The .30-caliber U.S. M1 carbine was arguably the first of the modern class of lightweight personal defense weapons (PDW).
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There is something about old models of guns, especially military firearms. At the 2013 SHOT Show, Kahr, Auto-Ordnance and Magnum Research put out a few throwbacks I thought the world should see. The Thompson sported a familiar configuration. A 30-round stick magazine and that huge reciprocating charging handle. Unlike many modern semi- or fully-automatic sporting rifles, it’s fun to actually see the charging handle fly back toward you when the weapon cycles. It still strikes me as odd when I see old model firearms fresh from the factory. Most of the originals have very aged wood and no shortage of dents and scratches from years of improper storage or heavy use. Seeing clean and shiny new Thompson sub-machine guns decorating the walls on the side of a huge portrait of Winston Churchill holding a Thompson is just plain cool looking.
Over 25 years ago, Clint McKee started Fulton Armory to build fine M14 rifles, and the business has grown to include selling and servicing all of the U.S. standard-issue gas-operated rifles of the 20th Century: the M14 (M1A), M1 Garand, M1 Carbine, AR-15, and AR-10, as well as virtually everything needed to care for these legendary rifles
The United States military had hundreds of weapons to face off with in Europe. By the time D-Day came, our arsenal was just as modern and deadly as the German’s.