I went to my range with several of each of the following: SR-Series, Security-9, Glock 19 OEM, PMAG 15-round and PMAG 17-round magazines. To further gauge reliability, I took several different brands and types of 9mm Luger ammunition.
I fired the carbine with fully loaded magazines, mixing the different types of rounds between mags to see if any had a preference for a particular type. They didn’t.
Firing from 25 yards, tearing the center out of a B8 repair center was so routine it became monotonous.

FIGHTING RIFLES | Ruger PC Carbine – American Cop

The bolden sentence is what called my attention and made me post it here. I called my Ruger PC “boringly accurate” because it constantly rang a 6 inch steel target at 25 yards like I was on top of it with a hammer. I attached a light to it and it has become one of my three official Home Defense Long Guns. I have not even bothered with a red dot because the iron sight is just right and easy to use.

At the end of the day, the ability to accurately place round after round on an intended target is the final benchmark, specially if such target means to do you harm. This little carbine will do so with with nonchalant effort making you look good even when you know better.

Hat Tip Phil W

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

8 thoughts on “Ruger PC Carbine Review by American Cop”
  1. Sadly, I do not have one, but my good buddy does. It’s current config is raised red dot with accessible irons. Can’t remember my max shot with the irons, but the red dot makes the gun boring at 100 yards.

    I *wanted* it to come down in price a little before buying, buuut… yeah, don’t think that’s happening anytime soon

    1. I know your pain. I waited and waited till I found one at a decent price and went after it without even thinking. Next thing I know, I can probably make 3-4 car payments with what they are asking for one now. That was a very close call

  2. I was quite enamored with it’s predecessor (Ruger PC9 and PC40), their granddaddy (the Marlin Camp Carbine), and the Beretta CX4 Storm carbine in my developmental years.

    I had the same impression, Boringly accurate in the best way. I had great luck with them for new shooters, especially with a red dot on them. Easy to handle, less likelihood that the gun is going to get whirled around in you, and a good confidence booster when they’re able to “point and click” with the red dot and ring steel at 25-50 yards.

  3. I’ve got one. Had it since before Christmas. Yet to fire it. I’m hesitant to expend ammo I can’t easily replace for a reasonable price. I’m really looking forward to it.

    1. I tested it with Wally World White box RN 115 grain I had from times immemorial and then my full power reloads with HP 124 grains. It is a frigging joy.

      Put at least a couple of mags through it. You will fall in love hard and specially trust it as defensive stick.

    1. That’s a byproduct of the originator (as Miguel mentioned) and the PCC being a blowback design. Lots of weight (Ruger used a Tungsten dead blow weight in the bolt of the PC Carbine) needed to keep everything locked up until pressures get down low enough to open up.

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