I've had two range trips with my LCP Max, and I feel like I'm pretty accurate with it at 7.5 yards given its small size. I'm confident I could use it to defend myself, but probably not to hit something 25 yards away.The LCP Max saw its first range trip and I have to say I wasn't particularly thrilled with it. A mere 50 rounds of ammo were lit off without malfunction, but my trigger finger was sore after the second mag and I didn't want to open a second box of ammo after I finished the first.
Worse, it and/or me were quite inaccurate with it. I am hardly an accomplished shot, but I don't have trouble keeping rounds on paper. Not quite so true with this little piece. It very well could have been mostly me, but if that's the case not only have my fundamentals gone to shiit, but I didn't have the wherewithal to recognize anything that I was doing wrong. I probably pulled/jerked 5-6 rounds, but it was shooting mostly low at eight yards and had more than a few fliers. To the extent I could find any "comfort" using a pistol defensively, I would not be comfortable engaging with it much beyond contact distance.
It and/or me need some work.
I also have issues with finger pain after shooting it. I shoot with my right hand, and I had a blood blister on the right side of my trigger finger after 120 rounds during my first range trip. I paid closer attention to what was happening on my second range trip, and my finger is getting pinched between the bottom of the trigger and the trigger guard as they move forward after pulling the trigger. Not a deal-breaker for a carry weapon, but it makes it much less enjoyable at the range.