If you’re on the look-out for a new toy, then you might want to consider the Ruger PC Charger, Ruger’s PC Carbine was very popular, so they followed it up with a PC Charger. Is it better than the original? That’s a matter of personal preference. But it certainly seems to be more sought-after. And for good reason. It’s chambered in 9mm, has the option to use Ruger Security 9 or Glock magazines, and is highly customizable. Add a reflex sight and maybe a brace, and it’s an excellent range toy that would work well for home defense too. More compact than a rifle, yet able to score hits out beyond typical pistol range, it’s a lot of fun in a small package.
It has a glass-filled polymer chassis system which allows for the mounting of standard AR grips. The PC Charger also sports a 6.5-inch barrel, a 16.5-inch overall length and a weight of 5.2 pounds. Just like every other version of the PC Carbine, the barrel and handguard quickly detach from the receiver via Ruger’s quick takedown barrel. Once you lock back the bolt, detaching the barrel takes about a second and a half. The barrel is situated inside an aluminum handguard with M-Lok attachment slots at three, six and nine o’clock.
The pistol ships with an interchangeable internal mag well. From the factory it is set up to accept Ruger SR/Security-9 magazines, and one 17-round Ruger magazine is included. Ruger also provides an additional magazine well that accepts double-stack Glock 9mm magazines.
And with a MSRP of $799.00, it’s not all that expensive and would be a rather fun addition to your gun safe.