The Not So Silly Ruger PC

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  1. Terry G

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    I finally took a look and one and bought it on the spot. My first thought was M-1 Carbine. That's just what it reminded me of. The pistol grip is thinner, which is a big plus. I cleaned it and loaded the Ruger 17 shot magazine with 115 Grain Winchester. At 25 yards it shot very well off hand and a very tight group from the bench. Trigger was good, a little creep. At 100 yards the group was much bigger, but still not bad. It was getting toward dusk and my range is not the best toward dark, lot's of shade. The front sight was harder to pick up and I may need a fiber optic front sight, we'll see. No malfunctions of any sort. It handles great. I've got some Glock magazines on order since the Ruger company cheaped out by only providing one magazine. This may be my hiking carbine, I'll know once I put a couple of hundred more rounds through it. I do like the fact that it shares the same round as my woods pistol. Here's it and it's Bretheren. IMG_3509.JPG
     
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    NORINCO SKS, I can dig it.
     
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    Mine is wonderful to shoot enjoy. The only problem is that it is an ammo sink, luckily I cast and reload as 200-300 round sessions are cost prohibitive with factory.
     
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    It reminds me of a Marlin camp 9. And the Marlin Camp 9 was a simple blowback action and Marlin also made the Marlin Camp 45 in 45 ACP based on the same action. I'd be much more interested in one of these guns if it were made in 45 ACP. and if they could also make it in 10mm I'd be even MORE interested.
     
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    One of the guys on my shift has one and loves it. Fun to shoot and useful as a truck gun imo. He and I are suppose to get together so I can shoot his Ruger and he can try out my Sub 2K.

    Congrats and enjoy :)
     
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    I enjoy mine
     
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    I’ve been very pleased with mine as well. A lot of fun to shoot.
     
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    I had a Marlin Camp Carbine in .45ACP...wish I'd kept it, but now have a HK USC and an Oly Ar-45 to plink with. The Ruger in 9MM is interesting as it will take a 33 Glock magazine that are easy to get...i've been toying with getting one...but a 10MM one that takes Glock mags would be more fun I think.
     
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    A 10mm might not be possible with a straight blowback action. But a 45 would be.
     
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    The so-called "Paratrooper" version actually. My Son nailed his first Whitetail with this one.
     
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    catman71 Spewer of TROOF

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    Can you just interchange the stock mags with glock mags?
     
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    I think there are adaptors that go inside the mag well that allow you to use either Ruger mags or Glock mags.
     
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    Around 1500 rounds my PC carbine started having a few malfunctions, so I decided it was time to break it down and clean a little. As I was taking the receiver and bolt apart for the first time, I was wondering to myself how long Ruger is going to wait before before they introduce the PC carbine in other calibers.
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    My guess (hope) is they already have other calibers lined out and are just waiting for the 9mm sales to slow down.

    FWIW, my TNW ASR is a direct blow back and .40, .357Sig and 10mm all use the same bolt and buffer.
     
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    I just use the Ruger SR mags in mine. Got a couple from Buds at a decent price. Also put one of these on it, helped my grouping a ton. I've probably got 500 rounds or better thru mine with no problems at all.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/UTG-4-2-IT...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649
     
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    Yes, it comes with an adapter. My only Glock is a 21, so I had to order Glock magazines in 9MM. The store carried no Ruger magazines! If Ruger comes out with a .45 ACP PC in the near future I am going to be sooo PO'd.
     
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    Shot a PCC match with mine. Fun shooter. In my son's hands it's a bullet hose.
     
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    It seems like a fantastic weapon. I plan on picking up one at some point.
     
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    Next on my list, have a bunch of Ruger SR mags and of course, even more Glock 9mm mags.

    I'm thinking this is like some step up from the Ruger 10-22, for those whom own both, what say you, how do they compare?
     
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    I have 2 10/22's, and yes there is definitely similarities. Same safety, same bolt locking system, and handling it does remind me of a larger 10/22 in a good way. Due to the weight and sights it, as I said before, reminds me more of the M-1 Carbine. In case no one has mentioned it, the recoil is very mild.
     
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    "FWIW, my TNW ASR is a direct blow back and .40, .357Sig and 10mm all use the same bolt and buffer."

    That's interesting. Both 10mm and 357 sig would gain a lot of velocity from a 16 inch barrel, much more than 9mm or 45 ACP. According to Ballistics by the inch, a Buffalo Bore 10mm 180 grain JHP that does 1338 fps out of a 4 inch barrel will do 1573 fps out of a 16 inch barrel.

    And with the 357 Sig, a 125 grain load that produces 1426 fps out a 4inch barrel will be doing 1723 fps out of a 16 inch barrel, that's a 297 fps gain. And if Underwood's 147 grain loading does 1250 fps out of a 4 or 4.5 inch barrel that could possibly gain at least 250 fps out of a 16 inch barrel for 1500 fps velocity.

    The dimensions of the Ruger PC Carbine are large enough to accommodate other calibers and the magazine well would work with other size magazines. A 10mm carbine would make an excellent deer and Hog rifle loaded with Underwood 200 grain XTP's.
     
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