Very interesting take on the 9mm PCC genre. Certainly a better firearm than the Keltec. However, every time that guy in the video violently snapped it open and closed I winced! It reminds me of the jerks on TV or the movies who flip a revolver cylinder open and closed. It can't be good for any gun to be treated like that.
As to other calibers, 9mm sells in by far the greatest volume and at lower cost than any other centerfire pistol cartridge. Ruger makes their PC Carbine in .40 S&W and I expect its sales are a tiny fraction of the 9mm models.
You're right about him being a jerk.I watch his videos if I'm interested in the gun not because I like him. He has a foul mouth and in warm weather he wears tight short shorts. Apparently he thinks he's sexy.I think they were used on Battlestar Galactica, actually.
He's an obnoxious reviewer. First and last time I'll watch him. Too many other reviewers without needing this smarmy narcissist douche. He's the type of person I avoid in gunstores, ranges, and life in general.NEW Folding Carbine from Smith & Wesson: The FPC
Honestly,he usually isn't that bad. I like his reviews usually. Not sure why he gave that much attitude this time.He's an obnoxious reviewer. First and last time I'll watch him. Too many other reviewers without needing this smarmy narcissist douche. He's the type of person I avoid in gunstores, ranges, and life in general.
Yeah, I get that too.Sometimes you just have too much 9mm stuff. Why can't they do another caliber and make it interesting....
Still would rather have those...I have been watching more reviews today., This thing is pretty interesting.
As I said above - if I only had 1 of these, instead of 2.... I think I'd get one... But, I just can't justify it...
M1A4Me (or is it now AR154ME? ), All very good and well reasoned points. The value of consistency - where partial seconds count and the price of failure can be fatal - is often overlooked in the face of the shiny and new.I'm a fan of consistency. My 9MM (bigger than pistol) guns are ARs. Same safeties, same way of dropping the magazines, same grips, same way to clear a malfunction, etc.
Try to do it with pistols, too. Even my striker fired pistols have thumb safeties. If I carry it, it's got thumb safeties. I no longer (for many years) carry a revolver. I stopped taking my M1A to the range (M1, too) because after using the safeties I'd find myself dropping the magazine on the AR15's next time I took to the range. That trigger finger has the need to do something after I stop pulling the trigger and with no safety in the trigger guard of the AR it finds it's way up to the mag. release and the mag. falls to the bench or ground.
I don't like the safety. Different than what you carry - if you carry an M&P pistol. Under stress, you're in danger of either not using the safety (if you carry an M&P without thumb safeties) or wasting time looking for the thumb safety (if you carry M&Ps with thumb safeties.)
I have owned several PCCs. The Beretta CX4 Storm - I have 2, and have owned 4. On the safety, they did something similar on the CX4 as they did on this new M&P PCC.... Mag release and slide stop is similar in place to where it is on a handgun. But, I have yet to see a PCC with a safety that operates like a handgun. I don't think you are going to find that. Both the Storm and this new M&P safety work the same. Or, you are going to find an AR15 style safety on other PCCs. You are not going to find a 1911 style thumb safety on a PCC that I have ever seen.I'm a fan of consistency. My 9MM (bigger than pistol) guns are ARs. Same safeties, same way of dropping the magazines, same grips, same way to clear a malfunction, etc.
Finding one is going to take awhile. I've not seen one in stock online or in LGS.The safety on the Beretta CX4 takes some force. It's not going to move by accident. And, after watching the last review of this by Honest Outlaw, I think it looks the same with this carbine. I don't think it would get activated by accident, even in a bag.
I will say that I really am interested in this gun...
Well, the their new M&P Five Seven took a few weeks to show up after they showed it off.Finding one is going to take awhile. I've not seen one in stock online or in LGS.