Ruger has added new PC Carbine models to their catalog including those with free-float handguards and .40 S&W chamberings.
The new models, described by Ruger as adding “improved utility for home defense and competition,” all feature standard black synthetic stocks, 16.12-inch barrels and an interchangeable magazine well system that allows the rifle to accept either Ruger SR-series or Glock mags. Likewise, each has an easy takedown system that allows the short, 34.37-inch Carbine to break down for even more compact stowage.
Models with the ventilated aluminum free-float handguard include numerous Magpul M-LOK accessory attachment slots on all four sides. For California buyers, the guns will ship with 10-round magazines and without threaded barrels.
Threaded barrels on the .40S&W models use a 9/16x24TPI thread pattern while the 9mm features 1/2×28.
The PC Carbines use an adjustable ghost ring rear sight and protected blade front while incorporating an adjustable length of pull in the stock. Models with the free-float handguard run 7 pounds while those with those equipped with the more standard handguard are slightly lighter at 6.6-pounds. Each has an aluminum alloy receiver that is Type III hard coat anodized.
Suggested retail, depending on the model, ranges from $649 to $729, with variants featuring the free-float M-LOK handguards skewing towards the higher end of that spectrum. You can expect that price to be significantly lower from dealers.