Henry 9mm carbine
I dunno, but the very sound of Henry making a $1000 9mm carbine seems like a contradiction; and I have several Henrys too.
From the description I don’t see it as being a practical homestead firearm for the price point.
Defending the livestock? 🥴 Pfffft puhleeze. I can think of several more practical firearms for this.
I’m sure it will still see a good duty firearm for certain home types, but very few.
A plinker, sure, but an awfully expensive
Maybe Henry took too much of a gamble on this one?
I don't think they're "gambling" at all. Any halfway decent AR-15, 9 MM Carbine is going to run you in the neighborhood of $1K+. This Henry 9 MM takes far more expense and craftsmanship to produce. It has a 2 piece Walnut stock, that has to be cut, fit, and finished. As opposed to a cheap, injection molded plastic stock that slips over a plastic tube, that most all the others have.
The fact is guns are getting more expensive, period. AR's can still be had for somewhat cheaper prices, because they're cheaper to produce. And everyone and their brother makes them by the pallet load. But even several models of those are well into 4 digits today. Go price Springfields new 9 MM AR-15 Carbine if you don't believe me.
If I were to set up my Rock River Arms LAR-9, 9 MM Carbine today, (shown below), it would cost far more than that Henry pictured. Henry will sell a ton of these.... 9 MM ammunition is becoming available once again, and is coming back down in price. Making it affordable to shoot. (I've seen it for as little as $11.99 @ box at Grab-A-Gun).
And with good, high quality self defense ammunition out of it's longer barrel, it can take deer sized game at reasonable ranges. If you want to keep these things in perspective, go price a plain jane, wood stocked, .223 Ruger Mini-14 today. Compared to most any AR-15 in the same caliber. And Ruger can't keep them in stock at over 4 digits a pop. You'll come back running to that Henry.