They can go by many names and for different purposes. SHTF gun, truck gun, get home bag gun, survival gun, and the list goes on. At any rate, pistol caliber carbines are becoming increasingly popular, and the offerings for these weapons is seeing an increase. What ever you happen to call it, a 9mm "PDW" is an intriguing option. The new ruger PCC looked amazing at first, and while I'd like to own one, its heavy, and fairly large especially considering its caliber. I have been considering building a budget 9mm AR pistol to scratch that particular itch, but of course it isn't the cheapest option. The extar 9mm is coming is sub $500, it has a weight of 4.3 pounds. And from the reviews it appears to be not only very well made, but very reliable. It ships with a SB brace, and a B5 systems grip installed and with one glock magazine. That's tough to beat, cheap ammo, widely available magazines, and under $500. As a bonus, it has parts commonality with the AR-15. I've been struggling with PCC's. (although i want one) I am not lost on the benefits of having one, but, I don't see how one could be that much more practical than a handgun alone, except for very niche purposes. if i was in my home state, I'd order one just to shoot racoon, my .22 conversion in my 5.56 pistol does the job, but not as well as I would like... Do you have a PCC? what does it do better for you that no other firearms in your collection do?