In case any of you haven't already seen the GIANT front page banner on Ruger's website you might wanna check it out because they seem very excited about this one.
Earlier today ConcealedCarry.com and later the world at large was introduced to Ruger's newest 9mm firearm, the PC Carbine. A lovely looking carbine rifle that bridges the gap between rifle and pistol and attempts to be quite the adaptable piece of hardware.
THE PC CARBINE'S FEATURES
In case you can't tell from the above photograph, yes that is a Ruger 9mm pistol magazine nestled into the well of the rifle there. According to Ruger, the PC Carbine will be able to accept all Ruger SR and their newly released Security 9 magazines without any attachments, directly out of the box. It will also come with an adapter for your Glock magazine should you want to do a bit of mixing and matching. Ruger also announced in its press release this afternoon that a Ruger American Pistol Magazine adapter will be available separately on the company's website.
Ruger President Chris Killoy seems very excited about this new Carbine and stated that Ruger went this route with their customer's comments in mind as well as shooting enthusiasts looking for adaptability in their firearms.
“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, 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.”
Also adding to the versatility of this PC Carbine is its reversible magazine release and reversible charging handle so whether you shoot lefty or righty it doesn't look like you're going to have a problem with this one.
Ruger's specs show s 34.37″ total length, with the barrel taking up 16.12″ of that length. It only weighs 6.8 lbs too so transport seems pretty simple and if the weight doesn't show that, a video on the PC Carbine's Product Page on Ruger's website shows that it has a takedown feature similar to the 10/22 Takedown rifle and personally it looks like an absolute breeze to lock and unlock.
Between this and the Security 9 announcement, it seems that Ruger is gearing up for SHOT Show with its big (actually in this case rather small) guns. They've set a starting price for the PC Carbine at $649.00 so my simple question to all of you is, does the PC Carbine look worth that price to you? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.
For more information on the PC Carbine make sure to go and check out Ruger.com for more details.