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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  • 23 thoughts on “Ruger Announces the Return of a Pistol Caliber Carbine

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

      1. 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 do _not_ speak from experience, thank goodness, but we have quite a few here in SW Montana (howdy, Mike), down at the south end of the Bitterroot.

        Yes, in the back country – starts about 1/2 mile from where I live – I carry a Marlin Guide Gun with hot handloads (same bullet style) in 45-70, but this carbine in 10mm would probably let you put more rounds on target faster than the lever action. I’d be willing to carry it in place of the Marlin. It wouldn’t be any handier, weight and length wise, but I don’t think it would be useless in 10mm either. 16 rounds of 10mm might just trump four rounds of 45-70, especially if I’m spooked enough to miss hitting a vital spot with some of the five rounds in the Marlin.

        I also carry a change of clothes in case I survive such an encounter.

    3. 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.

      1. 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.

    4. 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.

    5. 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 two calibers could be offered – the 9mm initially for the trainer and recreational shooter, then a 10mm later for those who would actually need a wilderness defense carbine.

      Great job Ruger. Perhaps a lightweight version would be nice as well.

    6. 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.

    7. 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.

    8. 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!!!!

      1. 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.

    9. 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.

      1. $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 $500 would be a much more attractive price point. If the +P+ ability is there? That would make this a real value. Moreover, if Ruger could make and market these in a reliable 10mm format I’d be all too happy to grab one.

        1. @Russell 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.

          1. 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.

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