The Max-9 is Big Red’s answer for the smoking-hot category that I call the “double-stack micro compact.” In essence, the category is the result of a quest for the ultimate carry gun. It was led by Sig Sauer with its 10+1 round P365, then joined by Springfield’s Hellcat, Smith and Wesson’s Shield Plus and most recently, Taurus’ Gx4. Others are in the works. These handguns typically weigh around 18.5 ounces and are 1-inch thick for comfortable all day carry, yet they hold 11 to 14 rounds of 9mm; they’re just large enough to provide the minimum amount of grip space for accurate shooting, deft manipulation and adequate recoil control. The Max-9 has all the features of these guns and then some–including excellent Night Sights–yet it costs about $100 less than some of the others.
Here playing is its full review.