What are your rifle/carbine pistol pairings?


December 14, 2004, 11:43 AM
I try to buy a carbine in the same caliber to go along with what ever pistol I acquire.
It is easier on reloading and it is interesting to compare the difference in accuracy and performance.

My current ones are

Ruger MKII and 10/22

Taurus PT92 and Marlin Camp 9

S&W 629 and Winchester 94 trapper

Walther G22 and P22

Underwood M1 carbine and Ruger blackhawk .30 carbine

I'm interested to see what other combos THR members have come up with.

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December 14, 2004, 11:58 AM
The only thing I have that fits would be my Marlin Camp Carbine M45 and my Colt 1991 1*.

I have just purchased a CZ 75B in 9mm and hear that the KelTec Sub 2000 that uses the Sig mags will work with the CZ mags. I'll have to get verification on that before I shell out the bucks, however.

I do like having carbines for home defense and in the truck. But, I have to wonder if there is any value over the .223/5.56 AR variants and their longer range and harder hitting power. Of course, this an ages old argument that seems to have no answer.

My next gun purchase will most likely be an AR lower that I can build up all on my own. Question is, do I go with a 5.56 chambering or a 6.8? :p

R.H. Lee
December 14, 2004, 12:01 PM
I do have a Ruger MKII and 10/22, however, I never saw much reason to have a long gun that fired a pistol cartridge. That is until I saw some ballistic info that showed the .357 mag from a long gun (lever action) with equal or better stats than the 30-30. I'm still mulling that over.

December 14, 2004, 12:13 PM
Marlin 39A and an M1911 Ceiner conversion kit

44-40 (.44 WCF)
Winchester 1892 & Colt SAA (3rd Gen)


December 14, 2004, 12:18 PM
Marlin 1894 & USFA Rodeo/Colt New service in .45Colt

I'll replace the 1894 in .38/.357 in 2005 so that will be paired with either my Blackhawk or Model 28.

December 14, 2004, 12:44 PM
Glock 17 and 19 with a Kel Tec Sub2000 using Glock mags for ammo and mag compatability.

Ruger 10/22 and Ruger Mark II

December 14, 2004, 12:57 PM
MKII 22/45 & a couple of 10/22's
Ruger Blackhawk & Marlin 1894FG both in .41 magnum.

December 14, 2004, 03:48 PM
I use Kel-Tec sub 2000 [manufactured for Beratta mags] with Beratta hi cap mag modified by Springfield for use in their XD 9. Same cal & mag all the way around. 75 yard range with 357 vel.

December 14, 2004, 03:49 PM
Well, I never considered them a matched set or anything, but I suppose I do have a couple. I've got a Ruger 22/45 and a 10/22 and I also have a Springfield .45 and an HK USC.

I would like to get a Marlin lever gun in .357 to go with my S&W 686, and if anyone ever comes out with a semi 10mm carbine I'll seriously consider it.


Red Tornado
December 14, 2004, 04:02 PM
So far just the Ruger 22/45 and 10/22. I'm hoping to add a 9mm carbine to go with the Sig someday, unless I find something to match the Garand. Do Encores come in 30-06?.....I've got to go do research! :)


Yep, the Encores come in 30-06. I will have one. I don't know when. I don't know where I will find it. But I will have one. :evil:
Unless anyone knows of a 30-06 revolver? Anyone

Ky Larry
December 14, 2004, 04:13 PM
Ruger 77V rifle and T/C Contender in .223. I've been trying to find a single load that gives top accuracy in both. I haven't found it yet but that's part of the fun of reloading! :D

December 14, 2004, 04:19 PM
If I ever get a 9mm pistol, I already have the Kel-Tec SUB2000. Otherwise, right now it's an IVer Johnson POS .22 and a Mossberg 340 .22.

