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:

  • Stock: Black Synthetic
  • Capacity: 17
  • Barrel Length: 16.12″
  • Overall Length: 34.37″
  • Barrel Feature: Threaded, Fluted
  • Front Sight: Protected Blade
  • Rear Sight: Adjustable Ghost Ring
  • Thread Pattern: 1/2″-28
  • Weight: 6.8 lb.
  • Length of Pull: 12.62″ – 14.12″
  • Material:Aluminum Alloy
  • FinishType: III Hardcoat Anodized
  • Twist: 1:10″ RH
  • Grooves: 6
  • Suggested Retail: $649.00
David Higginbotham is a writer and editor who specializes in everyday carry. David is a former backcountry guide in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Boundary Waters Canoe Area who was a college professor for 20 years. He ultimately left behind the academy for a more practical profession in the firearms industry and was (among other editorial positions) the Managing Editor for a nascent Mag Life blog. In that Higginbotham helped establish The Maglife's tone and secure its early success. Though he went on to an even more practical firearms industry profession still, he continues to contribute articles and op-eds as time and life allow.

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