Most pistol-to-carbine conversion kits are NFA restricted items requiring additional Federal paperwork and fees to own. This version of the Fab Defense KPOS system, the G2 Pathfinder, employs a folding AR-type buffer tube with no shoulder stock and a hand stop in place of a vertical grip, so no SBR tax stamp is required. Milled from a billet of 6061 T6 aluminum and treated with a hard-anodized finish, the Pathfinder chassis features an AR style charging handle, folding sights, and a removable flash hider. The system can be installed without any permanent modification to the pistol and it's available for several makes including Glocks, Sig Sauer, and Springfield XD models.
FAB Defense KPOS G2 Pathfinder
Threaded-barreled, “tactical” lever guns are experiencing a boom in popularity right now, and Ranger Point Precision has a line of screw-on Comet muzzle brakes to accommodate many of the most popular models from Henry, Marlin and Rossi.
The Italian designed Benelli M4 semi-automatic shotgun has served alongside the members of the United States Marine Corps for over the past two decades, and is also a popular commercial option.
The M1911 is now well into its second century of production, though many features of the design have been contemporized, including 9 mm Luger variants with double-stack magazine such as the Staccato 2011 P tested here, which is one of five M1911-style models made by Texas-based Staccato, the successor to STI International.