December 14, 2004, 04:33 PM
I have more than I thought...
Ruger 22/45 pistol, Ruger 10/22 rifle,
Henry lever action .22 and S&W 10 shot revolver in .22
Ruger Single Six .22 with my dad's Winchester .22 rifle
Kel-Tec Sub2000 and Glock 23 in .40S&W (matching magazines)
ParaOrdance 1911 and Tommy gun in .45ACP

December 14, 2004, 05:18 PM
Both .45 Colt. The Bisley in Hard Chrome and the '92 in stainless.
The Bisley shoots better than I do. I need to upgrade the Rossi's factory sights.

December 14, 2004, 05:19 PM
Winchester 94 - .45 Colt
Ruger SA Vaquero - .45 Colt

December 14, 2004, 05:52 PM
Can I play if I don't have a combo yet?

I am working on it. I would like to find something to go with my Marlin 1894 in .357.

Not sure yet what I want. Actually I am stuck between a single action and a double action.

Double action as a practical choice. Able to use speed loaders. Preferable in a self defense situation. I consider it a little more versatile.

Single action. Just plain fun. Hmm...Cowboy action shooting maybe? I have always has a soft spot for them.

Note: Please don't turn this into a double vs. single thread. I was just commenting on my choices for my combo. I Don't want this thread to get moved to the revolver section for jsalcedo sake

December 14, 2004, 06:34 PM
22/45 and 10/22.

December 14, 2004, 08:14 PM
Colt NRM, Colt AR-15A3. :)

December 14, 2004, 09:04 PM
Marlin Camp 45 and a Springfield 1911 .45acp
Rossi 65 and Ruger SuperRedhawk .44magnum
I also have a Beretta Vertec in .40sw that I plan on getting a Storm for.

December 14, 2004, 09:13 PM
Unfortunately, Marlin didn't take my suggestion to heart, to come out with their camp carbine in 10mm, so I don't have the combo I was wanting.

December 14, 2004, 09:53 PM
SAA/ 92Win 38/40

SAA/92 Win repo 45 colt (2 sets)

1911A1/ Lee Enfield 45ACP

10/22 / S&W 411

Probably several more I can't remember now.

Livin in Texas

December 14, 2004, 09:56 PM
HK USC/UMP and Wilson Combat Compact 1911, both in .45 acp of course

December 14, 2004, 10:16 PM
Hybrid M4 .223 carbine and a Glock 34 9mm.

December 14, 2004, 10:27 PM
When in doubt.....my go to..S&W 629 Classic 5".....with a Ruger 77/44 stainless for backup.

December 14, 2004, 11:33 PM
A Rossi 44 and a S&W model 29
A Rossi 454 and a Freedom Arms Premier
A Marlin 1895GS and a BFR 45-70.
A Glock 22 and a Sub-2000
A gazillion 10MM pistols and a PCR-10.
Ruger 10/22 and Mk II, Buckmark, etc.
Need something to go with the 357's.
Trying to find the new Marlin .480 to go with the Ruger SRH.
M-1 carbine and a Blackhawk .30 carbine.
A Winchester 9410 shotgun and an American Arms 410 derringer.
I wish someone would make a carbine in 500 S&W.

December 14, 2004, 11:44 PM
Ruger Single-Six and Marlin Model 60

Other than that, just the usual mismash of .270, 30-30, 12 gauge, 2 SKS's, 1911....

December 14, 2004, 11:48 PM
.22 LR - Remington Nylon 66, High Standard Sentinel, NAA Mini-Revolver, Walther P-22

.44 Mag - Marlin 1894, Ruger Redhawk

December 14, 2004, 11:50 PM
Carbine - Mod 94 in 30-30
Handgun - 1911 in 45ACP

Hey I was publik skooled in the South, "pair" , "pare", and "pear" downright confusing. You mean this stuff is supposed to use the same ammo...? :p

December 15, 2004, 10:22 AM
Beretta Storm, Berreta Vertec and SA XD subcompact in 9mm.

Nightfall MVII
December 15, 2004, 11:19 AM
The only combos I have are......

