Ruger PCC - in 40S&W!

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  1. Apr 16, 2019 #1

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    By dam, Ruger finally got around to producing the PCCv2 in 40S&W. I was kinda hoping for a 45 auto version, but this will work. I want one. Naturally, I ain't got the money and don't see where or when I'm going to get the money anytime before the rigor mortis shows up.

    I have a Ruger SR40c, so I have the magazines, ammo, and component to make more ammo. Big deal.

    [mutter - mutter - if I hadn't bought the Jericho - but I really like the Jericho - mutter - grumph]
     
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    I like my PC carbine in 9mm.
     
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    The 40 should just be building on that success.

    I have gone away from the 9mm cartridge, no longer have a gun chambered for it. In an EDC handgun, I was unhappy with its Noise-To-Knockdown ratio in comparison with 45 auto, with bullets of comparable design. What remains of my hearing is of significant value to me. The 40 is worse of course, and I don't EDC that gun either. Out of a carbine the noise factor goes way down of course, and the knockdown factor goes up, especially over distance.

    I did some casual research on the 40 out of a 16-18 inch barrel. Of the three cartridges Hi-Point chambered their carbine for at the time, the 40 had the longest point-blank reach by 20 yards or so, was my guess.

    I kind of expected Ruger to skip the 40S&W, and produce the carbine in 10mm auto instead, if they went beyond the 9 at all. I wonder if the 10 reduces the safety margin of the design more than Ruger wanted to go. Safety margin was a big deal with Mr. Bill, I've read.
     
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    I would never shoot my 9mm carbine without hearing protection unless it was an emergency. Its loud.
     
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    If the Ruger PC accepted S&W M&P magazines, I'd make a emergency run to the LGS.
     
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    The (replaceable) magazine well is the trick. The 40 comes with the SR40 well installed, the Glock well in the box. An S&W M&P well is probably doable in a small machine shop, though it might look a bit odd.
     
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    Glock mags are inexpensive and well built - that might be better than even M&P mags.
     
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    If we weren't already committed to M&P pistols and Sub2Ks.
     
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    I have a table saw, bench vice, bench grinder and a few handheld power tools. :(
     

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