LAS VEGAS -- Call it "the ultimate truck gun," as Matt Willson, a product manager for Ruger firearms, does.
Call it a crowd-pleasing home defense weapon, a new option for AR-15 owners who want more opportunities to shoot semi-automatic, or just a fun range toy.
Ruger calls it the 9mm PC carbine.
Introduced just before the end of the year, the weapon features a 16-inch barrel and an interchangeable magazine well, allowing it to take any 9mm magazine.
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"We like our mags quite a bit, but we acknowledge that Glock magazines are everywhere," Willson told Military.com at SHOT Show's annual industry day at the range.
Attendees lined up to shoot the new carbine equipped with a suppressor, highlighting its versatility.
"It's real quiet [with a suppressor]; it's not real gassy in your face," Willson said. "So it can fill a lot of roles."
And it takes down into two pieces with just the pull of a level and a twist, meaning it can fit in a backpack or stash it in a car or truck for easy transport.
"You can literally throw it underneath or behind the seat of a pickup and go anywhere," Willson said.
According to the company, the new PC carbine comes in 10 and 17-round capacity versions and features an adjustable ghost ring rear sight for accuracy. It weighs just under seven pounds.
The gun retails for about $569.