Lever Action .357 for Home Defense
I've got a Marlin 1894C Lever Action .357 Magnum Carbine that I bought for small to mid-size game hunting and plinking. I've been thinking about it and I think it would make a decent HD long gun as well. At 6 lbs OAW and an 18.5" bbl and 10 round capacity of .357 Magnum or 12 round capacity of .38 +P, I think it would do the job pretty well. You can load on the fly and use the same rounds in your handgun or rifle. I did buy a Mossberg 12 ga pump shotgun for HD using Remington Magnum 3" 00 buck rounds. The last fall back would be the Ruger SP101 .357 mag I CC. If a situation were to arise, I'd grab the shotty first, retreat to the rifle, and have the handgun as the last line of defense. In any event, I thought this was a pretty neat combo for HD and thought I would share the idea of a pistol chambered lever action for HD. Pics below.