Nordic Components PCC – Best of the 9mm Carbines

Nordic Components PCC in 9mm featuring an American Trigger Corp. AR Gold Flat trigger.

Let us not forget, in the great gun ban being proposed at the moment, any PCC  (Pistol Caliber Carbine) that happens to look like an AR, will be banned. If a 9mm carbine has been on your bucket list, this is probably the time.

You can read my full review here, and I believed in this gun enough I bought it after the test. For today, we will be hitting the highlight reel.

The Nordic is the best of the 9mm carbines I have shot to date. The bolt locks open like a “real boy” gun when empty, something lots of PCC’s don’t. It is light, agile, and runs like a scalded cat. There is a lot to love.

The best part about the Nordic PCC, it has multiple feeding options, by way of a detachable magazine well. At present, it can feed from Glock, M&P, or Beretta 92 magazines, which gives you a whole host of options. One thing we learned after the 1994 Assault Weapons ban, a Glock magazine is among the most durable things on earth. I still have pre-ban magazines, and they still work. Gotcha Feinstein! With the surge in aftermarket hi capacity Glock magazines since that ban’s sunset, there are mountains of extras to be had. Another benefit, Glock magazines are factory available all the way up to 33 rounds, and not that pricey.

Switching the magwell allows you to use a number of different popular magazines.

Why would you be interested in a 9mm Carbine? Mostly because they are fun. But they also have fantastic training value and work for defense in a pinch ( I would always choose a rifle caliber if I had the option. But 9mm out of a carbine does beat a pistol).  They are cheap to feed and allow you to run CQB range drills on steel targets, which is awesome. An AR-15 at those ranges would require frangible ammunition, which is not economically realistic for most of us.

If you have been wondering about one of these, now is the time. In the PCC market, this is the one that sets the standard.

To learn more about the Nordic Components PCC click here.

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About the author: Clay Martin is a former Marine and Green Beret, retiring out of 3rd Special Forces Group. He is a multi-decade and -service sniper, as well as 3-Gun competitor and Master ranked shooter in USPSA Production. In addition to writing about guns, he is the author of “Last Son of The War God,” a novel about shooting people that deserve it. You can also follow him on twitter, @offthe_res or his website,

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  • Koenig June 10, 2020, 9:38 am

    Dumb question, why not just buy a ready made dedicated 22lr AR for about the same money ? I realize the trigger would be different . But You get a whole rifle , Colt Umerex , S&W etc etc

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