My father fought in the SP in WWI, 41st Inf Div. (little known fact, there were more Army Divisions in the SP then Marine Divisions) and Korea. He liked the Carbine better then the M1 for jungle fighting.
He even killed a water buffalo with his carbine. He was a fan of the little rifle. I can't shoot mine without thinking about my father.
When Ruger came out with the Blackhawk in 30 cal, he thought that would be the cat's meow, but was never able to get one before he passed on.
Some day I'll find one in his honor.
CPT USAR Ret
USAMU Sniper School Oct '78
Distinguished Rifle Badge 1071