M1 garand question.


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lyrikz
January 11, 2012, 06:38 PM
Is the m1 garand the rifle that would make the loud PINGGG when it was emptied?

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infmp32
January 11, 2012, 06:41 PM
Yes. It's the sound of the en bloc clip ejecting after the last round.

BobSeaman
January 11, 2012, 06:41 PM
yes it is

Art Eatman
January 11, 2012, 06:42 PM
I wouldn't call it all that loud, but, yeah, the ejection of the Garand clip makes a ping sound.

I went through Basic with the Garand, and you don't really hear the ping when on a firing line with a bunch of other shooting. You easily hear your own, of course.

Cast of One
January 11, 2012, 06:45 PM
The ping is one of the best things about it. It always brings a smile to my face.

lyrikz
January 11, 2012, 06:49 PM
I could of searched. I should of asked what causes that. Both questions answered. Are these guns expensive? Whats a good price for one of these. IM not looking for a show stopper but i want one. I have never seen one at my local gun store. Searching gunbroker now.

Ping is at 7 minutes. lol.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2rMoSfMlcE

lyrikz
January 11, 2012, 06:52 PM
Seems low end around $1000. I was hoping they were in the range of the mauser. lol. Guess not.

Cast of One
January 11, 2012, 06:56 PM
Start looking at odcmp.org. The CMP (Civilian Marksmanship Program) is a government program to promote civilian shooting. They host competitions and most importantly to you, they sell M1 Garands to qualified people. By qualified I mean veterans and people who are a member of shooting organizations. There is a list of the qualifying organizations on the website. The M1 Garands start around $500. I've never ordered any from them but I hear it can take several months to get.

lyrikz
January 11, 2012, 06:57 PM
Start looking at odcmp.org. The CMP (Civilian Marksmanship Program) is a government program to promote civilian shooting. They host competitions and most importantly to you, they sell M1 Garands to qualified people. By qualified I mean veterans and people who are a member of shooting organizations. There is a list of the qualifying organizations on the website. The M1 Garands start around $500. I've never ordered any from them but I hear it can take several months to get.
Looking now. $500, wow. thats DEFINETLY in the range. Thank you.

HGM22
January 11, 2012, 11:49 PM
I haven't personally bought a Garand from the CMP (I would if I had the money), but all I've heard is good things. Also check them out for .30-06 ammo to go with that Garand!

Tim the student
January 11, 2012, 11:59 PM
The CMP is a great organization. Get an M1 from them with confidence.

Pat M
January 12, 2012, 12:08 AM
"....I hear it can take several months to get."

Mine took 3 weeks from the day I dropped the paperwork in the mailbox. CMP Service Grade is the best deal at $625. The metal on mine was practically new.

Ignition Override
January 12, 2012, 02:52 AM
Pat M:

A friend bought my Service Grade in early Aug. '10 at the Camp Perry CMP store.
If you don't mind my question, when did you buy yours come from a store?

Here is the main question: does the CMP again have a fairly good selection of Service Grades?

They recently were far behind in their checking etc. My objective is to buy a second Service Grade late this spring or summer, and might drive to the Anniston store. It must be strange to have five Enfields but only one M-1?

Crex39
January 12, 2012, 06:23 AM
The northern store is at Camp Perry outside of Port Clinton Ohio. When I was in the Guard last year, my First Sergeant picked up a service grade for about six hundred if I remember right. As far as I know you need to be in the Guard, Reserves, Active duty or belong to an affiliated club, which there is a list of on http://www.odcmp.com/ You can belong to certain veteran groups too.

az_imuth
January 12, 2012, 06:54 AM
The CMP is definitely the way to go when purchasing an M1 unless you're after the rare and unusual. You have to do a little paperwork up front, but it's a simple matter and you will get a rifle that you know hasn't been chopped up and welded back together. CMP has excellent customer service and will work hard to make sure you are a satisfied customer. They also have other rifles for sell on occasions, such as .22 caliber training rifles, WW1 and WW2 bolt-action rifles, carbines, etc. I've purchased numerous items from them and they've never let me down.

