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Range report Ruger PC carbine 9mm

TugarTugar Senior MemberPosts: 2,221 Senior Member
edited April 2019 in General Firearms #1
First impressions: A tad heavier than it should be but the balance is okay. I didn't think I'd appreciate the takedown, but it allows me to clean the barrel very quickly.  No failure of any kind until I took it apart for cleaning. Little parts everywhere. Manageable and now back together without any problems but it took me a while to learn it. Anyone more familiar to the 10-22 trigger group should have zero problems. 

Speaking of triggers, it was decent. I wouldn't say super crisp but not heavy at all. Maybe 6 pounds as a guess. I expected the sights to suck and they do but only because at 54 and diabetic, I need a scope. When I do my part, the rifle complies wonderfully. I put the first 3 rounds into a cloverleaf. The picture below is eight rounds in the head. Not bad for iron sights and bad eyes.

I love this thing. Very happy. I thank my awesome wife for helping with funding. My anniversary gift.



 







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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,087 Senior Member
    Congrats and looks good
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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,748 Senior Member
    Very practicable carbine.
  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,292 Senior Member
    I picked up 1 at an lgs Saturday.  I was surprised at how heavy it was
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,798 Senior Member
    What distance?

    I have been back and forth on whether I 'needed' one, since the first one hit the scene. I have more or less decided that the utility of a carbine (for me) that shoots a medium powered pistol round relates to the ability of an average shooter to make better and faster shots, at distances which are difficult to gain consistency at, with a pistol. That distance varies immensely between different shooters, if you throw out their best and worst days, and only consider what they are most likely to achieve on their average days.

    At 67, with normally diminishing eyesight, I have pretty much settled on 50 yards, as my personal standard to go by, for an un-scoped rifle, because without magnification, that is the distance where a 1" bulls eye fades out, when I try to focus on it through iron sights. I can focus on the front site, through a ghost ring rear sight, but I cannot see the bulls eye well enough to sight on it. It's been a while since I've been to the range, so even that distance may have shortened.

    I'm not sure if I want one, if it won't enable me to shoot consistent 1" groups, beyond 25 yards, with iron sights.
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,221 Senior Member
    edited April 2019 #6
    25 yards, but  I hate my bifocals for shooting and forgot my single power lenses. I'm sure the rifle is easily capable of minute of soda can at 100 yards, which is just fine.

    Plus with some +p+, it would be very close to 357 power levels.
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  • 1911LVR1911LVR New Member Posts: 21 New Member
    Just picked mine up last Friday. I have a handful of Security-9 mags so it was a good fit for me.
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  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,798 Senior Member
    Tugar said:
    25 yards, but  I hate my bifocals for shooting and forgot my single power lenses. I'm sure the rifle is easily capable of minute of soda can at 100 yards, which is just fine.

    Plus with some +p+, it would be very close to 357 power levels.
    I have a 'low-budget' AR that I put together specifically for beer can accuracy at 100 yards. I had to put a 1x-4x scope on it, though, to do it. I guess I need to shoot it a bunch, from different positions, to help me decide on whether I should also have a 9mm carbine. I have not even given the AR a fair test, yet. It does what I wanted it to do, but I just don't know how much I like it, yet.

    Thanks for your report.


  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,221 Senior Member
    edited April 2019 #9
    I was looking at the youtube video on modding the M&P mags to fit the Ruger and noticed that the Glock and M&P mags look AWFULLY close to each other when I was watching hickock45 video. I will have to swap the adapter in and check function.
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,395 Senior Member
    I like my Ruger carbine a lot. With the red dot/green dot scope it's beer can accurate at 100 yards. I got a killer deal on high capacity Ruger mags a few months ago so haven't swapped out to the Glock magwell. Keep an eye out for sales on the Ruger high cap mags. 33 rounders are a freakin' hoot! :D
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  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,221 Senior Member
    edited April 2019 #11
    Thanks. I was going to look into getting a few Glock mags, but the chances of me ever getting a Glock are nearly zero as they don't fit my hand well. 

    Getting a few of the hi-caps will fit the bill nicely.

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  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,221 Senior Member
    RDS came early! I ordered it and it was supposed to not be here for about 4 days. 
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