M1 carbine vrs. 1911

Discussion in 'General Military Arms & History Forum' started by Ursus, Jan 14, 2007.

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Wich would you take?

  1. M1 carbine

    76.7%
  2. 1911 .45 pistol

    23.3%
  1. RMT

    RMT New Member

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    If I knew I were gonna be in a firefight I would take the carbine. Neither are preferable for battle though.
  2. cohoskip

    cohoskip New Member

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    In Korea I carried both the M2 Carbine (fully auto) and the .45
  3. Bottledestroyer22

    Bottledestroyer22 New Member

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    I'd go with the carbine. Rifle vs. pistol. Rifle wins.
  4. BillP

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    The only reason I would opt for the 45 is if what else I had to carry or fire made carrying a shoulder weapon inadvisable. For instance if my primary weapon was a flame thrower then I would have to go with the .45. In the mortar example the two extra guys have two jobs. #1 carry 60mm rounds #2 help protect the firing position. Since the first involves the mission and the second involves my own but, my only decision would be should I carry more .30 ammo or an extra 60mm round or two. :D
  5. artabr

    artabr New Member

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    I would keep the 1911 and swipe a Thompson. ;) :D


    Art
  6. xwad

    xwad New Member

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    I would take the M1, it is more accurate and a good light carbine, but mainly because of magazine capacity advantage.
  7. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    Well, the poll is the M1 Carbine vs the 1911. With the choices that I have, I will take the Carbine for all the reasons stated before - plus it is just plain fun to shoot!
  8. jacksonco

    jacksonco New Member

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    I chose the M1 Carbine. Rifle v. Pistol rifle wins. Also when ammo is gone, an empty carbine will make a better weapon than an empty pistol.
  9. williepete

    williepete New Member

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    M1 for the range.
    If it gets close, my 1911 with prefrag rounds.
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  10. TranterUK

    TranterUK Guest

    So you are saying there are members here from outside the US! I don't know, what's next? Republicans!

    Oh and as most have agreed, it's got to be the carbine because it's about accuracy, power and speed.
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  11. Teejay9

    Teejay9 New Member

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    I'm a huge fan of both, but I'd give the edge to the M-1 Carbine. Holds more rounds, and you can hit and take out at over 100 yards. Not the greatest, most powerful weapon of WWII and Korea, but I'd rather engage at a distance instead of letting them get close enough for a pistol, even if that pistol's .45. Best off, having both. TJ
  12. Grumpytrkr

    Grumpytrkr New Member

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    I keep a .30 carbine in my travel trailer. I think it is a great rifle, for what it was built for.

    Question............Are the earlier 30 carbine missing the bayonet lug under the barrel?
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