From 1959 to 1970, the M14 served with distinction as the standard-issue rifle of the United States military. When Springfield Armory in Geneseo, IL, made the civilian legal variant—the M1A—available to the public in 1974, shooters were finally able to enjoy the same rifle that so many servicemen had utilized in the past. This video outlines the challenge of building and shooting the M1A. For a limited time, Springfield is offering three additional magazines for free too!
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Last week, Cheaper Than Dirt’s The Shooter’s Log ran an article regarding the U.S. Army’s release of 100,000 M1 Garand rifles to the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP). Several of you expressed great interest in owning one of these fine shooting pieces of history and requested that more details be forwarded along as soon as they became available. Here is the full story straight from the CMP.
While I wish we were reporting that the 1911s were ready for distribution, that’s not the case. However, we have something as good, if not better. The CMP received the Garands over the last month or so. Currently, the CMP is busy prepping the guns for sale. Each of the M1s will have to be cleaned, inspected, potentially repaired or rebuilt, and then test fired. Best of all, some of these rifles are already being offered for sale.
Compiling a list of the top combat rifles isn’t very hard, but narrowing that list down to only five is a tougher task than you may realize. Do you think you can match wits with our expert?
History’s most significant M1 Garand is looking for a new home. Even if you do not have $100,000 to spare, this is gun you must see and a piece of history worth discovering.
Flip-flopping—and not due to vacations in Hawaii—is nothing new to politicians. But this time, President Obama has overstepped his powers by issuing an executive order banning the re-importation of M1 Garand and M1 Carbine rifles from South Korea. The Collectible Firearms Protection Act has been introduced. This article explains why gun owners and 2A-supporters need to support this law.
The White House has stated, “The two common-sense ‘executive actions’ are solidly aimed at keeping firearms out of the wrong hands.” What else can you surmise that means other than the hands of law-abiding citizens and participants of the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP)? Here is the latest on The White House blocking a deal to bring M1 Garands home after 70 years—even though it was approved by the Department of State and Department of Justice.
The moniker, “Springfield Armory” has a history all its own going as far back as the Revolutionary War days and is credited with playing a key role in the birth of our country.
It was none other than George Washington—during the years he spent as a General and before his presidency—who ordered the creation of Springfield Armory in 1777 to store revolutionary ammunition and gun carriages. Not that we needed proof, but a Golden Bullseye Award for Handgun of the Year continues Springfield Armory’s commitment to innovative designs.
Over 25 years ago, Clint McKee started Fulton Armory to build fine M14 rifles, and the business has grown to include selling and servicing all of the U.S. standard-issue gas-operated rifles of the 20th Century: the M14 (M1A), M1 Garand, M1 Carbine, AR-15, and AR-10, as well as virtually everything needed to care for these legendary rifles.