If you’re like me, you’re probably not a big fan of black rifles. While I’m definitely high on the Remington R-15, as a whole I’ve never really gotten into the black rifles, be it ARs or plastic AKs. However, at SHOT, I found a black rifle that I could definitely be interested in. From Auto-Ordnance/Thompson/Kahr, we have the new Tactical Folding Stock M1 Carbine, .30 Caliber.
Did I mention how much I like this? .30 Carbine is a great “assault rifle” type round according to some people, and by slapping it in a weather resistant, compact package it makes a great combat rifle. As I mentioned about the .50 BMG in the Day 2 post, guns like this are something that we should be stocking up on now; just in case we end up with an anti-gun administration.
The “new” Tactical M1 comes with a 15 round stick magazine, but will accept any hi-cap (30 round) aftermarket magazines for the original M1 Carbines as well. If you’re looking to pick up a good semi-automatic rifle for home defense purposes, but you’re turned off by ARs for whatever reason, I’d look at the Tactical M1. Sure, you might feel kind of dirty calling an M1 Carbine “tactical”, but as long as you don’t go tossing forward hand guards and all manner of lights on the thing, you should be fine.