If you haven’t read them already, you’d do well to read Jeremy’s reviews of the original Ruger PC Carbine and the later release with the aluminum handguard. In short, he’s a fan of both takedown pistol caliber rifles. His only quibble with with their stocks. Jeremy’s probably going to be a lot happier with Ruger’s announcement of their latest upgrade to the platform.
Ruger’s announced the new Pistol Caliber Carbine Chassis model featuring a Magpul MOE stock among other upgrades. Three models, actually…one for the free portions of the country and two to comply with arbitrary and useless gun control laws that many of our fellow Americans have to live with.
Here’s Ruger’s press release . . .
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) is excited to introduce three configurations of its new Pistol Caliber Carbine (PC Carbine™) Chassis model. The standard model of this refreshed PC Carbine boasts an abundance of new features, including a glass-filled polymer chassis system; six-position, telescoping, Magpul® MOE® buttstock; flared magwell for improved magazine reloading capabilities; ergonomic pistol grip with extended trigger reach; and a factory-installed, barrel-mounted Picatinny rail. Additionally, two 10-round state compliant models are available. One with an adjustable stock and threaded barrel, and the other with a fixed stock and non-threaded barrel.
The new, glass-filled polymer chassis system allows for the use of standard AR pistol grips and collapsible buttstocks. The adjustable ghost ring rear sight of the original PC Carbine has been replaced with a factory-installed, barrel-mounted Picatinny rail, which allows for the forward mounting of optics. These new models utilize a CNC-machined, hard-coat anodized aluminum handguard with Magpul M-LOK® accessory attachment slots on all four sides for easy mounting of M-LOK-compatible accessories.
These models also maintain several hallmark features of the original PC Carbine, including: an easily interchangeable magazine well system that allows the rifle to accept common Ruger and newer Glock® magazines; dead blow action with a custom tungsten weight that shortens bolt travel and reduces felt recoil and muzzle rise; reversible magazine release and charging handle to accommodate right- or left-handed shooters; a simple takedown mechanism to allow for quick separation of the barrel/forend assembly from the action; durable heat-treated, chrome-moly steel bolt; cold hammer-forged chrome-moly steel barrel with ultra-precise rifling; and in some models, a ½” x 28 threaded barrel.
The PC Carbine Chassis model ships with the SR-Series™ magazine well installed and an additional magazine well that accepts newer Glock magazines. A 9mm Luger Ruger American® Pistol magazine well is available separately at ShopRuger.com.
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.
Here’s the data for the free state model: