New Ruger PC Carbine in .40 S&W Owner
Just picked up a Ruger PC Carbine .40 S&W this week. Wanted a fun range toy that could double as house gun. Plus, I have tons of .40 S&W and tons of Glock 22/23 mags, so why not?
First impression was this is a nice gun for the money. It locked up tight, action was smooth and the trigger isn't half bad. I don't like that there is a little side to side movement with the trigger, but I will get over it. I do not like the plastic spacer on the stock. Feels really cheap.
Before the range, I cleaned, lubed and tightened the adjustment knob. I moved the charging handle to the left side and added a sling.
I packed 4 magazines. 3, 15-Round Magazines from a Glock 22 (GEN 4), and 1, 22 Round Glock OEM Magazine (Brand New). I also brought along ~500 rounds of Speer Lawman and Speer Gold (Both 180 gr).
Was excited to try out the 22 round mag, so I picked it up first. Well, that wasn't a good idea. Every 3-4 rounds, jam. Didn't matter if it was Lawman or Gold Dot.
Ditched that mag and went to the 15 round mags. Got thru about 50 rounds before jam, jam, jam. Looked at the rifle and found the charging handle had started to come loose. Tightened that up and put a drop of Loctite blue. Was too excited to let it set. Shot about 75 rounds before jam, jam, jam. Well, charging handle knob had come loose again! Didn't want to lose the whole day, I cranked it down without Loctite and stepped back out on to the range.
Man, this gun is fun to shoot. I went thru all ~500 rounds It was super accurate and you can ring steel from a distance! I did have 3 or 4 more jams, but seemed to be relegated to one mag. Second to last round would go nose up. The gun was also super dirty by now.
Called it a day and broke it down for a cleaning. Boy, I was not prepared for all the pins that were going to fall out! What a nightmare, because I'm one of those people who loses his car keys everyday. Got everything back in place, and it seems to function. This is not really a gun you could clean in the field. This was pretty disappointing.
I also tightened the the charging handle knob and used Loctite again. Now it will have time to set.
This is a fun little gun. Its a lightweight and handles nicely. Its just a very handy rifle. The build quality is pretty good, but breaking it down shouldn't be this messy. It doesn't like this extended Glock 22 magazine at all which was disappointing. I need to take it out again and do some more scientific testing of the 15 round magazines. Want to make sure its them (or that one) and not the gun. I have a pretty weak stomach for guns that jam. And sending a guns back to the manufacturer (looking at you SIG) makes me want to get into the fettle position and suck my thumb.
Next up is mounting a light. I have a Samson Offset Light Mount coming for it. I think a red dot would be fun too, but the irons were fine.