Last SHOT show we ran a post about the new Pistol Caliber Carbine, or PCC, that Nordic Components was introducing to the world. The PCC is a lot like several other pistol caliber AR’s, but with an interesting twist as well as a seldom seen feature.
Like you might expect, the PCC has AR-style controls and will take many AR upgrades. But the Pistol Caliber Carbine keeps things interesting by incorporating a removable magazine well that allows the shooter to configure their rifle to take Glock or M&P mags. Nordic is developing more magazine wells to work with other popular guns on the market, but currently, only the Glock and M&P is available. Making things even better, the rifle locks back on an empty mag regardless of what mag well you have installed on the rifle.
With the pistol caliber carbine divisions in both USPSA and IDPA gaining momentum like crazy, I would think the PCC is a highly attractive option. Sure, there are other lowers out there that use a Glock mag well, but the ability to change it out should you decide to move to a new platform is pretty cool.
The Pistol Caliber Carbine is currently available chambered in 9mm only with a 16″ barrel, an 8.5″ SBR configuration and an 8.5″ pistol configuration. As stated earlier, the PCC will be launching with Glock or M&P mag wells with more to follow shortly. The MSRP is $1599 for all three versions of the gun, add another $100 for the California legal version.
You can learn more about the Nordic Components Pistol Caliber Carbine on their website.