Got my hands on an Auto Ordnance M1 carbines in folding and standard configurations. I prefer the two-aperture flip sight because it doesn’t jump settings on recoil like the M2 ladder sight. I also like the wood better than the perforated metal heat shield I had on the IAI carbines some years ago. Since I’ve had better luck with 30rd magazines than with 15s in the past, I featured these in the photos. M1C is often called “the girlfriend gun” for its light weight and small size, but it was used by men like Audie Murphy and Jim Cirillo to great effect. With soft point ammunition, it approximates the effect of a .357 Magnum carbine — with 30 round capacity. Spare magazines are slim and fit in jeans pockets — you can see the embossing of a 30-rounder over the left pocket in the photo below.
Lacking the original sling, I used a Magpul universal. The sling attachment is at the bottom of the grip, so the length doesn’t change when the stock is extended. That does make the carbine ride upside down when stowed.
M1911A1 is the traditional close-range backup for the carbine. The holster is made by Dennis at Dragon Leather.