It was a few years ago I reviewed the new Inland M1 Carbine, you can read that article by following this link. It was a few months ago I got the new Inland Advisor for review. The Advisor is based on Inland’s Paratrooper model and is their rendition of, what was a field expedient, cut down M1 Carbine done by some of the US Military advisors from the Vietnam war. When the M1 Carbine was a bit large to be wielded on some area, such as tunnels, the unofficial M1 Carbine pistol was born.
Left and right sides with the included fifteen round magazine. The M1 Carbine 30 round magazines also worked in the Advisor.
The trigger broke at six pounds with some take up and little over travel. The magazine catch is just forward of the trigger guard, and released the empty magazine dropping it free. The grip is very blocky, and not very ergonomic. Those with large hands may struggle around the rear sling point when gripping.
Rear adjustable peep sight.
The front sight blade is well protected.
The simple conical flash hider worked very well. and is threaded on the barrel with 1/2″ x 28 threads. That being a very popular thread pitch common AR accessories would fit as well as silencers. Be sure to talk to your silencer manufacturer and be sure the can will be OK on a 12″ .30 Carbine, as many silencers that are 1/2″x28 are small caliber pistol calibers. The Liberty Suppressors cans I ran did well.
Though classified as a pistol, the Advisor has the same operating system as the M1 Carbine. The trough in the wood between the sights could be a bit deeper. As it is now, you can see about half of the front sight blade. However, that did not affect getting a sight picture enough to hurt accuracy.
Accuracy chart of three rounds shot from a rest at twenty five yards.
The Advisor is an interesting piece of history, that was never an official US Military issued firearm. Necessity being the mother of invention, the US M1 Carbine was cut down for use in tight spaces and the unofficial M1 Carbine pistol was born. Inland’s interpretation of that pistol is the Advisor and that is about all we have to represent the original M1 Carbine pistol. It would serve as a personal defense pistol, but in my mind the primary reason to have such a pistol is for the fun factor. The Advisor is a lot of fun to shoot and suppressed it is pretty awesome. As mentioned in the video I began to experience some extraction issues at the beginning of the review, so I did send it in to be looked over. I did have it back in about three weeks and the extraction issues were corrected. We ran about 300-350 various rounds through it, with and without a silencer, and there were no more malfunctions. For the review I used the Liberty Suppressors Cosmic, which you can read that review here, and the Sovereign, which you can read that review here. There were a few things, such as the grip, that I did not care for but none were what I would consider a deal breaker. As usual I had several folks shoot the test gun other than myself. Some really liked it and thought it was cool, but a few didn’t really feel the appeal. I can really appreciate it for the history and the fun factor. Being classified as a pistol the Advisor does not fall under the NFA but if you wanted to turn it into a short barreled rifle it can be converted once you get your tax stamp from the BATF. Everything considered it is something that is truly different that has its past rooted in the Vietnam war and place on the pistol range.
Caliber: .30 carbine
Magazine capacity: 15/30
Barrel length: 12″
Total length: 19.75″
Barrel groove: 4
Twist rate: 1 x 20″
Weight: 4lb 5oz