Reader’s Choice: BEST PCC (Pistol Caliber Carbine) – VOTE NOW


    We are in the heat of summer and most of our guns are equally hot, too! Hopefully, everyone is hitting the gun range and sending some lead down range. With the beginning of a new month, we have a new category for our Reader’s Choice Awards! For July, we are asking you what is the “BEST PCC (Pistol Caliber Carbine).” We will further explain what we are looking for in a PCC for those who might be unfamiliar, but for now, we want to see a barrage of comments, arguments, and possibly compliments to people’s suggestions of what is the “BEST PCC (Pistol Caliber Carbine).”

    This is the 9th installment for our Reader’s Choice Awards.  Based on feedback from our Subject-Matter-Experts, which are all of our beloved readers, we play around with the selection criteria and nominations.  Many of you comment every month that you felt certain products were missing and should have been included on past lists. So in general:

    • Each month we are going to host a poll that you can vote on
    • Each month will be a different category (Optics, RevolverBolt Action RifleConcealed Carry Pistol, etc)
    • The list of entries will be curated from the top sales in the preceding six months.  This is solely to introduce some objectivity into it; there must be some popularity if it tops the sales list (or is horrifically expensive)
    • A random winner will be picked from voters and that winner will get some swag
    • You can vote for your choice every day while the poll is running and you can earn an extra entry for telling us WHY you chose it (we will pick some of the most creative and highlight them during the results post)
    • At the end of the month, we will post the winning choice (along with the other results) and the company will get some bragging rights (if they want them). They do not get a swag pack.

    You, the readers, get to suggest items that should be part of this poll.  We will troll our own comments section and look for suggestions that have four (4) or more “upvotes,” and those will be added to the poll.  Since you will be allowed to vote daily, there is always a chance that your suggestion could make it to the top! Even if you are late to the game in making a suggestion, we have already seen late entries gain momentum and make it very high in the voting!

    To begin, we will attempt to establish a baseline for your suggestions and voting. When we state what is the “BEST PCC (Pistol Caliber Carbine)” that could mean a lot of things to a lot of different people so we are going to help clear the muddy waters. A pistol caliber carbine is a carbine that fires a pistol caliber round. If it seems overly simplistic we definitely hope so. We have learned from the past that the more we try to narrow and nail down definitions the more outside the box your suggestions become. So essentially the sky is the limit this month! If you have some wild-hair suggestion, that is totally cool with us, but you need a good argument to back it up in the Comments; otherwise, your fellow readers will not “Upvote” your suggestion.

    Like always, suggestions can run the gauntlet from the el’ cheapos to the ultra expensive. The only problem is you need a rational argument for why you made your selection. So cheap or expensive, household name brand or specialty company… we will take any and all suggestions for “BEST PCC (Pistol Caliber Carbine).” Other than that, we as always are open to your suggestions through the Comments section. If you wholly believe something we did not mention is deserving of being on the list and winning… Let us know!

    Once again, please Vote daily… provide us in the Comments with your own suggestions for the MANUFACTURER, MODEL NAME, and any other valuable information related to your suggestion so we all know what you are rooting for as the BEST PCC (Pistol Caliber Carbine)… and entertain these PCCs to start (in no specific order)…

    CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1 Carbine 9mm [MSRP $1,116] – 16.2″ Cold Hammer Forged Steel Barrel, 20 Round Magazine


    CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1 Carbine 9mm [MSRP $1,116]

    Heckler & Koch (H&K) MP5 9mm [MSRP ~$3,000] – 8.9″ Cold Hammer Forged Steel Barrel, 30 Round Magazine


    Heckler & Koch (H&K) MP5A2 9mm [MSRP ~$3,000]

    Ruger PC Carbine 9mm [MSRP $649] –  16.12″ Cold Hammer Forged Chrome-Moly Steel Barrel, 17 Round Magazine


    Ruger PC Carbine 9mm [MSRP $649]

    SIG Sauer MPX PCC 9mm [MSRP $1,999] –  16″ Carbon Steel Barrel, 30 Round Magazine


    SIG Sauer MPX PCC 9mm [MSRP $1,999]

    Kriss Vector Gen II CRB 9mm [MSRP $1,499] – 16″ 4140 Steel Chrome Moly Barrel, 17 Round Magazine


    Kriss Vector Gen II CRB 9mm [MSRP $1,499] 

    Brügger & Thomet (B&T) Semi-Auto Carbine APC9 9mm [MSRP $2,250] – 6.9″ Barrel, 30 Round Magazine


    Brügger & Thomet (B&T) Semi-Auto Carbine APC9 9mm [MSRP $2,250]

    Kel-Tec Gen2 Sub-2000 9mm [MSRP $500] – 16.25″ Barrel, 17 Round Magazine


    Kel-Tec Gen2 Sub-2000 9mm [MSRP $500]

    Beretta Cx4 Storm 9mm [MSRP $699] – 16.6″ Cold Hammer Forged Chrome Lined Barrel, 15 Round Magazine


    Beretta Cx4 Storm 9mm [MSRP $699]

    Israel Weapon Indusries (IWI) Uzi Pro 9mm [MSRP $1,299] – 6.7″ Barrel, 25 Round Magazine


    Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Uzi Pro 9mm [MSRP $1,299]

    Angstadt Arms UDP-9 9mm [MSRP $1,499] – 16″ Black Melonite Chrome Moly Barrel, 15 Round Magazine


    Angstadt Arms UDP-9 9mm [MSRP $1,499]

    Kalashnikov USA KR-9 9mm [MSRP $1,249] – 16.25″ Barrel, 30 Round Magazine


    Kalashnikov USA KR-9 9mm [MSRP $1,249]

    Palmetto State Armory (PSA) AK-V MOE 9mm [MSRP $999] – 10.5” Nitrided 4150 Steel Barrel, 35 Round Magazine


    Palmetto State Armory (PSA) AK-V MOE 9mm [MSRP $999]

    Hi-Point 995TS Carbine 9mm [MSRP $315] – 16.5″ Barrel, 10 Round Magazine


    Hi-Point 995TS Carbine 9mm [MSRP $315]

    Do you believe all of these guns we mentioned deserve being in the discussion?… Does this initial list suck?… Or do you agree with it?… What are your suggestions?… In any case, vote, let us know your thoughts in the Comments below, and make your suggestions for what you think would be appropriate!

    If you want to see a different product added to the voting list, make sure to include the Manufacturer and Model of the product. Only entries with 4 or more “upvotes” will be included.

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