Inland Announces New .30 Carbine Caliber Motor Patrol Pistol

Meet the Motor Patrol Pistol from Inland Manufacturing. (Photo: Inland)

Need a new truck gun? Look no further than Inland Manufacturing’s new Motor Patrol Pistol

The M30-IMP (Inland Motor Patrol pistol) is a compact version of the company’s full-size .30 carbine caliber firearms.

So you get all the fun of its big brother but in a more carry-friendly configuration.


  • Barrel: 71/2- inch threaded muzzle (½-inch x 28 tpi) with protector
  • Chassis: Inland/Sage MIL-SPEC black anodized aluminum chassis.
  • Caliber: .30 Carbine
  • Sight: M1 Carbine style, with adjustable ghost ring aperture rear sight.
  • Overall length: 16-inches
  • Weight: 41/2 pounds
  • Capacity: One 10-round magazine with each pistol.
  • MSRP: $1,399

The M30-IMP is outfitted with an Ergo Sure pistol grip and AR-style pistol buffer tube.  This means users can attach any ATF-approved stabilizing brace with ease to round out the package.

Purchasers will receive one 10-round magazine.  Inland notes that it can accept larger capacity military and civilian mags.  Just make sure you live in a free state (not New York or California) if you’re going to go that route.

SEE ALSO: Inland Teasing Micro-EBR M1-Based .30 Carbine Pistol

“These new features combine to make the Inland M30-IMP Motor Patrol Pistol a fun, efficient, compact, robust, intimidating looking and accurate handgun suited for personal defense,” said Charles Brown, MKS Supply, LLC, president, in a press release.

“The Inland M30-IMP is legally defined as a handgun making it an excellent choice for carry in a vehicle,” he added.

The MSRP is $1,399.  It should be available “soon.”  Visit Inland’s website for more information.

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About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • Scotty Gunn November 4, 2017, 2:18 pm

    The concept of a “truck gun” is a rifle or pistol (or even a shotgun) to keep in the truck for the chance you might need it for defense, put down an animal,etc. It will be subjected to rough handling, humidity, etc. so a cheaper buying price is key. Not a 1300 dollar hacked up m-1 carbine.

  • Edgar November 4, 2017, 2:32 am

    INLAND Should be offering these some of these pistols WITH the ATF STABILIZING BRACE installed. It is IMPORTANT !
    The ATF has written that if the Fire Arm was ORIGINALLY built with the ATF Stabilizing Brace and the shooter occasionally shouldered or fired the pistol in a manner that it was not intended to be fired….that it would not have altered the weapon, nor violated its intended purpose or use. HOWEVER…if the user ALTERED the ORIGINAL design by adding the ATF Stabilizing Brace and they fire or use the pistol in a manner that it was not intended by the original design…they the user is in violation. BIG Difference. Hopefully Manufacturers are paying attention and are offering these stabilizing braces from he factory…this offers the consumer an OUT if some one inadvertently shoulders the pistol.

  • kk November 3, 2017, 11:57 pm

    ugly as dogshit..but beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as they say..i just don’t get the whole SBR craze..i have no desire to own all.. as a matter of fact I’m thinking seriously about changing the 16.25″ barrel on my scar17 to 20″..
    I get the whole “truck gun” thing but that’s what .45’s are for.

  • Carl Gray November 3, 2017, 5:00 pm

    Inland is certainly proud of their products, if price is any consideration. It’s $400 more than a Saint 5.56 pistol and far less versatile. While I personally like, and have several, military M1 carbines, the cartridge does not keep up with modern standards. Ruger, for under $1000, offers their Mini14 in 300 Blackout and I wouldn’t be surprised to see pistols in that caliber in the future. While the M30 is cool looking and (most fortunately) lacks the Saint’s AR buffer tube, I just can’t get beyond the price point. Inland has been making M1 Carbine clones for many years now. It’s hard to see why they can’t get competitively priced.

  • Patrick McWilliams November 3, 2017, 2:20 pm

    If the 1986 Hughes Amendment hadn’t been “passed” by a shouting match, there might not be a bump-stock “epidemic” today. If the arbitrary and unconstitutional limit on rifle barrels were overturned, this clumsy-looking “handgun” would become a handy little carbine, and probably cost about half as much.

  • Lee November 3, 2017, 11:07 am

    To cool! I see another potential SBR stamp in my future. I like the little chassis the gun comes in. A side folding adapter, carbine tube, and MFT stock would make that a unique little PDW.

  • Paul Pflaum November 3, 2017, 10:53 am

    Is it the phased-plasma rifle in the 40 watt range that The Terminator asked for?

    Inland sure “enjoys” their weapons, don’t they? They deep pocket price them like the government is buying them…I ended up purchasing a 1911 from Girsan from Turley… and finish and operation is first rate. My friend has an Inland 1911. He told me he paid way too much for what he got.


    • mike November 3, 2017, 5:07 pm


    • ejharb November 10, 2017, 10:51 pm

      Just what you see here,pal.

  • Mahatma Muhjesbude November 3, 2017, 10:45 am

    Amazing! Maybe they can have a contest between this and that 7.5 ” AR pistol also in this weeks blog to see which is worse for all practical purposes? That of course, will then sell the most, especially if you tack on forearm grip so it feels like a real ‘chopper’, LOL!

    Wonder why we haven’t yet seen GA do a review/test on something like what everyone not too sexually aroused by sill guns like this and is doing their own hack on these days anyway if they want a REAL decent and useful compact PDW/ ‘pistol’ with or without pistol brace, for LESS than a grand? Can anybody guess what I’m referring to?

  • Ringo Lapua November 3, 2017, 10:37 am

    Way too expensive, would rather have a shotgun with slugs or 00 buckshot (or both). A truck gun should have good penetration and power. It should be relatively inexpensive to replace and be virtually indestructible….like a shotgun ($150 – $600).

  • DrThunder88 November 3, 2017, 9:00 am

    This looks like a movie prop. Something like an Imperial Stormtrooper or 1987 Robocop would carry.

  • martianone November 3, 2017, 5:50 am

    Mark is correct, this firearm looks ugly in the pic and compared to many other choices of questionable usefulness?
    However like many other firearm toys, it looks fun to use !!
    Carry a Ranch Hand in my truck- it is really neither rifle or pistol, sometimes I wonder why I carry it. Couple weeks ago, on the way home from work, I was about half a km from home, could see a doe running through a hay lot parallel to road, behind a couple hundred yards was a dog. Stopped the truck, jumped out with the ranch hand and took care of the problem. The distance was around 75 yds, a little father than I am comfortable with a revolver, if I had to get a rifle out, the opportunity probably would have passed. So there can be some uses for ugly awkward firearms?

    • Ringo Lapua November 3, 2017, 10:22 am

      Your story is a bit confusing. Did you shoot the doe or did you shoot the dog chasing it. Was the dog feral?

  • Mark N. November 1, 2017, 2:16 am

    This is probably one of the ugliest and most useless firearms imaginable. Two thumbs down! If it is a pickup truck gun, it should be a rifle. For a semidriver, a large caliber pistol. This? What do you do with something like this?

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