Leupold finally came out with something new in the micro red dot world, and I was fascinated by the design. They received a lot of hate from both keyboard warriors, and actual warriors, but I don’t think any of it was justified at the time. Folks were hating on the design simply because it looked weird. That was exactly why I was interested. Leupold went outside the box, they came up with some new interesting designs and I knew I had to get my hands on one, no matter what kind of “LOOKS DUMB” comments were online. So That’s what I did.
Pistol Caliber Carbines
I want to start off by saying I like PCCs. I’ve built a few and also have some solid stock setups, all with high round counts. In this post I want to focus on realistically stacking up the Ruger PC Carbine next to AR9’s in the same price range via characteristics.
DEFENSIVE SHOTGUN SETUP
We can argue all day about whether or not a pump shotgun is a viable weapon for home defense, but for the purposes of this article, let’s just assume that it is. There is no argument however, that a well-placed shot with the correct load will have devastating effect on a would-be dirtbag trying to take your life, belongings, or precious virginity.
P365 with P365 XL Grip Module
In this post we explore the optimal P365 setup using all Sig Sauer OEM parts. I went stock for this one so far but I have been eying @ripandtear_’s P365 Holosun 507K setup and might need an optics upgrade in the future.
The P365 hybrid or P365 X-Carry gives the best balance when it comes to concealablity, capacity and ergonomics.
When people on social media say that iron sights are the manual transmission of the firearms world, it makes me wonder if these people actually know what a manual transmission is, let alone know how to drive one.
For my mileage, the pump action shotgun is much more in line with being the manual transmission of the firearms world every day of the week. (Maybe second to the single action revolver?)
Since the dumpster fire that is 2020 started, reloading became top of mind for most gun owners.
If you already load and were lucky enough to get the components needed to press (or already had them on hand), you are probably feeling pretty good about now.
DON’T GIVE UP
HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE DOT
My first time shooting a pistol with an MRDS (Micro Red Dot Sight) was a Kimber TLE-RL2 with a dovetail mounted Leupold Deltapoint Pro. It was neat, but after a couple hundred rounds of not really being able to consistently find the dot, the dovetail mount just not really working, and getting slower presentations than I was used to, I gave up. I thought: “Maybe this just isn’t for me”.
This post will cover the accessories we chose to complete the base Ruger PC Charger Jawbone style.
Two Main Reasons To Like The Ruger PC Charger
The Ruger PC Carbine is one of the most affordable and practical pistol caliber carbines (PCC) on the market. If you grew up shooting a 10/22 and an 870 you’ll probably love this gun. Odds are also good that you already have 9mm Glock magazines in your personal inventory. Which is a huge plus.