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Thureon Defense Carbine 9mm, $700

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As far as lightness and compactness, the Kel-Tec has those advantages over the Thureon. But the Thureon would be our first choice as a field gun or a combat gun. Also, the Thureon makes the leap from a good home defender to a carbine effective for area defense of a homestead or farm.

Thureon Defense Carbine 9mm, $700

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Home Defense
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With handling like an AR-15, the Thureon is a strong contender for best choice as an all-round 9mm carbine. Lighter weight makes it suitable for smaller-framed shooters.
This is the basic Thureon carbine without sights and stock. The original Thureon, such as the one illustrated, used UZI magazines.
The Thureon carbine looks like the love child of a Sten and a Colt AR-15. This 9mm has purposeful lines, but it isn’t pretty, in our view. The original took modified UZI magazines. Our carbine was Glock compatible. We remember the 9mm Colt, and its seemingly non-existent replacement magazines, so in the interest of availability, the Glock is a better choice.

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