Pistol CarbinesPistol carbines were long barrelled pistols that could have shoulder stocks added. In every other respect they were a normal pistol. These were probably not popular among Pirates but were quite popular among poachers and highway men because of the ease that such a weapon could be concealed. In some instances, the pistols came with screw on barrels. In such cases they were known as a poacher's or break-down gun.