380 ACP Pistol with Thumb Safety
Smith & Wesson MP380 Shield EZ 380 ACP Pistol with No Thumb Safety
Ruger LCP MAX Elite 380 ACP Micro Compact Pistol with Red Trigger and Tritium Front Sight
Ruger LCP II 380 Auto Carry Conceal Pistol
Glock 42 380 Auto Single Stack Pistol
Hi Point CF-380 380ACP High-Impact Polymer Frame Pistol
Smith & Wesson MP Bodyguard 380 Centerfire Carry Conceal Pistol
Ruger LCP 380 ACP Carry Conceal Pistol with American Flag Cerakote Slide
Hi Point CF380 380 Auto Compact Pistol with Pink Camo Finish
Sig Sauer P365 380 ACP Micro-Compact Pistol with Night Sights and Manual Thumb Safety
Ruger LCP 380 ACP Carry Conceal Pistol with Matte Stainless Slide
Ruger LCP Max 380 ACP Micro-Compact Pistol with Cerakote Rose Gold Finish
Sig Sauer 380 Auto 100 gr FMJ Elite Performance 50/Box
($0.36 / round)
Winchester 380 Auto 85 gr Jacketed Hollow Point Silvertip 20/Box
($0.65 / round)
Winchester 380 Auto 95 gr FMJ 50/Box
($0.40 / round)
Norma 380 Auto 85 gr Monolithic HP 20/Box
($0.70 / round)
Hornady 380 Auto 90 gr FTX Critical Defense 25/Box
($0.88 / round)
Sig Sauer 380 Auto 90 gr JHP Elite V-Crown 20/Box
($0.75 / round)
Hornady 380 Auto 90 gr XTP American Gunner 25/Box
($0.72 / round)
Remington 380 Auto 88 gr JHP High Terminal Performance 20/Box
($0.70 / round)
Remington 380 ACP 95gr FMJ UMC 50/Box
($0.40 / round)
Winchester 380 Auto 95 gr FMJ Police Trade Ammo 50/Box
($1.10 / round)
PMC 380 Auto 90 gr FMJ Bronze 50/Box
($0.80 / round)
Magtech 380 ACP 95 gr Full Metal Jacket 50/Box
($0.40 / round)
Chambered in 380 Auto, the Ruger LCP Max fits 10+1 rounds into the same footprint as the LCP II. A 12-round accessory magazine slightly extends the grip length while doubling the capacity of the Legacy LCP. Compact and lightweight, the LCP Max continues to be the definitive pocket-sized personal protection pistol.
Offering more than just capacity, the LCP MAX pistol's double stack magazine feed lips are optimized to reliably feed the wide variety of modern .380 Auto ammunition available. As compact as ever, the flush-fit, 10-round magazine feels identical to the LCP II magazine (with its extended floorplate installed) while accommodating an additional 4 rounds of ammunition. The included finger grip extension floorplate and accessory 12-round magazine allow most shooters to obtain a full firing grip.
Addressing a main complaint with most pocket pistols, the LCP MAX is fitted with a tritium front sight with white outline that is quick to acquire and aligns easily with the generous u-notch rear sight. A square face on the rear sight aids in one-handed cocking and the steel, drift-adjustable sights make accurate fire easier than ever.
The medium-textured grip frame provides easy reach to the Secure Action™ trigger that is well known for its short, crisp trigger pull and inner trigger safety. Pronounced cocking ears and deep functional slide serrations ensure easy manipulation of the pistol. Every corner and edge on the LCP MAX slide and frame have been softened for comfortable carry and the magazine release is reversible to fit all shooters. The Ruger LCP MAX ships with one, 10-round magazine; a finger grip extension floorplate; pocket holster; and magazine loader.
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.