Imagine what it would look like if she added me to her blogroll...
Still, there is a need and niche for a small compact weapon, not a pistol, and not as big as a rifle, that shoots an effective round.
THIS guy has done a lot of thought that parallels my own for carbine selection.
I like his thought process, but it doesn't match mine completely. He'd be happy enough with a tiny round like the FN 5.7 mm type used in their P-90. Kinda, but different.
It violated some of my requirements. I want a carbine that shoots a common cheapish, but effective, pistol caliber out of a longer barrel. Preferrable the same caliber that I already own. A new expensive bullet would not make me happy. And I obviously need a civilian legal version. No select fire.
If the M1 Carbine had come in .45 instead of it's own caliber I'd be as happy as a pig in poop. Reliable, handy, perfect. And perfectly non-existant.
Now I need to make plans to go to Virginia and wander around a national park, now that that is legal, but may not be long, depending on the Administration moves. After, I'll eat at a restaurant that doesn't serve alcohol, studiously avoiding airports, churches, courthouses, and bars.
Then I'll go home, locking the pistol in a case, and away from my reach while driving. The ammo for said pistol, of course, will be unloaded and locked somewhere separate. Can't be too careful with Maryland. And I'll go STRAIGHT home, no stops at a gas station to fill up or anything.
Yay! Some state organs recognize my inherent right!
All MagTech .40 S&W out of the SIG 229 DAK at 25 feet distance. Not great, but not shabby. I love those Birchwood Casey splatter targets.
Someday soon, you're gonna be ruefully saying: "I shoulda listened to T-Bolt"