View Full Version : Calico 9mm carbine

June 19, 2012, 10:39 AM
I've been wanting one of these carbines for some time now. Does anyone have some experience with these firearms? I'd like to get some opinions before putting down my hard earned cash. Thank you.

June 19, 2012, 12:49 PM
I tested one about 20 years ago.
Interesting & lightweight, the mag capacity is its strongest selling point.
At the time, there were reports of mag failures so I asked for two to be sent with the gun.
50% failure rate, one mag worked fine & the other briskly popped out a stream of rounds till it was empty before it was inserted into the gun. :)

One impression I had was relative fragility. By that I don't mean delicate, just not up to the types of banging around that a military-grade 9mm carbine would handle.

If you get one that runs, it'd be fine if not knocked around much. Decent toy or house gun, I'd think.

Can't recall on accuracy, must have been adequate or it would have stuck in my mind.

June 19, 2012, 06:06 PM