This chronograph test should be of interest for those who already own, or are looking to get, a Ruger PC Carbine in 9×19 mm with the “hunting legal” 18.62″ barrel. Or the “non-restricted version“, as the term is in some places (Canada for instance).
The chrono results can of course also be compared to your own results, if you own another model of the Ruger PCC, with a longer or shorter barrel.
TFB has readers all over the World, and as firearms and hunting legislation differ from country to country and area to area you have to check what is legal where you live.
To my knowledge, the Ruger PCC with the 18″ hunting barrel has been sold to Canada and some of the Nordic countries (Sweden in particular).
The Ruger part number is Model 19103, which is the Canadian non-restricted equivalent for Ruger Model 19100. The Model 19103 is not available on the main Ruger PC Carbine website.
Below you can see 12 different 9×19 mm cartridges that were fired through a Prochrono digital.
Rifle: Ruger PCC – 9×19 mm with 18,62″ (47,3 cm) barrel
Temperature: +23C or 73.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
Air pressure: 1024 hPa.
5 shots per type of ammunition is behind the result.
The make and model of the chronograph was ProChrono Digital.
|Ammunition||Bullet Weight (grain)||AV (m/s)||ES (m/s)||SD (m/s)|
|Hornady Critical Defense||115||390||4||1|
|Hornady Critical Duty||135||320||6||2|
|Speer Gold Dot||124||410||23||9|
|Magtech 9H +P+||115||450||3||0|
If you like to convert m/s to fps please use this link: https://www.convertunits.com/from/fps/to/m/s
AV = AVerage velocity
ES = Extreme Spread
SD = Standard Deviation
m/s = meters per second
*The 9/39B is the Swedish Military Ammunition, which is still pretty common in Sweden as it was handed out for free to shooting clubs. It is not commercially available. The bullet weight for the 39B is probably a bit optimistic, as many seem to have measured it around 106-107 grains, and not 109 as stated here.
Thanks to K.R. for the chronograph data.
Below: Different versions of hunting legal 4 and 5 round magazines for use in Sweden (and possibly other places).
Pictures from Ruger and DAE.
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