Nordic Components Modular Pistol Caliber Carbine – SHOT Show Range Day

Normally picking one pistol caliber carbine means selecting one kind of magazine, whether that be GLOCK or M&P magazines or something else entirely. Lower receivers have been designed for one kind and one kind only. Nordic Components is looking to change that by introducing a pistol caliber carbine that offers interchangeable magazine wells which can take all kinds of designs.

Not only will the magazines fit in the gun and feed, but the last round bolt hold open function of the rifle will be operable as well. That’s not something that you see in every pistol caliber carbine and it is definitely appreciated.

Originally shipping for GLOCK and M&P magazines with more options on the way, the system will come as a complete carbine for $1,599 MSRP and additional magazine adapters will be available for $149.


  1. avatar PPGMD says:

    I would be more interested in Colt subgun instead of the M&P magazines. There are actually reliable cheap 30 round Colt subgun magazines on the market. Along with extensions that take them out to 40 rounds.

    And this is coming from a guy that has an entire large tub full of S&W M&P 9mm magazines.

    1. avatar Jon in CO says:

      The idea is cool, especially for a range day type of thing. My friends run M&P9’s, and I run Glocks. Being able to just swap the mag well out and use each of our magazines is a kinda cool thing.

      Issue: Price. $1600 MSRP? I’ll buy PSA first.

      1. avatar Matt in Co says:

        For $1600 you could get a JP.

  2. avatar Jon in CO says:

    Just the lower, Ma’am, just the lower. $1600 for a 9mm AR is retarded, whether it takes Glock magazines or not.

  3. avatar commonwealth109 says:

    Who the hell buys this stuff? I have a 100% reliable PSA 9mm Glock mag compatible that I popped together for LESS than HALF the price of this thing!
    Even regardless of that, who needs a PCC that can use multiple types mags anyway?

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  4. avatar Dan in CO says:

    It’s about to be a “thing”, the “Tactical Magazine Well Change”. “Before anyone knows you’re empty”. LOL.

  5. avatar IN Dave says:

    If they don’t have a magwell for a hi-point it’s not even worth $16. Lol

  6. avatar Detroiter says:

    I’ve been waiting for a Pcc that uses m&p magazines–

    Keltec still isn’t out with that version of the sub2000 ( promised to be nearly a year ago)

    Just rite isn’t really my cup of tea.

    Too bad the price on this thing is going to drive me to machine up a custom 80% lower and build my own! Pretty certain I could buy a table top mill and do it the right way for nearly that price…

  7. avatar Rokurota says:

    Why oh why are 9mm ARs so darned pricey? Is there some magical unobtanium part needed to make blowback work in a long gun? Or is it just a precedent started by the MP5?

    1. avatar PPGMD says:

      Often they are using billet lowers which themselves are expensive, but these lowers require a number of low production volume parts (often custom to each lower). The bolts are also often low production items. Often they use nicer finishes and parts than a cheap rifle.

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