Ruger Announces New Firearms for 2018

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Going into 2018, Ruger has announced several new additions to their firearms lineup, the Security-9 pistol, the Precision Rimfire Rifle, and the PC Carbine.  Today we’re going to give you the lowdown on what you should know about these new firearms.

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The New Ruger Security-9 Pistol

The new Ruger Security-9 pistol is a mid-sized centerfire pistol intended for day-to-day carry and self-defense.  So far, the available details are limited, but we’ll go ahead and give you the rundown of what we know.

Ruger Security-9
The New Ruger Security-9 Pistol for Daily Carry

The Ruger Security-9 pistol is chambered in 9mm Luger with a 15-round, double-stack magazine, giving it twice the capacity of slimmer 9mm Luger pistols.  The Security-9 weighs 23.7 ounces with an empty magazine.

Ruger Security-9 Mags
Ruger Security-9 Steel Alloy 15-Round Capacity Magazines

For those of you in states that restrict magazine capacities, there’s also a 10-round version.

The American made pistol has a single-piece, hard coated aluminum chassis with full-length guide rails.  

Ruger Security-9 Chassis
The Ruger Security-9’s Aluminum Chassis

The pistol also boasts a blued, through-hardened alloy steel slide and barrel.  The barrel is 4” long.

Ruger Security-9 Slide and Barrel
The Ruger Security-9’s Slide and Barrel

The pistol also features an ergonomic glass-filled, textured nylon grip frame with an integral accessory rail, allowing for utility as well as a firm and comfortable grip.

Ruger Security-9 Grip
The Ruger Security-9’s Ergonomic, Textured Aluminum Grip

If you’re already familiar with the Ruger LCP series of pistols, you may notice some familiar things on the new Ruger Security-9.

The Secure Action on the Security-9 is the same as the one used in the Ruger LCP II, which is derived from the hammer-fired LCP fire control system.  The internal Secure Action hammer allows for easier slide racking than other striker-fired pistols as well as a strong ignition force.  As Ruger themselves say, this provides “the smooth trigger pull of the LCP with the short, crisp feel and positive reset of a single action.”

Ruger Security-9 Secure Action System
The Ruger Security-9’s Secure Action, Borrowed from the Ruger LCP Series of Pistols

Front cocking serrations allow for positive slide manipulation.

The Ruger Security-9 features a dovetailed, high-visibility three dot sight system.  The front sight is fixed, while the rear sight is drift adjustable.  Sights can be easily switched out for different color options, which are sold separately.

Ruger Security-9 Sight System
The Ruger Security-9’s Three Dot Sight System

The pistol also allows for safe and simple takedown without any specials tools or trigger pull necessary.  

The Ruger Security-9 boasts a variety of safety features to keep you protected while carrying.  It has a neutrally balanced sear with significant engagement and strong spring tension, a bladed trigger safety, an external manual safety, and a hammer catch to prevent the hammer from coming into contact with the firing pin unless the trigger is pulled.  

Ruger Security-9 Safety Features
The Ruger Security-9’s Various Safety Features

The new Ruger Security-9 ships with two steel alloy magazines and a cable gun lock.

Ruger Security-9 Specs
Ruger Security-9 Specs

The New Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifle

The Ruger Precision Rifle is one of the most popular centerfire rifles, and now Ruger is introducing a rimfire version, chambered in .22 Long Rifle.

Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifle
Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifle

The Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifle features a molded, one piece chassis and adjustable buttstock assembly, made from glass filled nylon for added stability and strength.  The buttstock has a picatinny bag rider, molded-in window, and a metal QD pocket, to allow you to easily and securely attach accessories like a monopod, squeeze bag, and sling.

Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifle Chassis and Buttstock
Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifle Chassis and Buttstock

The Quick-Fit adjustable stock allows both length of pull and comb height to be adjusted to fit any size of shooter, any position, and any attire.  On top of that, the chassis features indicating marks to allow you to easily find your prefered positions again.

Ruger Quick-Fit Adjustable Precision Rimfire Stock
Ruger Quick-Fit Adjustable Precision Rimfire Stock

Competition shooters especially will enjoy the big-gun bolt throw adjustment, which allows shooters to easily switch from a rimfire 1-1/2” bolt throw to a short-action centerfire 3” bolt throw to reduce the chance of short stroking your bolt.

Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifle Bolt
Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifle Bolt

The oversized bolt handle is the same one as the centerfire Ruger Precision rifle and allows for positive bolt manipulation.

Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifle Oversized Bolt Handle
Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifle Oversized Bolt Handle

The Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifle also features the Ruger Marksman Adjustable Trigger, with a pull weight range of 2.25 lbs to 5 lbs.  The adjusting wrench is stored in a compartment in the buttstock.  

Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifle Marksman Adjustable Trigger
Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifle Marksman Adjustable Trigger

The Precision Rimfire Rifle has an AR-pattern pistol grip and safety selector of Ruger’s own design, which boasts an extended reach and a 45 degree, reversible safety selector.  The Precision Rimfire Rifle can also be configured with most other AR-style selectors and grips.

Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifle Pistol Grip and Safety Selector
Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifle Pistol Grip and Safety Selector

On top of the Precision Rimfire Rifle’s receiver sits an anodized picatinny scope base, which includes 30 MOA elevation.

Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifle Anodized Picatinny Scope Base
Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifle Anodized Picatinny Scope Base

In front of that scope base is the rifle’s hard black anodized aluminum 15 inch free float handguard with M-LOK slots on all four sides.

Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifle M-LOK Handguard
Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifle M-LOK Handguard

Inside is the 18 inch, cold hammer-forged 4140 alloy steel target barrel.

Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifle Barrel
Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifle Barrel

The barrel is threaded for standard muzzle accessories and comes with a factory installed thread protector over both the threads and the crown.

Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifle Barrel with Silent-SR Suppressor
Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifle Barrel with Silent-SR Suppressor

The Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifle accepts all Ruger 10/22 magazines and ships with one 15-round BX-15 magazine.  The model 1804, for those in states with capacity limits, ships with two 10-round BX-1 magazines.

Ruger Precision Rifle Rimfire Specs
Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifle Specs

The New Ruger PC Carbine

The third new firearm that Ruger has announced is the new PC Carbine.  This lightweight, pistol-caliber rifle, chambered for 9mm, may be petite, but it’s not short on features.  Let’s talk about a few of these features that Ruger has packed into this little rifle.  

Ruger PC Carbine
Ruger PC Carbine

First, the Ruger PC Carbine boasts interchangeable magazine wells that allow for the use of common magazines from both Ruger and Glock.  The rifle ships with magazine wells for both the SR-Series Pistol and Security-9 magazines and Glock magazines, with the former magazine well pre-installed.  A magazine well for Ruger American Pistol magazines is also available for purchase.

Interchangeable Magazine Wells on the Ruger PC Carbine
Interchangeable Magazine Wells on the Ruger PC Carbine

The rifle also allows for easy takedown via the separation of the barrel and forend assembly from the action, simply lock back the bolt, verify that the rifle is unloaded, push a recessed lever, and finally twist and pull apart the two subassemblies.

Disassembled Ruger PC Carbine
Disassembled Ruger PC Carbine

In addition, the Ruger PC Carbine has a dead blow action with a custom tungsten dead blow weight and a bolt machined from heat treated, chrome-moly steel.

Ruger PC Carbine Bolt Action
Ruger PC Carbine Bolt Action

The PC Carbine also features both a reversible magazine release and a reversible charging hand to allow for single-handed or ambidextrous use, without interfering with your grip.

Ruger PC Carbine Reversible Magazine Release and Charging Handle
Ruger PC Carbine Reversible Magazine Release and Charging Handle

The carbine’s barrel is also made from chrome-moly steel, but is cold hammer-forged.  Fluting on the barrel minimizes weight, while the heavy contour enhances accuracy.

Ruger PC Carbine Barrel
Ruger PC Carbine Barrel

Like the Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifle, the Ruger PC Carbine is threaded for standard muzzle accessories and comes with a factory-installed thread protector.

Ruger PC Carbine Barrel with Thread Protector
Ruger PC Carbine Barrel with Thread Protector

The Ruger PC Carbine’s sighting system features an adjustable ghost ring rear aperture sight and non-glare, protected blade front sight.

Ruger PC Carbine Sight System
Ruger PC Carbine Sight System

Though this carbine’s stock isn’t fully adjustable like the Precision Rimfire’s, the rubber buttpad does have spacers to allow the rifle to be sized for different shooters and gear.  The carbine ships with three ½” spacers.

Ruger PC Carbine Buttstock
Ruger PC Carbine Buttstock

The buttpad attaches to a glass-filled nylon synthetic stock with sling swivel studs and a forward mounted accessory rail.  The grip boasts a proprietary texture.

Ruger PC Carbine Grip Textures and Sling Swivel Studs
Ruger PC Carbine Grip Textures and Sling Swivel Studs

The PC Carbine’s trigger uses 10/22 trigger components and a light, crisp trigger pull.

Ruger PC Carbine Trigger
Ruger PC Carbine Trigger

The receiver is CNC-milled from an aerospace-grade 7075-T6 aluminum billet, is Type III hard-coat anodized, and includes an integrated Picatinny rail.  

Ruger PC Carbine Receiver
Ruger PC Carbine Receiver

The Ruger PC Carbine ships with an SR-Series magazine and hex wrenches for rear sight adjustment, buttpad spacer adjustment and charging handle removal.

Ruger PC Carbine Specs
Ruger PC Carbine Specs

Excited Yet?

There you have it: three awesome new firearms from Ruger to look forward to in the new year.

Now I want to hear from you.  Which of these new firearms from Ruger are you most excited about?  Are there any features you’re particularly looking forward to?  Any that you think these guns are missing?  What other new firearms are you particularly pumped about?  Let us know in the comments!

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Kriss

PC4????? I’d buy several in .40

Frank Di Martino
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Frank Di Martino

The Ruger PC Carbine appears to be a valuable tool and I can only hope the pricing is reasonable.

Dustan
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Dustan

I got mine for 497.99

Amy
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Amy

The PC Carbine looks cool! Can’t wait to get one!

Mark Wynn
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Mark Wynn

Dept. of Always Wanting More … The precision rimfire’s features and cost would seem to be better-suited to .22 WMR and/or .17 HMR ….

Tony Edwards
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Tony Edwards

I’m interested in purchasing the Ruger American GoWild camo 6.5 creedmoor. However, I can’t find this gun on any website for availability. I was wanting to know if there is a release date for this firearm and If so when? Thanks

Lucas
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Lucas

I’m also looking for this rife. Anyone find a date?

Eric Hung
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All the places I’ve seen are on pre-order…I’ll update if I find out more during SHOT.