Ruger’s Pistol Caliber Perfection: The PC9 SHOT Show 2018
This is going to be hard to come by, for a while. Ruger has the capacity to run-up production, but even at the MSRP of $649, these PC9s are not going to stay on store shelves long.
This is the ultimate utilitarian 9mm carbine. It is sturdy, without being heavy. The barrel is threaded for those who want to quiet it down a bit. You can use Ruger’s magazines, or GLOCK mags (17 or 19).
It isn’t going to win any beauty contests, but damn…. This is a great reboot. The GLOCK mag compatibility speaks volumes for Ruger’s desire to fill a huge hole in the market. Who wouldn’t want a 9mm carbine that runs off GLOCK mags?
The Ruger PC9:
Overall Length 34.37″
Barrel FeatureThreaded, Fluted
Front SightProtected Blade
Rear SightAdjustable Ghost Ring
Length of Pull 12.62″ – 14.12″
FinishType III Hardcoat Anodized
David Higginbotham is a writer and editor who specializes in everyday carry. He was a college professor for 20 years before leaving behind the academy for a more practical profession in the firearms industry.