I would bet that the precieved problem with the M1 stems from two things. Misapplication of the tool. Trying to make it do more than it was designed, shooting at targets farther then 100 yards.
Bullet design. 110 grain fmj round nose. 1800 fps.
If 9mm carbines were handed out with 110 gr. Fmj’s for ammo the same problem would arise.