USPSA sees uptick in Pistol Caliber Carbine participants
By Jacki Billings
Heather Stegmaier Maslonek competes in the JP Enterprises PCC Area 5 Championship “Who’s down with PCC Match” in April 2018. (Photo: USPSA via Facebook)
The United States Practical Shooting Association said more and more competitors are jumping into pistol caliber carbines, as the shooting organization has seen a significant upswing in the number of PCC match participants.
PCC, or pistol caliber carbines, were allowed into USPSA competitions in June 2016 earning their own competitive division in which long gun shooters could compete. Currently, the PCC division allows competitors to utilize a pistol caliber cartridge — 9mm, .357 Sig, .40 S&W, 10mm and .45 ACP — with a maximum velocity of 1,600 feet-per-second.
Just a few years, the PCC division is a popular one says Jake Martens, Director of Media and Events for USPSA. Martens told Guns.com that competition shooting, in general, is seeing a spike in interest and that interest bleeds over to the PCC division. Martens said the PCC division is seeing more shooters join the sport and he credits the growth to the way in which USPSA is organized with dynamic, fast-paced shooting environments that really allow shooters to see what they’re made of.
“Competition shooting is growing. A lot of people