Today is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.
Today’s episode was originally, Episode-46- The Pistol Caliber Carbine in Survival Planning and was first published on Sept. 23rd, 2008.
The following are the original show notes from that episode.
Today we discuss a variety of concepts around “pistol caliber carbines” with an over view of various options and models from several manufacturers. Tune in today to hear…
- What makes a “carbine” a carbine vs. a rifle
- The advantage of light weight
- The advantage of inexpensive practice afforded by pistol calibers
- The lesson of “the man that carries only one gun”
- Practicing and striving for excellence
- The ease of learning to shoot a pistol caliber carbine well
- The advantage of a “lighter report” from pistol caliber carbines
- The advantage of small, lighter ammo
- Thoughts on the Marlin 1894
- Thoughts on the Hi-Point 995 and 4095
- Thoughts on the Kel-Tec Sub-2000
- The Ruger Deefield Carbine
- The amazing NEF Handi Rifle (not a true carbine but many of the same advantages)
- Thoughts on calibers including 9 mm, 40 S&W, 45 ACP, 45 Colt, 357 Magnum, 44 Magnum and more
- 40 S&W plus carbine length barrel yields 10mm pistol balastics
- A special very quite load for 44 magnum carbines
Links and Resources for Today’s Show
- Hi-Point Firearms
- The Hi-Point Forum– Good Folks “gun snobs” are not welcome
- The Marlin 1894
- Marlin Forum
- NEF Handi Rifle
- NEF Handi Rifle Discussion Group – Excellent Group of folks, good info on the Handi Rifle
- NEF Barrel Program
- The Kel-Tec SUB-2000
- Ruger Deerfield Carbine – They do still make it, exceptional gun!
My Special 44 Special Load for Quiet Carbine Use
This is a 44 Special Load from an older Lee Manual. Do NOT reduce any further!
300 Grain Lead Bullet
Standard Large Pistol Primer
9.8-11.5 grains of H4227
I settled on an even 10 Grains of Powder. In a 20 Inch barreled 1894 Marlin 44 Magnum it is quieter then most Break Barrel Pellet guns and will penetrate 7 inches of solid pressure treated lumber at 25 yards and is accurate to about 50 yards before the low velocity takes over and drop becomes extreme.
Similar loads should be possible for rounds like,
357 Mag – Try light 38 Spc Loads
45 Colt – Try Cowboy Action Loads to start out
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