We’re fans of a good pistol caliber carbine. Every year we see more options for those who want a gun that offers increased accuracy and better ergonomics. Yet it is hard to beat some of the old-fashioned workhorses of the past. The M1 Carbine, with its rich pugilistic lineage, can be a serious tool for home protection, and a fun gun too. But .30 carbine isn’t easy to find these days, and it isn’t as cheap as it should be, either. 9mm, on the other hand, is back on the shelves just about everywhere. Why not chamber an M1 in 9mm? Citadel has done just that.
They had the 9mm M1 carbine at SHOT Show last year, but it has yet to make it to the market. According to the representatives at the show booth, the wait is almost over. They say to expect the rifle in March or April. The Citadel uses Berretta’s 92 style magazines. It will have an 18 inch barrel and will come with either a synthetic or wood stock. The MSRPs will be $539 and $642 respectively. This little 5 lb. 8 oz. carbine has the potential to be a lot of fun and easier on the wallet than .30 carbine.