Originally Posted by Merc1138
Meaning the shop most likely buys an LCP to cannibalize and then welds on an extension, and then hopes to sell enough to recover the cost of the first LCP(which wouldn't be too difficult since it's not that expensive).
I've heard the same thing - shop buys a pistol for the sole purpose of modifying the barrel when the manufacture doesn't sell the barrel separate and/or there are no aftermarket ones available.
“The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles.” - Jeff Cooper, Art of the Rifle