Think of a scenario where a RONI Pistol-Carbine conversion could get you out of a tight spot . . . For a home invasion that turns into open warfare, I’d want both a handgun and a rifle. As in “a handgun’s main use is to fight your way to a rifle.” Would I want to take the theoretical five seconds required to convert my Glock into a Carbine? Nope. Grab ‘N Go would be my preferred modus operandi. Alternatively, if I’m out and about zombie-killing, a good-to-go short-barreled Glocked Carbine would be way cool and much appreciated. But at what point do I stop, open my righteous RONI, peel off that little plastic thing that goes over the sights (don’t lose it!), store my carbine suit (don’t lose it!) and switch to a handgun? In short, I don’t get it. Time to quote the brochure . . .
RONI’s press pack wants you to know that the Pistol-Carbine Conversion is more accurate than a naked Glock. Well d’uh. So why not buy a carbine? Surprisingly the main exposition of the RONI Pistol-Carbine Conversion’s raison d’etre falls under the heading “Fiscally Responsible & Economical”:
Using the RONI, only one weapon is required for both close quarters and mid range engagements. No more duplicating weapons, ammunition and magazines. The operator is carrying less weight. In utilizing one weapon system, logistics are streamlined, saving time and money by not having stock replacement parts, magazines, ammunition abd gunsmithing for two weapon systems . . .
The RONI converts your sidearm from a tertiary weapon into a primary weapon. The RONI is priced much less than a SMG. Training with one weapon systems saves time and money and more importantly, allows the operator to develop the singular neuro-muscular coordination need in high-stress situations.
Convinced? I’m thinking a separate carbine that accepts Glock mags would be equally economical, more reliable and just as compatible. Something like . . . the Kel-Tec Sub-2000.
That said, I’m interested in the fact that RONI accepts sound suppressors up to 1.375″ in diameter. Any system that can shut-up my Glock without giving it a Cyrano De Bergerac nose job has a certain appeal. Then again, why not a handgun and a silenced rifle? Or, if you want to keep the mags compatible, how about a silenced, foldable Kel-tec Sub-2000 with a can on the front?
One thing I find odd: RONI’s constant reference to an SMG. When a company says “Our X is better than their Y” over and over again, I think to myself “Hmmm. Maybe I should buy a Y.” Only I can’t have a sub-machine gun. Not easily anyway. Nor, for that matter, can I buy the RONI Pistol-Carbine conversion without jumping through the NFA hoops for short-barreled weapons.
Range toy? Cool in and of itself? Some life-saving use that I missed? I can’t find the tao of this one. Little help?