The B&T USA SPC9-series of rifles now includes its 16-inch barreled model. Born from a European tender requesting a 9mm carbine with the same handling characteristics and ergonomics as the AR platform, the updated SPC9 incorporates many of the features found on the B&T APC9, MP5, and AR platforms combined into one versatile platform. Per B&T, it is lightweight and reliable, well balanced, accurate, safe, and modular — the SPC9 checks all the boxes and is one of the lightest recoiling 9mm carbines available, thanks in part to B&T’s innovative and effective hydraulic buffer system.
“The new 16-inch barreled SPC9 is a PCC competitors’ dream — the carbine is incredibly flat shooting, handles like a race car, and has minimal recoil thanks to B&T’s effective hydraulic buffer system,” said Jon Scott, Vice President of Sales, B&T USA. “We expect the SPC9 16-inch to dominate both at home and on the competitive field, thanks to an ideal formula of features. Those in search of a premium home defense solution would be well served by this very lightweight, well balanced, and incredibly easy to shoot well platform — flatteringly so. Most importantly the SPC9 has a proven record of reliability, produced by a company who has built its reputation on being dependable in the most austere conditions imaginable.”
Some of the features found on the SPC9 are time-proven while others are state-of-the-art and modern. One of the unique features of the SPC9-series is that it is equipped with two different charging handle systems. One of these is the handle found on AR platforms, while the other is a non-reciprocating, foldable charging handle located above the barrel. This gives the user the choice to use whatever manual of arms is preferred; both systems are ambidextrous.
The telescopic stock and handgrip of the weapon have been inspired by the classic AR platform. The stock has six positions but is also replaceable to any other AR-type stock on the markets if the operator should so desire. The same goes for the pistol-grip. The weapon is delivered with a B&T-produced pistol grip but is replaceable by the operator to any other type of after-market product found. This includes Magpul, BCM, or any other OEM producers on the market.
The lower is another unique feature that has its genesis in the B&T APC9. This is the same weapon that was awarded the US Army contract for the next generation Sub Compact Weapon (SCW). It accepts the well-known and very reliable B&T polymer magazines. The lower can also be ordered or switched out to another configuration that will accept either Glock or Sig 320 (or US M17/M19) magazines. The Glock design is so that it will accept the smallest Glock double-stack magazine, as found with the Glock 26.
The weapon has both a NAR and M-LOK system for the positioning of lights, lasers, optics, brass catchers, and handgrips. The NARs are located at the 12 and 6 o’clock positions while the M-LOK systems are at the lateral position. The SPC9 comes with a single M-LOK rail but others can be ordered.