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Posted: 10/5/2009 12:20:34 PM

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Hello,
I'd like to get a pistol setup with one of the rifle conversion kits. I've seen these for the 1911's but they are rare.

Do any of you know of a carbine conversion kit for a Beretta M9? If I can't use my beretta, what would be the best pistol to buy if you are specifically looking to get a carbine kit for it also.

I'm not opposed to buying a new pistol, but I'd rather use my beretta if possible. If possible, I'd rather keep the new pistol & carbine kit in 9mm since I already reload that and have it in stock.
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Posted: 10/5/2009 12:29:28 PM
There was talk years ago about a Beretta 92 version of the Mech-Tech conversion, but it never seemed to happen. I don't know of any other carbine conversions for the 92 platform, personally.

If you don't mind me asking, since you are a 9mm Beretta fan, why not their wonderful CX4 Storm carbine? It's a carbine right out of the box, designed for that purpose, and still shares mags and ammo with your pistol. Just curious.



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Posted: 10/5/2009 12:42:11 PM
I've got nothing against the CX4 Storm, but I've just had a hard time finding a good deal on them. They just seem to cost too much for a 100 yard carbine.
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Posted: 10/5/2009 12:45:43 PM
Understood.

Kel-Tec also makes a version of their SUB-2000 folding carbine that takes unmodified Beretta 92 mags –– about half the cost of a CX4 and likely less expensive than a conversion kit (if there was one) would cost you. Just another thought...

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Posted: 10/5/2009 12:54:22 PM
I'll look into the kel-tec. I wasn't really aware of them.
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Posted: 10/5/2009 1:06:37 PM
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http://www.kel-tec-cnc.com/sub2000.htm

We have two of them and they have been good little carbines. Ugly, but they work.

My wife has an older (and better, IMO, but long-since discontinued) SUB-9 that uses S&W mags (to match her CCW pistols) and loves the thing.

I have a current SUB-2000 model that uses Glock mags (to match my CCW pistols) and was very happy with it until the Oly GL-1 ARs came out (which also use unmodified Glock mags). I hardly shoot the thing since getting the GL-1s but the SUB will still stow and travel in places I could never carry an AR, so I still keep it around.

I have no personal experience with the on set up for Beretta mags, but I have no reason to expect anything different from them. (I came across a used one at a gun show last year and, if I hadn't already had a Storm, I probably would have bought it on general principle. )

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Posted: 10/5/2009 1:12:45 PM
I've thought those conversions were pretty cool as well. My only concern is that the BATF has stated that the T/C exception only applies to T/C products. Anything else is still covered by the "once a rifle, always a rifle" rule - if you convert a pistol to a rifle, you cannot legally convert it back into a pistol.



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Posted: 10/5/2009 2:32:05 PM
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im not aware of any other conversions other then the mech-tech.

there are other carbines that uses pistol mags. OA, Marlin, Ruger, and Beretta as mentioned, there maybe a few more, but i dont recall at this moment.