Shopping Cart -

Your cart is currently empty.
Upgrade to today
for only an extra Cxx.xx

You get:

plus This issue of xxxxxxxxxxx.
plus Instant access to the latest issue of 340+ of our top selling titles.
plus Unlimited access to 29000+ back issues
plus No contract or commitment. If you decide that PocketmagsPlus is not for you, you can cancel your monthly subscription online at any time. Auto-renews at £9.99 per month, unless cancelled.
Upgrade for 99p
Then just £9.99 / month. Cancel anytime.
Learn more
This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the United Kingdom version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Read anywhere Read anywhere
Ways to pay Pocketmags Payment Types
Trusted site
At Pocketmags you get
Secure Billing
Great Offers
Web & App Reader
Gifting Options
Loyalty Points



The concept of the pistol-caliber carbine, or PCC, is nothing new. In fact, early muzzleloading pistols often used the same caliber as their longer smoke pole counterparts.

The lever-action riles used on the range by cowboys often chambered the same cartridge as their six guns. Being able to share ammunition between the two i rearms simply made logistical sense, and at the time, the power factor between the pistol and long gun was negligible.

Eventually, it was the advancement of the long-gun cartridge that caused the change. With newer powders and better bullet technology, the long gun’s power and speed outgrew anything the pistol could handle. This caused a logical separation between the two. On the open range, for defense or hunting, ril e cartridges that were more powerful were desirable. Hunters could effectively take game at longer distances, and area-defense ranges were increased when facing hostiles or enemy troops. This made the pistol-caliber ril e cartridge fall out of favor for most. Today, however, it is experiencing a huge resurgence for at least two reasons.

Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of American Survival Guide - AR-15 Re-Release
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Digital Issue
AR-15 Re-Release
This special issue is not included in a new American Survival Guide subscription. Subscriptions include the latest regular issue and new issues released during your subscription.
Annual Digital Subscription
Only £ 2.25 per issue
6 Month Digital Subscription
Only £ 2.66 per issue
Monthly Digital Subscription
Only £ 4.99 per issue

View Issues

About American Survival Guide

AR-15 Re-Release , SWEET SHOOTER, Wilson's all New SS-15 Super Sniper, Red Dot's Buyer Guide, And More......