Handgun Caliber Rifle

Handgun Caliber Rifle

This is a discussion on Handgun Caliber Rifle within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Thinking of getting a rifle in one of the handgun calibers. .357/.38, 9mm, .45, etc. What are your suggestions? Semi-auto or lever action. Thanks!...

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    Handgun Caliber Rifle

    Thinking of getting a rifle in one of the handgun calibers. .357/.38, 9mm, .45, etc. What are your suggestions? Semi-auto or lever action.
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    Well, I have a Sig P220 45 in full size, and wanted a carbine that used 45 ammo, so that limited me to what is available. I wish I could get one that used the Sig mag but I make do with at least the same ammo.

    I got the Berretta CX4 Strom in 45. Very happy with it.

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    Recently bought a Rossi M92 357 Trapper. With the rain and being sick, haven't been able to shoot it much. It's pretty accurate from 50 yds and "slick". I've got a good supply of 357s and gonna take it to the range(next week-I hope) and chronogaph/accuracy test everything from Federal & Black Hills 125s to Buffalo Bore 180s.

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    You'd love one of these...

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    9mm AR's can be fun; getting one is on my short list. I'd love to get a HK94, but...they're a little out of my price range right now...

    It all really boils down to how much you want to spend, and what features you want (high-cap (20+) magazines, medium-game hunting, being able to attach all the latest & greates tacticool toys, etc...).

    Nothing wrong with a lever action, though. A 1894 in .357 is also on my list of rifles to look for...
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    You'd love one of these...

    Marlin Model 1894 Cowboy
    Always had a soft spot for the old cowboy lever action. But then I like the modern autos too.

    This will be for self defense and for fun shooting. I'm not a hunter so that's not an issue. I thought a .357 or .45 rifle would be more effective on the two legged creatures then a .223.
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    I have a Beretta CX-4 Storm in .40 - it's a great little carbine -- also comes in 9mm and .45.

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    Actually, one of my dream rifles is to get a 9mm AR SBR'd and get a suppressor for it. LOL It would be a heck of a HD gun.
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    I see you're in ABQ. I was perusing the Jasons Guns web site earlier and found this....

    Jason's Guns

    ....that may be worth looking into.

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    I've quite partial to my Marlin Camp 45.



    A Marlin .357 lever gun is on my short list, though.
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    I have a Ruger PC4 in .40 S&W with 6 10 round mags and 3 20 round mags. It doesn't share mags with my .40 autos either but I like that is shares ammo. A Marlin 1894c .357mag is on my list, as well as a AO M1 carbine. I really like pistol caliber rifles, fun to shoot. I have a 30-30 winchester that's fun also.

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    I have a bunch of pistol cal carbines. They are neat and fun to shoot, but chronograph your ammo. I had some loads in my Uzi and Ruger PC9 that came out slower from the rifle than from a pistol. It just makes it easier to hit with, not necessarily more powerful.

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    I have a Winchester Trapper (16" barrel) in .38/.357 and I absolutely love it. I have it sighted in 1 1/2" high at 50 yds and it hits about 1 1/2" low at 100.

    I want another one. It's a nice complementary piece to my Ruger Security Six.
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    I have a CX4 Storm 9mm with a ATN reflex sight that can consistantly shoot minute of paper plate at 100 yards. Amazingly, it shoots very flat between 50 and 100 yards with standard load 115 gr ammo. This is the first "pistol round" carbine I've decided was a for sure keeper.

    Another one I don't think has been mentioned yet is the KelTec Sub2000 folder. I had one in 9mm, and stupidly traded it for a pistol. Even though it was no where near the quality of the Beretta, and the front sight leaves a lot to be desired. it was a great shooter (although a bit punishing after a lengthy range outing). They are very compact when folded and stored in a small retangular gun rag, and can be carryed under the seat of most pickups.


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