View Full Version : OK, Ruger PC-9 Carbine-folding stock?

Sir William
November 9, 2004, 10:21 PM
I am considering a compact rifle. I have been steered to Ruger. I am wanting a PC-9 rifle with a folding stock. I am interested in opinions, sources/sites and your experience with 30 round aftermarket 9MM Ruger magazines. I am thinking about using Remington 147 gr Golden Saber ammunition. Opinions sought!

November 9, 2004, 11:03 PM
I didn't know that the Ruger PC-9 had an optional folding stock. Aftermarket magazines are alright to play with but I wouldn't use them for protection. As for the PC-9, it's good for just about everything except hunting. If maintained well it will last a lifetime or two!

November 10, 2004, 06:44 PM
I like my PC-9, but I've never seen any reference for a folding stock.
Ruger is only producing 15 round mags and older highcaps or aftermarket ones may not be reliable.
I have modified a few Sig P226 mags to work in the carbine. They work well.

November 10, 2004, 08:13 PM
Never mind!

Sir William
November 11, 2004, 02:29 AM
I want a folder. Surely there is a aftermarket folder somewhere! The PC-9 ghost ring looks nice. I hear good comments about them. I simply need a folding/collapsible stock for vehicle. Thanks! I have 0 interest in the Hi-Point or Kel-Tec carbines.

November 11, 2004, 11:50 AM
The PC9 was created during the AWB, which has only been expired for two months. While Butler Creek may make a folding stock eventually for the PC, they are probably still doing the development.

Have you considered an UZI? Vector Arms will sell you a folding stock model with a 16" barrel that takes cheap and plentiful 32 round mags for less than $600.

Dave Markowitz
November 11, 2004, 12:20 PM
An alternative to the Ruger would be a Marlin Camp 9. Although discontinued the Camp 9s aren't hard to find. Choate makes a folder for it, and the little rifle uses S&W 59-series mags. Standard-cap mags are plentiful and relatively cheap.

November 11, 2004, 02:01 PM
Sir William, it's funny you should mention the PC9 w/folding stock concept. Although I don't own one I've been reseaching the same thing. According to the PC9 diagram, there is nothing in the stock that I can see. If the stock was cut behind the grip and you attached a sliding stock instead of a folder do you think that would work? I haven't found a folding stock either but that's what I was planning to do. I think screws G02100 and G01900 could perhaps secure it. Just theory. :)

Sir William
November 11, 2004, 04:39 PM
I looked at the Hi-Points and the Kel-Tecs. The Hi-Points were just heavy and not vehicle friendly for storage. The Kel-Tec was extremely friendly for vehicle storage. I have had bad luck with Kel-Tec handguns so I eliminated them on reliability issues. The Hi-Point is a decent carbine. I need something smaller, lighter and easy to store in vehicle. I oddly enough, have considered an Uzi. The Ruger fits all of my needs except for the folding stock. I hope there is one down the road. Any other ideas?

DT Guy
November 12, 2004, 11:02 AM
One thing you can probably be sure of-Ruger won't make the folding stock, at least not for non-LEO use. They STILL don't think you should have a magazine that holds more than 10 rounds for your rifle, either.

Are you SURE you want to give your hard-earned dollars to a company that helped WRITE the Assault Weapons Ban?

Marlins are nice....and you can buy one without supporting gun control!