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If a pistol could duplicate the sighting and steady platform of a rifle could it compete?

In shooter situation (where fast draw is not an issue), in a building, it may be that employees are armed with pistols. If the shooter has a rifle then he has the advantage. What if a handgun could be 'clipped' into a frame that essentially makes it a rifle?

Why a frame? Consider a school where you need a handgun kept close on your person. You want to protect it. That would be difficult with a rifle unless it's locked up. I doubt a teacher would sling his AR. But if you had a 'mount' just set in the corner, ready for use, do you think it would help? Are these things made?
 

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If a pistol could duplicate the sighting and steady platform of a rifle could it compete?

In shooter situation (where fast draw is not an issue), in a building, it may be that employees are armed with pistols. If the shooter has a rifle then he has the advantage. What if a handgun could be 'clipped' into a frame that essentially makes it a rifle?

Why a frame? Consider a school where you need a handgun kept close on your person. You want to protect it. That would be difficult with a rifle unless it's locked up. I doubt a teacher would sling his AR. But if you had a 'mount' just set in the corner, ready for use, do you think it would help? Are these things made?
Once a stock is attached it would be considered a short barreled rifle which is illegal and prohibited under the National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA). Unless the pistol barrel is at least 16 inches and the overall length with the stock attached is at least 26 inches.

www.atf.gov › firearms › qaCan I lawfully make a pistol into a rifle without registering ...

Jan 23, 2020 · Assuming that the firearm was originally a pistol, the resulting firearm, with an attached shoulder stock, is not an NFA firearm if it has a barrel of 16 inches or more in length.

Assembly of Weapons from Parts Kits
The Thompson/Center Court viewed the parts within the conversion kit not only as a Contender pistol, but also as an unassembled “rifle” as defined by 26 U.S.C. 5845(c). The inclusion of the rifle stock in the package brought the Contender pistol and carbine kit within the "intended to be fired from the shoulder" language in the definition of rifle at 26 U.S.C. 5845(c). Id. at 513 n.6. Thompson/Center did not address the subsequent assembly of the parts. United States v. Ardoin, 19 F.3d 177, 181 (5th Cir. 1994). Based on the definition of “firearm” in 26 U.S.C. 5845(a)(3), if parts are assembled into a rifle having a barrel or barrels of less than 16 inches in length, a regulated short-barreled rifle has been made. See, e.g., United States v. Owens, 103 F.3d 953 (11th Cir. 1997); United States v. One (1) Colt Ar-15, 394 F. Supp. 2d 1064 (W.D.Tenn. 2004). Conversely, if the parts are assembled into a rifle having a barrel or barrels 16 inches in length or more, a rifle not subject to the NFA has been made.
 

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Besides being illegal who would have the presence of mind to assemble and bring into use. It takes muscle memory to quickly deploy and are they going to practice enough to have that skill?
 

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For "most" indoor distances, a pistol is fine, for what it is. The ability to hit a target is well within the perimeters. Putting a stock on a pistol doesn't make it a rifle
A rifle round isn't a pistol round. They are very different in a lot of ways, so not exactly sure what you are trying to ask.
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Simply put by wiser men than I, your pistol is best used to fight your way to your rifle.
I would NEVER choose a pistol over a rifle. If you disagree and survive, let us know how it worked out.
 
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