Idle thought


February 24, 2006, 01:41 AM
Save your pistol caliber rifle bashing for another thread, but bare with me.

I have a 9mm for which I buy a great deal of ammo, and I decided that I'd greatly enjoy a long-gun in the same caliber to save on the ammo bill. Am I the only one who thinks a lever-action 9mm, or a toggle bolt 9mm would be a very cool rifle? For plinking, and a good opossum/Raccoon gun I think it'd be unmatched.

I know I know, I'm totally insane.:evil:

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Jeff White
February 24, 2006, 01:53 AM
Perhaps you could get a Marlin lever action in .357 rebarreled in 9mm? I'm not sure what modifications you'd have to make to the extractor to handle rimless rounds though.


February 24, 2006, 02:39 AM
I've actually made the same suggestion here before sometime, though I think I had wondered about a lever in 45 ACP. You couldn't use fmj ammo in it of course but I think either might be interesting. You could still go with any of the pistal cal carbines out there. I've got one of the cheapo 995s in 9mm and I think it's a great little shooter. Doesn't have the class that a lever action would have but it would certainly fit the bill.

February 24, 2006, 09:51 AM
are you the only one who thinks it would be cool? dunno... probably.

for plinking and a good possum or coon gun, of course it is matched... even bettered by the 22 lr. all the fun, half the hearing damage, quarter of the expense...

February 24, 2006, 11:53 AM
Bettered by .22LR? Naw not really. I just want a simple, non semi-automatic pistol caliber carbine that comes in the same caliber as my sidearm.

Make it cost under 300, and I'd fight for one.

February 24, 2006, 10:13 PM

Go haunt the gun shows & find the Marlin Camp Carbine in 9mm, or .45ACP. Casper's got a show comin' up fairly soon if memory serves me correctly. That is, if you're from Kaycee.


February 24, 2006, 10:42 PM
What 9mm do you have? Kel-Tec makes the Sub2000 carbine in a variety of flavors so you can use your existing pistol mags.

To quote Kel-Tec (
The SUB-2000 is available in the following versions only:
9mm: Glock 17, Glock 19, S&W 59, Beretta 92, SIG 226
.40 Cal: Glock 22, S&W 4006, Beretta 96, SIG 226

February 25, 2006, 01:37 AM
The Kel-tec doesnt take CZ mags, and I have a P01. I'd rather have a tube mag than 2 different kinds of detachable mags. I have a hard enough time loosing mags at the range much less hiking in the woods.

February 25, 2006, 01:45 AM
Hey, if you want a fun lil-ole carbine with that space-age, Star Wars look, take a peep at the Beretta Storm. It is available in 9mm, .40SW and .45ACP. I don't own one....yet, but am seriously thinking about it. I see em here in Colorado for about $599. Kinda Pricey, but it would go sooo well with my Buck Rogers White Jumpsuit.

Anyway, just a suggestion

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February 25, 2006, 10:58 AM
so... if you had a beretta storm and a beretta neos, and possibly even that fn carbine contraption, and a white buck rogers suit would you then be what is called 'contemporary'?

(had a friend who suggested i was living in the 19th century because i didn't get excited about the synthetic stocks - at the time it was the new ruger boat paddle - and declared my preference for walnut... said he was a contemporary man, and i was a cliche of a mountain man! lol!!).

February 25, 2006, 11:47 AM
Pistol caliber carbines are great plinking guns. I've got one of the Hi-points in .40S&W and its a hoot to shoot.

Usually, the guns that are the most fun to shoot are the guns that people deem useless or those that have only novel uses.

February 25, 2006, 12:23 PM
Does anyone make something like truncated cone 9mm bullets that would work with a tube mag? If not, would it be totally unacceptable to have a pistol-mag fed leveraction? If not, what pistol mag would be best utilized?



Ignore me, I'm a bit looney this morning. :scrutiny:

February 25, 2006, 12:26 PM
You need to find yourself one of these little jewels:D they are very fun to shoot.

February 25, 2006, 01:40 PM
just use bulk purchase hollowpoints, problem solved.

February 25, 2006, 02:30 PM
9mm carbines are a hoot and can be used for a range of purposes. See the thread on slow powder loading for 9mm carbines in the Handloading section. This ability makes it a far more vesatile round than non-loadable rimfires, IMO.

As to a leverguin in 9mm:

If I were to make a 9mm carbine in a repeating rifle I would go for a pump action with detachable box mags rather than a tube fed lever. You can't beat a pump for smooth, fast follow-up shots in a repeating rifle.


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