I purchased the Ruger when they were first announced and glad I did. Also fan of Glocks and have numerous magazines which fit just fine as well. I know Ruger offers versions of the carbine that have hand guards that resemble those on the various AR rifles, but the fact that this basic Ruger PC 9 represents a more modern "sporting rifle" appearance rather than a military appearing firearm is a plus in today's political world we all live in. Have put some 600 + rounds though mine and no failures whatsoever to date and it is quite accurate at the 50-yard line target. Some complain about the weight or the trigger, etc., etc., but find the carbine much to my liking as it is from the factory.