That's really the whole explanation right there. Some people figure: "If I'm going to carry a rifle, I want a rifle cartridge."...I am not knocking it, just honestly do not get the concept.
I'm buying pistol caliber rifles for "convoy defense" and unified ammo packing. When I have to move my family from our current town to the resettlement area and there is badness afoot, I want a rifle my wife and young sons can reliably fire for short distance accurate defense.i have a 30/30 and a 308. Why would anyone want a pistol ammo shooting rifle?
I am not knocking it, just honestly do not get the concept.
In a stressful moment, such as a BG in my house, threatening my family, with adrenaline coursing through my veins, I'll take all the extra stability I can get, and a rifle butstock provides that. Less chance of hitting something I don't intend (bullets NEVER miss)For HD, why not a semi-automatic, .45ACP pistol? More maneuverable at close quarters, and at the ranges in a house, the carbine's extra accuracy won't matter. If I'm going for rifle-length, I'll just get a semi-automatic shotgun and put buckshot or something in it.