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Old November 18th, 2019, 12:36 PM   #1
 
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A few weeks ago i wrote here about the nose heavy clunky feel of the gun, and that I was kind of disappointed.. Took it to the range today for some further testing along with several other long guns including a mini 14, Camp9, and a few others,, For some reason, it just felt a lot better.. Did not notice the nose heaviness near as much, and I shot it ok.. Actually somewhat better than my camp9 today, but neither of them came close to the 10/22 or the mini14 for whatever reason.. Iron sights in all.. Gotta get some scopes.. I have a $20 scope on my Savage Axis bolt .223, and I hit everything I want to hit, where I want.. Can't come close with the iron sights.. So anyway, I feel much better today about the PC carbine, It performed well, better than I thought it would... bob



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Glad the range trip panned out this time. Keep at it and any feed back is welcomed. There are forum members here that have some good reports on them.
*I have been looking for older Ruger carbine in a one piece .40 cal but have yet to get anyone to part with theirs. My wife and I are now considering the new Ruger PCC and will either get the PC9 or shop around and test out the newer offers from Ruger.
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A few weeks ago i wrote here about the nose heavy clunky feel of the gun, and that I was kind of disappointed.. Took it to the range today for some further testing along with several other long guns including a mini 14, Camp9, and a few others,, For some reason, it just felt a lot better.. Did not notice the nose heaviness near as much, and I shot it ok.. Actually somewhat better than my camp9 today, but neither of them came close to the 10/22 or the mini14 for whatever reason.. Iron sights in all.. Gotta get some scopes.. I have a $20 scope on my Savage Axis bolt .223, and I hit everything I want to hit, where I want.. Can't come close with the iron sights.. So anyway, I feel much better today about the PC carbine, It performed well, better than I thought it would... bob
Once the bugs get fixed and you handle it more. It becomes a very fun rifle to shoot.
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I can't explain why, but it just didn't feel as awkward,, Its only the 2nd time I fired it, but it was just substantially better feeling today, which I am glad about. I wanted to like it.. The only gun with iron sights only I shot better today was my Mini 14 by a slight amount, and my 10/22 by a lot.. Me personally, I can't come close to the accuracy I get with my 10/22 with anything else.. I think its because the 10/22 is so light and balanced so well.. I don't have to correct for weight and balance, and the iron sights aren't moving on the target the same way my more powerful long guns are.. I just need to bring the long guns to the range more.. I usually just bring the handguns, and it shows when I do bring the rifles... bob
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I am glad you got to like it better. One range I am a member of rents the pcc and most peopel rave about how it handles.
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Still has a surprising kick for a 9mm.. The Camp9 is a much softer shoot..
Nothing uncomfortable really, just more than you would think is normal for a 9mm round in a rifle.... bob
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wow i found my pc is a very soft shooter and the camp 9 had more recoil if you can call it that .
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wow i found my pc is a very soft shooter and the camp 9 had more recoil if you can call it that .
I did put an upgraded spring and buffer in the Camp9 when I got it, so that may be what I am feeling.. Neither one will break your shoulder for sure, but to me personally my PCC feels very much like I am shooting my late model Mini 14.. Feel, weight, recoil etc, pretty similar to me, however I am NOT a very good long gun guy,, I seem to shoot my Mini 14 with a bit more accuracy at this time.. that may change... bob
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Glad the range trip panned out this time. Keep at it and any feed back is welcomed. There are forum members here that have some good reports on them.
*I have been looking for older Ruger carbine in a one piece .40 cal but have yet to get anyone to part with theirs. My wife and I are now considering the new Ruger PCC and will either get the PC9 or shop around and test out the newer offers from Ruger.
I have seen a lot of used PC4's for sale in the $400-500 range. In fact, there are 2 on gun broker right now.
I have one, paid $499 for it and it is the best PCC ever made imo.
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