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While it's arguable that the charging handle/latch of the AR-15 isn't suited to close quarters use, and thus not appropriate on pistol caliber carbines, it does have one advantage.
Pistol caliber carbines like this excel at making rapid hits from 10 to 75 yards.
The JR Carbine is a straight-blowback pistol caliber carbine and has a distinctive profile.
Pistol caliber carbines may sacrifice a bit in the high-performance rifle category, but the short-range accuracy and stopping power of a pistol caliber round will certainly defend the homestead.