Ruger Announces Six New PC Carbine Models

Ruger Announces Six New PC Carbine Models
Ruger Announces Six New PC Carbine Models

U.S.A.-( Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is excited to introduce six new PC Carbine configurations including three free-float handguard models chambered in the popular 9mm Luger and three standard models offered in the highly anticipated .40 S&W chambering. These new PC Carbine models are offered in varying magazine capacity and threaded barrel configurations to ensure multi-state availability.

With improved utility for home defense and competition, the 9mm free-float handguard models feature a hard-coat anodized aluminum handguard with Magpul M-LOK accessory attachment slots on all four sides for easy mounting of M-LOK-compatible accessories. The appeal of the popular PC Carbine is further broadened with new models designed to accept the powerful .40 S&W cartridge.

Ruger PC Carbine .40 S&W
Ruger PC Carbine .40 S&W

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

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.

The rifles also feature 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 easier cleaning, and some models feature a threaded muzzle to allow for use of standard muzzle accessories.

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

The accurate sighting system features a barrel-mounted, ghost ring adjustable rear aperture sight and a non-glare, protected blade front sight. The durable, glass-filled nylon synthetic stock features 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 magazine well installed and an additional magazine well that accepts newer Glock magazines. A 9mm Ruger American Pistol magazine well is available separately at

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

About Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.Ruger Firearms

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 almost 700 variations of more than 40 product lines. For 70 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Our motto, “Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens®,” echoes our commitment to these principles as we work hard to deliver quality and innovative firearms.

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Fred Jones

.45acp!!! Pleeeease! I will buy one right away!! Come on, stop teasing! You know people are waiting for the .45acp.


Quit whining!!!! I’m a disabled vet, lost my arm. Did three years in Iraq and been blown up, shot and stabbed! Even with my injuries including TBI I persevered. You throwing Graham under the bus and posting his phone # because he couldn’t give you a job is total bullshit. Try being a professional warrior and stop crying about your injuries. I’m proud of mine! Every scare ( my body looks like a road map ) and piece missing from me is a sign of a true warrior and I never quit and I sure as hell will never rant… Read more »

Dad Smith

I’d love to see a 10mm version come out so I can pack it with my Glock 20. Be nice to have a Ruger PC 10mm carbine for long range shots.

Jim Grisham

Come on Ruger. Nothing is more American than 45acp. We really need a good one and you need to build it.


You’re about a sad excuse for a Veteran. I as well am I disabled combat vet and amputee with 3 tours to Iraq. I would never blame my country or any of her people for my loss. I raised my hand and joined willingly. Nobody forced me. So why would I attack others for my disabilities? Ridiculous. Not to mention, you sound like you’re off your damn rocker. Don’t blame others for your short comings. You made your own life. It wasn’t given to you that way. I still work 40+ hours a week.

Roy D.

So you were at Hue in ’68. That would make you at least 70 years old. I am calling BS on your “story.” At the very least you should be thankful for making it out alive. My cousin’s life ended at the age of 21 in Pleiku Province as a combat medic while trying to save the crew of a downed helicopter while under heavy fire. For that his family was thanked by a grateful Nation and he was awarded a Silver Star and a posthumus promotion. I have nothing for you.

Brad in Oklahoma

Bustedupgi – First, as another busted up GI – 25 years jumping out of airplanes as an Infantry Paratrooper (Retired from active duty in 2008), I feel your pain. I was lucky enough to *not* get blown up, but I lost several good friends, and only now, 15 years later, is my body starting to recover enough to have a little bit of life in me. My wife and children are the main benefactors in that, BTW – I still can’t do much, but at least I’m not always holding them back. However, I am confused about your comments that… Read more »


They should make an ISB unit to sell/use, like they did with the 10/22. I would really want one in .45.


get over yourself. you got paid to be a soldier and knew the risk. that does not mean the world owes you anything you want. you need to get off the pity party. go to work for goodwill.

michael yarbrough

Come on Ruger, no 45acp? That should have been the second cal. choice .

Craig Browning

I really agree !!!!!!!!!


