New PCC

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  1. Tanger

    Tanger

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    With the local gun stores all being pretty well picked over, I gave up on finding a new handgun. Started looking at AR’s and couldn’t find anything under $2k..... Way down on my wish list was a PCC. Found a decent price on a Ruger PC9 and decided to pick one up. It may be the ugliest gun ever made but I really liked the idea of of a 9mm semi-auto for home defense.
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    Put a Sig Romeo on it and shot it a couple of times. It’s an absolute blast to shoot. Simple to operate, reliable through a few hundred rounds. Still not happy with the look, I ordered the Midwest Industries chassis and fore end. An hour or so later and it really transformed the gun.
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    I really like the looks of it now. It’s a bit heavy but it’s going to fill it’s intended role nicely. And it’s really fun! I need to adjust the red dots but I think these two make a nice pair.
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    Sorry about the sock and lack of a dollar bill.
     
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  2. GlockPride

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    At least it looks clean! The sock, that is.
    Congrats!

    Just needs a suppressor now. :)

    TandemKross has some neat Ruger upgrades as well (if you’re still looking for ideas)
     
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    I like the way it looks. I don't like the way you made it look. It looks like a High Point carbine mated with a Russian PPSH. IMG_3510.JPG IMG_1482.JPG
     
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  5. Tanger

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    Thanks Pride. I’ll check them out.
     
  6. SmokelessPowder

    SmokelessPowder Consummate Reloader

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    I'd like to get the charger version of that and put a folding brace on it. But it's probably not the right time to be adding that to the collection.
     
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    I have one I just got a couple months ago, I added the Midwest Industries chassis an really like it myself..
     
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    Nice Ruger. It is a great bargain for a 9mm PCC.
    I was just fondling a PC charger Wednesday and had to pass. I already have two PCCs and throwing $1000 at a third just didn't make sense. I'll probably break down one day and put one together.
     
  9. familyman357

    familyman357 I'd be more cynical, but my apathy prevents it.

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    I got a Ruger PC Carbine shortly after it came out. I think the design is pretty nifty and mine was perfectly reliable. Heavy sucker, though, even with the fluted barrel. With a red dot and a light it was a good seven pounds. Once I realized that I had the length and weight of a rifle (my AR-15 carbine with red dot and light weighed less) giving me the anemic performance of a pistol round, that took some of the shine off. But really, you could pretty much say the same thing of any pistol caliber carbine. At least it was cheaper to shoot than my rifles; that's not nothing!

    A word to the wise if you don't already know: the hex heads on the iron sights strip easily. Be very careful loosening and tightening them.
     
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    I like my Ruger pcc, it's reliable and fun. The only drawback is the amount of ammo you can go through, quickly. I put a primary arms micro dot on it so far. I think in the fall Magpul is finally going to release the "backpacker" stock for it.
     
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    It’s right at 8 lbs unloaded. Not as bad as I would have guessed. It’s actually about the same weight as the Sig 516 Patrol in the picture.
     
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    When you consider all factors, a PCC is a fantastic option for home defense! Enjoy!


     
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    Shooting mine today in a PCC bowling pin match. It is fun to shoot.
     
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    Did not expect that, and was expecting
    6.5 - 7lb. I bet someone is working on something to cut some weight.
     
  15. familyman357

    familyman357 I'd be more cynical, but my apathy prevents it.

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    I don't think there's much opportunity for significant weight reduction. This is a blowback rifle and a lot of the weight is riding in the bolt (as it must). If they lost a lot of weight there people would start complaining about recoil after having been spoiled. The stock itself wasn't heavy. I suppose that if they went with a pencil barrel that would help, but it's already fluted from the factory.
     
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    It's pretty weighty for a Carbine, but a heck of a lot of fun to shoot. I bought it for a Hiking gun and then realized my Colt SP-1 Carbine actually weighed less.
     
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    You turned a NY legal gun into an outlaw death machine :)
     
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    With the Romeo mounted where it is, did the longer LOP help? Could you have mounted it further forward?
     
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    One of the local ranges here does PCC only IDPA matches. I’m looking forward to giving that a try. Should be fun.
     
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    That’s hilarious. Some might call it an assault rifle, but I prefer to think of it as an anti-assault rifle