Bear Creek Arsenal has been working overtime on the pistol caliber carbine scene lately. Earlier this year, the company released the BC-10 and BC-45, which were available in.45 ACP and 10mm. And now, to follow it up, Bear Creek Arsenal removes the buffer for its latest PCC, the BC-9, in 9mm.
The Bear Creek Arsenal BC-9 Bufferless Pistol Caliber Carbines
Constructed of a 4150 chrome moly vanadium M4 flat-top billet, the upper receiver houses the entire action and operating assembly. As a result, the need for a buffer and buffer tube is eliminated from the lower receiver for a more compact platform.
Operating on a blowback gas system, the BC-9 upper features a forward reciprocating side charging handle. This allows shooters to maintain focus downrange on the target while charging the AR. In addition, the lower features familiar AR-15 controls for an easy transition to the platform.
The line features M4 Contour barrels with a 1:10 twist rate and parkerized finish. Chambered in 9mm, the barrels have a ½ x 36 thread pitch for installing a suppressor or other muzzle device. However, they come with a flash hider already installed.
Running the top of the upper is a Picatinny rail for attaching optics or other accessories. Likewise, housing the barrel is an M-LOK handguard, commensurate with the barrel length, for additional accessories.
Available in either pistol or rifle formats, the BC-9 comes in four different options. You have your choice between two pistols in right- or left-hand charging or two rifles in right- or left-hand charging. However, the pistols come in either 5-inch (left-hand charging) or 10.5-inch (right-hand charging), and all options feature right-side ejection. Both rifles come with a 16-inch barrel.
All models include a 4-slot Picatinny rail at the rear of the lower for attaching a compatible brace or stock. However, be aware that all NFA rules will apply with the inclusion of a brace or stock. So, you will have to register it as a short-barreled rifle if you do.
The BC-9 line accepts any 9mm Glock-style magazine, providing cross-platform adaptability. Rounds are sent downrange via a MIL-Spec trigger with a standard 7 – 8-pound pull.
The Bear Creek Arsenal BC-9 bufferless pistol caliber carbines are available now with MSRPs of $487.99 – $637.99, depending on the model. For more info, please visit BearCreekArsenal.com.
Bear Creek Arsenal BC-9 Specs
Weight (lbs): 4.5, 5.8, or 6.8
Magazine Capacity: N/A
Length (inches): 5, 10.5, or 16
Profile: M4 Contour
Material: 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium
Thread Pitch: 1/2 x 36
Feed Ramp: NON-Ramped Feedramp
Gas System: Blow-Back
Charging Style: Left Side Charging or Right Side Charging
Classification: AR Pistols
Bolt Material: E9310
Receiver Material: Billet
MSRP: $487.99, $572.99, $599.99, or $637.99