Pistol caliber carbines do seem to be taking the industry by storm! I was thinking that I own and have hunted with several of Ruger's pistol caliber carbines (the .44 Carbine and the Deerfield), but they don't really fit in the current category because they do not use a pistol's magazine. I think it really makes sense to use a pistol magazine that fits into the hand grip, especially since so many carbines today have the AR-15 style grip. But I'm still not fully sold on a pistol magazine hanging out of the base of the rifle stock as on the PCC. Maybe I'll get used to it as time goes on, but right now it just seems awkward looking.