Beretta NEOS or Ruger Single Six w/a Ruger 10/22

Ruger Vaquero .45 colt w/a 1894 Winchester clone

I would like to get one of the Ruger Blackhawks in .30 carbine to go with my M1 Carbine but, my wallet has kept me from doing so. :(

December 15, 2004, 12:14 PM
Browning Buckmark - Marlin Model 60, .22 cal

Cimarron 1973 - Rossi Puma, .45 Colt

December 15, 2004, 12:17 PM
Glock 22 and a KT Sub 2000 w/Glock .40 cal mags.

Brian Williams
December 15, 2004, 12:38 PM
Here is my combo, Marlin 1894c and either S&W 13 or 586 half lug.


December 15, 2004, 01:04 PM
right now it is the T/C G2 rifle in 375JDJ along with my SSK Industries T/C pistol in 375JDJ......I had a Marlin 1894 44 mag with my Ruger Super Blackhawk 44 mag earlier..........

December 15, 2004, 01:13 PM
I wish someone would make a carbine in 500 S&W.

IINM, check out Wild West Guns. I believe WildAlaska posted a thread recently about just such a beast that they were working on.

Back to the topic. My combos:
Puma 92
S&W 686
Taurus 85

.45 ACP:
Marlin Camp .45
Volunteer Arms Thompson clone
S&W 625
RIA 1911A1
Para-Ord P14-45 LDA
P/O C7-45 LDA

.22 LR:
Keystone Arms Crickett
Lorcin .22
Heritage Rough Rider

December 15, 2004, 01:41 PM
Hey, Red Tornado,

I just saw an encore in 30-06 at my local dealer's place last Friday. It comes with a .50 black powder barrel and an extra grip/stock that essentially turns it into a rifle. (I don't know much about the encore/contender guns, can you tell?) I'm wanting to say he wanted about $1100 for the whole shootin' match.

The store is Trent's Rental Center in Jonesboro, AR. He's on Davidson's dealer list. Just use zip code 72401 in their dealer search.

I just cannot imagine firing a 30-06 in a pistol. Much as I like guns, I don't want to become permanently attached to one at the forehead.


December 15, 2004, 01:47 PM
Man, lots of Sub2ks out there. Add mine, paired with an XD9. Trying to find a 357 SIG combo now.

December 15, 2004, 03:34 PM
My Marlin 1894C along with either my Ruger GP-100 with the ivory/hardwood combo grips or my S&W 586 with wood grips. A single action revolver in .357 Mag would fun, too.

December 15, 2004, 03:56 PM
Since Marlin stopped making the buffers for the Camp 45, I decided to back up the Marlin with an Olympic Arms PCR (Politically Correct Rifle - as it was called during its birth during the recent ban) in .45 ACP.

It looks like an EBR, and came with a 10-round mag made from an old Uzi mag & some steel wlded to fit the slot in the bottom. They are not making any more mags (so they tell me) because they could not get more Uzi mags to work with. I'm waiting on 2 mags I sent to them to be converted.

In the meantime, I can tell you that the combination does a wonderful job of demolishing post-Halloween pumpkins (carved and uncarved), as well as putting gallon baggies of water into use as wide-area irrigation devices.

I am not worried about the difference in magazines between the carbine and the pistol as much as I want to avoid carrying 2 sizes of ammunition. If the SHTF, I can strip out of one mag & load into another easier than fumble around trying to remember which mag holds what size.

Stay safe.


December 15, 2004, 08:36 PM
Marlin 1894c & s&w 686+ = .357 Mag
Marlin M70 & Ruger Single six = .22lr

Nothing cooler than walking the woods with a rifle in your hand
and a matching pistol on your belt. :evil:

Bruce H
December 15, 2004, 09:17 PM
NEF in 45/70. Pedersoli in45/70. Magnum Research BFR in 45/70. The ground needs to be solid to pack them around.