Hacker15E
January 12, 2012, 09:34 AM
Another vote for the CMP route if you want a Garand. They currently do have Service Grades in stock.

About 80% of my safe is CMP rifles. It is addictive.

Tim the student
January 12, 2012, 09:56 AM
My objective is to buy a second Service Grade late this spring or summer, and might drive to the Anniston store.

Check the CMP forum for store reports before you go.

61chalk
January 12, 2012, 05:52 PM
It don't mean a thing, if it ain't got that Ping.

+1 for the CMP, buy a service grade if by mail. I've picked out 2 nice field grades from the N. Store. Great rifles.

lyrikz
January 12, 2012, 05:57 PM
Im going through this now. I have to become a member of a rifle club around here. I have been shooting rifles since i was a kid. I used to hunt bunny rabbits. lol. I have never entered a competition except when i was 10 years old. I dont know how im going to get past that checkpoint.

Maybe have the rangemaster at my local range verify safe operation while im firing??? Any ideas on that one?

Tim the student
January 12, 2012, 06:00 PM
I have to become a member of a rifle club

You can do that online. GCA.

I used to hunt bunny rabbits. lol. I have never entered a competition except when i was 10 years old. I dont know how im going to get past that checkpoint

To the best of my recollection - A DD214 works, if you are a vet. If you have taken hunter safety (with live fire) that works too. If you can get a rangemaster to sign off, that works, as does a LEO.

lyrikz
January 12, 2012, 06:02 PM
I passed my hunter safety course, but no live fire yet. Thats in april. I think a rangemaster is all i have. Got it figured. Now if the rangemaster isnt so busy to help me out.

Double Vision
January 12, 2012, 06:20 PM
The CMP is the way to go for a Garand.
My Springfield Special came via Fedex in about a month from the time I sent the order and is worth every penny to me. It's beautiful and shoots great! Be sure to stock up on CMP ammo.

Last summer I stopped in the Camp Perry store and found a couple of service grades that I lusted after. I left empty-handed and still regret it almost every day. That won't happen this summer!

lyrikz
January 12, 2012, 07:13 PM
quick question for you guys. CMP isnt getting back to me, im sure they are buried.

Are they going to ship to my house??? Or do i have to do an FFL? I cant find info on that. I live in washington state. WHat do i send them to cover that requirement?

Hacker15E
January 12, 2012, 07:25 PM
Yes, the rifle will ship to your house once you jump through their verification hoops.

AethelstanAegen
January 13, 2012, 06:32 AM
Yup it comes right to your door (no FFL required). If you want to get a Garand and are on a budget, the CMP is definitely the way to do so (heck even if you're not on a budget, it's what I'd still recommend). My M1 was my first personally owned rifle and I have never regretted going the CMP route. If you're ordering through the mail, I would recommend getting a Service Grade.

Fleet
January 13, 2012, 09:52 AM
When you get one, recognize that this is a 50+ year old rifle, and it has ammunition requirements that are a bit out of the ordinary because of that. A steady diet of what's on the shelf at the store WILL damage it. Google is your friend.

springer99
January 13, 2012, 10:57 AM
CMP is the way to go; especially now since they have a small number of service grade M1's back in stock. If you can visit either store, then you can sometimes even find a rack grade that's almost as nice and save some bucks.

As far as ammo goes, I'd suggest ordering some standard HXP ball ammo from them to start with. Non-corrosive and at around .55/rd, you won't find it cheaper anywhere and the brass is great to work with if you reload.

alde
January 13, 2012, 08:07 PM
If you have a CPL that will cover your shooting requirement. If you don't have one it's almost easier to get than the CMP Garand. CMP is the way to go. My service grade Springfield is in almost new condition and shoots great.

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