my self defense carbine

This is a discussion on my self defense carbine within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I just had a distressing thought ... My original comment stands. You've got a dandy working tool and no two ways about it. Unfortunately I ...

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 28 of 28
Like Tree29Likes

Thread: my self defense carbine

  1. #16
    Senior Member Array Sky Pilot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Lorain County, Ohio
    Posts
    849
    I just had a distressing thought ...
    My original comment stands.
    You've got a dandy working tool and no two ways about it.
    Unfortunately I just thought of a rather significant "However ..."
    That particular treasure has a history, it has a family connection, making its value more than its intrinsic price.
    Should you have the misfortune to use it against "Huns in the Wire" the po-po have a distressing game they play ... it's called take-away and too often that becomes keep-away.
    Depending on your state's laws and the jurisdiction, if it's used in a righteous shoot it's still destroyed.
    Other jurisdictions hold 'em until all appeals are exhausted (read "until the inferno freezes over and Shaitan learns to figure skate")
    What you have is perfectly workable and undeniably effective, but please understand, if you actually have to make use of it, you may never see it again.
    "Deine Papieren bitte?" or "ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ !"
    (Choose only one)
    NRA Endowment Member
    "I bark at no man's bid. I will never come and go, and fetch and carry, at the whistle of the great man in the White House no matter who he is." -- David Crockett

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #17
    Senior Member Array sjones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    carrollton,texas
    Posts
    678
    I hope not,because my dad once told me to never sell it.He was a marine in ww2.He was on IWO,GUADACANAL,BOGANVILLE,SAIPAN and I don't know how many others.In fact he once told me he was about 50 yards down the hill where they planted the flag on IWO.
    bmcgilvray likes this.

  4. #18
    Member Array RAC55's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    78
    I couldn't agree more. I bought a beat up M1 carbine back in the late 70s for 125 bucks and shot the heck out of it ever since. It has never misfired yet. Out of all my fancy long guns in my safe, I would still grab that old carbine in a pinch if I needed some HD medicine in a hurry. It's as reliable and easy to use as a wood burning stove!
    bmcgilvray likes this.

  5. #19
    Senior Moderator
    Array pgrass101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    13,475
    M1 carbine is IMO the perfect HD rifle, we keep two for defense. One for me and one for the Mrs's
    “You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.”

    ― Robert A. Heinlein,

  6. #20
    VIP Member Array mcp1810's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    4,952
    It is a fantastic weapon without a doubt. But........
    It is not black! Every gun magazine will tell you that other than a Garand the only acceptable semi autos with wood come from communist factories.
    I can remember as a kid going to Sears and looking at the Universal carbines they had for sale. The stores near me stopped selling guns before I was old enough to buy one. I will get one some day.
    Infowars- Proving David Hannum right on a daily basis

  7. #21
    Member Array lyz_grace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    251
    Friend of mine has a lot of replica guns and WWII collectibles. His M1 is my FAVORITE and is actually on the table in front of me in my avatar (can't really see it). I'd take the carbine over the AK any day, it's definitely on my list!
    bmcgilvray and 45ACP4ever like this.

  8. #22
    Member Array RAC55's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    78
    I don't know, but a buddy of mine has a national match M1A, and an older FN - LAR both with wood stocks, and you can shoot a tick off a dogs ass at a hundred yards with either of those rifles. My raggedy old carbine is no slouch at fifty yards. I get the notion that some of these gun magazines are more into fashion than firepower lately.
    Quote Originally Posted by mcp1810 View Post
    It is a fantastic weapon without a doubt. But........
    It is not black! Every gun magazine will tell you that other than a Garand the only acceptable semi autos with wood come from communist factories.
    I can remember as a kid going to Sears and looking at the Universal carbines they had for sale. The stores near me stopped selling guns before I was old enough to buy one. I will get one some day.

  9. #23
    Moderator
    Array bmcgilvray's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    10,059
    Quote Originally Posted by sjones View Post
    I have a M1 carbine that my dad used in WW2.it still shoots great and with soft point or hollow point I trust it completely.
    I have several 15 round mags and 1 30 rounder all loaded and ready to go.
    Its small,lightweight and easy to carry.
    I think its a perfect defense gun. What do you guys think?

