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Old 01-12-2013, 07:05 AM   #28169
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Originally Posted by ttpete View Post
It's an extremely underpowered shoulder-fired weapon that was supposed to replace a 1911 .45. It didn't.
The idea being that the average rear echelon troop can make a 100 yard shot with it vs a 45 pistol. Being a light weight carbine, they are more likely to have it with them when it is needed versus handing them a big heavy rifle and expecting them to lug it and their typewriter or tool box around. I bet more enemy soldiers were killed with an M1 Carbine in WWII than with a Colt 45ACP.
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