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Pistol cartridge rifle vs Rifle cartridge pistol

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by sarduy, Mar 10, 2022.

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PCR vs RCP

Poll closed Apr 15, 2022.
  1. PCR “Pistol caliber rifle”

    60 vote(s)
    80.0%
  2. RCP “Rifle caliber pistol”

    15 vote(s)
    20.0%
  1. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Member

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    Neither.

    PCCs have all the disadvantages of a rifle AND a pistol. If I am having to carry and handle a rifle, I want the added advantage of greater muzzle energy.

    If I got one of those absurd revolvers chambered in 30-30, or even a Thompson Center, I would have the power advantage of a rifle, but the disadvantage that it's tough to aim them will enough for the power and added range to be an advantage. (It is for me at least.)

    It's a free country. Do what you want. And I am frankly dazzled by the array of accessories that are out for the Ruger PCC, 9mm ARs, Scorpion mods, etc. Especially if you want one for fun shooting and something that won't beat up new shooters, I can see the appeal. Just WAY far down on my list.

    The closest I come to either is my grandfather's M-1 Carbine.
     
  2. jdc1244

    jdc1244 Member

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    I have no issue with such guns; my son has one and I’ve shot it and it’s fun to shoot.

    But to me he has an AR platform firearm chambered in its original round, not a ‘pistol’ chambered in a rifle cartridge.
     
  3. LiveLife

    LiveLife Member

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    How about 22LR? ;)

    Personally, I went with PCC route because 9mm out of 16" barrel adds about 150-200 fps over pistol nearing .357 Mag territory and doubles the magazine capacity. AR based PCCs are easier to aim and shoot fast follow up shots than pistols.

    Same for 45ACP adding about 100 fps out of 16" barrel with increased capacity and if you get Just Right carbines, you can even convert to 9mm/40S&W/10mm/45ACP - https://justrightcarbines.com/product/caliber-conversion-kit/?v=7516fd43adaa
     
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  4. Pew-Pew

    Pew-Pew member

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    What? They signify a ton of fun.
     
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  5. Australian410hunter

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    Righto Sharpdog, you win the 'toys' prize!! Just dunno how you're gunna fit it in the shoulder holster!
     
  6. Oldschool shooter

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    I used to own a Savage Stryker bolt action pistol in .300WSM. Recoil wasn't bad, but using fam earplugs plus shooting muffs it literally hurt my ears to shoot it. I'll take a PCR all day long.
     
  7. herrwalther

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    I don't have much of a vested interest in either. An AR in 9mm holds very little appeal to me. As does something like a BFR in some traditional rifle caliber. What I do like and might be interested in are rifles and pistols in a caliber that does very well in either. Something like a 357 rifle paired with a 357 revolver. Or a 10mm rifle and a 10mm handgun. In those paired instances I would appreciate the ability to share ammo from one to the other.
     
  8. Joe_Jeep

    Joe_Jeep Member

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    im a huge fan of pistol cartridge rifles.
    I have a handi rifle in 44 mag. putting together one that will b 357 mag soon.
    I like having rifle that shoots the same ammo as the revolver I carry.
    would like to do the same for 9mm and 45 acp in the future.
     
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