First Look: New Pistol Caliber Carbines from Bear Creek

Built for people who want a little more punch from their pistol caliber carbine.

posted on April 14, 2023
Bear Creek 45 ACP PCC

Bear Creek Arsenal is now selling AR-15 pattern PCCs (pistol caliber carbines) chambered in both .45 ACP and 10mm. While most AR pattern PCCs are based around the popular 9mm cartridge, Bear Creek Arsenal wanted to offer something to shooters whose favorite rounds start with a “4” and developed their new Bear Creek Arsenal BC-45 and BC-10MM pistol caliber carbines. Both the .45 ACP and the 10mm firearms are built around the magazine for the popular Glock 21 and Glock pistols, ensuring that magazine availability will not be a problem for these guns.

Both the BC-45 and BC-10MM PCCS are offered in various barrel lengths and come suppressor-ready from the factory. In addition to this, both were designed to include Bear Creek Arsenal’s proprietary Gen 2 side charging handle. The lower receivers on these PCCs are flared for easier and smoother reloads. These firearms are suitable for home defense, competition, plinking or having just fun with the family out on the range.

Bear Creek Arsenal BC-45 PCC Specifications:

  • Caliber: 45 ACP
  • Action: Semi-automatic, blowback
  • Barrel Lengths: 7.5, 10.5 and 16 inches
  • Handguard Lengths: 6.5, 9.5 and 15 inches, each with M-Lok slots
  • Barrel Twist: 1:16
  • Barrel Material: 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium
  • Barrel Contour: M4 government profile
  • Thread Pitch: 37/64 x 28 inches
  • Side Charging Handle: Yes, right side
  • Receiver: Billet
  • Weight: 3.75, 4 and 6.75 pounds

Bear Creek Arsenal BC-10MM PCC Specifications:

  • Caliber: 10mm
  • Action: Semi-automatic, blowback
  • Barrel Lengths: 10.5 and 16 inches
  • Handguard Lengths: 9.5 and 15 inches, each with M-Lok slots
  • Barrel Twist: 1:16-inch
  • Barrel Material: 4150 Chrome-moly vanadium
  • Barrel Contour: M4 government profile
  • Thread Pitch: 9/16 x 24 inches
  • Side Charging Handle: Right side
  • Receiver: Billet
  • Weight: 5.30 and 6.75 pounds

For retail pricing and additional information, please visit Bear Creek Arsenal does not include magazines with any of these pistol caliber carbines, and it is the owner’s responsibility to ensure they remain in legal compliance with the firearms laws of their state of residence.


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