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Ruger’s EC9s® – Warm Weather Is Here Easy concealment and 9mm Luger power

One of the positive aspects of winters in Maine is the necessity for clothing that could conceal a bazooka. What is a bazooka? If you are old enough to remember movies set in World War II / Korean War era, it was that 55″ long tube shouldered by a kneeling gunner and rear end fed…

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9mm Luger +P Handload Data

Warning: Bullet selections are specific, and loads are not valid with substitutions of different bullets of the same weight. Variations in bullet length will alter net case capacity,  pressure and velocity. Primer selection is specific and primer types are not interchangeable. These are maximum loads in my firearms and may be excessive in others. All…

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Ruger’s Other PC Carbine – Part II

So the boo birds came out the minute a picture of the Ruger PC Carbine was posted on the Real Guns Facebook and the inevitable question, “Why wouldn’t people just buy a 9mm AR?”. OK…For starters, with the rare exception, 9mm Luger AR look-a likes are not based on an AR design, with the gas…

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Ruger’s Other PC Carbine – Part I The return of the platypus

The first time I worked with the Ruger PC Carbine, I used a platypus simile. I may not know what a simile is, but I sure as hell know my platypuses, and that passage bears repeating… with a modest update. “The Platypus is one of nature’s designs that does not compromise function for the sake…

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Ruger’s Security-9

There are substantially three types of marketing messages used to sell firearms; purpose, style and new. The task gets easier, but a product’s longevity of success diminishes the further the category moves to the right of the semicolon. New gets old fast, trends in styles come and go, but the firearm that serves a purpose…

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