I have an aftermarket restocked M1 Carbine. No, it doesn't shoot as far as some, but I'm not going to be shooting very far. An opponent flinging shots at me from more than a block away is pretty remote. It works well and is my 'house' gun. I see no point in spending a wad of money on something else I already have covered. I suppose I could get familiar with a bullpup rifle, but I see no point.