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Old March 20th, 2020, 09:40 PM   #1
 
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Has anyone seen the charger 9 mm pistol. I saw several you tube posts that said it was relaible but heavy. With a red dot sight a nd pistol brace it weighs as much as a pc 9 take down.



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I never understood the purpose of the Charger in 22. It was too large to be a handgun, too small to be a rifle, too awkward to carry around, and too clumsy to shoot without a bi-pod. The only purpose I saw for it was as a range gun to be fired from a bench. It would give the owner a rifle experience without having to carry a rifle to the range. Having said that, the existence of the 10/22 Takedown completely eliminated the value of the Charger. Making it in 9mm doesn't make any more sense to me. If you want a compact 9mm rifle experience that doesn't require bringing a rifle case to the range, I'd recommend getting a Sub-2000.
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I get the impression this was made to appeal to those who want a pistol caliber "sbr" without the paperwork. Pop a decent brace on there and you're good to go. As a pistol, meh...
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Don't get hung up on "purpose". If every gun had to have a dedicated reason to own it my collection would be much smaller. I'm thankful that "fun" is the only reason I need. My Charger .22 is a blast to shoot. Printing tiny 25yd groups is challenging. Taking a squirrel at 80yds with any handgun is extremely satisfying. I am seriously considering the new 9mm pistol w/ folding brace. It would be a fun gun that also has defensive potential. It would not replace my pump shotgun or rifle for serious purposes. I think it would be great fun launching cheap 9mm ammo downrange at metal plates. I covered all the practical needs long ago. In America "I want one" is reason enough. I love my freedom! I know that I could find ways to enjoy shooting that new Ruger just like I have my .22 Charger.
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Don't get hung up on "purpose". If every gun had to have a dedicated reason to own it my collection would be much smaller. I'm thankful that "fun" is the only reason I need. My Charger .22 is a blast to shoot. Printing tiny 25yd groups is challenging. Taking a squirrel at 80yds with any handgun is extremely satisfying. I am seriously considering the new 9mm pistol w/ folding brace. It would be a fun gun that also has defensive potential. It would not replace my pump shotgun or rifle for serious purposes. I think it would be great fun launching cheap 9mm ammo downrange at metal plates. I covered all the practical needs long ago. In America "I want one" is reason enough. I love my freedom! I know that I could find ways to enjoy shooting that new Ruger just like I have my .22 Charger.

I agree that just wanting it is reason enough, but you have clearly found a great purpose for it. As I mentioned, using it with a bi-pod makes sense. I'm glad that you are enjoying it and getting something out of it.
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I was just watching a video on youtube, and the front ends from the carbines fit and function just fine on the PC Charger. I don't foresee Ruger selling barrel/handguard assemblies separately, but it would be cool if they sold a combo of the PC Charger along with a carbine front end, so you could have either a chunky bench pistol or a pistol caliber carbine in one gun, with just a quick front end swap. Obviously, you wouldn't want to go the other way and put a Charger front end on a carbine, unless you were prepared to get paperwork for it.
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