Ruger is now offering its 9mm micro compact MAX-9 pistol complete with a factory-mounted Ruger ReadyDot micro reflex optic.
The MAX-9 was launched a couple of years ago: chambered in 9mm Luger, it's a modern striker-fired carry pistol with glass-filled nylon grip frame that boasts an impressive 12+1 capacity in a micro compact size. It also features a loaded chamber viewport, a manual safety, a rigid one-piece, precision-machined aluminum fire control housing and through-hardened steel slide.
The original MAX-9 was already optic-ready; now you can also have it paired with a factory-mounted Ruger ReadyDot micro reflex optic. Ruger's ReadyDot co-witnesses with the tritium fiber optic day/night front sight and uses the light-gathering properties of fiber optics, giving the user an optic that is self-adjusting for brightness and never needs a battery.
New Ruger ReadyDot micro reflex optic – no batteries required
In the manufacturer's words, “The Ruger ReadyDot micro reflex optic is an ultra-reliable 1X reflex sight with a Shield RMSc footprint designed specifically to co-witness with the Ruger MAX-9 micro compact pistol. The 15 MOA dot is highly visible and optimized for rapid target acquisition at pistol distances.” The use of a reflex sight like the Ruger ReadyDot allows the shooter to keep both eyes open and focus on the target, rather than the front sight.
The 1x magnification is non-adjustable and the large 15 MOA dot is optimized for rapid target acquisition at pistol distances. It must be stressed again that unlike optics that utilize batteries and micro electronics to generate their aiming dot, the Ruger ReadyDot does not need any power supply. Since it does without delicate adjustment mechanisms, this very simple reflex sight is quite rugged, waterproof and shock resistant.
With a suggested price in the U.S. of $489, Ruger's MAX-9 and ReadyDot Micro Reflex Optic combo also includes two E-Nickel Teflon coated magazines and finger grip extension floorplate that can be added to the magazine for comfort and improved grip.
Ruger MAX-9 with ReadyDot Micro Reflex Optic specs and price
|Barrel Length:||3.2"/81 mm|
|Overall Length:||6"/152 mm|
|Height (w/out Optic):||4.52"/115 mm|
|Weight: ||18.4 oz/521 g|
|Magazine Capacity:||12 rounds|
|Frame Material:||High-performance, glass-filled nylon|
|Slide Material:||through-hardened alloy steel|
|Sights:||Tritium fiber optic front, SightDrift adjustable rear|
|Note:||Comes with a factory-mounted Ruger ReadyDot micro reflex optic|
|Price (MSRP in the U.S.):||$489|
Ruger ReadyDot micro reflex optic specs
|Light Source:||Light-gathering fiber optic (battery not required)|
|Brightness Adjustment:||Automatic based on ambient conditions|
|Red Dot:||15 MOA|
|Magnification:||1X (no magnification)|
|Lens:||2-mm Impact resistant optical grade polymer with multi-layer|
|Dimensions (Sight only, LxWxH): ||40x23x23 mm|
|Weight: ||0.3 oz/8.5 g|
|Footprint:||Fits pistols and mounting plates designed for Shield RMSc|
|Parallax free distance: ||10 yd|