M1 Carbine - Why the dislike?

Discussion in 'General Military Arms & History Forum' started by ysacres, Mar 7, 2003.

  1. Hmmm, one might say it is "Pi in the sky," Polish, but that would be a horrible pun. :eek: :D

    I haven't read anything on it, but with modern powders and bullet designs, I don't see why it couldn't be done. I've always liked the little carbine as a shooter. If they can make it effective enough I could see many uses for it, or a more modern version of it, on the modern battlefield.
  2. WhiskeyRunner

    WhiskeyRunner New Member

    Jul 2, 2009
    Mt. Enterprise, Tx.
    Found this forum this evening and youall sound like my kind of people. As crazy as I am and as full of it as I am.
    Now for my 2 cents worth on the M1 Carbine. I just bought my first one this past Sundy at a gun show in Tyler, Tx. I have always wanted one because it reminds me of my dad who carried an M1 Carbine in WW2 and it was the first rifle my dad let me shoot when I was about 8 yrs. old. I had a few reloads left over from a Ruger Blackhawk .30 carbine I used to have. I took it out to my range Monday morning and at 50 yrds., the accuracy was plenty good enough for hog hunting.(yes, I have a range set up in my hay meadow) I'm going to work up a load using Hornady's 110gr. JSP with H110 powder. I'm sure it will shoot even better when I find the combo it likes best.
    The best all around personal protection firearm is the one you shoot best and have the most confidence in. I have a Taurus PT1911 .45acp loaded with 200gr. Hornady XTP's and at 15 yrds., I don't miss a head shot in practice. Hope I can do that well in a real life situation if it ever comes to that.
    Until next time, keep your powder dry and your gun loaded..
  3. Navy CWO5

    Navy CWO5 New Member

    Jul 20, 2009
    Millington, Tn
    A few months ago I puchased one of the Auto Ordnance M1 Carbines. My thoughts were that at my age (53) I can still shoot anything but in 20 or so years how much pounding from a 308 or 30-06 could I handle. I have the appropriate shotguns/pistols (45 of course) but wanted something fun now and a SHTF rifle for my later years when the "Goblins/Commies" are bolder than they are now. My M1 Carbine has been flawless. NO misfires and at 100 yards I can cover my shots with my hand. So dislike it if you will but I am a well pleased M1 Carbine owner.

    Show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser.
  4. wabryan1

    wabryan1 New Member

    Jan 1, 2008
    Western Colorado
    Is your question about the M1 carbine or what would be a good gun for your wife? As for the wife, I would get her a .410 pump. Even the dumbest scrote recognizes that sound. There is little recoil, it hits hard and you won't have a lot of errant weight heading down range.
    The M1 carbine is just a wild guess to try to arm "rear" troops who don't shoot for a living and couldn't hit a barn w/ the 45. It wouldn't even punch through commie uniforms. That lesson was learned in the Philippines a generation before.
  5. rundownfid

    rundownfid New Member

    Oct 9, 2009
    Jim Cirillo and the "Stake Out Squad" in NYC used the Carbine extensively and with great effect. Of course they used expanding ammunition, not ball ammo. and the result was one of the best man stoppers they employed, including the 12 Ga.

    In GI guise with ball ammo the .30 carbine was of limited value; but as a home defense or truck gun I believe it would give very creditable service.
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