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Posted: 12/17/2005 4:15:05 PM EDT
Does anyone have the info for the company that was importing .30 carbines for LEO's? I remember hearing something about this a few years ago. PD letterhead was required. Was wondering if they are still available.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 4:55:16 PM EDT
Were they GI carbines, or repro?
Was the company Israeli Arms Industries?
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 5:07:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/17/2005 5:08:37 PM EDT by Johninaustin]
The only ad like that I remember seeing was for M-2 carbines. It was not around for more than a month or so. ATF probably shut them down. It was more than a couple of years, sometime around 1998. I believe they had Garands too. They were South Korean army guns.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 6:03:28 PM EDT
Why was it shut down? If I recall, they were no more than $200 w/letter head.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 10:30:49 PM EDT
They were USGI for about $190 if I remember correctly. My googling has returned no results.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 11:34:26 PM EDT
A dept in my area bought some of them. It was a total waiste of money. Most were shot out, aersenal rebuilds. I was talking to the officers and most said they could not qualify with them. I shot one and it was in fairly rough shape. They said that most of their officers could not qualify with them. I beleive the program has since been closed.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 3:04:40 AM EDT
I am not connected to them but
GFCC Corp
2215 J St.
Sacramento CA 95816

800 704 4867

I got one from them back in 03. They were $179.95 plus shipping for the first 5 then it went down for more. It seemed to take forever for them to ship the gun. I don’t know if it was a CA thing or federal or what. They told me that they were going to have something bigger for sale in the near future of when I bought my carbine. I never saw anything from them again. They also had magazines for sale. The only ad i saw for them was in a LE trade magazine but I don’t know which.


They are US GI but imported back from somewhere (Korea, Israel ?)
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 10:02:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By OKLA-LAWMAN:
A dept in my area bought some of them. It was a total waiste of money. Most were shot out, aersenal rebuilds. I was talking to the officers and most said they could not qualify with them. I shot one and it was in fairly rough shape. They said that most of their officers could not qualify with them. I beleive the program has since been closed.




Very helpful. Thanks.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 10:08:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By opd124:
I am not connected to them but
GFCC Corp
2215 J St.
Sacramento CA 95816

800 704 4867



Wow, thanks for that tip, I'll be calling them Monday morning!
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 2:39:45 AM EDT
If they are still doing buisness let us know.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 8:16:34 AM EDT
CFCC is no longer importing carbines. They stopped doing this several tears ago. I was told that our State Dept/ ATF is going to allow large numbers of M1 Carbines to be reimported. Stay tuned...
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 8:41:37 AM EDT
These were department-purchase ONLY. No individual officer sales. I checked it out very carefully when I saw the ad a year or so ago. I would have been all over this had it been legal for me to buy one twenty.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 10:21:13 AM EDT
According to the employee I spoke with the carbine that are going to be imported in the near future are not LEO. Buy as many as you like. He thinks prices will drop.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 10:32:22 AM EDT
They would go great with a .38 special as a sidearm!

Why not go with a black powder musket?
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 3:37:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2005 3:38:46 PM EDT by crowboy]

Originally Posted By opd124:
I am not connected to them but
GFCC Corp
2215 J St.
Sacramento CA 95816

800 704 4867

I got one from them back in 03. They were $179.95 plus shipping for the first 5 then it went down for more. It seemed to take forever for them to ship the gun. I don’t know if it was a CA thing or federal or what. They told me that they were going to have something bigger for sale in the near future of when I bought my carbine. I never saw anything from them again. They also had magazines for sale. The only ad i saw for them was in a LE trade magazine but I don’t know which.


They are US GI but imported back from somewhere (Korea, Israel ?)



Our SD got some from these folks back in 03, they were re imported from Korea and Israel, most were in pretty nice shape with a couple being Winchesters and 1 Rock ola, some nice markings on some of the stocks too.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 4:13:56 PM EDT
I purchased one from GFCC as an individual officer. I had to go through the same process as you do to privately purchase a weapon through your department. I had to get the Chief’s approval and the letterhead.

Same way I got the AR
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 9:06:21 AM EDT
Signal,
The .30 carbine ammo is expensive and not all that effective. Not a weapon I would recommend for duty use.
Mack
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 10:35:45 AM EDT
I am not ready to trade in my AR for an M1 Carbine. I understand it is not as effective as a 5.56 carbine. When loaded with a JSP the .30 carbine easily outperforms any 9mm carbine available. I was stuck with a 9mm sporter for duty use for several years. Some of my co workers wanted to get M1's instead.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 4:30:29 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/21/2005 4:38:47 PM EDT
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