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Old February 1, 2013, 10:22 PM   #1
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What are my options for a pistol-caliber carbine?

I'm trying to figure out a suitable option for a pistol-caliber carbine. Right off the bat, I can't have a Hi-Point, CX4, or Sub2K, seeing as how I live in NY. The ones I've figured out I can probably have are a Ruger Police Carbine 9/40 or a Marlin Camp Carbine 9mm. And, of course, these are both out of production. I've been watching Gunbroker.com for ones that aren't ridiculously priced. And really, the PC9/40 is the better choice, since the Camp Carbine comes with 12 rd mags, so I'd have to find mags after the fact.

Anywho, if someone has suggestions, or has a Ruger Police Carbine for sale, I'm willing to listen
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Old February 1, 2013, 10:41 PM   #2
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Your best choice would be to move out of New York
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Old February 1, 2013, 11:51 PM   #3
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^^^that's funny^^^ Moved away from that place 3 yrs ago and never looked back! The lunatics are now in charge of the asylum.
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Old February 2, 2013, 09:50 AM   #4
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The only other suggestion I can think of right off is the Just right carbine.
http://www.justrightcarbines.com/ I've seen them on GB for $750.
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Old February 2, 2013, 10:32 AM   #5
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Your best choice would be to move out of New York
Not really an option right now, but I assure you, as soon as I can, I will Gun owners that are staying in this state aren't doing it from choice.
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Old February 2, 2013, 10:34 AM   #6
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The only other suggestion I can think of right off is the Just right carbine.
Those are now illegal in the 'great' state of New York
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Old February 2, 2013, 11:06 AM   #7
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Just because of the Pistol grip or what?
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Old February 2, 2013, 12:51 PM   #8
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Some options

One of my favorites is a 454 Puma lever action that is also made in 480 Ruger. These are fairly small carbines even smaller than a 30-30 Winchester. Rossi, I believe, bought out Puma, acouple of years ago and I think stopped making the 480 Ruger.

In case you are not familiar with these cartridges, the factory kicks like a .44 Mag which is also available in carbines but its fps is much higher as is its penetration. By comparison, a .44 in the same round will go about a foot in an aspen log that is three feet in length and a .454 will go completely through it.

The .480 by comparison is a much easier bullet to fire and I think it kicks much lesss than a .44, more like a .45 colt which is also available in carbines.

Lately we are seeing more and more .357 in carbines but I've not had a chance to fire one.

But I have a question for you. I understand that New York is working on being a gun free zone. I just bought an assult rifle (.458 Socum) from a retire NYC cop who can't even have one!

What are the new laws that came down by your Governor?

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Old February 2, 2013, 03:43 PM   #9
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Ruger 77/357.

Have one, absolutely love it. Fantastic little rifle.
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Old February 4, 2013, 10:15 PM   #10
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NYSers need to hold Cuomo's feet to the fire over the sneaky way he snuck the new assault ban through the legislature.
Being owned body & soul by Bloomberg is no excuse for such shabby, anti-democratic tactics.
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Old February 4, 2013, 10:20 PM   #11
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Just before the gun ban fracas, I bought a hi point 995 ts 9mm carbine. I really enjoy carrying it and shooting it. I did notice it is on Feinsteins gun ban list.
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Old February 4, 2013, 11:55 PM   #12
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Marlin also made a camp .45 that takes 1911 mags, which come in a 7-round capacity. You can also adapt the Hi-Point .45 to take 1911 mags but those have PG's which somehow makes them so much more deadly. It's a good thing you live in NY so you don't have to worry about those dangerous pistol grips or shoulder things that go up.

Maybe get a lever action .357. Aren't those exempt for a 7 round limit?
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