Ken Hackathorn on the M1 Carbine: Reputation vs Reality

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  1. Amp Mangum

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    Interesting video...
     
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    Interesting video! I recall hearing stories of Korean war vets complaining of it not knocking down attaching Chinese through their frozen quilted tunics. I have always wanted an M1 Carbine, and recall them being very cheap when we were selling them at Roses decades ago.
     
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    Funny how the rifle that was designed for cooks and truck drivers, so that they could skip 1911 pistol training, became one of the most popular weapons in WWII, in spite of it's serious limitations.
     
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    With Hornady’s CD 110gr ammo @ 2000fps a little 5lb M1 Carbine is a handy HD weapon. I only have a couple small concerns, first the ammo availability and cost is spotty and $20 for a 25 round box then second is I really only would trust 15 round mags and my mag changing skills on the little Carbine aren’t near as good as a M4. Now those two concerns verses the application of a M1 Carbine if needed are no biggie.
     
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    My dad carried one in WW2 and liked it. He was an infantryman, but carried a radio.
     
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    ronn47 Where's the Scotch? Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

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    I have several NOS Type IV mag catches that are for the 30 round mags.
    They hold the 30s in tight.
     
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    They were (and are) cool for their day, once affordable American made carbines with milspec surplus ammo readily available. All that's gone now, and we're left with $1500-up collectibles and shoddy (and expensive) clones.

    .30 caliber 5.5lb carbines with 20+ round magazines? 2,000fps+ and accurate? My .300blk pistol works exactly for that purpose.
     
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    Friend of mine was a USMC truck driver in the first marine unit sent in. He traded 3 or 4 cartons of cigarettes to a Arvn MP for a m1 carbine. He cut the stock down and kept it in his truck the whole time he was there, his m14 was too big to maneuver in the cab. Kept that stashed behind the seat.
     
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    I bought mine last month for $300... excellent condition, but stock and metal were refinished... came with 9 mags.
    Ya gotta keep yer ear to th' ground. Only took me 15 years to find an affordable one.
     

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