Ruger PC Carbine Magpul Backpacker Gray stowed

Ruger Adds Magpul to the PC Carbine Mix

Michael Crites

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Ruger introduced their east-takedown PC (“Pistol Caliber”) Carbine in 2018 as kind of a follow-up to its old PC-9/PC-40 Police Carbine of the 1990s. In its basic format, it weighs 6.8 pounds.

In its AR Chassis format, which was introduced in 2019, the weight went up to 7.3 pounds. Notably, as Magpul tends to do, they introduced a fix to the Ruger PC late last year in the form of a Backpacker stock that both shaved weight down to 6.2-pounds and allowed for easy stowage in a backpack– hence the name.

Well, Ruger took the cue and have now released three different variants of the PC Carbine complete with a Magpul Backpacker stock, with options in “Stealth Gray,” Olive Drab, and Flat Dark Earth.

The asking price is $899, which is $150 more than the standard model PC Carbine. Here is where we point out that the cost of the Magpul Backpacker by itself is $150.

Ruger PC Carbine Magpul Backpacker Olive
Ruger PC Carbine Magpul Backpacker Olive stowed
Ruger PC Carbine Magpul Backpacker Gray
Ruger PC Carbine Magpul Backpacker Gray stowed
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