Dear GTers, It has been six years since I bought my one and only gun, a G19. Here it is very difficult for John Q Taxpayer to own anything resembling a rifle, so I worked around this by pimping up my G19 with a "carbine conversion kit", i.e. a plastic box made by CAA Tactical, the RONI G-1, as it is called. Turning a pistol into an SBR in this manner doesn't require any additional paperwork, and the kit is completely unregulated. No actual modifications are made on the gun. The scope is a Meprolight MEPRO 21 reflex sight. The gun shoots very nicely once you get the scope zeroed, although the kit still doesn't remedy the heavy Glock trigger. It is the best pimping I have managed to arrange for the G19, which makes it an even more versatile gun. I'm not sure yet if the gun keeps its zero each time it is taken down and reassembled - will test on the range and report. That said, the only reason I bought the kit was for some fun on the range. Although there is no law forbidding me from openly carrying my G19 thus carbinized in public, I don't want to do so for a few reasons: 1. The public here in Israel is accustomed to seeing civilians carrying unloaded military rifles, not loaded pistols with stock attachments. The kit is too out of the ordinary and conspicuous, for a person who is not on duty in some security or paramilitary capacity. In most urban settings in Israel, seeing armed security is not unusual, and I don't want to alarm possibly ignorant security guards or government agents, however legal I might be. 2. My pistol is licensed for self defense, and although such a kit might improve the pistol's worth for defending its owner, it might be construed by a zealous prosecutor as overkill if used for self defense. 3. While I don't maintain strict concealment all the time, I do not like to draw too much attention to my being a "shooter" before an uninitiated and unknown public. 4. Recreational shooting outside firing ranges is almost nonexistent in Israel, so if carried, it would only be for self defense, and for that I prefer the convenience of a pistol. This situation may change, but for now I feel more comfortable in public carrying my pistol loaded in a conventional holster and the carbine conversion kit in a bag, hidden from view, when en route to a range and back. As for other carbine conversions, getting a Mechtech kit for the G19 would involve a huge amount of paperwork and bureaucratic begging, which I don't want to go through now. The pistol licensing system here is very restrictive, and my thought is that this carbine kit was developed because it is a way of carrying a quasi-long gun by non-government agencies and individuals in backward countries where civilians are not allowed to own rifles. By the way the company that is making them cannot manufacture enough to meet the demand. Thoughts would be welcome. Sorry for the poor picture - should be able to do better ones later.