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Old 03-10-2013, 09:46 PM
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So the post in the rifle subforum about the 9mm camp carbine someone scored got me to thinking... I have this thing for pistol caliber carbines, esp. semi autos. But the post about the camp carbine and my comment about it using S&W 59 mags got me to thinking... what other carbines out there use a commonly available pistol mag?

Marlin Camp 9 - S&W 59
Marlin Camp 45 - 1911
Iver Johnson made a 9mm M1 Carbine that took Browning HP mags
Olympic Arms has their Glock mag lowers for ARs
KelTec - I know the Glock mags but didn't they have other mag models?
Berretta CXwhatever - uhm... Berretta mags!
The Mech Tech conversions count I guess...

What else is there?
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:56 AM
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hy point 9mm + .40 s+w -
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:51 PM
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Ar15

I have a Bushmaster AR15 in 9mm. 2 20 round mags
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:40 PM
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I have a Bushmaster AR15 in 9mm. 2 20 round mags
Which pistol mags will it take?
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:31 PM
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Ruger made a pc9 carbine in 9mm (they stopped making it in 2006 I think) It used P89 pistol mags. There were 30 round aftermarket mags available that worked quite nicely too -in either gun.

While that satisfies your original question, my personal favorite hand gun/long gun combo is the Marlin 1894C lever-action .38/.357 mag. and a Ruger Blackhawk convertible .38/.357 mag./ 9mm.

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Old 03-19-2013, 12:16 PM
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http://www.justrightcarbines.com/

Have examined but not shot. Good quality but pricey.
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:38 PM
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The Keltec Sub2000 has several different versions to take handgun magazines, Glock 17 & 22, S&W M59 & M4006, Berretta 92 & 96, and Sig 226.

Lone Wolf Distributors who makes accesories for Glock handguns came out with a lower and upper AR-15 reciever that is designed to run off of 9mm Glock magazines. http://www.lonewolfdist.com/Products.aspx?CAT=3682

The only Hi-point carbine that uses the same magazines as the handgun version is the .40S&W version, unless they have recently changed that.

Beretta has the PX4 series of handguns and carbines which interchange.
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I've handled the JustRight Carbine, chunky but looks well made, I have a Keltec Sub2000 9mm which takes the Glock magazines (6x33 + 5x17), it is very accurate for what it is and mine is 100% with Black Talon 147 and everything else I've fed it.
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Old 04-06-2013, 01:57 AM
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Ruger's 9mm and 40 carbines are a bit better than the marlin carbine but the marlin was the only one in 45 made recently that takes 1911 magazines. I think the 357 is about the best dual role but it's mostly found in lever guns and revolvers. They do make up for lack of firepower witth raw absolute power. 44 mag combos are also interesting but not as versatile.
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Picked up a Kel-Tec sub 2000 the other day that uses the Beretta mags, haven't had the opportunity to shoot it yet, it uses mags that fit the 92 or the storm. It seems like it ought to be good for something, but not exactly sure what! LOL!
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Lever gun/single shot & revolver combos are the only ones I've given real thought, but occasionally I ponder about an auto carbine. The auto cartridges aren't going to see the same improvement as the .357 Mag, but I guess a .45 auto +P carbine may make an interesting combo. Think the 165gr Cor Bon loads are listed at 1400+ in rifle barrels, though the rest (above 185gr) barely see a gain of 100 fps.

If only Ruger would bring back their rotary mag, auto carbines, but add a .357 Mag along with the .44
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My buddy 40calcritter rebuilt a M1 Carbine in 45 Wni Mag. It takes regular .30 carbine mags and is truly impressive Would be an excellent camp/car/truck/farm rifle.

Getting more serious I think it would be close to a perfect carbine for clearing urban buildings in war or policing functions. Kick is surprisingly mild!! .30 carbine is snappier kick the 45 Win Mag is more of a push type recoil and it comes more straight back than muzzle high so fast follow ups would not be hard. Someone hit at room size distances is going to stay hit.

Change to round nose soft points and it would not be a bad 100 yard deer rifle. Perfect for use in a blind where it's compact size would be handy.

Unfortunately the pistol side would be problematic. Wildey used to make them and I think the Desert Eagle had a few guns made for it. T/C had Contender barrels.

If you follow the tactical stuff which I do not much the .458 SOCOM and the 45 BushMaster are .45 Cal AR and have a following.
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I currently have 2 combos
Ruger Blackhawk and Marlin in 41 mag
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Ruger Blackhawk and MArlin Levermatic in 30 carbine
Also
I own a Colt Delta Elite and A S&W 610 and have a MechTech Carbine conversion for the Delta Elite in 10mm
In the past I have owned MArlin Camp Rifles in 9mm and also another in 45 but just not my thing
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:50 AM
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Don't know if it would be considered a combo, years ago I had a couple firearms that shot the 44spl/mag:

CA bulldog 2"bbl
ruger blackhawk 7.5" bbl
s&w 29 83/8" bbl
s&w 29 4" bbl
marlin 1895 44spl/mag
ruger 44 automag
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My buddy 40calcritter rebuilt a M1 Carbine in 45 Wni Mag. It takes regular .30 carbine mags and is truly impressive Would be an excellent camp/car/truck/farm rifle.

Getting more serious I think it would be close to a perfect carbine for clearing urban buildings in war or policing functions. Kick is surprisingly mild!! .30 carbine is snappier kick the 45 Win Mag is more of a push type recoil and it comes more straight back than muzzle high so fast follow ups would not be hard. Someone hit at room size distances is going to stay hit.

Change to round nose soft points and it would not be a bad 100 yard deer rifle. Perfect for use in a blind where it's compact size would be handy.
My memory is fuzzy sometimes, but I seem to recall that Iver Johnson (I think) made a .45 Win Magnum for their M1 carbine in the 1990's. Personally, I think the 7.62x25 Tokarev would make a great M1 carbine round, though I have no idea if the design can take the pressure.
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