Last year Inland Manufacturing made its debut with an authentic replica of the 1944 M1 Carbine in a fixed stock and Paratrooper folding stock model. This year the company will expand its M1 lineup with an unusual, but historically accurate, pistol version of the M1 called the "Advisor."
This rifle-action pistol features a 12" barrel, an era-correct bell-shaped flashhider, a 15-round magazine and a GI sling. The wood furnature is similar to the Paratrooper version but without a shoulder stock or the means to attach one. Because the Advisor is assembled as a pistol at the factory it can be sold over the counter like any other handgun without the need for additional paperwork or tax stamps. Look for a full AmericanRifleman.org review in 2016.