Yeah, my son is one of them. 😕IMHO ... the wood stock gives it the classy look that I want. The black rifle tacticool tag is a big turn off for me. I get it, the younger crowd is into that look and that's fine to each their own.
One point we can agree on is the MSRP ... it needs to be lower for blue collar guys like me to afford one.
Technically, the M1 Carbine is a CCC (Carbine Caliber Carbine)I 100% agree with you. The .30 caliber M1 Carbine cartridge, while obviously not designed to be a powerful rifle cartridge, was indeed designed to be fired from a lightweight, short overall length, rifle, (hence the cartridge being called the 'M1 Carbine'.
Although the M1 Carbine round may have similarities to some handgun cartridges, it was not intended for handgun use... It was intended for use in a Carbine, (Rifle).
So, you are correct in not considering an M1 Carbine to be a 'PCC', (Pistol Caliber Carbine), because the M1 Carbine cartridge is not a pistol cartridge.
M1 Carbine Cartridge...
The .30 Carbine (7.62×33mm) is a rimless carbine/rifle cartridge used in the M1 carbine introduced in the 1940s. It is a light rifle round designed to be fired from the M1 carbine's 18-inch (458 mm) barrel.
My mistake then.I actually never referred to an M1 Carbine as such. My comparison was only to a light weight semi auto rifle.
A personal defense weapon (PDW) is usually defined as a light, compact and easy to use firearm, generally intended for self-defense and security rather than warfare and infantry.Since PDW's can be anything from sharp pencils and car keys to shoulder-fired AT weapons, you are correct - PDW can mean anything to the person saying it.
The way things are going now, I wouldn't mind having a couple of shoulder-fired AT weapons. A Stinger or two would be nice also.
6.6lbs would be pretty close to my Marlin Camp 9 @ 6.75lbs. It's a heavy sucker.It still is not on the Henry website. I am seeing weight called out at 5+ lbs and 6.6 lbs. We won't know for sure until Henry puts out a spec sheet. Under 6 lbs would be interesting. 6.6 lbs not so much.