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[SHOT Show 2017] Nordic Components Introduces Modular Pistol Caliber Carbine

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Waconia, Minnesota based Nordic Components notified us recently they are introducing  modular pistol caliber carbine (PCC). This weapon can be fed from either Glock or M&P mags.

Yep — it's going to be a PCC year, and we're liking it.

Here’s what Nordic tells us about their first PCC; which they describe as the first modular PCC by the way.

SHOT Show 2017: Nordic Components


The first modular pistol caliber carbine (PCC), allows shooters to use more than one style of magazine.  This PCC features a patented modular lower receiver, with removable, interchangeable magwell. Using the same lower, this rifle can be configured to run Glock or M&P magazines with additional magwells and calibers coming soon.

PCC-8.5 Pistol
PCC-8.5 Pistol


Unlike many PCCs, the bolt locks back on an empty magazine. This interface matches the AR-15, giving shooters instant feedback that the rifle is empty and allowing for rapid reloading. This is critical in both armed encounters and competitions.


“Nordic looked at the marketplace, from police departments to competition shooters. Although the Glock is popular, many different types of pistols were represented. We wanted to make one PCC that would work for the majority of users and would allow them the flexibility to change magazine types as their pistol of choice changes,” said Shanon Birr, Product Development Leader at Nordic Components.


These features are built upon the foundation of a professional-grade rifle.  The lower and upper are machined from solid 7075 billet aluminum.  The seamless design perfectly blends the lower, upper and handguard. The NC-3 handguard is free-floated and features M-LOK.

Currently available in three 9 MM configurations: a 16” rifle, an 8.5” SBR, and an 8.5” pistol. Launching with Glock and M&P magwells – additional magwells and calibers coming soon.

About Nordic Components in their own words.

Headquartered in Waconia, Minnesota, Nordic Components exists to offer professional-grade firearms and components at a reasonable price. They design and manufacture complete rifles, uppers, and components in popular calibers like .22LR, .223/5.56, 300BLK, and .308. They also make industry-leading shotgun extension tubes and other firearm accessories. All Nordic products are Made in the USA.

Here’s a link to their website.

This has been a special SHOT Show installment of Industry News. It is not a review nor an endorsement.

What is the NSSF SHOT Show?

The NSSF SHOT Show (Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show) and Conference is an annual event held by the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Typically attended by thousands of people from all 50 states and over a hundred countries, it is (quite rightfully) described as the “…world's premier exposition of combined firearms, ammunition, law enforcement, cutlery, outdoor apparel, optics, and related products and services.
Imagine the Worlds' Fair, but packed with everything from mini-guns and every breed of body armor, bows and boots; from eye pro and ear pro to optics and ordnance, socks to swords…you get the idea. If you'd like to see a sampling of the companies who will be showing at this year's SHOT, there's a live map right here, though it doesn't reflect the organizations set up elsewhere, in hotel suites, etc
View imagery from our coverage of last year's SHOT Show here; 2015's is right here.
SHOT 2017 Schedule
January 15 — Special invite-only events; Veterans Training Fund/Wishes for Warriors at The Ranch, SIG Sauer Range Day, and others
January 16 — Media on the Range, Boulder City Rifle & Pistol Club
January 17 — 20, 2016
Sands Expo and Convention Center
Las Vegas, Nevada
Tuesday, January 17 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 18 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 19 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday, January 20 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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