M1 Carbine: Terrible platform or the original PDW? (VIDEO)

With more than 6 million M1 Carbines cranked out in WWII, the classic “war baby” has a huge following– but is the reputation well deserved or hype?

In the above coffee table talk from Forgotten Weapons, Ian McCollum sits down with Ken Hackathorn for a 20~ minute discussion on the ups and downs of the M1 Carbine and how it has been received over the years.

Hackathorn, with decades of experience ranging from being an Army Special Forces small arms instructor to penning columns in Guns & Ammo, Combat Handguns, and Soldier Of Fortune, has an interesting take on the platform.

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