m1 carbine for home defense?

Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by Armed-Citizen, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. Armed-Citizen

    Armed-Citizen New Member

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    Would it be suitable for home defense?
    Also is auto ordnance a good m1 carbine manufacturer?
    Lastly- is ammo commonly available?
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    Yes the carb is a great old firearm. However the good ones are way too expensive for you interest. The ammo is very expensive. I would look at the 9MM High Point carbine for your use. The Marlin Camp gun also in common handgun ammo from Walmart.:)
     

  3. Armed-Citizen

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    Hello have looked into those.the hp995, dont like its design. I had me set on the ruger pc9, problem is i cant find one, discontinued in early 2000s. If i find one, i wouldn't hesitate. Saw the m1 and saw it very versatile but ammo pricing was a disappointment. Might hold off for a ruger pc than.
     
  4. hiwall

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    the 30 carbine ammo is almost twice as much as 9mm. I have seen M1 carbines for sale from $300 on up. The 9MM High Point has only 10 rd magazines. the 30 carbine has 15 and 30 round.
     
  5. Armed-Citizen

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    To hiwall- true yet unfortunately im in cali. So a 15 rd or 20 is a big nono :(...
     
  6. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    Sorry about your choice of address. there is a free state next door:)
     
  7. Armed-Citizen

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    True. But being born here in California, i'd rather stay and fight than leave and live happily after. THESE CALIFORNIANS DONT RUN. : )
     
  8. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    Forget that I'm getting out of here as soon as I can; and my family's been here for 7 generations.
     
  9. Armed-Citizen

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    I respect your decision.
    If i were to ever move, i'd move to new Mexico
     
  10. nitestalker

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    Yep, Thats what Billy the Kid said when he left Oklahoma. I think I will move to New Mexico. How did that move work out for Ole Bill:confused:
     
  11. Armed-Citizen

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    dont know, il ask him when im in new mexico, il get back to you on that
     
  12. Donn

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    Back to the original question, M1 carbine for home defense. Easy to handle in confined space, 15-30rd capacity, negligible recoil, .308 diameter bullet with higher muzzle velocity than a .357 magnum. Load it with soft/hollow points, it's more than up to the job. Yeah, ammo's a little pricey but worth it for what you're doing with it. High Point? Spare me.
     
  13. jismail

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    Watch Gunbroker.com for one. They pop up from time to time... like right now... ;)

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=312222190
     
  14. locutus

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    I have an Auto Ordnance carbine. It will get the job done, but be sure to put at least 300-400 rounds through it for break in and reliability testing.

    For the same money, you could get a used .357 magnum revolver, S&W or Ruger, that imho would be a better choice.
     
  15. Donn

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    A handgun would be a better choice than a rifle? Doubtful.
     
  16. mountainman13

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    Lol. A rifle for home defense fight again?
    A handgun makes sense and a shotgun is great. A rifle is kinda silly. Limited maneuverability, over penetration, increased time to aim, excessively loud.
    If the person is intruding on your land a rifle is a great option but in your home its a detriment. How many of the stories of successful defense of home invasion have you heard where they use an m1 carbine or an AR? How many military and police forces use a shotgun instead of a rifle for entry and cqb situations?
    Yes a rifle can work if you have nothing else but I hope you don't kill your neighbor or a family member in the process.
     
  17. Armed-Citizen

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    If i was 21, i'd buy a revolver. Shotgun could be an option
     
  18. jimogden1984

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    I'd go with a shotgun with an 18 inch barrel, thats probably your best option for home defense if you can't but a handgun yet.
     
  19. locutus

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    Donn, I'm a great fan of rifles. But the M1 carbine is not exactly a rifle. Not in the sense that an AR or AK is.

    And I've never seen a carbine that had the reliability of a good handgun. As much as I love the little carbine, I don't trust it completely. I wanna hear "bang" every time I pull the trigger. Every time, no exceptions.
     
  20. nitestalker

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    The M-1 .30 Carb was the American version of the M-16 thru 3 wars and 100s of armed conflicts. The little rifle jumped out of airplanes fought in the tropics and the deserts. The M-2 select fire flat bolt was a great urban war fare weapon for military and civilans. It was and is a very dependable compact rifle. ;)