B&T USA SPC9 16-inch ($2,625)

Born from a European tender requesting a 9mm carbine with the same handling characteristics and ergonomics as the AR platform, the all-new SPC9 incorporates many of the features found on the B&T APC9, MP5, and
 AR platforms combined into one very versatile platform. Lightweight and reliable, well balanced and accurate, safe and modular, the SPC9 checks all the boxes and is one of the lightest recoiling 9mm carbines available, thanks in part to B&T’s innovative and effective hydraulic buffer system.

Some of the features found on the SPC9 are time-proven, while others are state-of-the-art and modern. One of the unique features of the SPC9 series is that it is equipped with two different charging handle systems; one of these is the handle found on AR platforms, while the other is a non-reciprocating, foldable charging handle located above the barrel. This gives the user the choice to use whatever manual of arms that is preferred; both systems are ambidextrous.

Given our staff’s positive experience with this issue’s cover feature on B&T’s SPC9 PDW — the shortest of the SPC9 models offered — we expect this 16-inch model to be even more accurate, more flat-shooting, and to simply dominate PCC competitions across the country. Will it be the new standard? We’re certainly going to find out. For more information contact B&T USA; Tel.: (813) 653-1200; Web: www.bt-usa.com