I too agree ! Seems like someone is missing the BOAT . THE 40 S&W is ok But the 10mm is the current HOT CARTRIDGE. THIS IS SAD EVEN Hi point is making a 10 mm carbine . Hope they wake up soon .

Dennis Smythe

It’s gotta start somewhere. These are selling big time (40s sold out at many sites) and ruger in business to earn good American dollars. Wouldn’t be surprised if larger bores are in the works as we speak. Stay tuned!

Vincent Orr

I won’t be buying one until it comes in good old American .45 acp…….


because it will only kill with good old American .45……….

RD Nichols

I want the 10mm


vs the russian 40sw……………

Kenneth Jones

is the barrel interchangeable on th 9mm pc ith new m lock forend


I have been waiting 35 years for Ruger to bring back the 44 carbine, the very least they could do is a 10mm model of this carbine.


Amen, if there is one single gun that Roger could bring back and sell buttloads of it would be the .44 Carbine! Roger should look at what people pay now for well used ones – when they can even find one.

James Holt

C’mon guys. 10mm is still too expensive for range day fun. Philosophy of use for pc9. Nice , easy to handle pcc that’s inexpensive to shoot and learn with. Also I’ve tried backpacking this thing and it’s still pretty bulky but fits my covert pack pretty well. With right ammo it’s pretty rowdy. Still wanna try it with can on it but not yet as they are twice the cost of the rifle.


10mm would be awesome. Theres good deals on 10mm ammo just look. Or get a better job. 10mm is way worth it, build it they will come. God bless


After the .44 mag the 10mm would be a hog hunters dream come true.

Anthony Clark

I know I’m going off the path here but why in the world would ruger ever stop production and never bring back in it’s original configuration the Mini -14 with the original factory folding stocks they would surely be Rugers biggest selling firearm even outselling rugers version of the companies AR-15 don’t understand why theyve not done so.


Because it has nothing on all the various different ar15’s that can swap parts etc.


Where’s the 10mm? That cartridge is making a strong comeback and what a platform to pair it with!

Fernando Vazquez Carranza

When comming the 45 acp?


i hope an aftermarket company comes up with an adapter so this rifle can accept M&P mags

Errol Sharp

A friend of mine got M&P mags to work with the Ruger mag well. A small amount of work with a file on the mags is all that is required. The mags still work in the M&P

John Baldwin

I am anxious to see the PC 40 S and W carbine appear as I have already the PC 9 mm rifle and I really enjoy shooting it. Along with that I have two Ruger 22 rifles and a Ruger ..223 and a 7.62 x 39. JB

Dave Wurz

will there be a model with an integral suppressor?

Doug s

PPsh41 Clone…..Where’s the drum mag?


That’s exactly I was thinking.

Scott McGregor

It’ll take Glock mags! Plenty of Glock drums out there…


Papasha lives indeed!


Can I just buy the front mlok section and add it to my existing rifle?


I’d like to know as well.


Yea I want to only buy the front and use it with my existing. Will this mlok be sold separately ?

Nick Weisz

Midwest Industries sells a nice m lok floating hand guard. I just installed today and it fits like a glove. Looks pretty sweet too. Doesn’t go to the end of the barrel like the new Ruger but is an upgrade to what comes with the older model pc9.

jimmy howard

I like the 40S&W but I woulda preferred .45acp myself. Now if they made it a 10mm that can shoot 40S&W that’d be pretty sweet. I’d defenitly go with 40S&W over 9mm but yea soon as I see a .45acp one that can take cheap mags I’m saving up for CMMG Banshee Pistol with hopes they release one with lil bit longer barrel


They do make a cmmg with a 8″ barrel in 45acp it’s the cmmg guard I like more than the banshee witch only has a 5″ barrel

Eric Lawrence

When I saw the headline, I was excited. That faded quickly when I saw that 40sw was the other caliber. I dont recall reading anywhere, groups of people clambering for this round to be offered. For Gods sake, listen to the people. I’ve read plenty of people asking for 10mm or 45acp. Get your heads out of your butts Ruger. You make a fine firearm but your missing the boat here.

