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Old August 10, 2018, 12:11 PM   #1
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Ruger PC Carbine in .45 ACP

Hi Folks,

Has anyone heard if Ruger has plans to introduce a PC takedown carbine in .45 ACP?

If they offer a magazine adapter for 1911 magazines and Glock 30 magazines, this type of carbine would become a best seller. Agree?

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Old August 10, 2018, 12:41 PM   #2
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I doubt that they will, at least in the hoped for configuration.
the 9mm is suffering teething problems. their major selling point is the fact that you can drop in a bx25 trigger to give a smoother feel from the factory, but my question is why didn't they just include it to begin with? the BX really can't be that much more expensive or difficult to incorporate into the design than the existing standard 10/22 type trigger group they currently have(that suck). Ruger is a fan of proprietary mags. the fact that they offer the glock mag version is very out of character for them. I believe that if they do release a 45ACP model, it will follow the same formula as the 9mm, and have an option for either SR45 mags or glock mags.

in all likelihood, they will release a 22lr version that is just an uglied up 10/22 takedown before going with other models that require more work and retooling.

I personally am not a huge fan of a 45ACP carbine that takes 1911 mags. the ammo capacity leaves you spending more time reloading than shooting and even the 15 round super long mags tend to feel like they don't last long enough.
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No, they do NOT advertise that you can put in a BX-25 trigger.
It is NOT compatible and the rep at last year's SHOT show specifically pointed that out. A lot of the trigger components like the hammer are individually compatible but with the mag well the geometry is different. NOT compatible. Believe me, I own both a PC-9 and 10/22.
I think someone will make a pistol grip/collapsing stock with more rails and such. There may be an integrally suppressed barrel in the works.
I still have the odd fantasy about a carbine in 9x18 Makarov
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