Mech Tech Glock Carbine
Glocks are some of the most efficient and versatile handguns of all time. Now they don’t make a rifle (yet) but a number of companies do offer conversion kits to allow you to convert your Glock handgun into a pistol caliber carbine. One of the most popular ones is the CCU made by Mech-Tech.
Pistol caliber carbines date back to the 1850s and the concept in and among themselves are not new. Taking a standard handgun action and adding a short, rifle length (16-20 inch) barrel and a buttstock, you now have a longarm that still fires a pistol round. The stock and forearm provide a much better and more stable platform than a pistol’s grip alone. With a longer barrel, you get a longer and much more accurate sight radius. This means that basketball sized groups at 25-yards with a handgun can very easily become softball sized groups with that same handgun in a carbine configuration. With a little practice and a steady shooting position, 100-yard shots are a real possibility. You just can’t do that with a standard handgun.
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