Walter Boyd

Yeah, you’re right, only about 1000 police departments use the 40 SW.


“Yeah, you’re right, only about 1000 police departments use the 40 SW.” Where did you get that incorrect information. It is still the number one caliber used by local police departments.

Robert C

Your right….10 & 45 acp



Chris Davis

Should’ve been 10mm, not .40 . come Ruger


I miss my 44 magnum carbine wish i never sold it a pc 44 magnum would be great


pc 50 bmg would be awesomer


I like the 9mm offering, but a .45 that accepts the Glock mags would be really appealing! I am sure Ruger is discussing this option for this highly successful platform. Ruger doesn’t disappoint often that’s for sure.

Steve Ballenger

Everyone has been screaming for the PC Carbine in 10MM, including me and Ruger gives us 40S&W. Hopefully this is not where they stop. They probably want to target law enforcement who carry the Glock mags with .40 ammo.
Okay, fine but us screaming idiots still want a walk about woods carbine in 10MM – sooner than later and we want the functionality and reliability of a Ruger. So Ruger, one more time, we’ll buy as soon as you make it in TEN MILLIMETER!!!

Steve Ballenger

YES, a Takedown in Ten Millimeter!!!


YES, a Takedown in Eleven Millimeter!!!

10 mm all the way

Yes totally agree let’s get a 10 mm PC carbine to hell with the 40 short and weak no one wants that trash.


Not at all true. There’s a lot of us who have been shooting, collecting and reloading BOTH 10mm and 40 for a long time. They serve different purposes in different firearms. Sure, I’d love to see the 10mm takedown version, but I’d happily use my collection of 22 rd Glock mags in the 40 version.

Michael Williams

I like your response because many people just don’t understand why there are different calibers Iam a carrier of the 45 but if I was shooting a squirrel I would rather use a 22 caliber but if I was needing to protect myself from criminals I would surely wish to use a 45 or 10 mm !


10mm please…

Bruce A

I’m looking for the carbine in 10mm, like a lot of other backwoods guys. Make it compatible with the Glock 20 mags.Not only a great personal protection option, but a good hunting option as well. A takedown carbine is a great design in today’s USA for sure!


Mech Tech makes a 10mm carbine upper that takes a Glock 20 lower that shoots great. I have had one for several years and love it. Mech Tech is in Kalispell, Montana. The upper costs $400-$450 depending on how you set it up.


The only problem with the MechTech CCU is that it does not recommend the use of Underwood ammo. If I’m in the woods, I want some Xtreme Penetrators to defend against bears and moose. If I could use hot ammo through a MechTech, I would have bought one a long time ago.

Michael Bender

10mm. Nuff said


10mm – Ditto!


Wheres the 10mm


For all the 10mm heads out there, there really isn’t that big a difference between .40 S&W and 10mm Auto. I have compiled data off of Ballistics By The Inch (BBTI) that shows 10mm only gets you 100-150 fps more than .40 S&W at either 4″ or 16″ barrel lengths:


If the max effective range won’t punch out to 500 yards is worthless.


Hitting the sauce early today? LOL!


I have 40 S&W hand guns and absolutely love the 40. Underwood 135 grain, corno shows it at 1488 fps with my Sig P226. Also love Underwoods 150, 155, ans 165 grain. Not a fan of the 180 grain ammo. i shoot 180 grain in the 10mm handguns. I have a Sub 2000 in 40 S&W and it hits very hard at 50 yards. I shoot it at 100 and it is more accurate than a 9mm AR-15 (AR9) that a friend has. At 100 yqrds the 40 S&W has it all over the 9mm. The 40 S&W becomes a… Read more »


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Regards Dan

Dimitry Vaysburg

Over past 20 years I’ve been loyal Ruger customer. I love my stainless 300 Win Mag. I’ve recently looked at PC at my local BIG 5. I have to admit it’s a good looking carbine. However the takedown option does nothing for me. I also do not see that 9 mm or even 40 S&W is a good option for hunting. What is the aim of this model?


