Citadel M1 Carbine

Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by LeadSlanger, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. LeadSlanger

    LeadSlanger New Member

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    I noticed in the Legacy Sports International catalog I received the other day that Citadel is coming out in late 2013 with a 9mm M1 Carbine. That sounds like something I would seriously be interested in since I've been wanting a 9mm carbine and that's my kind of gun. Problem is, I don't know how good the .22 version is as far as build quality and reliability. Anyone have any experience with these Chiaapa made M1's?
     
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  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    never heard anything good about the citadel 22 other than folks saying run far and fast away from them.

    buddy of mine had a m1 22 in the late 80's not sure who made it but it was a total piece of junk.
     

  3. sbeezy

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    I remember there being a problem with the bolt locking all the way forward. I'm not sure if they had a recall but I know that there were warnings out there about it.

    That being said, I've seen them for sale at plenty of places and I know a lot of people do t have problems with them. I wanted one but decided it wasn't worth the risk for something with a poor reputation and possible safety hazard.

    The 9mm version sounds cool, but any safety concerns would just be amplified with a larger round. I'd have to sit back for a while and read some reviews and let them improve on it before I felt it was worth going for.
     
  4. LeadSlanger

    LeadSlanger New Member

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    Humm....not sounding promising at all.
     
  5. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    That would be a great idea if it was quality built.

    HEY RUGER AND KAHR! We've got an idea for you!
     
  6. LeadSlanger

    LeadSlanger New Member

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    Yeah it would. I'd be all over it, if it wasn't a piece of crap.
     
  7. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    I believe Iver Johnson made a M-1 carbine here in the USA in the 80's. Try to find one of those.