Welcome to 2012!
In 2011, the subject of pistol-caliber carbines came up here at YGN, as well as on other gunblogs.
While people have different preferences, most seem to agree that the selection of factory-new offerings in this category of gun is pretty sparse.
A prospective buyer has few options to choose from if they want a new gun:
In my previous post, I described the difficulties and motivations surrounding my wish to change the appearance of my Marlin Camp 9 Carbine. While the wood stock is very nice, I wasn’t happy with the ergonomics, and I wanted to add one with a pistol grip.
Way back in the mists of time (around 2005), I found a very good deal on a pistol caliber carbine – a Marlin Camp 9. It’s not as desirable amongst collectors as it’s sibling chambered in .45 ACP, but it filled a niche in my collection, and as the saying goes, “the price was right.”