Any chance of opening a conversation on the M1 Garand?
I’ve been looking at a couple in a LGS, I’m interested in owning one as a shooter (keeping in mind that any M1 Garand will have historical value).
My intention is to use it as a shooter, I’d like to compete in 300 yard shoots at my range.
The shop has 4, (I am told) they are all collector grade.
Two Springfield’s with serial numbers in the 35xxxx... range and two H&R’s in the 56xxx...
The SA’s are a bit lower in price, one of them has the arrangement for the grenade launcher (the medallion is attached to the stock, the launcher apparatus is separate). (I’ve already decided that since my primary reason to own one is as a shooter, that I would not get the one with the grenade launcher).
All four have the circled P armory stamps, the H&R’s have the eagle with the stars cartouche stamps.
The actions on all of them are smooth, all barrels are stamped as made in the early to mid 50’s, wood is nice all of them (the H&R’s are darker).
I know and trust the LGS owner, he has assured me that the throat erosion (<2 I believe he said)) along with the “collector grade” assure me that any of these four will make a good “shooter” and hold value.
I’m pretty sure I’m going to “pull the trigger” on this Monday, any comments or suggestions…?
I apologize if my posts were taken the wrong way. But yours were also much more adversarial than they needed to be. I suggest we drop it since further posts like that on either side don’t help anything.
As for Reloaderz. I hope they do well. NJ needs more ranges, of any and all types. Anything to expand the positive visibility and push back against the perceived stigma firearms have in this state.
that writer should be that writer should be embarrassed, you don't pick 3 handguns with a life of less than three years and claim that they are part of the best ever. I'm absolutely going to agree with the Glock just in terms of shears numbers in use reliability and other variables but the Sig the Smith & Wesson and the Heckler LOL
did you read the did you read the article? They gave the reasoning why and hard to argue against it actually.
Wow, vaguley remember it... was it when the gun first came out?
Generally though, I think the Neos, as cool as it is, was too "atypical" in a crowded marketplace dominated by the Buckmark, Ruger and to lower extent the S&W Victory/22a models.
Once you go into higher end, like SW 41 and dedicated 22lr competition guns, no contest there.
Oh Rosey!! You're my fav! I had to clarify because my phone was blowing up with notifications because I missed one word: "field" before strip. The banter won't scare me off, I'm a little more thick skinned than that! In response to spending more quality time together, I'll only agree if it means busting clays!
And a happiest of thanksgivings to your beautiful wife and family and of course that fluffy kitten of yours!
5 best? In terms of what?
If it was significance to gun industry, yes, would agree.
But best from shooting and commercial success? I would have an issue with the HK VP70 and P38.
It is tough to argue the significance of the Luger, BHP, Beretta 92 or the Glock 17.
I would probably add the HK P7 PSP to that list and would easily prefer it over the VP70.