Thursday, May 28, 2015

M-1 Carbines

Here's an article in American Rifleman about the M-1 Carbine. Don't just read the article, in this case the comments have a lot to say as well.




10 comments:

genericviews said...

Looks like NRA marketing for Inland to boost sales of the new ones.

Carbine was a cost saving compromise over a full sized rifle. It was never intended to be a totally awesome shooter and it lived up to it's specifications. It was never a rifle you wanted to have if you were going looking for trouble. But perfectly fine if trouble found you.

Old NFO said...

I like mine, but I won't buy another... But it IS an option for home defense, IMHO.

drjim said...

Everything I've read about these over the years has convinced me it's a "Love It or Hate It" rifle.

I've always thought they were pretty neat, but they're way out of my price range these days.

genericviews said...

For only a little more money, you can have a fully functional AR-15 carbine. Better on every measurable level. The only reason to have one is if you got one a long time ago or if you are collecting it because of its historical value.

ASM826 said...

Generic,

There is one more possible reason. You think this one is fun. I didn't, but I know a few guys who just like them.

Atom Smasher said...

I have one. With a paratrooper folding stock. Bought it from a friend who was getting stationed in Norway for a couple of years. I think it's "mine" now but if he wants it back it will become his again.

I've never fired it, but I have a bandolier of NORK ammo waiting for it. Maybe I should take it for a spin, after all these years.....

Atom Smasher said...

NORK => ROK.

ASM826 said...

And I was going to ask where the *%#? you got a bandoleer of NORK .30 Carbine.

Shane W said...

I bought my carbine at Woolworths in a mall in California in 1991. With the bayonet lug! For less than $200.

I wouldn't want to pay today's prices for one but it is one of the funnest firearms I've had the pleasure to shoot. Absolutely love it and wouldn't trade it for the world.

Kevin said...

Mine is an IBM1. I bought it because my father worked for IBM for 33 years, and I wanted a "business machine" to commemorate that. Sweet shooter, and holds about 3 MOA with my 110 grain softpoint handloads. I like it very much.