New Smith & Wesson FPC 9mm

If you are a Smith&Wesson fan this may interest you. This is a nice looking Folding Carbine. Check it out.

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I like !!! :us:

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This looks like an excellent PCC with a perfectly designed folding feature. If I was deciding between Glock and S&W for a complete home defense solution this (if it proves reliable, as it likely will) would make me choose S&W. Too bad I am already too invested in Glock magazines:(

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Interesting, but I think I’ll keep my Kel-Tec Sub2K.

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Until this FPC, I thought Sub2K was the top model. I don’t know much about FPC yet, but if it is good right out of the box (Sub2k calls for some aftermarket improvements), then S&W beat KelTec in PCC segment.

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The MSRP is only $659 that’s a great price.

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This may be an ignorant question, and please forgive if it is, but would this fall under the ATF SBR rules?

It definitely looks like it would be good for home defense. And reasonably priced.

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The barrel is at least 16 inches long. It just looks a little short because the magazine is in the grip instead of in front of it allowing the camber to be located further back.

Though if not for the unconstitutional and illogical NFA this could have a shorter barrel with suppressor attached making it even better for home defense.

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Thanks!
The price is definitely in my current wheelhouse.
And I might be able to convince my wife it is not an AR.
Win win!

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Only part I don’t like is having to punch the bolt back into place with a dowel after cleaning. Like just about everything else about it though. Remember though, you will likely drop a few hundred more into an optic. They could have at least thrown some sights on…

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I truly don’t know what niche these sort of devices fill. Turn a handgun into a rifle, I suppose. Wouldn’t it be better to buy a rifle in a rifle caliber than make a mediocre rifle out of a perfectly good handgun?

When I see such things, I am remined of the collection of universal handtools I own that have one thing in common. They do everything they claim to do poorly.

When I was shooting IDPA and USPSA the guys in PCC would almost always win. They wouldn’t if they were using a hand gun.

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Blame it on cowboys, outdoorsmen, completitive shooters, ranchers, and people living off the grid (to name a few). These groups often faced the need for a rifle (in some circumstances) or a pistol (in other circumstances). Carrying a common round overcame a major logistical concern. That and the fact that PCCs are just plain fun to shoot.

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Though I have never shot one I suspect they are not only fun but also easy to shoot. Given how some people have a hard time learning to master pistol skills for defensive situations these seem like a really good home defense option for many people to me. Along with the advantage of being easier to shoot rapidly and accurately they are also likely a little less ear shattering than pistols and rifle caliber long guns.

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I had one of these when I was a kid – the Johnny Seven One Man Army. It didn’t do anything well, except perhaps break.

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You are correct. Also, shooting 9mm from the shoulder there is very little felt recoil.

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Just for laughs, I started shooting at a 200 yard steel target with my friend’s Ruger PC Charger. It had a pistol brace on it at the time. Imagine my suprise when I had zero difficulty hitting that target, over and over again. It was a 1/2 size steel silhouette. The Charger had a Holosun green dot on it with no magnification.

I don’t think I could hit it as easily now. He took the brace off. Pity. With the brace the Charger was scary accurate and very easy and fun to shoot.

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I had one also @Mark697 and had lots of fun with it.

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Great price.

I never really looked at folding rifles until this vid today. I like the idea of portability and discreetness, as I’m often in and out of my car in an urban environment, and when I lug my 44 " + rifle case around, “boy oh boy”, do I get so many stares no matter how legal I am.

Gotta give it to S&W, they’re listening to the customers. Even their case looks like for a CPAP machine, talk about discreet.

I noticed the Ruger take down rifles as well.

If I can find one just like it but ‘wooden’ stock, where do I sign up? :blush:

What do you all think about the accuracy of “these folding rifles” over traditional non-folding ones?

Gratitude.

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Since the sight on this S&W is attached to the barrel I suspect it is pretty accurate. Some rifles where the site is on the receiver end have a little more potential for not lining up perfectly when you reattach the barrel.

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