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A carbine is a shortened rifle.

I think that's about all there is to it.

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A carbine is an intermediary gun, shorter than a long rifle, but longer than a pistol. It was originally a format developed for cavalry to have longarms that were easier to use while on horseback. Many carbines were originally just chopped down long arms, but after a while someone got smart and started chambering pistol calibers into them. They found out that the longer barrel helps increase the velocity of the bullet by not only providing a longer barrel for stability, but focusing the pressures generated by the gunpowder. A 9mm bullet in a luger ( 19mm) casing fired out of a 16" barrel can achieve the same velocities of a .357Sig!!!! And, the accuracy cannot be beat! This is a great choice for an intermediate weapon with a range +/-100m that also allows you to carry a lighter round, and in turn more rounds. Also, the risk of over-penetration is far less with a pistol caliber than a rifle caliber, making carbines the perfect choice for weapons on board aircraft or naval ships.
 

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A carbine is an intermediary gun, shorter than a long rifle, but longer than a pistol. It was originally a format developed for cavalry to have longarms that were easier to use while on horseback. Many carbines were originally just chopped down long arms, but after a while someone got smart and started chambering pistol calibers into them. They found out that the longer barrel helps increase the velocity of the bullet by not only providing a longer barrel for stability, but focusing the pressures generated by the gunpowder. A 9mm bullet in a luger ( 19mm) casing fired out of a 16" barrel can achieve the same velocities of a .357Sig!!!! And, the accuracy cannot be beat! This is a great choice for an intermediate weapon with a range +/-100m that also allows you to carry a lighter round, and in turn more rounds. Also, the risk of over-penetration is far less with a pistol caliber than a rifle caliber, making carbines the perfect choice for weapons on board aircraft or naval ships.
+1 to that.
 

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You can always count on Neo to give you an essay.

Hehe you know I'm just messin' with ya :p
Hey it coulda been worse Jag could have answered :D
Just playin I find both Jags and Neos posts to be good reading.
But Neo pretty much summmed it up. Carbines are considered to be anything less than 20 inches in barrel length with a shoulder stock
 
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