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I

n 1996 Ruger introduced the Ruger Police
Carbine. Roughly patterned after their
popular 10/22 rimfire rifle, it was available
in 9mm and .40 S&W, and used Ruger's
P-Series pistol magazines. The intent was to
provide law enforcement officers with a long
gun providing greater accuracy than their
sidearm, while using the same magazines
and ammunition. The gun was discontinued
in 2007 due to a lack of demand.
Times change.
At the 2018 SHOT Show it was almost impossible to walk down an isle without tripping
over a pistol caliber carbine. Whether this is
due to a renewed interest in compact long
guns for home defense, or their inclusion into
USPSA/ Steel Challenge and IDPA competition is debatable. But there is no doubt these
guns were among the most prominent new
firearms. And the re-introduced 9mm Ruger
PC Carbine (with a few innovative tweaks from
the original) was one of the most popular.

THE GUN
The Ruger PC Carbine ($649) bears a
strong resemblance to the company's
10/22 Take Down Lite. And like the
rimfire, it's also a take down. Break
down is in the same simple manner
as the 10/22 Lite, while incorporating
solid locking lugs to handle the
increased pressure of the 9mm.

The operating action is a dead blow
back, using a two-piece bolt with a dead
blow tungsten weight that shortens the
bolt travel. The bolt is machined from
heat treated chrome-moly steel, and the
receiver from aluminum alloy with a Type
III hardcoat anodized finish.
The lightweight fluted barrel is 16.12-inches in
length, with 6-groove rifling in a 1:10 RH twist.
It's hammer-forged chrome-moly steel
with a well-shaped feed ramp. Two barrel
models are available: Model 19100 features a
threaded muzzle (standard 1/2'28 threads) and
a protective cap; Model 19101 is a plain barrel,
to comply with some state laws. The sights are
identical for both models: a front protected
blade and an adjustable Ghost Ring rear. Both
are removable. An integral Picatinny Rail rides
atop the receiver for optics mounting.
The matte-black stock is a glass-filled Nylon
synthetic, with sling swivel studs installed,
and features a stippling pattern on the grip
and forearm. It offers Length of Pull (LOP)
adjustment via ½-inch spacers inserted
between the butt stock and rubber recoil
pad. Three spacers are included, along with
the appropriate Allen wrench for installation.
That allows an LOP from 125⁄8 to 141⁄8-inches.
A short Picatinny Rail mount is incorporated
under the forward end of the forearm to
allow for mounting lights or lasers.
The empty gun weight is 6.8
pounds, and the overall
length is 34.37 inches.
The operating controls
consist of an oversize charging
handle on the right side that
is reversible to the left
side: a handy feature

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