I had an original M1 Carbine, but gave it to my daughter-in-law when I left Alaska, because she loved it! I miss that gun! Many of you will know that Inland (General Motors) was the largest manufacturer of the M1 Carbine in WWII. Even though over 6 million rifles were produced (at about $45 each back then) these carbines, from all makers, are so popular in the civilian world today that prices have risen to well over a thousand bucks for good shooters. This price level opens the door for new companies to reproduce these rifles. A company has purchased the "Inland" brand and has been turning them out for several years. I wanted a light rifle to carry around in my desert excursions and it made sense to me to buy this reproduction rather than beat up a vintage carbine that should be treasured and protected. I ordered the reproduction Inland "1945" version a few weeks ago and have been shooting it with a silly grin on my face. My review... is that the Inland is pretty damned good. You can see that the receiver is cast rather than forged, but other than that it's pretty hard to tell the difference. Certainly, in function it is exactly like the original M1 Carbine. I found that the magazine that came with the rifle is... doubtful. It worked OK with PPU ball and Federal ball ammo but consistently jammed with Remington soft point ammo. I have a couple of old GI mags that run all this ammo without a problem, so I retired the new (crap) magazine. Accuracy is just about like an original Carbine, about 4 to 4 1/2 inches at 100 yards - sort of "good enough." Most of the problem is with a light "whippy" barrel and poor bedding in the rushed production of the time, and it seems that the new Inland Company hasn't done any better. I have a couple of old tricks to improve carbine accuracy that I learned over the years. One is to simply tighten down the screw on the recoil plate more than seems sensible. This plate sits at the rear of the receiver and acts to protect the wrist of the stock from cracking during recoil. If it's simply tightened "snug" it allows the receiver to move in recoil and affect the barrel "whip" (at least that's the theory). Tightening it down works well enough to see an improvement in group sizes, so tighten that sucker down. The other easy trick is to cut up a business card or matchbook cover and lay it in the barrel channel (top and bottom) then reassemble the rifle. This takes about five minutes and is kind of like "poor mans glass bedding." You'll sometimes see this same thing if you take down an old sporting rifle - a matchbook cover lying in the barrel channel. It was the first thing people did with a new rifle back in the day, but now that old trick seems to be forgotten. It works equally well on the M1 Carbine. So... after doing those tricks it shoots about three and a half and even three inches at 100 yards - a 25% improvement. Not bad, and is pretty much exactly what my original vintage carbine did after the same tricks. Reliability is 100% with the old GI mags. I've ordered a couple more GI mags at about double the price they were a few years ago. There are new reproduction mags that are much cheaper, but none of them seem to work well when you read the reviews. Accurate or not, no rifle is as fun to shoot as the M1 Carbine. At five pounds two ounces it is as light and handy as a long gun can be. You get a satisfying 'pop" each time you pull the trigger with just enough recoil to know you are shooting a real gun rather than a .22. It's simply fun to shoot. I'm satisfied with this new Inland M1. They go for about $1,100 though you may find it cheaper at one of the Big Box stores. If you want one, prepare to buy new (old GI) mags. Don't expect the rifle to be as accurate as the 2 inches the manufacturer claims, though as above, you can improve it to about 3 inches. Prepare to grin a lot.