By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Copyright © 2022

New for 2022 is the Ruger LC Carbine, chambered in the smoking hot 5.7 x 28 FN cartridge and using the 20-round magazine from a Ruger-5.7 pistol. Let’s take a look!

Chris Killoy, Ruger president and CEO, had this to say about the new Ruger LC Carbine:

“I can’t describe how ergonomic the LC Carbine feels in your hands,” “You have to experience it on the range to really appreciate how it balances and moves. The controls are intuitive and conveniently located, and the lack of felt recoil makes it hard to put down.”


The LC Carbine features a unique bolt-over-barrel design with the magazine in the grip that allows for excellent balance and pointability. The aluminum alloy receiver features impressive ergonomics with an ambidextrous manual safety, reversible charging handle, ergonomic bolt release, and extended magazine release latch.

Weighing under 6 lbs., the compact Ruger LC Carbine utilizes the same steel magazines and familiar ergonomic controls as the Ruger-5.7 pistol.

The LC Carbine utilizes Ruger’s safe, reliable, and proven Secure Action™ fire-control system that combines a protected internal hammer with a bladed-safety trigger. The trigger has a short, smooth pull, clean break, and positive reset.

The CNC-milled handguard is Type III hard-coat, anodized aluminum for maximum durability.  It’s fitted with M-LOK accessory attachment slots, and multiple QD sling sockets allow for maximum versatility.


The LC Carbine features a 16.25″ fluted, nitride-treated steel barrel for strength, accuracy, and longevity, and the 1/2″-28 TPI threaded barrel with thread protector allows for the attachment of popular muzzle accessories including muzzle brakes, flash hiders, and suppressors.


Type: Blowback

Caliber: 5.7 X 28

Magazine Capacity: 20 Rounds

Sights: Adjustable Ruger Rapid Deploy

Barrel Length: 16.25

Overall Length: 28.70 – 30.60 Inches

Weight: 5.9 Pounds

MSRP: $ 979



Ruger did a great job on the LC Carbine. A Pistol Caliber Carbine that’s compact, well made, and has a great price point. Check one out today and see if it’s the PCC for you!

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Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department.   He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response.  His writing has appeared in RECOIL,, Soldier of Fortune, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International.  Contact him at