Saturday, March 5, 2011

Pistol Caliber Carbines: are they worth a damn?

I have never found much appeal in a carbine chambered in a pistol caliber, but many do. I am not knocking these people because I like some odd things too. I have delved into the world of pistol caliber carbines before. 
My first was a Kel-Tec Sub 2000 chambered in .40S&W. I had a lot of fun shooting this gun, but never really got excited about it. The early model's front sight blade left a lot to be desired in terms of accuracy and ease of use.
My second was a Marlin 1894 chambered in .357MAG. I still have this sweet little carbine and use it on long drives during deer season.

Don't let me dissuade you from looking into these firearms. Richard Mann has written a very insightful article for Shooting Illustrated; titled:


Check it out!

-Double Aught

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