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Mike Pannone Discusses the Benefits of a Pistol Caliber Short Rifle (PCSR)

Mike Pannone, Director of Training, B&T USA examines the features and advantages of a Pistol Caliber Short Rifle (PCSR), or submachine gun based system, such as B&T’s APC9 PRO, for law enforcement and military applications occurring within confined spaces, or within spaces where size savings are important.

About Mike Pannone/CTT Solutions

Mike is a former operational member of U.S. Marine Reconnaissance, Army Special Forces (Green Beret), 1st SFOD-D (Delta) and the Asymmetric Warfare Group. He is an active USPSA pistol shooter holding a Master class ranking in Limited, Limited-10 and Production divisions. Mike has participated in stabilization, combat and high-risk protection operations in support of U.S. policies throughout the world as both an active duty military member, and a civilian contractor. Mike also worked as the primary firearms instructor for the Federal Air Marshal program in Atlantic City, as well as the head in-service instructor for the Seattle field office. He has spent countless hours on the range and in the classroom with military units, LEO and operational personnel sharing his vast combat and practical experience to increase proficiency and organizational success.

5 Responses to “Mike Pannone Discusses the Benefits of a Pistol Caliber Short Rifle (PCSR)”

  1. Howard says:

    Pistol Caliber Short Rifle. . .
    He says it is too short to be a carbine, and not in a rifle caliber, so PCC is wrong.
    Then he calls it a short rifle.
    A carbine is a shorter rifle. PCSR seems like a sillier term.

    • Hired Gun says:

      Agreed on above. And he acts like this is something that hasn’t been around for 55 years with the venerable MP5 and ignores the ballistic advantages that short and suppressed 300 Blackout has offered for years.

      I don’t know anyone who would take a shoulder-fired pistol caliber weapon over a rifle caliber one in an area where there is a likelihood of opponents firing back.

      • PB says:

        There are some situations. Very small PDW platforms during discreet protection details, some vehicle mounted ops as well for similar circumstances. Or, if you’re limited to certain cartridges or calibers due to bureaucratic/supply reasons. But, I generally agree with you.

    • PB says:

      Yup. This is like making up an acronym or new process, that doesn’t provide anything of value, just to say you did it and get a bullet on your evaluation report.

      I respect Mike Pannone’s background, but he clearly has a strong biases here as he pushes an equipment selection that would benefit B&T.

  2. Cheese says:

    Ok, as mentioned above, the very definition of carbine is a short rifle. Sounds like someone wanted to just make up a new term so he could say, “I made up a new term.”

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