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AR-15 or M1 Garand

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by hockeyrcks9901, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. hockeyrcks9901

    hockeyrcks9901

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    Simple question...I have some money coming to me around $1000 and I'm torn between an Ar and a Garand. I like the idea of owning a piece of WW2 and it looks like a fun gun to shoot. The Ar has it's appeal for obvious reasons.

    If I go the AR route, I'm looking at Del-ton because of the ease of ordering an I like the kits that you can customize and get everything you need from one place. They also have decent reviews and the price seems good. I am open to other manufacturers but this would be my first AR so something that would allow me to get my feet wet without being too difficult would be ideal.

    I'm not really looking at other guns but if you feel like throwing some ideas at me go right ahead.
     
  2. MstrPara

    MstrPara Go Loud.....

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    CMP Garands won't be around forever........

    AR variants are everywhere, you can always find one in the future.

    I own both, and love both but for different reasons. Best of luck with your decision!
     

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    M1 all the way. You won't regret it.
     
  4. Gary7

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    Yup. They're not building M1 Garands anymore. Get the Garand and start saving up again for an AR.
     
  5. SpectreRider

    SpectreRider Armed Citizen

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    ^^^^^What they said.^^^^^
     
  6. KaTooM

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    M1 Garands are very expensive to feed, but are more fun to own/shoot. M1A is a little less expensive to feed and still has the Garand feel.
     
  7. Blitzer

    Blitzer Cool Cat

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    M1A isn't in the same price range as the M1 rifles. ;)
     
  8. byf43

    byf43 NRA Endowment Life Member

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    M1 Garand, first.
    M1A/M14 platform, second.
    AR. . . third.


    Join an ODCMP affiliated club and go from there. Get the M1 Garand and buy as much M2 Ball as your bank account will allow.
    Get into reloading and reload those M2 cases.
     
  9. Tank44

    Tank44 Tank44

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    No question - M1 Garand. CMP won't have them forever and then the prices will skyrocket. If you get the surplus ammo from CMP it is also affordable. They will be getting some Greek Surplus in and they say the supply will last for several years. Make sure you get the adjustable gas plug from Midway or someone else and then you will be able to shoot any 30.06 ammo.
     
  10. Dalton Wayne

    Dalton Wayne Epic mustache Millennium Member

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    Lothar Noob

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    tough call - .223 is cheaper than .30-06 - but a garand would be a sweet gun to own. and as other have said ar will always be around.
     
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    Exactly my thoughts....on that note are the rack grades really that bad? CMP's description makes them sound pretty rough
     
  13. capecodcowboy

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    Garand for sure, AR's are not going anywhere...
     
  14. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Get the manly man rifle.
     
  15. M2 Carbine

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    You can always get a AR. Search around and try and find a nice M1.


    What he said. :supergrin:
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  16. El_Ron1

    El_Ron1 AAAAAAAAGHHH!!!

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    Plus, the Garand will be light weight in comparison to some of the TEOTWAWKI/SHTF gear laden garbage scowls you see around now. :rofl:
     
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    I'd totally get the garand. It's resale value is only going to go up, if you need the cash later.
     
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    what he said, except i don't own either.
     
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    As most others have said, I would go with an M1 Garand, preferably in.308, but maybe that's just me. I think the .308 variants are a little harder to come by though.