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Has anyone been able to find any Auto Ordnace M1 carbines in the last couple of months? It seems everyone is out of stock. I'm wondering if the factory has been shut down due to COVID.
 

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Has anyone been able to find any Auto Ordnace M1 carbines in the last couple of months? It seems everyone is out of stock. I'm wondering if the factory has been shut down due to COVID.
There website is still up. I saw one company that shows the M! Carbine as being out of stock but taking backorders. It's hard to find firearms right now.
 

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There website is still up. I saw one company that shows the M! Carbine as being out of stock but taking backorders. It's hard to find firearms right now.
Thanks, I just did find a site with "The Soldier" version with the D-Day etching. I just have to see if they will ship it without the magazine to Maryland.
 

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I'll bet there is a lot of pressure on even the M1 Carbine supplies in a nation wanting to arm up.

I love M1 Carbines. I view the M1 Carbine as a more serious self defense choice for me than the AR 15 in any of its configurations. An AR 15 is on hand here, but I don't take it very seriously. For my purposes, if the M1 Carbine won't handle the issue then I'll reach right past the AR 15 to select an M1 or M1A.

Nothing quite like the M1 Carbine for ergonomics: convenience of controls, liveliness in the hands, point-ability, compactness, all with adequate accuracy to deliver a cartridge more effective than many assume out to distances of 200 yards or so.
 

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Yeah, when I was a kid in the 1960s my gun nut uncle gathered in some of the DCM Carbines through the NRA program. He got buds to order them for him as well and ended up with three. My cousins have them now.

My dad also kept an M1 Carbine back then that he got while in the Navy during World War II. He bought it from a Marine who had wagged it dock side to his Patrol Craft Escort where he and buds were playing touch football there on the asphalt apron. This was on an occasion when they were in at Pearl Harbor in summer of 1945. The captain allowed him to bring it on board. While at sea all liked the Carbine which was shot at sharks, sea gulls and albatrosses.

That Carbine was the first firearm I ever "shot" at 6 years old. My dad supported it while I got to mostly just pull the trigger. Been impressed ever since.

My dad's in a nursing home now and turned the family Carbine over to me a couple years ago so now there are two on hand. Couldn't do without 'em either.
 

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Yeah, when I was a kid in the 1960s my gun nut uncle gathered in some of the DCM Carbines through the NRA program. He got buds to order them for him as well and ended up with three. My cousins have them now.

My dad also kept an M1 Carbine back then that he got while in the Navy during World War II. He bought it from a Marine who had wagged it dock side to his Patrol Craft Escort where he and buds were playing touch football there on the asphalt apron. This was on an occasion when they were in at Pearl Harbor in summer of 1945. The captain allowed him to bring it on board. While at sea all liked the Carbine which was shot at sharks, sea gulls and albatrosses.

That Carbine was the first firearm I ever "shot" at 6 years old. My dad supported it while I got to mostly just pull the trigger. Been impressed ever since.

My dad's in a nursing home now and turned the family Carbine over to me a couple years ago so now there are two on hand. Couldn't do without 'em either.
That is a wonderful recount of your fathers life. Thanks for sharing. I really enjoyed your post. :usa2:
 
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