Ruger Announces the Return of a Pistol Caliber Carbine

Ruger Announces the Return of a Pistol Caliber Carbine
Ruger Announces the Return of a Pistol Caliber Carbine

U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to introduce the PC Carbine chambered in 9mm Luger. Practical and versatile, the Pistol Caliber Carbine is ideal for any shooter, from novice to experienced. Built to excel in a number of roles from plinking or competition to home or personal defense, the PC Carbine is highly configurable and compact, making it the perfect portable companion to match with many popular pistols.

Uniquely designed for use with a variety of magazines, the PC Carbine features an easily interchangeable magazine well system that allows the rifle to accept common Ruger and Glock magazines. This new rifle also features a dead blow action with a custom tungsten dead blow weight that shortens bolt travel and reduces felt recoil and muzzle rise.

Uniquely designed for use with a variety of magazines, the PC Carbine features an easily interchangeable magazine well system that allows the rifle to accept common Ruger and Glock magazines.
Uniquely designed for use with a variety of magazines, the PC Carbine features an easily interchangeable magazine well system that allows the rifle to accept common Ruger and Glock magazines.

Similar to the popular 10/22 Takedown rifle, the PC Carbine is designed for quick separation of the barrel/forend assembly from the action for ease of transportation and storage. Takedown is as simple as locking the bolt back and verifying that the rifle is unloaded, pushing a recessed lever, twisting the subassemblies and pulling them apart.

“Our customers have long been requesting the return of a Ruger pistol caliber carbine and we are excited to bring this versatile design to market,” said Chris Killoy, Ruger President and CEO. “Designed with shooting enthusiasts in mind, the PC Carbine’s interchangeable magazine well system allows customers to use some of the most commonly available 9mm Luger handgun magazines in their rifle.”

The rifle also features a reversible magazine release and charging handle to accommodate right- or left-handed shooters.
The rifle also features a reversible magazine release and charging handle to accommodate right- or left-handed shooters.

The rifle also features a reversible magazine release and charging handle to accommodate right- or left-handed shooters. The bolt is machined from heat-treated, chrome-moly steel to ensure strength, structural integrity and durability. The cold hammer-forged, chrome-moly steel barrel with ultra-precise rifling provides exceptional accuracy, longevity and easy cleaning and features a 1/2″-28 thread pattern to allow for use of standard muzzle accessories.

The rifle’s accurate sighting system features a ghost ring adjustable rear aperture sight and a non-glare, protected blade front sight. The durable glass-filled nylon synthetic stock includes a forward-mounted accessory rail and a soft rubber buttpad with spacers to allow the rifle to be adjusted for different sized shooters or varying levels of outerwear.

The PC Carbine ships with the SR-Series / Security-9 magazine well installed and an additional magazine well that accepts Glock magazines. A Ruger American Pistol magazine well will be available separately at ShopRuger.com.

The PC Carbine ships with the SR-Series / Security-9 magazine well installed and an additional magazine well that accepts Glock magazines.
The PC Carbine ships with the SR-Series / Security-9 magazine well installed and an additional magazine well that accepts Glock magazines.

For more information on the PC Carbine or to learn more about the extensive line of award-winning Ruger firearms, visit Ruger.com or Facebook.com/Ruger. To find accessories for the PC Carbine and other Ruger firearms, visit ShopRuger.com or your local independent retailer of Ruger firearms.


Ruger PC Carbine Spec Sheet


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Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. As a full-line manufacturer of American-made firearms, Ruger offers consumers over 400 variations of more than 30 product lines. For more than 60 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Our motto, “Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens,” echoes the importance of these principles as we work hard to deliver quality and innovative firearms.

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Jed
Jed
1 year ago

I would definitely buy the PC Carbine in 10 mm have the 9mm
Already. The 10mm with a high capacity mag or that could accept
Glock mags and maybe also able to shoot 40 would be awesome!!!!!!

FB
FB
2 years ago

If it was chambered in 460 Rowland or 10mm i would consider it.

RegT
RegT
2 years ago
Reply to  FB

+1 on 10mm.

M.A. Hall
M.A. Hall
2 years ago

The first thing Ruger needs to do is learn how and why a rear aperture sights works and were it should be mounted to be the most effective. Looking at the photos, they haven’t figured that out yet.

Michael Marracino
Michael Marracino
2 years ago

Meanwhile in Montana………….I doubt if I would carry a carbine in a pistol caliber. I carry my .444 marlin lever when up in the backcountry. I know that it will take out anything that wants to have me for lunch. Lightweight, and plenty powerful for up to 150 yards. Just my opinion.

RegT
RegT
2 years ago

A friend of mine (former Recon Marine) gave me some good reasons for swapping my Ruger .44 Mag Redhawk for a G20. I handload, so I am able to put an effective bullet (hard-cast WFNGC) on top of enough AA #9 to come out of the gate a lot quicker than most commercial ammo (save for Garrett and Buffalo Bore – but no Double-Tap due to quality control issues). There are a lot more foot-pounds in 16 hot 10mm rounds than six hot .44 Mag rounds, and a charging bear is not likely to give you time to reload. I… Read more »

Missouri Born
Missouri Born
2 years ago

I like Ruger and own four different models of handguns and a rifle but with the price of this new model rifle I won’t be buying one.
My low price 9mm High Point costs about half the price of what the new Ruger suggested retail price is and I am happy with the performance of the High Point.

