Gun Master has still not said why we're being asked to make this choice. But, I can answer with respect to my particular situation and needs. I will shortly retire to a 118 acre derelict catfish farm that I plan to restart. The areas not under water are heavily wooded. There is no open area longer than 225 yards and most open areas are less than 50 yards. The need is for personal protection against wild dogs, the removal of nuisance animals (beaver and muskrat) and defense against trespassers. At the time I first experienced the place, I had a choice between a Universal M1 Carbine and a Universal 9mm Carbine. In the end, I chose neither. I chose an Iver-Johnson carbine in 5.7mm Johnson. But if the choice was limited to 30 Carbine or 9mm High Point and it was to be a working gun - and not a collector's item - I would choose the High Point 9mm carbine over the M1. This is primarily because its almost a sin to take a 70 year old collector's item out into those woods where it will get wet, dinged up, and may end up at the bottom of the lake. A new High Point that I could replace if it got lost or damaged is much easier to justify and to actually use in an difficult environment.