See The New Ruger PC Charger 9mm Pistol

Image Courtesy Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.

Ruger is a name that is well known even outside of gun owner circles because they have been around for that long and have a reputation for a quality product.

What you may not know is that this long-time gun manufacturer is different from some manufacturers in that Ruger isn’t afraid to do things differently and innovate with new models.

One new model is their PC Charger 9mm Pistol (see the limited magazine state compliant model in the image above). Chris Eger gives us the details on this new pistol:


Based on the company’s popular PC Carbine, Ruger’s new feature-rich PC Charger pistol just hit the market.

Using a 6.5-inch threaded barrel and a glass-filled polymer chassis system that allows for the use of standard AR pistol grips, the takedown PC Charger is 16.5-inches long overall. Hitting the scales at 5.2-pounds, it comes with an integrated rear Picatinny rail for pistol braces.

The Charger uses a hard-coat anodized aluminum handguard with Magpul M-LOK-slots at the 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions and comes with a factory-installed handstop.

Like the standard PC Carbine, the PC Charger ships with an interchangeable magazine well for Ruger SR-or Security-9 series mags, or Glock 9mm double-stacks. For those with a Ruger American pistol, you can get a separate mag well for that as well for a little extra coin.

The PC Charger ships with a single SR-series mag as well as tools for disassembly of the chassis system and charging handle removal. For those behind the lines, Ruger also offers a state-compliant model with a 10-round mag.

MSRP on the Ruger PC Charger is $799.

Now, just a reminder for those who get caught up in the name of this model: this pistol may be called the PC Charger, but there isn’t anything politically correct about it. And that’s a good thing. It’s a firearm that does what it’s supposed to do.

So, if you want something a little out of the ordinary, even if the name confuses some people, then the Ruger PC Charger may be worth a look.



    • Ruger is releasing their 57 pistol to compete with the FN. Owning an FN Five seveN Ruger can only compete in price. Maybe the FN is overpriced, but in my experience it’s worth the extra $$. I won’t say its exquisite, but it’s very well made. Mine is a nightstand gun with 4 reloads. I do have a carry holster for it.
      I will look at the Ruger 57 & maybe buy one if it fits my wife’s hands. The FN grip is too large for her.

    • It’s 9mm x 19mm, or 9mm Parabellum, or 9mm Luger, or 9mm NATO. That would be “regular” 9mm. Also, Glock mags can be locked with the INCLUDED magazine well inserts. AS DESCRIBED IN THE ARTICLE. Perhaps you’d like to look at the manufacturer’s website which lists caliber and magazine options. That is, if you can figure out who the manufacturer is… and if you can spell PC…

  1. I’m interested to look one over. I had a first series carbine and hated the flimsy magazine well apparatus as susceptible to hanging up and getting ripped off the gun. A redesign can clean that up and give it a better look. Right now the look is clunky and could use some smoothing of the lines. It doesn’t have to be Browning Hi Power beautiful, but it doesn’t have to look like it came from Smokey Stover’s garage either. It needs an integrated design rather than adding pieces and parts. The carbine except the mag well is a sleek design after the Mini 14 look. The pc pistol, not so much. PS, it wouldnt have to take Glock mags.

  2. Ruger joined with Bill Clinton and democrats on the assault rifle ban. Think about that. A gun company that supported a gun ban. All due to the AR-15’s were cleaning Ruger’s clock. Never will I ever buy a Ruger again.

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