Effectively a short-barrel M1 Paratrooper Carbine without the shoulder stock — but capable of accepting the shoulder stock for those who want to SBR it — Inland Manufacturing‘s Advisor M1 Pistol is otherwise historically faithful to the original. Well, mostly . . .
That rocket engine nacelle-shaped muzzle device ain’t really traditional, but it does tame the blast of .30 Carbine on the short, 12-inch barrel. Even better, it’s threaded onto 1/2×28 muzzle threads, which means you can slap on your favorite .30 caliber suppressor. I believe some of Inland’s new carbine models are going to be offered with threaded muzzles as well.
It’s American Walnut and parkerized steel. Fit and finish are very nice, and the gun shot smoothly and softly. Like a CZ Scorpion Evo or SIG MPX pistol, it’s unwieldy and awkward in pistol form. But, like the CZ and SIG, a lot of owners will look to it for an SBR project.
It’s a light little gun at 4 lbs, 12 oz including empty magazine and sling. It comes with a 15-round mag (and the sling), but 30-rounders are available as well. MSRP is $1,239. Overall, it was really enjoyable to shoot and it’s as smooth as you’d hope from a modern-manufactured firearm made in the U.S. to [mostly] historically-accurate specifications.