I just recently came across a M1 carbine in nice shape and had to purchase it( I must admit I have a soft spot for them). I'm considering using it for home defense if I "feel" the need for something more than a handgun to get the job done( I also have to admit the short barrel is a plus too). Would you consider this a decent round for home defense to use in conjunction a handgun? I'm not worried about over penetration, my neighbors are not to close to me.
If this is considered a " viable" round what would some of you suggest as a home defense round for it? I only see the 30 carbine ammo around me in the " run of the mill " 110gr FMJ stuff. I don't mind target shooting/ plinking with this stuff but if I'm using it in my home for defense I would rather have something better than a FMJ bullet. Any thoughts or insight would be great.