Iver Johnson 1911A1 Carbine

The Iver Johnson 1911A1 Carbine is a new rifle that appears to mate a 1911 pistol to a AR-style rifle.  It is chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge and looks like it retains all of the normal 1911 controls, grip safety and more.

Iver Johnson 1911A1 carbine

The gun has a M4-style stock.  Additionally, it looks to have a removable carry handle, removable front sight and a single Picatinny rail on the top of the rifle upper.  From the photo, you can see there is a charging handle on the left side of the weapon.  The barrel appears to be about 16″ in length.  Pricing is already listed as $623.95 on some websites.

The same general thing has been tried before with kits that convert various pistols to carbines.  Those kits include the Hera-Arms CPE, SIG Sauer ACP, and the CAA Tactical RONI.  The Iver Johnson 1911A1 Carbine looks like it goes a step farther and makes the unit appear more permanently attached.  Of course, that may not be accurate.