The M1 Carbine: Reputation vs. Reality

The M1 Carbine: Reputation vs. Reality


One of the best overall articles on the M1 Carbine I have read to date.

Another good article on the M1 Carbine.

Know Your Weapons: M1 Carbine

One of America’s Legendary Small Arms was designed by a Convict

Rednecks and Hillbilly outlaws made this Country great!

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!


CMP Set to Open Second Round of 1911 Pistol Orders in Early 2021

CMP Set to Open Second Round of 1911 Pistol Orders in Early 2021


Back in my good ole’ serious gun collecting days, I purchased numerous M1 Garand, M1 Carbines and M1911 Pistols from CMP and never had one issue with the purchase process or the firearm.

The fact that those firearms will one day be passed on to my kids and eventually God willing, my grandkids, fills me with an immense satisfaction that is hard to describe.

You see when you support the CMP you are in fact not only supporting and defending the Second Amendment but also ensuring it’s legacy and the legacy of these amazing firearms lives on by giving these weapons a  “Forever” home!

Do your part and purchase a firearm (or two) from CMP Today! You won’t regret it, I assure you.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!


Time to Renew my FFL 03, now it’s time for you to get Yours!



I recently received my FFL 03 or Curio and Relics Firearms License renewal form in the mail. I originally purchased the License 3 years ago for $30. When I was a noob to the game back then I talked about becoming a CRUFFLER and since then it has allowed me to purchase numerous firearms and firearm parts (including not only rifles, but sidearms {pistols and revolvers} as well) and have them shipped directly to my home without the hassle of going to a gun shop to pick it up or paying  a hefty transfer fee.

It always amazes me how many folks in the gun culture are completely unaware that you can have a license like this. It also amazes me how many so called “pro-gun guys” miss out on not only the obvious benefits of having a license like this (guns delivered right to your door) but the deeper, fundamental reason for HAVING a license like this in this day and age we live in.

Let’s face it fellas, our 2nd Amendment rights have been under attack for a LONG time, and the fact of the matter is, they are going to continued to be attacked, regardless of who rents that Big White House at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. So if we don’t let our voices be heard and show the powers that be that we intend to use the RIGHTS that have been given and made available to us, they will be that much easier to take away from us when the next attack comes.

Having Curio Weapons is not just fun as a hobby as a military arms collector, it is also just good common sense for the Prepper-Patriot. Most of these guns operate off military surplus calibers that are somewhat plentiful right now and are easy to reload also.

So to give you an ideal, I prepared a quick list of C&R Firearms I think every CO should have in his weapons locker



M1 Garand (.30-06)

The Rifle Patton called “The Greatest Battle implement ever devised..” I bought several of these a while back from the NRA CMP Program. That is a really big benefit of having a FFL 03, as it satisfies almost all the requirements of the NRA requirements to purchase one of their firearms.


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M1 Carbine (.30 Carbine)

I bought several of these a while back from the NRA CMP Program before they dried up. That is also a really big benefit of having a FFL 03, as it satisfies all the requirements of the NRA requirements to purchase one of their firearms.



Chinese Norinco SKS (7.62×39)

The SKS series of rifles was added to the ATF’s list of Curio and Relic Qualified Firearms not long ago, which makes it one of the first Semi-Automatic Rifles to be added in some time. While you are it pick up a Yugo SKS too. 7.62×39 is a popular caliber due to the AK series of rifles, so having 2 weapons platforms operating off the same caliber is a no brainer for the prepper-patriot.


Mosin-Nagant M91/30 (7.62x54R)

I must admit, I am a fan of Soviet era and Com-Bloc Weapons. This rifle was like the one used by famous Soviet sniper Vasily Zaytsev (the sniper version is also available with a 4x Unertl scope added) during the Siege of Stalingrad in World War II. 7.62x54R is the Russian equivalent of our .30-06, it is Hard-Hitting and combat accurate. The ammo is semi-plentiful right now, so stock up.

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Polish Tokarev (7.62×25)

Absolutely one of my favorite com-bloc pistols. Hard Hitting, and another great example of the utilitarian Russian design of Firearms. Tokarev ammo availability  can be very sketchy some times, so when you find it, buy it.


Polish P-64 Makarov (9×18)

A great little gun that I have talked about before on this blog.  Makarov ammo is cheap and plentiful and you can buy some good hollow point designs also.

So there it is guys, Click HERE to begin your journey like I did 3 years ago, I can promise you will not be disappointed!

Stay Alert, Stay Armed, Keep Cruffling and Stay Dangerous!