The Maxim 9 is a unique semi-automatic pistol. It offers very strong battle characteristics as a high damage per shot, an acceptable rate of fire, excellent range, and impressive accuracy. The weapon's spread resets after every shot, making it effective for sustained hipfire. It has a low damage multiplier to the head, but increased damage multipliers to the limbs. It is effective for all ranges of combat.
It has a unique Maxim 9 Short Silencer, which has no damage penalty. Its Maxim 9 Long Silencer increases damage drop by 60%, but also decreases spread and recoil by 10%. Its Trijicon RMR Adjustable LED provides 1.2x zoom when aiming down the sights.