This may not be shared by a lot of other folks, but I really like the M-1 Carbine. I've had my Inland for many years now, and I love it as a plinker and a HD gun. Another plus is that my wife loves shooting it.
I kinda have a soft spot in my heart for the little M-1 Carbine as well.
I carried one for four years.
__________________ I didn't fight to defend your freedom so you could vote to take away mine.
My current favorite is my 1903A3, that may be because I just got it today. No I have not gotten to shoot it yet...
Other than that M1 Carbine is fun to shoot and I'd love to get my hands on a Thompson.