Darren
Darren
2 years ago
Reply to  Missouri Born

I have a 995TS & got the Beretta CX4 because I got tired of the 995’s quirks.
-Only reliable mag is 10 rounds. The 20 round ones aren’t said to be reliable.
-Mags clipped to the stock spit rounds while firing the gun.
-Striker fired so trigger isn’t the best.
-It’s not easy to maintain, disassembly is tedious & a long process.
Now I have a 30 round mag in a CX4 that disassembles in seconds.

Darren
Darren
2 years ago

So much for the PCCs suck crowd. The PCC market continues to grow!

A good idea to use 10/22 trigger components. A few after-market parts & it’ll be real sweet.

Regardless, I’m not about to sell my CX4 to get one of these but I’m glad to see Ruger creatively entering the market.

Adam Wojdyla
Adam Wojdyla
2 years ago

Yes Ruger Yessssss!!! I have long thought that Glock is missing the boat on a PCC (pistol caliber carbine) offering. This Ruger PCC seems to have many great attributes that really appeal to the avid carbine shooter. Being a lefty, I appreciate that they have thought of southpaw charging and mag release provisions. I’m not overly crazy about the stock. Magpul needs to create a backpacker stock similar to their revolutionary x-22 and I will buy one HAPPILY! I would love to run one of these instead of my AR for ringing steel at 100 yards and closer. I think… Read more »

Sandy
Sandy
2 years ago

If they could make these in 10mm, .45+P, 9mm+P+, and even .357mag (so you could “plink” in .38SP wadcutters,then you are talking some serious value…perfect camp gun and vehicle weapon.

FlaBoy
FlaBoy
2 years ago

Something I didn’t notice at first….this gun is heavy! It’s small, compact, “handy” and “looks” lightweight, but it weighs in at 6.8 lbs, with no optic installed. Probably due to it’s blowback design. Even with Ruger giving it a fancy name, calling it a “dead blowback” design…it still works via offsetting weight.
By comparison, a 16 inch Rossi lever action weighs in at just 4.8 lbs.
A carbine should be both handy AND lightweight. Now, if we could have the Ruger quality with the Rossi weight, we’d have a real winner.

Chuck
Chuck
2 years ago

Needs to accept Beretta 92 mags as well … there is a huge legacy market out there …

danimal
danimal
2 years ago

Kudo’s to Ruger for their magazine interchangeability. First thought I had when starting to read was : would be nice if I had a 9mm Ruger pistol. If we can use Hi cap Glocks, I’m all in. Brilliant!!!!

RegT
RegT
2 years ago
Reply to  danimal

FlaBoy,
My Marlin Guide Gun in 45-70 weighs right around seven pounds, closer to 7.5 when loaded with five rounds (4 up the spout, and one chambered – almost 8 ounces). So for me, at least, it would be pretty close to even, although a full 15 round G20 mag weighs a bit over 13 ounces, the way my 10mm rounds are loaded.

How many rounds does your Rossi hold? I’ve got a Marlin in .44 Mag, and it holds ten.

RegT
RegT
2 years ago
Reply to  danimal

I think Ruger has been paying more attention to Glock shooters than Glock has.

Neptune Steel
Neptune Steel
2 years ago

Can you say Highpoint. They are releasing a 10 mm. Back in the day Ruger would only offer 5 round mags with mini 14 rifles. They got a pat on the head from Bill the cigar Clinton. I wonder if Joe Biden’s security carries guns or bottles of urine? Drink a beverage and reload.

Stan Clare
Stan Clare
2 years ago

I’d like to see one in .44 mag!!!!

Jim
Jim
2 years ago

$6500 for a $300 weapon? ummm no.

Ricky Rupp
Ricky Rupp
2 years ago
Reply to  Jim

$649.00 not 6500.00
http://prntscr.com/htsm8n

Russell Grayson
Russell Grayson
2 years ago
Reply to  Jim

$650–still a bit high, but it has its niche market for folks who can’t budget bust for almost $2000 for a good scout rifle. If it can gobble +P+ 9mm ammo, this carbine’s utility might actually approach justifying the $250-too-high price point. I had a PC4 back in 1995–that was a .40 cal Ruger carbine. It shot hot-loaded Cor-Bon rounds as soft as an arrow from a bow in 2″ groups at ranges up to 100-120 yards out. That gun cost $350 almost 23 years ago, so this price is no surprise–though I agree with you and believe that under… Read more »

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
2 years ago

Grayson, Remember Obama, on his own authority, cut, in half, the purchasing power of the dollar.So that he could repay the Chinese what the US owed them. So that 650 is only half dollars.

RegT
RegT
2 years ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

Wild Bill, Obama never paid the Chinese what he set us up to owe them. Part of his plan to break/bankrupt America. He probably offered them the use (and ownership?) of some of our public lands, just as Harry Reid was trying to do with the land the Bundys had grazing rights on.

James Brigham (Bigg) Bunyon
James Brigham (Bigg) Bunyon
2 years ago
Reply to  Jim

Ummm … maybe you mean $650 and not $6,500?