Not hunting.


This is the funnest plinking rifle I own. More punch than a .22LR but still affordable to shoot. Good for small varmint hunting. Works great. I like the breakdown because I use it for camping. Small fairly light and uses the same magazines as my side arm. Only one kind of ammo to carry. I paired mine with. Solar powered red-dot and it’s very accurate.

Bradley Lacey

Home defense, fun, and you could hunt certain game with it.


I know glock 22 mags will work with 9mm as well, but does the pc carbine 9mm function with glock 22 mags..?


What exactly makes you think .40 will work in a 9mm barrel


I think they were referring to using .40 cal mags with 9mms stuffed in. Maybe because they don’t own a glock in 9mm and wants to try the existing owned .40 mags. Even though 9mms fits in the mags, the feed angle would be wider for the .40, so there may be feed issues using 9mms in a .40 mag.

Jerry S.

How soon will this .40 hit the dealerships??


I have been looking for that too


So Rugger has a clean sheet and this is the hand guard they came up with, oi vey!


you are so much smarter than Ruger engineers. kidding


I love my PC9 and the handguard is great!!!

Wallace Curry

Happy to have a caliber and magazine compliment to my SR-9.
Makes loading up for a week of back country camping easier.


I still have a ton of 180grain black tallons, I guess I could shoot those from this 40.. at least it seems like an idea.. I do like ruger..


Interested in selling any black talons? [email protected]


Why, ranger t’s do the same thing and are not old as shit ?


Duncan Johnson wrote’ “the powerful .40 S&W cartridge….”

This dude is smokin’ Ajax…

Charlie Chann

Not a bad auto handgun cartridge in my book. I think the last police study showed it over 90% fatalities when shot in the torso. I still prefer to use my little wimpy 9mm as it’s worked for me each time needed.

Booger Butt

I love my PC9, and would love one in .45acp.
.40? No thanks. I sold all of my .40’s years ago, and apparently with the market flooded with cheap police traded in Glock 22’s, so has everyone else, including the police.

J Spencer

No booger, not everyone has sold off their .40’s. Just you limp wristed ones.


Or the ones that aren’t so dense that they’re going to hold onto a round that just keeps rising in price.


Not true. There have always been a surplus of Glock 22 trade ins, because their traded in for new ones. Not many PoPo use 9mm for anything other than a pocket or back up gun. The 40 S&W isn’t going anywhere. The 9mm is ok but a bit wimpy for real work.

Jason A Davis

What is the velocity of these calibers compared to out of a pistol? I know some blowback designs can actually slow the bullet down in longer barrels because of the timing when the shell is extracted can release pressure before the bullet leaves the barrel.
I’d like to see some in the big bore cal. 454 up to the 500 mag that would be pretty cool…expensive lol but cool


I’m pretty sure they thought of that why would rugar spend so much time money and effort to creat a carbine that actually slows the bullet down that would be a pretty big flop for the company


Actually, the reason some bullets slow down is just plain ole friction. Most 9mm loads don’t produce enough gas to shove a bullet all the way down a 16″ barrel. So after about the 12″ mark the bullet actually starts to slow down and only makes it out thanks to it’s momentum.


All you guys should get a job at Ruger.


I have wanted a 10mm carbine for more than ten years. I originally wanted to convert an M1 Carbine to 10mm because the pressures were similar buit, no luck. If Ruger were to bring out a carbine in 10mm, I would have to try it.

Carlos Vega

I was thinking the same…. 10mm would be awesome!!!

george j cumber

When? I have been waiting 10mm

Raif Olson

Literally no-one:
Ruger: We are offering this in .40


I want it, just so I can convert it to .357 Sig.

Dino Nucci

Pictures?! Who is paying you to write articles? You are stealing from them.

