Ruger's new 9mm PC Carbine accepts Ruger and Glock magazines. (Photo: Ruger)

Ruger's new 9mm PC Carbine accepts Ruger and Glock magazines. (Photo: Ruger)

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc., has announced the release of the PC Carbine, a rifle chambered in 9mm Luger.

Ruger says the PC Carbine is built to excel in a number of roles from plinking or competition to home or personal defense, the PC Carbine is highly configurable and compact, making it the perfect portable companion to match with many popular pistols.

Designed for use with a variety of magazines, the PC Carbine features an easily interchangeable magazine well system that allows the rifle to accept common Ruger and Glock magazines. This new rifle also features a dead blow action with a custom tungsten dead blow weight that shortens bolt travel and reduces felt recoil and muzzle rise.

Similar to the 10/22 Takedown rifle, the PC Carbine is designed for quick separation of the barrel/forend assembly from the action for ease of transportation and storage. Takedown is as simple as locking the bolt back and verifying that the rifle is unloaded, pushing a recessed lever, twisting the subassemblies and pulling them apart.

"Our customers have long been requesting the return of a Ruger pistol caliber carbine and we are excited to bring this versatile design to market," said Chris Killoy, Ruger's president and CEO. "Designed with shooting enthusiasts in mind, the PC Carbine's interchangeable magazine well system allows customers to use some of the most commonly available 9mm Luger handgun magazines in their rifle."

The rifle also features a reversible magazine release and charging handle to accommodate right- or left-handed shooters. The bolt is machined from heat-treated, chrome-moly steel to ensure strength, structural integrity and durability. Ruger says the cold hammer-forged, chrome-moly steel barrel with ultra-precise rifling provides exceptional accuracy, longevity and easy cleaning and features a 1/2"-28 thread pattern to allow for use of standard muzzle accessories.

The rifle features a ghost ring adjustable rear aperture sight and a non-glare, protected blade front sight. The glass-filled nylon synthetic stock includes a forward-mounted accessory rail and a soft rubber buttpad with spacers to allow the rifle to be adjusted for different sizes of shooters or varying levels of outerwear.

The PC Carbine ships with the SR-Series/Security-9 magazine well installed and an additional magazine well that accepts Glock magazines. A Ruger American Pistol magazine well will be available separately at