Best 9mm Carbines

Article Posted: March 14, 2016

Best (9mm Carbines)

Need a self defense weapon for the home, car, camping, or survival? Then the 9mm carbine may be your best bet. This is a list of what we consider to be some of the best 9mm carbines on the market at the time of this writing. Best is defined as semi affordable, reliable, compact, lightweight, suitable capacity, and easy to shoot.

There are dozens of reasons to pick the 9mm as your favorite pistol caliber carbine cartridge. The 9mm cartridge is versatile, compact, lightweight, cheap, and tested. Modern 9mm and 9mm + p rounds are not what they used to be. The modern 9 + p is often compared to the 40 and 45 rounds of yesterday. Fire that same 9mm cartridge from a longer barrel and you get and even bigger performance bump in the form of increased velocity and energy.

So let's take a look at some of the best 9mm carbines out there. If you are interested in one of these click the link to get more info and purchase.

Rock River Arms LAR-9 CAR A4 Carbine


When you have moved from being a beginner and can really appreciate what a great 9mm carbine can do, then you should get the Rock River Arms Lar-9 CAR A4 firearm. It features a 16-inch Chrome Moly Barrel that has a twist rate of 1:10. The CAR stock can lock into place, making for a more comfortable hold.

It is powerful enough to hit at targets that are palm-sized at more than 50 yards away. You can even make some closer shots at rapid speed with ease, as the piece has a low recoil impulse. This is a 9mm carbine that offers incredible balance, and although pricy at approximately $1,180, it is a worthwhile investment.

Find Online It retails for approximately $1,180

TNW Firearms Aero Survival Rifle

TNW Firearms Aero Survival Rifle

Should you need a firearm that you can make compact for easy transportation and storage, this is the right option. It is also known for having a barrel that can be removed and you can convert the calibers. This means that you can easily use it to defend the home, or for your protection when outside the home on outdoor adventures.

In regards to features, this is a blowback operated, semi-automatic rifle which is essentially a survival gun by design. The barrel length is 16.25 inches, though the gun has an overall length of at least 29.75 inches. It comes with a range of accessories including a scope and QD Sling Swivel.

Find Online It retails for approximately $1,180

Just Right (JR) Carbine

9mm Just Right Carbine

The JR Carbine makes the best 9mm carbines list for various reasons. It combines various components include AR-15, Smith and Wesson and Glock Magazines. It is of high quality and is an excellent standard gun. The next reason is the fact that it is has ambidextrous options for both bolt and ejection, making it ideal for use by left handed and right handed shooters.

The JR carbine is also quite well balanced, making it easier to make more accurate shots. This is excellent for home defense when you need to make a split second decision and an accurate shot can save your life. All this and it is still priced at around $700. You will also appreciate the fact that it is compatible with a range of other standard gun accessories.

Find Online It retails for approximately $700 (Made USA)

Hi Point 9mm Carbine

9mm Hi Point Carbine

We are likely to get the stink eye for adding this 1 to the list, but a good Hi Point is reliable and affordable.

This is a firearm that stands out for being simple to use, highly reliable, and affordable. It is an excellent choice for beginners. It weighs in at approximately 7lbs, and has a barrel length of 17.5 inches. The overall length of the firearm is 32 inches, and the magazine has a capacity of 9 rounds.

As Hi Point has decades of experience making firearms, you can trust in the quality and handling of this particular piece. It features a steel barrel, fully adjustable peep sight, various accessories and a single action striker fired trigger, amongst other valuable features.

What you get when you buy a highpoint is a decent gun at a helluvah price. These guns don't have the best fit and finish but if you have a good one it will be reliable and get the job done.

Find Online It retails for approximately $297.00 (base model) Check the nutnfancy video review.

Thureon Defense GA Carbine

Thureon Defense GA Carbine

This is the latest AR-style design from Thureon, and it has a host of modern features that makes it a worthwhile purchase. While many of the 9mm carbines are ideal for using in the home, this is what you need if you are looking for more of a combat gun, or what that you can use in the field. It is perfect for area defense, and it has excellent handling.

The Thureon Defense GA Carbine is excellent for anyone on a budget at less than $1000 dollars. It also delivers excellent accuracy. It has a barrel length of 16.5 inches, although it is possible to get one which is customized to suit your needs. It is compatible with Glock magazines and you can choose one of four different buttstocks.

Find Online It retails for approximately $1,000


So these are some of our choices for best 9mm carbines. The reduced recoil and added capacity of a carbine chambered in 9mm is reason enough to give one these rifles a shot. (pun intended)

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