    Rereading this post, I'm thinking we'd love to see some photos and detail about your particular Carbine.

    My Dad was in the Navy during World War II. One afternoon he and some buds were playing football on the dock beside his ship while it was in Pearl Harbor. A Marine came by and ask if anyone wanted to buy a Carbine so my dad said he gave him $20 for it. His ship's captain (a patrol craft escort) was intrigued with it and gave him permission to bring it aboard. And, as they say, the rest is history.

    While cruising the Pacific they used it to shoot at sea gulls and sharks. He still has it today.




    OD*, PoLockNLoad, Remy and 1 others like this.
    Charter Member of the DC .41 LC Society

    “No possible rapidity of fire can atone for habitual carelessness of aim with the first shot.”

    Theodore Roosevelt, The Wilderness Hunter, 1893

  10. #24
    Member Array RAC55's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    78
    I still have my little beatup carbine than I bought back in the 70s...it never dropped a round on the ground in all those years.....]]

  11. #25
    Senior Member Array 45ACP4ever's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    697
    If I had another M1 Carbine beside the one I inherited from my grandfather I would not hesitate to have it next to the bed. They are handy, reliable and with 15 or 30rds (I have two 30s that have never failed) on tap you cannot complain.

    Luckily we have loads like the Speer Gold Dot available so I cannot see anyone arguing about stopping power with the little carbine either.
    "It is your evil that will be sought by us. With every breath we will hunt them down. Each day we will spill their blood, until it rains down from the skies. Do not kill. Do not rape. Do not steal. These are principles that every man from every faith can embrace." -McManus twins Boondock Saints

  12. #26
    New Member Array Whitepine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    8
    I have an Winchester late war M1 in a nice re-pro folding stock. It can hang on the clothes tree in the hall behind a coat and be invisible. The 30 round magazine is stored elsewhere (but on the way to the clothes tree). My wife loves shooting it! And it is great for in house protection. The thing never jams and has little recoil. I was very fortunate that my dad loved collecting carbines and have a bunch of really nice early war M1s that he passed on to me. Our state just made it a legal firearm for deer hunting about 3 years ago, so someday (yes I know, wait until they are close and you have a very good shot) I want to take it into the woods for deer.

  13. #27
    Senior Member Array 45ACP4ever's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    697
    My grandfather took a doe with his M1 Carbine back when he was just out of the Marine Corps in the early sixties. He said one shot to the neck did the trick nicely :D
    "It is your evil that will be sought by us. With every breath we will hunt them down. Each day we will spill their blood, until it rains down from the skies. Do not kill. Do not rape. Do not steal. These are principles that every man from every faith can embrace." -McManus twins Boondock Saints

  14. #28
    VIP Member
    Array OldVet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    S. Florida, north of the Miami mess, south of the Mouse trap
    Posts
    16,130
    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    Rereading this post, I'm thinking we'd love to see some photos and detail about your particular Carbine.

    My Dad was in the Navy during World War II. One afternoon he and some buds were playing football on the dock beside his ship while it was in Pearl Harbor. A Marine came by and ask if anyone wanted to buy a Carbine so my dad said he gave him $20 for it. His ship's captain (a patrol craft escort) was intrigued with it and gave him permission to bring it aboard. And, as they say, the rest is history.

    While cruising the Pacific they used it to shoot at sea gulls and sharks. He still has it today.



    Chances are that Marine was history also! Now I'd like to have the gun in the background!!
    Retired USAF E-8. Lighten up and enjoy life because:
    Paranoia strikes deep, into your heart it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid... "For What It's Worth" Buffalo Springfield

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

best defensive carbine

,
best defensive carbine for calif
,
carbine personal defense
,
carbine rifle self defense law enforcement
,
self defence carabine
,

self defense carbine

,

self defense carbines

,
self defense shotgun
,
small carbine for pilots
,
the m1 carbine for self-defense and law enforcement
,
wife self defense carbine
,

x30m1

Click on a term to search for related topics.