The concept could be broadened. Still, my carbine is my get up and go rifle of choice. The paper is really a fascinating read, although the images sadly have been destroyed by over-copying. This was consided ok as the main enemy we were to fight was USSR and most if not all their men would have some sort of body armor on. More accuracy than a handgun, lighter than a full sized rifle. In the years preceding, requests had been generated within the US Army for a supplemental weapon to the new M1 Garand, which would provide a lighter weight, more convenient combat tool to soldiers in the ever-growing logistical tail of the force.
Reconsidering the M1 Carbine as an Assault Rifle
A fitting semi retirement for these faithful old warriors. I wish people would stop repeating that myth as some sort of gospel. North Central Florida and Miami Florida. It has as much energy at ! First, the Sherman was designed for mass production and this allowed the Allies to enjoy a superiority in numbers.
Penetration test: Could carbine penetrate frozen Korean uniforms? [Archive] - CMP Forums
Everyone from Malcolm X to Patty Hearst was photographed with one. Clearly from what we know about wounding ballistics now days, that little. Don that is the best explanation for my fathers encounter in hedgerows of Normandy and the German was hit by a rifleman moments later with a M1 rifle and went down immediately. Energy is not the whole picture in terms of effectiveness, although those kinds of numbers print very nicely for a manufacturer. There is still a large portion of "the feller told me" about the collected data in spite of the wrappings around it. It seems as though the gun designers of yore understood that personnel protection from reducing the sight offset was more important than missing with an additional 15 cartridges in the magazine.
But that protocol involves handgun cartridges fired from handguns. Dropped with one shot from an M1 carbine. Mag in the M1 carbine and the receivers cracked. I fully recognise that M1 Carbines were extensively fielded in Hollywood armouries but I hope you will see my point as to the mindset I am creating. I would appreciate any numbers or facts you guys may have, just spare me the "my Grandad shot a Chicom with one in Korea and it bounced right off" stories. Prone with 20 round magazine. Range Results At the range I had an assortment of.