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Old 09-22-2012, 05:59 AM   #1
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good evening everyone. was deciding of getting a ruger pc9 or pc4. anyone have experience with one of these? are they reliable? dont know which would be more suitable for me. my thought would be for: home defense, target practice, mostly maybe varmints?
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:25 PM   #2
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Either one would be a good choice for your intended purpose. The two are pretty much the same other than caliber. They are, if memory serves, a fair deal heavier than many of the other pistol caliber carbines in their general price range and the ruger models are and have long been discontinued so they could.be tricky to find. I am a ruger fan though and I think they are good rifles. Marlin also produces a similar weapon but if I remember correctly it was chambered in .44 mag...

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The 9 would be considerably less expensive to shoot. You can expect a 100-150 fps increase in velocity on either round. Unlike the 357 and 44 mag you will not get a major jump. Ruger also made a couple of 44mag semi auto carbines.

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Ive been trying to find a good deal on a pc9 for awhile now. They dont pop up very often and can be a bit price for what they are. Still a great carbine to have, especially if you own a p89-95 series pistol to share mags with it.

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i did know they were discontinued which is unfortunately disappointing . one of the guys i know has a pc9 he picked up at a gun show for 300 i believe, which is a steal compared to what I've seen on the internet. also i would choose the 40 over the 9 for greater stopping power only. God forbid, if an intruder broke in my home and had time for one shot only, i would opt out for the 40 over the 9. hopefully going soon to the pawn shop and a gun show see if i could grab one. anyone know what they might be going for now? saw some on gun auctions for about low 600 to mid 700,

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I have a pc9 which I found in a local gun store and purchased for $400. it has a long tigger pull which is easy to get used to. I found it to be accurate at my typical ranges of 50yd and 100yd and it operates with no hickups using budget 9mm ammo.

It is very heavy for it's size, but you get a very solid platform with a heavy barrel and solid feel for that weight penalty. Keep in mind, it was designed with law enforcment as it's intended users.

It also uses standard and high capacity mags so depending on where you live, you can have up to 30 rounders which should be enough ammo to cover you butt in just about any close quarters type need that may arise.

There are not many options and accessories available for this rifle but for a fun plinker, and great SHTF grab and go rifle, I thnk it is a great option. True they are no longer made, but they are not that tough to locate if you really want one. Gunbroker has then listed time to time too.

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I have a pc9 which I found in a local gun store and purchased for $400. it has a long tigger pull which is easy to get used to. I found it to be accurate at my typical ranges of 50yd and 100yd and it operates with no hickups using budget 9mm ammo.

It is very heavy for it's size, but you get a very solid platform with a heavy barrel and solid feel for that weight penalty. Keep in mind, it was designed with law enforcment as it's intended users.

It also uses standard and high capacity mags so depending on where you live, you can have up to 30 rounders which should be enough ammo to cover you butt in just about any close quarters type need that may arise.

There are not many options and accessories available for this rifle but for a fun plinker, and great SHTF grab and go rifle, I thnk it is a great option. True they are no longer made, but they are not that tough to locate if you really want one. Gunbroker has then listed time to time too.
Beautiful! Great deal on it too. I check gunbroker occasionally but haven't had much luck. The last few I saw went for north of 600. One hit 750! I keep looking from time to time. My P94 is lonely and has been begging for a big sister to share mags with
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