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M1 Carbine Run and Gun


– [Voiceover] Hey guys,
it’s Alex C. with TFB TV, and for today’s run and gun
we are going to be featuring an M1 carbine chambered in
the standard .30 carbine. This particular carbine was made by IBM, aka International Business Machines, but they were produced by a
number of other manufacturers including General Motors actually. The M1 carbine is a very
very handy little rifle. There’s a great book about
them actually called War Baby!, and war baby is a very
suiting name for these. There was also an M2 carbine and so on, but the M2 carbine had something
that this rifle doesn’t, and that is select fire capabilities. I wish that I had an M2 carbine
to do a run and gun with, ’cause that would add a
little bit of extra fun to this video, but until
such time as I can borrow one again from my friend Steve, we’re going to have a problem there. But anyways, to go on with the show here, we’ve got the M1, this is, like I said a standard WWII M1 with the flip sight and without the bayonet lug on the front. Something cool about these
is the way the sling attaches is actually on to the oiler
that you set into the stock. Now if you’ve ever fired or
handled an M1 Garand rifle, this will seem very familiar to you, except for the fact
that they have 15-round detachable box magazines, which is nice. That makes it a little
more modern and quicker. The safety is also in a natural place that’s very intuitive to use as well. As for the sights, the early
sights were just a simple flip arrangement, you’ve got two settings, one for a close engagement
and one for a far out target, not unlike an M16 actually. And of course, later on a
30-round magazine was introduced, but for this run and
gun we’re going to use three magazines with 10 rounds each, at an engagement distance
of about 70 to 75 yards, and let’s see how the M1
carbine performs on the course. Alright guys, here we
go with the M1 carbine. I’ve been looking forward
to this one for awhile, hope it goes alright. (gun cocks) (gun fires) (gun fires) (gun cocks) (gun fires) (gun fires) (gun fires) (gun cocks) (gun fires) (gun fires) (gun fires) (gun cocks) Alright guys, let’s go downrange and talk about that one a little bit. Alright guys, so that one was kinda weird. You’ll notice I’m standing
not next to the target, because the sun is coming
right over the berm. So as I was looking through
the little bitty peep sight on the carbine, I really
couldn’t see that well. I know a poor carpenter blames his tools, but yeah so that happened. But still, the amount of hits
versus misses, pretty decent for a rapid fire in a semi-auto. I’ll put the total hits
versus misses here. I really feel I could
do better with this gun, especially if I revisit
it at a later date. It’s just hard to not like these. They’re so light, they’re so
handy, they’re very short. All in all, I mean realistically
if I found another one for a good price, I’d buy it
just to keep as a truck gun, or something like that. Very cool, reasonably accurate I guess, I’ve shot them at 100 yards with some luck from a static position but all in all, I’d recommend that you shoot one if you have the opportunity but, let’s go back to the room
and finish this video up. So if there’s one run and
gun that I’d like to revisit, it would actually be this one. I would like to take a
day, correct the sights, get more familiar with the rifle, and then be able to show you
guys what it’s capable of. The low recoil and the nice peep sights should make this a great
gun to do this with, and I really was disappointed with how I personally performed. I’m going to absolutely blame myself and not the gun on this. I’ve seen people make these things dance. I’ve seen people take them to two gun and three gun matches before. Because realistically you’re
not that far behind other people with 30-round magazines
and a very low bore axis and things like that. Anyways, we appreciate you guys watching. Special thanks to Ventura Munitions for providing the
ammunition for this video. We hope to see you next time. (gun fires)

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