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The infamous M1 Garand "ping" sound

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by superpunchy, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. superpunchy

    superpunchy Active Member

    Is there a way to get rid of the annoying "ping" sound that the M1 Garand makes whenever it fires the last shot and the clip is ejected? Has anyone ever made such a modification or know of someone who has? If so how did they do it?
  2. cowhide1

    cowhide1 Member

    ANNOYING??? Its a freaking symphony!!! ( I would not be saying that if I were in a foxhole with the bad guy 10 feet from me) but I love it!
  3. General Geoff

    General Geoff Well-Known Member

    you think that's annoying?? I think most people around here love it :D

    To eliminate that sound, you have to dampen the impact between metal pieces, the easiest and most reliably functioning way to do this would probably be to rubber-coat the en bloc clips, at least from the outside surfaces. I'm sure you'll get better ideas from other folks who actually own Garands, though..
  4. smee781

    smee781 member

    How dare you! That is one of the best sounds in the world.:mad:
  5. Heck

    Heck Well-Known Member

    I love the sound when i hear it in the movies but have never heard it when shooting with hearing protection.
  6. CapnMac

    CapnMac Well-Known Member

    Yeah, there's a very reliable way.

    Fire seven rounds then hit the release, you'll get a loose round and the en-bloc clip too, which will make more of a "clatter" sound.
  7. jeremy1391

    jeremy1391 Active Member

    that is a perty sound :)
    The way soldiers overcame letting the enemy know they were reloading they kept a few empty enblocs in a cargo pocket and would ping em off the receiver so Japanese and german soldiers would use the lull in firing to react to the Americans to find that ol' G.I. Joe had rounds left in his rifle :)
  8. briansmithwins

    briansmithwins Well-Known Member

    Run a few dozen clips thru the Garand w/o hearing protection.

    You won't hear the 'ping' anymore.

  9. 61chalk

    61chalk Well-Known Member

    I Love that ping, even with ear plugs in it sounds great...I seen a guy here on THR that actually made a wind chime out of them!!!!
  10. ar10

    ar10 Well-Known Member

    shoot one round at a time. :D
  11. WNTFW

    WNTFW Well-Known Member

    A few years back my nephew saw my Garand and knew what it was. I asked my sister if it was OK to show my nephew the Garand.
    After the clip ejected he said "Oh that is what makes that sound". After questioning how he knew the Garand & how it made "that sound"; it was from playing video games.
    Don't know on the ping. I won't give you the Unamerican lecture.
  12. AnthonyC.

    AnthonyC. Well-Known Member

    I am about to buy an M1 garand just so I can hear the ping! At the range that I go to, when you hear the ping, everyone looks around to see who has the garand, and then everyone wants one!

    Why the heck would you buy a garand if you dont like the famous "ping" at the end?:confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:
  13. TexasPatriot.308

    TexasPatriot.308 Well-Known Member

    the ping of the M1 clip/mag, the ineffectiveness of the M16 in combat. both had good and bad points. the M1 had a deadly manstopper, the M16, the .223 round that would not stop an enemy soldier and still wont that is hopped up on adrenalin, drugs or religion. I served in '72 & 73, I was lucky to get my hands on a M14 and if I didnt I prayed to get a hold of an AK. too bad politics still keep the anemic 5.56 as our soldiers lifeline.
  14. Nugilum

    Nugilum Well-Known Member


    ADKWOODSMAN Well-Known Member

    Love it!!!
  16. danweasel

    danweasel Well-Known Member

    You could sell it. I might know a guy who could give you $300-$350 depending on how annoying the ping is.

  17. Rosstradamus

    Rosstradamus Well-Known Member

    Get a Holbrook Thumb Saver, which replaces the op rod catch. It took me just a few minutes to install, and I'm not especially mechanical. Once in place, the bolt no longer flies forward when you insert a clip. It also prevents the clip from automatically shooting out after the last round is fired and making that "Ping!" sound. The Thumb Saver lets you load single rounds too. You can switch it back out and return your M1 to normal in another few minutes. $45 from Mr. Holbrook (Google him). He has had ads in Shotgun News for years.
  18. Colosseum

    Colosseum New Member

    I love that sound.

    When I fired my first full en-bloc clip through my CMP M1 and heard the ping for the first time, it made me really happy. :p
  19. Uncle Mike

    Uncle Mike Well-Known Member

    Somebody make it a ringtone....:D

  20. Mandolin

    Mandolin Well-Known Member

    How is the "ping" bad? In combat, you've already fired 8 loud rounds, thus guiving away your position. then, Ifthe ping is heard by a german, he still has to deal with your buddies. I realy doubt that the ping is a liabilitiy in combat.

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