>be weapons manufacturer
>release 9mm pcc
>refuse to innovate further
why would I want a 9mm short rifle? it has zero practical use. The only scenario where a 9mm pcc is useful is as an SMG, but new guns are semi only, furthermore, a new 9mm SMG offers the exact same performance as an old one.
9mm subguns are marketed as home defense guns, but in no scenario does a 9mm outperform 556 or even 300blk sub from a short gun. 9mm cannot even win the overpenetration argument, as it penetrates drywall with zero effort, and gets stopped by a brick wall just as much as 556 does. 9mm however is incredibly weak compared to intermediate calibers, the weight reduction from 9mm ammo is offset by the heavy blowback bolt and the recoil is minimal from both.
if you are moronic enough to buy a 16' 9mm rifle you are better off with a pump action shotgun, as it will actually do damage.
>inb4 muh ammo cost
a box of 556 will not break the bank
>inb4 muh magazine compatibility
you are not the army, you don't need magazine compatibility
>>tldr a 9mm pcc is useless and dumb, it offers no advantage over 556 from a short gun