Reviewed By: Michael D on 02/06/2016
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
I bought a "Blue Sky" re-build M1 .30 cal carbine at a "gun show" years ago adding it to other military weapons I already owned. It was a fine shooter, and I did reloading of the brass, but I sold my gun collection due to a need for collecting my investment $$ and for not having a good place to shoot.
I have always wanted another, but the barrels on the gun show rifles are often poor. This Kahr looks like it has a Douglas barrel sans the thickness though. I get 1" or better MOA at 50 feet with the old military ammo I had left over (Berdin primers)
All the accessories from my original carbine work well with this one including 30 round high-capacity clips.
The only issues I have encountered so far: the folding stock is a bit short for my stature and somewhat wobbly on my shoulder. The front end band (sans the issue bayonet lug) is a bit constrictive and may flex the barrel possibly affecting accuracy? Only wind-age and range is adjustable on the rear peep sights, but for a hog gun iron sights are not all that necessary in dim light. It's a great "point shooter" as was my original carbine.
The Parkerized metal finish is heavy, tough and a bit rough, so I used some graphite lube and haven't had any malfunctions with the firearm so far. I can work on the other issues as they all have fairly easy fixes if required. All in all I am very happy with my purchase. I knew the Kahr name and that was a selling point -- they were involved in the initial history of the WW II Officer's carbines from the beginning. Kahr acquired Auto-Ordnance in 1999.
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