I too think the M1 carbine is a fantastic and handy rifle that is STILL EFFECTIVE TO THIS DAY. I keep a Police model 870 by the bedside but would NOT hesitate to use an M1 carbine loaded with soft points for the job. Below is a photo of mine and it runs great. I trust this old gal and love the guns so much I bought a Fulton Armory reproduction recently to carry as a camp and field gun that I won’t be afraid to put wear and tear on while parading through underbrush and carrying through the Mojave desert. Look forward to more on the Fulton Armory M1 carbine in due time. God bless all.