December 15, 2004, 09:26 PM
Beretta Cx4 Storm & Walther P99 in 9mm.

Am I supposed to "pair-up" every caliber I have? Oh goody!

December 15, 2004, 09:36 PM
Marlin 1894 and Freedom Arms 97, both in .357 magnum.

Ruger PC9 and Sig P225, both 9mm naturally. I intend to buy a Ruger P95 to go with the PC9, commonality of magazines and all. I will keep the Sig P225 (and the Kahr K9) :D

Ruger 10/22 Magnum and several Ruger Single Six revolvers with the mag cylinder.

Browning BuckMark rifle and Ruger MKII. I am thinking about selling the Mark II and buying a BuckMark pistol. Again, commonality of magazines.

December 15, 2004, 09:42 PM
Oly A2/Bushy Dissi

December 15, 2004, 09:45 PM
I'm another Beretta man: Desert Storm Commemorative 92 with a 9mm Storm. Wife has a Neos pistol, and I'm looking at getting one of the Neos carbines...

Now I've got a question. If a carbine is a long gun in pistol caliber, and "pistol caliber" is defined as "a caliber used in a pistol", does that mean we can now chamber a carbine in .50bmg and 600 Nitro Express?

December 16, 2004, 12:39 AM
Ruger Mark II and Marlin Mod 60
Redhawk .44 Mag and Marlin 1894 .44 Mag

Depending on my tax return, I am hoping to get a Storm .40 to compliment my 96fs.

December 16, 2004, 01:01 AM
So far....

Ruger Blackhawk .45 Colt - Rossi Model 92 .45 Colt
Ruger MKII .22lr - Ruger 10/22 .22lr
Glock 19 9mm - Kel Tec Sub 2000 9mm (KT coming in soon)

I would like a Marlin 1894c in .357 magnum to go along with my Ruger GP100, or maybe Khar Thompson to go along with my springfield 1911.

December 16, 2004, 01:13 AM
Well the only pistol/rifle combos I have in the same caliber are .22's.

A Ruger Mk2 5.5 in bull barrel and a Marlin 995 with a Weaver 1.5-4x scope.

Makes for a fun day of walking around, plinking.

I'd like to get my hands on a Marlin 1894 CB in .44 mag, to match my .44 mag Vaquero.

And who wouldn't want a Tommy Gun (or semi-auto SBR) to match their 1911? :D

December 16, 2004, 01:25 AM
Mine: Marlin 1894 and Ruger Redhawk in 44 Mag
My son's: CZ Scout and Ruger Bearcat in 22LR

December 16, 2004, 01:37 AM
Glock 17/KT Sub-9 folding carbine (predecessor of the 2000)

Zach S
December 16, 2004, 10:06 AM
Colt 1991 and AR15
4" Kimber and AR15
Kimber Polymer and AR15

Colt 1991 and Thompson 1927
4" Kimber and Thompson 1927
Kimber Polymer and Thompson 1927

My three main pistols and my only two carbines...

December 16, 2004, 10:40 AM
Taurus 651 Snub in .357mag
Marlin levergun in .357mag

BHP in 9mm
Uzi Carbine in 9mm

And when I'm feeling a bit Red
AKMS in 7.62x39
CZ-52 in 7.62x25

December 16, 2004, 01:16 PM
S&W model 57 (mag-Na-Port mini combat magnum)
Marlin 1894S .41 mag

Browning Take Down 22 Auto
colt Diamondback 4" 22LR

April 9, 2006, 11:27 PM
I'm sorry guys, I know this thread is a zombie, but I couldn't resist.

