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Pistol Caliber Carbine

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by K.O.D., Nov 12, 2020.

  1. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Sanity Not Included Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    I'm interested in getting a PCC. I've handled a few, but I needing something somewhat ambidextrous that won't spit brass in my face shooting lefty.

    $1500 is roughly my max.

    Any recommendations that a lefty could use would be appreciated.
  2. GB940Rookie


    Apr 19, 2016
    Check out the Beretta Cx4 Storm. It’s lefty friendly.
  3. madcap_magician

    madcap_magician Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    The CZ Scorpion Evo has a pretty far forward ejection port, and the charging handle is swappable. Also very inexpensive.

    I mean, in theory. Not that you can get guns now.
  4. not2sharp

    not2sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 1999
    How about an old Marlin Camp Carbine (9mm or 45acp) or the 1894 lever action (44mag or 357mag) ?

  5. AntDog

    AntDog Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    I swore by the Ruger PC9 for years, but I have no idea if it would launch brass into your mug. :oops:
  6. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Sanity Not Included Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    My LGS has plenty of guns in stock.

    Thanks everyone for their suggestions, though after another trip to the LGS I decided I'm going to buy an IWI Tavor X95 in 5.56mm. They recommended it as it can be reconfigured for lefty easily. It's also bad ass. They have it in FDE which I'm fond of. $1850 is a little over budget, but I have the money. Plus, I'm gonna trade in one of my shotguns towards it.
  7. kvaughn

    kvaughn Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    5.56=pistol caliber?
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  8. jkwithawave

    jkwithawave ..... Platinum Member

    Sep 8, 2011
    The X95 is awesome! I got one a couple months ago. Being righty, I've shot it a little bit left handed. I didnt get brass in my face. It ejects them pretty much directly to the right. With some good force too.
  9. ArchVV

    ArchVV Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 8, 2015
    I just grabbed a Foxtrot Mike's 9mm PCC and it's functioned well so far. I've been looking over reviews for the past few months and it repeatedly came out well regarded, especially for the ~ $700 price. I'd be tempted to search for an MP5 at around the $2,000 mark.
  10. Velitrius

    Velitrius Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    No kidding... I'm tempted myself. They're ultra cool.

    Kinda more tempted to keep the wife around for awhile though, so the MP5's gonna have to wait.

    But I'm just about to the "coin-flip" stage about it.
  11. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Sanity Not Included Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    My LGS has the HK USC (ump45) in stock for $1549...
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  12. Velitrius

    Velitrius Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    Thinking K.O.D. stands for "Kind of Divorceworthy" at the moment.

    You knock it off, mister.
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  13. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Sanity Not Included Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013


    Ok ok. So I'm on the fence now. I don't hunt but want a semi auto carbine/rifle more as an additional home defense gun. I may just have my LGS try to locate a lefty AR-15, but I really would like something more unique.

    How is the accuracy and trigger on the X95?
  14. Velitrius

    Velitrius Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    I was actually looking at Ruger's PC Charger. I thought it was pretty cool. Takes Glock Mags and isn't that expensive. Like $700-ish.

  15. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    Pistol caliber levers been doing the home defense thing for a long time:



    .45 Colt out of a carbine is significant:


    .357 Mag too:


    Plus easy on the eyes:



    Seriously though they are excellent home defense weapons.
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  16. Velitrius

    Velitrius Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    @Horsewright I wholeheartedly agree on all counts.

    Marlin makes some beauties as well. I'm partial to their 1894 in stainless with laminated stock.

    Plenty of calibers to choose from, but I would probably do .38/.357 as it pairs well with my wheelguns.
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  17. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Sanity Not Included Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Lever action is cool, but I want semi auto.

    My current arsenal

    S&W Model 10 5" barrel .38 SPL. (1968, was my maternal grandfather's).

    S&W Model 36 .38 SPL (paternal grandmother's)

    1944 Underwood M1 Carbine (paternal grandfather's)

    Beretta PX4 .40 full size, comp trigger group, comp cam black, solid metal guide rod. Soon low pro decocker.

    Steyr M9-A1

    Sig Sauer P365 SAS.

    Remington 887 nitro mag 12 ga which I'm selling, I never use it.

    My mother really likes the M1, and when I'm able to move back out I plan to let her keep it. So this will replace that. Not sure if PCC or 5.56 Carbine would be a better option.
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2020
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  18. SixtyLion


    May 6, 2010
    Hi KOD, X95 is an excellent choice! I had one for a few years and ran it without any upgrades except for Aimpoint Pro optics. X95 is a combat rifle, when it comes to accuracy quality AR15 will outshoot X95, my personal rifle with quality ammo shot consistently around 2.5MOA at 100 yards. The stock trigger feels like a Glock trigger, with relatively long pull and spongy break. I think the biggest thing about X95 is to get used to bullpup ergonomics and different weight distribution. Overall X95 is an excellent rifle, very capable, compact, and extremely reliable.
  19. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Sanity Not Included Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    I have definitely been considering it or an AR.

    However, there are no outdoor ranges near me, closest one is at least 1.5 hours away, so my distance shooting really isn't that much of a concern. That is why I'm on the fence about a rifle or PCC.
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2020
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  20. SixtyLion


    May 6, 2010
    I understand your situation and it is a tough choice. If I am not mistaken you can get X95 in 9MM, not sure if they are sold as complete firearms or conversion kits. Check IWI website.
    PCC vs. Rifle, you loose firepower with a pistol round yet your firearm is still relatively large, which might be relevant for confined spaces such as home defense scenario. On the other hand, with the rifle round there is a risk of over penetration. Sorry I did not make it easier for you.
    Anyway, I am sure that you’ll pick whatever works best for you and I wish you the best of luck with your choice!!! Keep us posted!!!

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