The background of this Handguard and Chassis from Infitech Sweden Ltd. is that after a lot of bureaucracy, the Ruger PC Carbine was finally approved for hunting purposes in Sweden.
As soon as this happened the orders started coming in to dealers, and it might become the most sold hunting rifle in Sweden in 2019. The first 18.7″ PC Carbines (Hunting Legal, 18″ minimum barrel) were delivered about a month ago, with a long waiting list.
Of course, there is a demand to modify the rifles, and Infitech have their solution in prototyping and soon the first low volume production samples will be ready.
In development they have a hand guard both for the target shooting and the hunting version. There is also a chassis (pictured) which allows the owner to mount AR15-style pistol grips and stocks.
As far as I understand, this firearm is strictly verboten in Germany, to the extent that Ruger didn’t even bring one to the IWA show this spring. Semi-auto, Glock magazine potential, take-down – that’s it, forbidden, verboten.
Canada has similar issues, so on-demand Ruger made a Canadian Non-Restricted Variant, with a 9×19 mm 18.6″ Barrel. The Ruger part number for the hunting legal version is #19103.
An important note, to follow the National Firearms Legislation in Sweden it is not allowed to use a stock which is adjustable on a firearm like the Ruger PC Carbine (i.e.any semi-automatic rifle), at least not while you are hunting. But if the semi-automatic rifle has a fixed stock you are within the boundaries of the legislation.
There are also magazine restrictions for hunting, depending on what you are hunting. Most dealers have solved this by suppying permanentaly blocked Glock magazines, with a round count of 5 rounds maximum.
Also note that legislation for firearms and what is legal to hunt with is different from nation to nation and sometimes area to area, so make sure you read and understand to comply with your local rules.
Infitech also make FNAR/ Browning Bar Extended Charging handles as well as Stock adaptors and handguards. This makes it possible to use a pistol grip and a stock for AR-15 on your rifle, example below. Again, if the stock is adjustable this is not permitted for hunting in Sweden (and possibly elsewhere).
You can find the Infitech Ruger PC Carbine Handguard and Chassis here, as the story unfolds. I had the opportunity to get a quick glance at a real one, and it looks really nice.
There is no mentioning about the price yet, but I don’t think this is going to be a low-cost version.
TFB will do what we can to get our hands on one of the first production samples as soon as they are ready.
Based on the pictures, what do you think of the Infitech products?