- (9x19) Ruger PC9GR / Browning Hi-Power


- (.357 Magnum) Marlin 1894C / Ruger GP100



April 10, 2006, 12:03 AM
HK USC/UMP and Wilson Combat Compact 1911, both in .45 acp of course

actually, since my original post, i've added a lever-action rossi in .480 ruger to go with my taurus raging bull in the same caliber.

and tuesday, i will have an FNH PS90 in cop-killing 5.7x28 to go with the USG pistol in the same evil caliber that no citizen should be allowed to own. :rolleyes:

pictures to follow on tuesday :)

April 10, 2006, 04:46 AM
Ruger P89T 9mm semi-auto pistol & Ruger PC9 carbine.

April 10, 2006, 07:43 AM
Have a Sig 229 40.cal and 3 weeks ago picked up a Kel-tec 40. at a gun show.The KT 2000 uses Glock 22 mags,but since I reload the 40.cal it makes it simple suppling ammo for both.

April 10, 2006, 08:32 AM

April 10, 2006, 09:27 AM
I've got more 9mm pistols that I can hide, so my preference is naturally for the 9mm round.


HiPoint 995 Carbine* (w/red dot scope)
Sig P239/Crimson Trace Lasergrips

Best Wishes,


* For those who might disparage the "HiPoint" name, I've found the 995 Carbine to be excellent. It is very accurate, reliable, and like my first girlfriend, ugly, but lots of fun to play with. ;)

April 10, 2006, 09:43 AM
RRA CAR A4 .223 and a Kel-Tec PLR-16! What? Its considered a pistol! :uhoh:

April 10, 2006, 10:44 AM
Ruger 10/22 paired with either the MKII or the Single-Six, depending upon "The Mood"

:neener: :D

April 10, 2006, 10:50 AM
Browning Buckmark/Remington 552 Speedmaster - .22 cal
S&W 686/Marlin - .357mag .38 spc
M1 carbine/<guess I need another big revolver now.

half elf
April 10, 2006, 05:38 PM
Keltec Sub 2K, and a Daewoo DP-51C, both using S&W magazines, and being very fun to shoot

April 10, 2006, 06:38 PM
Would a pairing of a .45/70 lever action rifle and a .45 colt SA revolver be considered a pair?

April 10, 2006, 06:58 PM
Colt Anaconda 6" .44 and Winchester Trapper .44

April 10, 2006, 07:08 PM
glock and kel tec subgun both 9mm

Gun Wielding Maniac
April 10, 2006, 07:46 PM
. Oops... wrong thread.

April 10, 2006, 08:02 PM
Kimber .22 and Ruger Single Six.

April 10, 2006, 09:38 PM
Winchester rifle and Ruger Single Six in .22
Keltec Sub2000 and Glock 23 in .40 S&W

April 10, 2006, 10:21 PM
ok, here's my pistol/carbine combos in the same caliber collection:

link to pic cause i can't figure out how to do a thumbnail (http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=38263&stc=1&d=1144721552)

from top to bottom,
Henry 22 lever with large loop
Sig-Hammerli Trailside .22

FNH PS90 with magparts quad-rail in 5.7x28
FNH USG with 30 rnd magazine!!! in 5.7x28

H&K USC with a UMP conversion to use grease gun mags in 45acp
Wilson Combat Supergrade Compact 1911 in 45acp (duh)

rossi/puma lever in .480 ruger
taurus raging bull in .480 ruger

April 11, 2006, 02:46 AM
They don't both shoot the same round, but they are both Bulgarian circle 10's and the designs are from the same era (late 1940's).



April 11, 2006, 02:50 AM
keltec sub 2000 and two cz 75's one is compact decocker.
Don't know if this counts , but saiga ak 762.39 and cz bolt rifle 762.39

April 11, 2006, 09:27 AM
Px4 Storm and Cx4 Storm (9mm). It's very cool. You can get the Cx4 (the carbine) not only with the same chambering, but they have several different models for all the different mags they use, which are all Beretta handguns! They've got 92/96, Cougar (yes, even in .45), and now Px4 mags!

Course, after I get my Px4, I may have to buy my wife a Hi-Power (darn) before I get my Cx4 (hmmmm....maybe Crimmis present....hehe).

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