We still have these guns sitting in South Korean warehouses
CMP tightly controls the distribution of obsolete military weapons listed in new ban
“U.S.-made rifles that are pieces of U.S. military history”
M1 Carbine - American Rifleman
So with the M1 Carbine, Auto-Ordnance is in the nostalgic gun business. The Tommy gun—in semi-automatic of course—the M1911A1 pistol and now the M1 Carbine.
Carbines handle better than shotguns. Carbines have more power than handguns.
Obama continues ban on importation of 600,000 historical, collectible M1 Carbine rifles; Fate of 86,000 Garands still in doubt - Buckeye Firearms Association
Obama administration continues to block the importation of some 600,000 M1 Carbines because “they come with a magazine that can carry multiple rounds.”