I started looking at mil surp M1 Carbines as a more safe option against any future bans, and am surprised at how underrated these old classics seem to be. Seems like a well-preserved specimen might be a good option as a patrol rifle in some cases. I have also read that many were used at the gunnery rails in the prisons of yesteryear. The more recent production Auto Ordnance variants also seem to do pretty well after they are broken in. Was hoping we might have a discussion.