The M1 Carbine is no traditional carbine.
Rather than follow the sole design of a parent rifle like the M1 Garand…this carbine is a mutt-like mix of designs, minds, and manufacturers — from General Motors to a jukebox company — this gun is popular all over the world. Over 6.5 million were manufactured in WWII (the most of any US military gun during that time), and it was used by the likes of Audie Murphy, Merril’s Maurauders, and the soldiers of Iwo Jima. A fascinating history for sure, does it have a place in shooting today? Is it a good training gun? Is it worth even considering?
Is this something you’d shoot today? Let me know in the comments. Remember to share this with others who would enjoy learning about this “Mutt Gun” :D! – Kirsten