Reader Comments of the Week — September 16, 2017

Army advisor in Viet Nam carrying an M1 Carbine

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Reader Comments From Previous Weeks

M1 Carbine: The Classic Warhorse (Part III)

Loved your article! I inherited a Universal M1 carbine from my grandfather when he died in 1981. I plan to give it to one of my sons or grandchildren soon.

My question is, even thought it’s been very reliable whenever we shoot it, what can I do to make certain it stays that way? Is there a list of common trouble spots to look at?

Thanks again!


M1 Carbine: The Classic Warhorse (Part III)

I was raised in Anniston Alabama, practically next door to CMP and as an Explorer scout, my M-1 carbine cost $25. I shot several deer and lot’s of rabbits with it (it tore squirrels up too bad). When I left town for the navy I sold it to a friend. The master plan was to buy another one when I got out. It took 23 years for that to happen and by then the killer deals at CMP was history. The desire is still there on my bucket list.


21 State AGs Argue 4th Circuit Ban on Modern Sporting Rifles Unconstitutional

This is such a crock. These states want to leach off the US Gov when it suits them but also act like some sort of domiciled country dictatorship when it suits their local agendas on personal rights. More and more of our states becoming plain “un American”. So as already mentioned what about the hunting rifles based off the Remi 700 and M1? Those are all “like” their military counterparts as is the AR platform, but of course these civilian issue guns are nowhere near proper for actual military service.

This must be overturned because it only sets the stage to ban every and all gun based on what local law “thinks” is “like” a “military” weapon. I bet none of these lawmakers actually served, have zero idea on the differences.

And – You notice no participation from Western US State AG’s? “Oppressed in the West”


M1 Carbine: The Classic Warhorse (Part III)

My father’s best friend (when he was a teenager in the Navy) was a landing craft pilot in the Pacific theater in WWII. During an assault on one of the islands (Iwo Jima?) held by the Japanese he found an M-1 Carbine on the deck of his landing craft after delivering a load of wounded Marines to the hospital ship (it fell off a stretcher). He kept it and sent it home in pieces. I was shocked and honored that he gave that carbine to me a few years back. It is in excellent condition and one of the favorites in my collection but most of all I love the history behind it. Loved the articles.

~Robert Lannom

21 State AGs Argue 4th Circuit Ban on Modern Sporting Rifles Unconstitutional

The answer lies in the events that led up to the National Firearms Act of 1934, which was a direct result of the so-called ‘Business Plot of 1933′ in which several powerful businessmen of the day sought to recruit retired Marine General Smedley Butler to lead a coup against FDR. Butler instead blew the whistle on the traitors.

Whether the ‘plot’ itself may have been a false flag operation is debatable, as Congressional hearings were conducted but no arrests for (obvious) treason were made. But immediately after those hearings FDR and the Democrat-controlled Congress sought to limit the average citizen’s access to military-grade weaponry. via the NFA of 1934, to include automatic weapons. Rather like the so-called PATRIOT Act was instituted.


September 1 is Here! This is How the Texas Gun Laws Have Changed

Do you “intend” to use your gun on a daily basis, or carry it just in case? If you arm yourself and go out looking for trouble, you’re a criminal, is all I’m saying. I intend to try and avoid shooting someone “if possible” but if I do have to shoot a bad guy I want to be sure it is his fault, and not an itchy trigger finger on my part. PS, Calling my statement “lame” is something a bully would do, just saying…


M1 Carbine: The Classic Warhorse (Part III)

Carried a M2 Carbine in Korea, and a chopped M2 in Vietnam. Loved them both, and have a few now. I used at least 15 different model rifles while in the Army for 22 years, and the Carbine is my favorite.

I put together a web page about the M1 Carbine that some may find useful.


September 1 is Here! This is How the Texas Gun Laws Have Changed

In SC you can carry in your church if the pastor is aware of it and says it is OK. I go to a small Baptist church in Upstate and carry my gun in each service I go to. Of course it is concealed. My pastor is grateful I do carry. I hope to see open carry in SC pass. If I leave the house, I have my gun. No matter where I go. I stay away from the gun free zones. Also, in schools, all teachers that can carry legal, should be allowed to conceal carry a gun, period. These gun free school zones is crazy and dangers. School children are prime targets for the sickos.

~Mark D

21 State AGs Argue 4th Circuit Ban on Modern Sporting Rifles Unconstitutional

Be very careful about what you wish for. The balance in the Supreme Court is not necessarily favorable to our cause. It was 5/4 last time and all it would take is one judge to change his pro gun vote to no and we are screwed.It might be better to wait til one of the liberal judges is replaced with a pro-Constitution Judge. I don’t know his name but there currently is one swing vote judge on the court. He swings from right to left depending on what he had for breakfast.

~Robert Hartwig Jr.

Glock Announces the New G17 Gen5 and G19 Gen5 Pistols

if you read the article it says The Glock Marksman Barrel (GMB) utilizes new barrel rifling to deliver improved accuracy. The removal of the finger grooves and an added ambidextrous slide stop delivers improved control and flexibility. The nDLC finish is a tougher and more durable finish that is exclusive to the Glock manufacturing process. Introduction of a flared mag-well increases performance by making it easier to funnel the magazine into the mag-well, particularly in high-stress situations.

~informed reader

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