Never have understood 45acp as a carbine rifle round. Great pistol cartridge, but too slow to gain much from the longer barrel, IMO. Maybe loading it with a slightly slower burning powder would prove otherwise.
I'd take an ultralight and compact Kel-Tec Sub2000 with G18 (30+ rd) mags over the double-the-price Beretta any day, and spend the extra $300-400 on ammo/mags.
Don't get me wrong, the Beretta is probably in fact a very good rifle. But I'd sell it in a second and direct those funds toward an AR, AK, a 30/30 lever, or maybe even the right 22lr setup.
Just my own preferences. 45acp kinda sucks as a rifle round for my tastes. 9mm isn't great either in that facet, but it seems better to me.
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