Yes the carb is a great old firearm. However the good ones are way too expensive for you interest. The ammo is very expensive. I would look at the 9MM High Point carbine for your use. The Marlin Camp gun also in common handgun ammo from Walmart.
Hello have looked into those.the hp995, dont like its design. I had me set on the ruger pc9, problem is i cant find one, discontinued in early 2000s. If i find one, i wouldn't hesitate. Saw the m1 and saw it very versatile but ammo pricing was a disappointment. Might hold off for a ruger pc than.