Was the M1 Carbine any good?

Was the M1 Carbine any good?

Between the short-stroke piston operation, and non-corrosive primers used in its ammunition, the M1 Carbine was a very reliable semi-automatic, magazine-fed weapon. While it was loved by troops “in the rear with the gear”, GIs that were engaging the enemy in the Pacific and European theatres had their gripes.

Is M1 Carbine better than M1 Garand?

In fact, the M1 Carbine was developed as a weapon that offered greater firepower than the military pistols of the era but weigh lighter—and thus easier to carry—than the full-sized M1 Garand.

Why is the M1 Carbine banned in New Jersey?

The New Jersey State Police seized Danny Burt’s M1 carbine and 20 other firearms in April 2013 after a temporary restraining order was lodged against him. The M1 carbine could not be returned to him because it falls under the definition of an assault firearm, which is illegal to possess according to New Jersey law.

Can you dry fire M1 Carbine?

Super convenient and safe dry firing of M1A / M14 and M1 Garand rifles. Drop in device positively prevents firing while a 1/4″ tug on the op rod rests the trigger for the next shot. Makes dry-firing fun. …

What ammo did an M1 use?

The M1 rifle is fed by an en bloc clip which holds eight rounds of .30-06 Springfield ammunition. When the last cartridge is fired, the rifle ejects the clip and locks the bolt open. The M1 is then ready to reload.

What kind of ammo does a M1 carbine use?

.30 Carbine
The . 30 Carbine (7.62×33mm) is a rimless carbine/rifle cartridge used in the M1 carbine introduced in the 1940s. It is a light rifle round designed to be fired from the M1 carbine’s 18-inch (458 mm) barrel.

Is a M1 Carbine an assault rifle?

I would encourage you to research the M1 carbine, M1A, and M1 Garand. These rifles have all been used in the US military, but none are ever mentioned in the context of an “assault weapons” ban.

Is a M1 carbine considered an assault rifle?

Also, both during and after World War II, many semi-automatic M1 carbines were converted to select-fire M2 carbines by using the T17 and T18 conversion kits. In this configuration they can now be called true assault rifles. This made the M1 carbine with M8 grenade launcher a type of emergency-use weapon.