Got to watch out for those "assault carbines."
Thread on it: https://thefiringline.com/foru...owthread.php?t=12385
...it is called the "Gunsite Police Rifle." After the FBI Miami Shootout in 1986, Cooper mused that the feds should have had rifles, not 12 pound sniper rifle with 20X scopes, but carbines. About the same time Morrison was running experiments on the "ancient" dirty thirty vs. weapons like the CKC or the Kashliclone. They found this system "ideal" for using a powerful weapon at pistol ranges.
I think it was Yost came up with the name for it, but not sure. Cooper has been enthusiastic about the lever gun in pistol caliber. He proclaimed it the "Brooklyn Special" after a student from Neeew Yorrrk.
If I recall correctly, the pistol caliber lever actions are what Cooper refers to as "Kansas City Specials" and the 30-30 chambered ones are "Brooklyn Specials".
a standard carbine, eiither the standard 20-inch 94, or to the shorter, 16-inch version, with a few minor refinements
1. Recoil pad added, not so much to tame the smashing energy of the .30-30 or .44 mag, but to avoid slipping around when hastily shouldered. Also, the heel and toe of the recoil pad were "turned," or rounded, to keep a sharp edge from catching on the upper garment.
2. "Ghost Ring" aperture rear sight fitted.\
3. Butt cuff ammo carrier added. The lace-on leather version is preferred, as the elastic/web number looses tension in fairly short order.
4. Sling attachments installed.
The result is a very handy, adequately powerful, slender, extremely quick little arm, without a bunch of weight-adding and snaggable stuff like pistol grip, magazine protruding from the bottom, and optical sights. The realm of aciton seems to be mainly from ten to 100 yards, but with the capablility of striking a decisive blow out to around 200. It was never conceived as a main battle rifle or a sniper rifle, but as a close combat arm, useful for fairly precise placement up close, but capable of good hits far beyond shotgun range.
Other quick stuff found:
"Some family members have asked us what is meant by 'GPR.' GPR is a Gunsite Police Rifle. It is a short-barreled, lever-action 30-30 equipped with ghost ring sights. It is far and away better for urban renewal than any sort of military weapon, and it is also, much cheaper. City managers take note."