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Garand 12-01-2019 03:09 PM

"Politically Correct" Rifles
With all the ill thought out politically correct legislation being generated in the US today, how is the M1 Garand regarded. Is it lumped in with all those other "evil black rifles"?

BigBassMan 12-01-2019 04:55 PM

At least it ain't black unless you painted it, my M1A has green fiberglass.

John in AR 12-01-2019 05:09 PM

Theyíre not nealy as common or popular as arís & akís, but they do have a real following. Probably more banproof than most, primarily because of not having a detachable magazine, but I donít have one.

Terry G 12-01-2019 07:00 PM

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They don't fit the narrative of those evil black guns because they symbolize The Greatest Generation. I have two both bought from the Civilian Marksmanship Program. They always attract attention in a positive way when I (rarely) go to a public range. I let people handle but not shoot them. For some reason people seem to think M-1 Garand's are super rare and expensive. Probably because gun show prices are absurd. I bought both of mine for less than the Colt LE6920 cost. M-1's are looked at as Great Grandpa's rifle so they couldn't be as deadly as those black fully semi-automatic capable of shooting 1000 bullets a second war weapons. I wouldn't feel badly armed at all with a Garand.

Garand 12-02-2019 05:42 AM

Back about 12-20 years ago I was heavily into World War 2 re-enactor matches, plus I shot 3 gun matches up here with it, because since the mid '90's we have been restricted to 5 rd mags for semi auto rifles. I generally had little problem and usually finished in the top third of the shooters. It can still be a very versatile rifle.

Terry G 12-02-2019 09:58 AM

Garand, as you know that's my go to Canada rifle. The Canadian Officers at the border never look twice at it. The eight round clip is specifically permitted in Canada for the M1.

Rory Conall 01-27-2020 07:47 PM

With current gun-grabber proposed bans on ALL semi-autos, they'd be on the chopping block as well.

Dorobuta 01-28-2020 05:34 AM

Garands are still seen as FUDD friendly, but they will come under the chopping block by virtue of being semi-autos.

Garand 01-28-2020 06:27 AM

Time to invest in something like the Mossberg MVP Patrol Rifle, then if AR's are banned you have an outlet to use a lot of the accessories off that rifle in the bolt gun.

BigEd 01-28-2020 09:44 AM

I'm looking at a Ruger scout rifle that uses a regular mount. then maybe a good 1-6x scope and 4-6 spare magazines.

Garand 01-28-2020 10:45 AM

I don't think the Ruger Scout rifle uses AR style magazines where as the Mossberg definitely does.

Rory Conall 01-28-2020 05:21 PM

Well, if people are going to give up their ARs if they get banned,m they might as well just go ahead and sell them now while they can get some money for them.

BigEd 01-28-2020 08:03 PM

[QUOTE=Garand;296091]I don't think the Ruger Scout rifle uses AR style magazines where as the Mossberg definitely does.[/QUOTE]

They use the AICS pattern magazines which is designed more for bolt actions.

Actually though the MVP was roughly half the price of the Ruger Scout.
And felt at least a pound lighter.

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