Are you on board with a Glock magazined rifle or carbine?

Sure, we all love our Glock handguns, and there are always the extended barrel kits to turn them into a carbine, but somewhere in that murky middle ground between your trusted handgun, and your favorite rifle is the pistol-caliber carbine– and wouldn’t it be great if they offered them in the same magazine options as your Glock. Well about that.

Why would you want one?

The short length and of the carbine when compared to a full sized rifle or home defense shotgun makes it more maneuverable in tight spaces such as hallways. The size also beings it into the realm of keeping stowed away as a “car-gun” in a trunk emergency kit. The lightweight characteristics of the type (as little as 4-pounds) allow one-handed use if the other hand is needed to manipulate cell phones, flashlights, doorknobs et al while moving through a structure.

The combination of a long barrel adds power to even mild-mannered pistol caliber loads, producing harder hitting impacts. The lower cost of handgun rounds vs. rifle rounds enables more training sessions per the dollar. The long action and butt-stock also mute the recoil considerably. Many people equate felt recoil firing a 9mm carbine to the same as a .22LR target rifle.

With that being said, lets look at what’s out there for the Glock fan in the carbine market (since Smyrna isn’t making one just yet!)

The Kalashnacon custom Glock AK pistol

The Kalashnacon custom Glock AK pistol

And their SBR version...

And their SBR version…

Kel Tec SUB 2000

Kel Tec SUB 2000

NFA in Nevada is making 9mm Glock magged AR lowers

NFA in Nevada is making 9mm Glock magged AR lowers

And of course, there are Just Right Carbines...

And of course, there are Just Right Carbines…

Read the rest in my column at Glock Forum

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