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PRODUCT FOCUS

for those competitive shooters who want to
install a Caldwell AR Brass Catcher bag to
corral their fired brass and avoid having to
play "Range Chicken."
The magazine release is located on the
forward end of the magwell. It's set from the
factory to the left side, but is easily reversible
to the right.
The trigger group is virtually identical to the
10/22 series, but with an improvement. Locking
the bolt open is done with the same lever just
forward of the trigger guard, but releasing
the bolt no longer requires "diddling" with a
second lever-just pull the handle back and let
it fly-a definite plus when trying to insert a
flag at the Unload and Show Clear!
The trigger broke at 4-pounds, 1-ounce on
my Lyman Digital Gauge. There was a mere
hit of take up, followed by a 'glass rod' break,
no discernible over travel, and a fast reset.
The PC Carbine has interchangeable magazine wells. It ships with the Ruger SR9 well
installed. Model 19100 includes one 17-round
SR9 magazine, and Model 19101 comes with
one 10-round magazine. A Glock magazine well
is also provided, and easily installed. Savvy
competitors in USPSA will use the Glock mag
well and 30-round mags. Even the longest
stage will then require only one reload, which
can be made virtually anywhere on the COF
while moving to a new shooting position.

ON THE RANGE
I didn't play with the iron sights, although
they presented a crisp sight picture. Instead,
I installed the new 6 MOA SIG ROMEO1
reflex sight with a Picatinny mount. After a
few practice mounts I started adding spacers
to the 125⁄8-inch stock. Three spacers gave me
a perfect cheek weld and sight alignment.
There was no need to remove the iron
sights-the SIG rode right over the top of
them and they weren't a distraction.
The 9mm loads on hand consisted of
Atlanta Arm's 100- and 115-grain Select Steel
Challenge, Aguila 124-grain FMJ, Winchester
USA (White Box) 124 FMJ, Federal 147-grain
FMJ FP, and the 120-grain TCG coated Bayou
Bullet handload that runs in my 9mm pistols.
I started my "get acquainted" session with
my Bayou hand load and then encountered a
slight problem.
The TCG is a truncated cone FP bullet. I had
left a significant amount of driving band/
bearing surface ahead of the case mouth.
They ran fine in my pistols, but the driving
band was engaging the rifling on the PC (I
could see the rifling marks) and prevented
the PC from going into battery. A few
minutes at the reloading bench shortened
the overall length (OAL) of the loads and
they ran fine. At a later club practice session,
another shooter had the same issue in his

Master Class shooter,
Don Pelling, shoots his new,
bag-equipped, PC Carbine-
one of several 10/22
shooters who ordered one
after seeing the test gun

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