SHOT Show 2018 – Ruger's pistol-caliber carbine returns: the new Ruger PC Carbine is a takedown design that will accept either Ruger SR9/Security-9 or Glock magazines through a simple adapter
At the 2018 SHOT Show, Ruger Firearms is reintroducing one of their best-established classics – the Ruger Pistol Caliber carbine – with a modern twist: the semi-automatic, 9mm Luger caliber Ruger 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.
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 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, while the barrel is cold hammer-forged out of the same material and features ultra-precise rifling and a 1/2″-28 thread pattern at the muzzle.
The Ruger PC Carbine features a ghost ring adjustable rear aperture sight and a non-glare, protected blade front sight. The glass-filled nylon synthetic stock includes a forward-mounted accessory rail and a soft rubber buttpad with spacers for adjustment to 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.