Friday, June 22, 2018

Pistol caliber carbines and subguns for Survival?

I just wanted to get your take on whether 9mm subguns are obsolete
these days? They seem like they would be easier to suppress than an
AR15 or AK, so that is one advantage. They also have a much lesser
chance of over-penetration through walls when compared to a carbine
Some people are saying that subguns are obsolete because they can't be
concealed like a pistol and lack the power of a carbine rifle. What is
your take on this Mr. Aguirre?

Many will say a pistol caliber carbine or sub gun is just a big gun firing an underpowered cartridge.
That may be true, then again, no one ever accused a 22LR carbine, (long arm, underpowered) of not being useful.
While some will see it as a waste and say that rifles should fire rifle rounds, I believe that a pistol caliber carbine or subgun is particularly useful from a survival and preparedness perspective.
Ammo logistics is the most obvious advantage.
In the wild west days carbines and revolvers shooting the same cartridge was a a particularly popular combo. Just one round to stock and carry, feeding both guns.

The same holds true today. My Winchester trapper 94 in 357 magnum is a handy little carbine. Its accurate and packs a punch, digesting hot 357 magnums and 38 special LRN alike. The revolver runs on the same ammo and gives you a handy tool for close up work.
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The same logic applies to a 9mm carbine or sub gun.  The possibility of using a sound suppressor sure is a plus if you have one. If you can have both guns running on the same mags its even better. I’m fond of the KPOS –Ronin conversion kits that use Glock pistols. You can basically put one Glock in it and get the advantages of a stock and easy optics installed, and have the exact same weapon as your sidearm with 100% compatibility in ammo, magazines and even the gun itself.  Just a big bulky Glock? Sure, but that stock and foregrip means those 25 to 50 meter shots are MUCH easier and faster to make.
Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”

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