Robert Cruz

10mm is the best to go …..
Also use 40 s&w in it…..1 gun two calibers

Chuck Sweeney

No one wants .40! 45acp and 10 mm that can fire the.40 would have people snapping them up faster than you can say holy home defense Batman. I know I would pre order a non ar 10 mm rifle that uses Glock mags right now if I could


For me I would prefer the rifle be a 45 long colt/acp conversion ability. I think would be cool. Nobody wants a 40. It was a cheap weaker 10mm version. If the 9 mm rifle was for home defense they failed. I’d want a drum clip if I was using it for a home defense choice. Home defense in sticking with my 5.7, staggered metal jacket and ballistic tip combo just in case they have body armor.

Get real

You’re an amature living in your mother’s basement at best.
“Clip”? Were you talking about a m1 garand? Or stripper clips? And who in their right mind staggers ammo? Load the MAGAZINE with the best available ammo. You’re either a kid too young to buy a gun or just someone who shouldn’t be allowed to touch a water gun much less a real firearm.

Old Mac

Thank you !! Other people’s kids

Jack mehoff

This guy obviously smokes meth

Boomer rkt

Ok boomer


Wow that sounds super retarded, I wonder if it’s difficult being that stupid.

Roy D.

From the people I have encountered over the last fifty years who choose to display their knowledge of firearms it is not difficult at all.


“Nobody wants 40” preceded by “I would prefer the rifle be a 45 long colt/acp conversion ability”
“I’d want a drum clip if I was using it for a home defense choice. Home defense in sticking with my 5.7”

– you are a either fourteen year old gamer boy or a man who has never touched a firearm.

James Smith

That 5.7 is something else. I understand what you’re saying brother…

James Smith

Weither folks agree or disagree with you an explanation as to why should be the comment. That’s is the purpose of this forum…education of one another. I’ve noticed lots of folks who will type out rude and ugly comments in places like this, but you rarely seen or hear folks do that face to face in town.


Ruger studies the market and determines what they should build based on the results. The 10 mm is very close to the 9mm that they, probably, hesitate in building it. There aren’t many 10mm’s out there so don’t hold your breath waiting for them to build one. You don’t just tool up to build another size out of the clear blue, it takes planning and engineering to develop a gun to run with the Ruger reputation and if the sales aren’t there, no build .


“The 10mm is very close to the 9mm” are you kidding me? Obviously you haven’t seen specs on the round or shot it. It out classes the 40 s&w which can outclass both 9mm and 45 acp in power. It’s true that it is less popular than the other three calibers I listed but not because it’s “close to 9mm”.


He’s not wrong. It’s only one millimeter different. Kind of like .22 and .223 are only 0.003″ off. (/sarc)

I’m your huckelberry


Paul Daniels

Theres companies that made 10mm. Theuron Defence. JRC Carbines(I just bought 1) Mech Tech conversions, also.


Thank you. They are available in 10mm. I wasn’t aware the 10mm was so powerful it surpassed real rifle calibers. Why does the idea of a expensive under powered rifle caliber get people so excited. I thought the idea of a pcc was to have a matching handgun. I don’t see the advantage with out it. I’m sure Ruger would make it. But they probably here from 10mm fans all the time with little sales.


Well, most pccs are take downs. If you want to fit a rifle in a backpack your options are pcc or ar pistol. Ar pistol though has legal baggage, and putting together a ar isn’t as fast as a proper takedown like the Ruger.

George Steele

.40 S&W has hundreds of f/s less muzzle velocity out of a carbine barrel than .30 M1 Carbine. Same for 10mm. Everyone disses the M1 carbine as ineffective (it isn’t), and it would shoot flatter than either of these. What is the point?


Velocity must intersect with bullet mass in order to have effective power. Very important detail, that. There is a huge difference between the impact of a, say, 110 grain bullet and a 180 grain bullet traveling at similar velocity, or even if the 180 goes a bit slower.


I used some 180gr. 10 mm round that reach 1600 Fps out of a 5 inch barrel, I’m sure would be much more out of a 16 inch barrel, not comparable to a M1 carbine 30 you say! REALLY!!!%

Alexander Jacobs

I had a Marlin Camp 45 and loved it. Huge increase in muzzle velocity over my pistol. My reloads would consistently average a 250 fps increase over my pistol. 1100 fps with a 230 grain bullet is LOT of energy!