It was a popular modification during Vietnam: cutting down the barrel of your M1 carbine to pistol-length. Having a shorter carbine allowed for decent concealment, more effective fighting in close quarter battle, and a far easier time navigating the tunnel system. At that time simply shortening the barrel was an easy enough mod but changing the stock was another story altogether. When possible, a folding stock was utilized as well but those were rather difficult to find which left most service members forced to use the standard issue fixed stocks.
Today there are many options for shorter long guns such as the fantastically fun to shoot SBR, among others. But if you’re interested in a shortened M1 carbine, a company by the name of Inland Manufacturing has you covered. Inland Mfg. is making what they call the Advisor, an M1 carbine pistol.
The Advisor is 12″ in length and chambered in .30 cal. It has a modified Paratrooper stock and a parkerized finish. Features include a 1/2×28 tpi threaded barrel and it comes with a 15-round magazine. Complete specs are not yet available for the Advisor and since their booth was on the SHOT Show floor it wasn’t possible to shoot the pistol, although I certainly wish I could have. Whether you’re a Vietnam veteran, a military history buff, or just a firearms aficionado, this is one gun well worth taking a closer look.
Visit their website at https://www.inland-mfg.com/
A word from Inland Mfg. on their history:
Inland Manufacturing, LLC was founded in 2013 with a commitment to provide the highest quality firearm-related products for the practical shooting enthusiast.
The Inland Manufacturing team has over 100 years of combined firearm related experience and applied knowledge in firearm design, manufacturing as well as experience in military, law enforcement, and competitive shooting sports.
Inland Manufacturing, LLC is proud to introduce the re-production of the M1 Carbine and M1A1 Paratrooper models that were built by the original Inland Division of General Motors from 1941 to 1945.
In addition to the M1 Carbines, Inland Manufacturing is also offering two models of the 1911 Semi-Auto Pistol. The original Inland Division never produced any 1911 style handguns as part of their war effort. However, if they did, we are sure that there would be no sacrifice in quality.
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