NRA Gun Of The Week: Savage 110 PCS

posted on May 6, 2022

Savage Arms offers its 110 Pistol Chassis System, or PCS, as a pint-size handgun based on the company's 110 Elite Precision design. The bolt-action handgun is compact and handy enough to tote easily in the field while still providing rifle-caliber performance in a unique, fast-acting setup. Watch the video above to see it in use.

man ballcap shooting off bag rest black Savage Arms 110 PCS bolt-action handgun

At the heart of the 110 PCS is Savage’s factory-blueprinted action, which is paired with a carbon-steel, medium-contour barrel measuring 10.5” inches long with a threaded muzzle. The matte-black barreled action sits inside a black aluminum chassis built by Modular Driven Technologies. This chassis accepts an AICS-pattern detachable box magazine, as well as most standard AR-15 pistol grips, and the gun comes with an AR-pattern grip also produced by MDT.

Savage Arms 110 PCS closeup detail barrel fore-end gun parts handgun

Savage offers its 110 Elite Precision rifle in both a left- and right-hand configuration for a traditional stocked chassis setup, but when it came to the 110 PCS, the company did things a little differently than most. This handgun is built around what most would consider to be the company’s left-handed action, with the bolt handle on the left side. Contrary to what you might think, on the handgun, this setup is designed for right-handed shooters, enabling them to keep their firing hand on the pistol grip while operating the bolt with their left hand.

Savage Arms 110 PCS grip parts closeup black plastic handgun

Other features include grooves milled into the front of the magazine well, enabling the gun to anchor solidly against barricades for accurate, precise shooting. There’s also a bilateral, paddle-style magazine release just in front of the trigger guard, and the guard itself is enlarged for use with gloved hands. Despite its pistol format, the Savage 110 PCS packs a punch with five rifle-caliber chamberings, including 6.5 Creedmoor, .223 Remington, 300 Blackout, .308 Winchester and 350 Legend. While the short barrel will sap some performance compared to its rifle-length siblings, these rounds still hit harder than most handgun rounds, making the PCS a great option for hunting.

Manufacturer: Savage Arms
Action Type: bolt-action, centerfire, repeating handgun
Chambering: 6.5 Creedmoor
Receiver: carbon steel, matte-black finish
Barrel: 10.5" carbon steel, matte-black finish
Grip: AR-15 style
Sights: none; Picatinny rail
Trigger: adjustable AccuTrigger
Magazine: 10-round detachable box
Overall Length: 21.5"
Weight: 5 lbs., 9.6 ozs.
MSRP: $999


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