Originally Posted by Shoobee
Carbines are not designed for answering the door.
Shotguns are a lot better for that.
I'm sorry, but I think you missed the point - I need one hand to OPEN the door. If I feel the door may be opened safely, but am somehow mistaken, (it happens, which is how some home invasions take place), my defensive shotgun might be very out of place to use correctly. If I had an NFA shotgun like a Mad Max version, maybe, but until then, (I have no intention of buying one), I'll stick with a one handed firearm for such mundane jobs.
Having said that, the ONLY version of a carbine that would work to answer the door would be one of the AR or AK pistols with the SiG Arm Brace installed AND strapped on AS an arm brace, to allow some sort of awkward one handed use. I don't intend to "strap on" like that to answer the door during routine day to day activities, but it might be a good short setup to use IF all other layers of my home security have been breached and I am down to guarding the safe room with my family inside. Then of course the Arm Brace may be, as ATFE says, "misused in a manner not intended by the manufacturer".
In the meantime, this will also work.