PC Carbine
The new 9mm Ruger PC Carbine with a free float M-LOK handguard with an integrated ghost ring rear sight and protected bladed front blade sight. Ruger

Just ahead of the NRA Annual Meeting (NRAAM) Ruger has introduced six new configurations in its PC Carbine line, including three free-float handguard models chambered in 9mm and three standard models chambered in .40 S&W, bringing a bigger punch to the platform.

The new models come with varying magazine capacity depending on caliber, as well as 10-round compliant offerings.

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The Ruger PC Carbine is now available in .40 S&W with or without a threaded barrel. Ruger

The 9mm free-float handguard models feature a hard-coat anodized aluminum handguard with Magpul M-LOK accessory attachment slots on all four sides for easy use of M-LOK compatible accessories and rails.

All of the new models have the distinctive feature sof the original PC Carbine, chief among them the gun’s ability to use a variety of magazines from different manufacturers. The platform has an interchangeable magazine well system that allows the carbine to accept common Ruger and newer Glock magazines.

The 9mm version comes with an SR-Series / Security-9 pistol magazine well installed and an addition mag well that accepts Glock magazines. A mag well adapter for Ruger American Pistol mags is also available.

The new carbine is available with or without a threaded barrel, making it ready to receive any muzzle device or suppressor you desire.

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A look at the left side of the new PC Carbine. The bolt handle can be switched to the other side of the receiver for lefties. Ruger

Older Glock mags with only one magazine latch slots can still be used with the carbine, but the magazine release button, which can be swapped from side to side, must remain on the left side as it ships from the factory.

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 rifles also feature a reversible magazine release and charging handle to accommodate right- or left-handed shooters. The bolt is machined from heat-treated, chrome-moly steel to ensure strength, structural integrity and durability. The cold hammer-forged, chrome-moly steel barrel with ultra-precise rifling provides exceptional accuracy, longevity and easier cleaning, and some models feature a threaded muzzle to allow for use of standard muzzle accessories.

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A side view of the PC Carbine with free float handguard. Ruger

With the addition of the M-LOK forend, the PC Carbine becomes an even more capable home defense carbine, allowing the easy attachment of a gun light or laser sight and a top rail will accommodate any kind of optic you may want to use, from a good red dot to a 3.5X battle scope.

Or you can stick with the iron sights that come machined directly into the handguard. Plus, if you use the Glock magazines adapter, you can pretty much choose your magazine capacity, from a standard 17 rounder to a 33-round stick mag or even a 50-round drum.

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The .40 S&W PC Carbine with a threaded barrel and 10-round magazine. Ruger

And just speaking personally, the free float handguard on this gun simply looks freakin’ badass.

The .40S&W models of the PC Carbine definitely up the power factor for the platform and it comes with either a standard barrel or a threaded barrel that’s suppressor ready.