Gear: M1 Carbine


M1 Carbine

Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Rifles
Price: $1000 to $1200
Average Rating:
(16 Votes)

Type: Carbine Origin: United States In Service: July 1942-1960s Used by: US, Allies, Bavaria, Israel, Norway, South Vietnam, Brazil Wars: World War 2, Korean War, Vietnam War Production: 6.25 Million+ Weight: 5.2 pounds Length: 35.6 in. Barrel Length: 18 in. Ammo: .30 Carbine ROS: 850-900 rounds/min Range: 200-300 yards Magazine: 15 or 30-round box; detachable.

Member Reviews

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    aaa111, Sat, 05 Apr 2008 12:07:34 UTC.
    1st review

    often overlooked, but a fine patrol rifle

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    KSP494, Sat, 05 Apr 2008 19:19:06 UTC.

    Should not be the issued patrol rifle but definitely available with each shift.

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    Ghost87, Tue, 15 Apr 2008 01:28:10 UTC.

    Why not? If used with soft-point ammo, it has been reported as very reliable and quite lethal. You run into a problem when you use hardball ammo in such a small caliber, just like the 9x19mm.

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    Flanders, Fri, 18 Apr 2008 18:14:43 UTC.

    Very good rifle. I own one myself. I aquired mine just in the past year. Have had no problems with Hard ball ammo. The soft lead ammo keeps jamming though. Overall a very reliable weapon. Easy to care for and operates well in almost any condition. Would make a decent patrol rifle. 15rd, 20rd or 30rd magazine. be cautious of the after market 30rds magazines. do your research.

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    djcrash215, Mon, 04 Aug 2008 03:56:45 UTC.

    Fun weapon....a lot of mine!

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    OnceLEO, Sat, 09 Aug 2008 15:50:05 UTC.

    Compared to all other rifles it's a wimp . But, at 150 meters it still delivers balistics of a 357 Mag. Reading the history is was designed for support troops, later adapted for paratroopers. I've carried one for years in the trunk. With soft point ammo, it's hard to beat for urban settings when you concerned about how many houses a round could pass through from a 5.56 or 7.62. DON"T BUY A PLAINFIELD manufactured M1 Carbine!!!

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    rhood, Thu, 13 Nov 2008 20:49:20 UTC.

    Its a great little plinking gun

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    Retleo, Fri, 14 Nov 2008 07:02:37 UTC.

    A favorite of Officers and Airborne troops in WWII this little .30cal rifle was used extensively in LE agencies throughout the 50-70's. It is reliable for short to medium range use but quickly loses it's punch and accuracy at greater distances.

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    vlouie, Tue, 13 Jan 2009 17:17:51 UTC.

    A great weapon, light weight, actuate. Great to have in the trunk of your patrol vehicle.

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    Bulldog136, Sun, 22 Mar 2009 16:53:11 UTC.

    Fun to shoot, not sure if it is what I'd want on duty. Have problems with the 30 round mags. 15 does well.

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    jumen, Mon, 06 Jul 2009 19:49:57 UTC.

    I practice with this one only. I love it because it is accurate and lite weight.

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    Kotalu13, Mon, 17 Aug 2009 12:37:56 UTC.

    This rifle is one of my personal favorites. Very reliable, fairly light weight, compact, but with enough punch to get the job done.

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    alanarc308, Sat, 28 Nov 2009 22:51:59 UTC.

    I love my little carbine I carried it as a patrol rifle for a while but I kept having so many problems with the 30 round mags I decided to stick with my M-4. I still use mine for home defense though.

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    3rdgencop, Fri, 11 Dec 2009 20:35:34 UTC.

    A fun little gun. Kock down power enough to drop a running dear in thick brush. Never had a malfunction (use quality stuff and replace springs). Accurate in close quarters, but not really a modern patrol rifle since it doesn't have accessory rails for lights etc. Modern 5.56 would be better for urban anyway. Still it's a heck of a lot better than just a pistol!

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    Chapel590, Sun, 21 Mar 2010 11:32:03 UTC.

    I love the old dog its very light good patrol gun i think.good ammo is a must soft nose . Practice with the fmjs.15 rd cilps are the best to use. Im the only one who carries one in my department. I like 110 gr to a 55 gr,and its still good to 150 meters. think of it as an auto 357 mag.very good entry gun for me. close quarters like meth labs and such ,great gun but thats my opinion. Over all i feel better with it than a m4

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    cgingo, Wed, 03 Aug 2011 20:06:34 UTC.

    The first long gun I ever trained with in the military. After all my years and upon retirement, received one from my brother. Carry it in my truck today. Can't go wrong with her. Top of my favorite list.

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