Like you I want a 45acp carbine and have given up on Hi-Point :devilsidesmile: (sorry). I'm saving all my spare cash for a Thompson. I'd come across the Victory but decided against it for the parts unavailability you mention. Might make a good project gun but I'll just keep saving and see which comes first the 4595 or the big ole pile of cash needed for the Thompson. My bet is on the cash pile and the tommy.