Tag: carbine

Hi-Point .45 ACP Carbine

Hi-Point has finally produced a carbine chambered in .45 ACP. From the press release … As with the 9mm and .40 Caliber Hi-Point carbines the longer barrel will increase velocity figures between 80-200 FPS over a like chambered handgun, especially with +P loads. [Read More…]

Ruger SR-556C Carbine

The Ruger SR-556 has been updated. The new SR-556C model is 1.75″ shorter thanks to an integrally machined flash suppressor (ATF counts integrally machined flash suppressor as part of the barrel. The barrel is technically only about 14.5″ long). The heavy [Read More…]

Danish Army upgrades their carbines

The Danish Army has just signed a contract with Colt Canada for 5000 Colt C8 IUR carbine. The carbines will be designed the M/10. The guns feature quad rails and a fore grip. [ Many thanks to Mark for emailing me the info. ]

Steyr’s civilian 9mm AUG

Steyr Mannlicher (The European firm, not to be confused with Steyr USA) is selling , or will be so shortly, a range of AUG carbines chambered in 9x19mm NATO and 9x21mm IMI1. The STEYR AUG Z A3 9mm is a very cool looking gun. The standard model is chambered in 9mm NATO [Read More…]

M4 costs $800 – $1000

The NY Times has posted interesting article about the M4 Carbine. For bulk purchasers, a new M-4 costs about $800 per rifle, though the price is often higher when after-market rail systems, used for mounting optics and lights, are included. For rifles used by the [Read More…]

HERA 1911 Carbine Kit

HERA ARMS, makers of the Glock Carbine Kit, have turned their sights on the M1911 pistol. The Colt Pistol Extension (CPE) turns any mil-sepc 1911 into a .45 carbine. Installation is simple. All that is involved is removing the grip panels and attaching the CPE in their [Read More…]

Evolution of the M4 Carbine

PEO Soldier, the Army acquisition agency, have published a timeline showing the 62 ECP (Engineering Change Proposals) that have been applied to the M4 Carbine over the past 18 years1. The original specifications called for 600 Mean Rounds Between Stoppage. The current [Read More…]

Terrorists prefer the M4

Guy Sagi, Editor of the NRA’s Shooting Illustrated, reported on his blog that the FBI have arrested five men who attempted to purchase 10,000 M4 Carbines as well as Stringer missiles. Terrorists, like children who play computer games, must also think it is [Read More…]

Iraqi Special Forces M4

This is the first photo I have seen showing an Iraqi solider with a M4 Carbine with all the goodies that go with it. A Soldier from Al Anbar’s 9th Battalion, Iraqi Special Operations Forces, storms an entryway during close-quarter combat training on April 4 in Al [Read More…]

HERA Glock Carbine kit

German firm HERA Arms make a glock carbine kit called the GCC (Glock Carbine Conversion). REMOV told me the kit costs only 250 EUR and are available in various European states without any restrictions. The SD model is a suppressor compatible version of the kit . Click [Read More…]

CAA Glock Carbine Kit

Command Arms Accessories at SHOT Show had a prototype kit to convert a Glock pistol into a carbine on display. The kit is called the PTP. I have not idea what it stands for. It is a clever design that prevents any chance of the slide hitting the operator on recoil. [Read More…]