I recently went to a gun show in my area and there were a few rifles I had a particular interest in. One that I really liked was the M1 Carbine. It was not the civilian M14, it was like an M1 Carbine, the guy said it was a WWII US-issue rifle. I believe it was a 30.06. I'm not entirely sure on that one, but I am pretty sure it wasn't made for 7.62x51. I also really liked the M1 Garand. The M1 Garand was a bit more expensive. Both rifles seemed to be in good shape. But I almost liked the M1 Carbine better because it had a detachable magazine, felt a bit lighter, and seemed shorter, and I liked the look better. Also, does one need to get a FFL to legally own these in the home? Which is better in terms of accuracy and reliability? I also did not see any M1A there. I saw an SKS. None had the detachable mag. They were all the semi-auto, fixed magazine style. One was a Russian one, one was a Yugoslavian model. Anyone have any experience with any of these firearms and have a recommendation or opinion about any of them? I like the M1 Carbine about the best. I would prefer it for home defense and I really don't want to get an AR-15. Just because I feel like I would attract unwanted attention from police and other idiots who live near me if I owned an AR as opposed to something that is intended to be a replica of a WWII rifle.