Pistol Caliber Carbine
Pistol caliber carbine is a common term used when describing any rifle length (16" or more) firearm chambered in any caliber more commonly chambered for handguns, like 9mm Luger or 45 Automatic. AR Pistols such as the CMMG Banshee and FX9 Pistols, amongst others, with barrels shorter than 16" are also sometimes referred to as pistol caliber carbines. PCCs have certain benefits over something like a 5.56 chambered rifle or pistol, like less noise and concussion - definitely good for your hearing if you are forced to defend yourself in your home, and less chance of bullet overpenetration when compared to many common rifle calibers. PCCs can sometimes also be less expensive when compared to similar firearms chambered for a rifle caliber.