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if you could only own one, ar15 or garand?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by FlyinBryan, Feb 27, 2009.

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ar15 or m1 garand

  1. ar15

    48.4%
  2. garand

    51.6%
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  1. FlyinBryan

    FlyinBryan Member

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    ok, maybe you can have both, but which do you prefer, the ar15, or the m1 garand?
     
  2. gvnwst

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    AR. Cheaper ammo, can get uppers in SOOO many different calibers, lighter overall weight, more ergonimic.
     
  3. FMJMIKE

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    Garand..........History and one potent battle rifle............:D
     
  4. matrem

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    But..We don't have to only own one!
    I voted AR.
     
  5. lionking

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    They both really have the "fun factor",they both are comfortable and excellent accuracy potential rifles.

    But if I had to choose I'd go Garand,just enjoy the larger caliber,enjoy the fact that the people at the range always look at it,they have that allure.
     
  6. FlyinBryan

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    you have a preference?
     
  7. C-grunt

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    The Garand is a great rifle and my both of my grandfathers weapon they used in WWII.

    BUT....

    The M16/AR is also a great rifle and was what I used in the service, so its near and dear to me.

    I say AR 15.
     
  8. matrem

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    Will you accept "both"? aka can't decide.
    Having to take one? (Hopefully never faced with that)an AR would have to be the "one"
     
  9. lefteyedom

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    I carried an M16/AR everyday for the better part of 20 years. If I had joined the USAF in 1954 instead of 1984 I am sure I would have voted for the grand.
     
  10. moooose102

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    well, thats an easy one. i voted ar15. mostly because almost all (including our beloved garand) old military rifles are butt ugly:barf: the ar, is no beauty queen, but at least it looks decent:evil:
     
  11. mordechaianiliewicz

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    I voted AR simply because IMHO, it's advanced technology next to the Garand.

    Assuming you are talking about the gun alone, and leaving caliber options open.
     
  12. Onmilo

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    In this, the modern world, it is a no brainer for me to choose the AR-15.

    Since I can own both, I do, and appreciate both platforms and the fact I don't have to play Russian and choose what the Party State decides is best for me.
     
  13. Boba Fett

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    The question is a bit vague.

    For what application would I be using them for? Defense? Fun? Hunting? Collecting?


    If I'm getting one for defense and practical use, I'd go with the AR.

    I voted for the Garand because I love the rifle, its looks, its history, and the wonderful *Ping* as the clip is ejected: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9d01zAmnMY



    I would also like to add that the OP's signature is, at best, disturbing. :barf:
     
  14. helz_mcfugly

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    like the pirates say AR matey
     
  15. Auburn1992

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    An AR, no doubt about it. You can't really customize an M1, but the possibilities are endless on an AR.
     
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    If I can have only one...AR-15 because I can get different uppers in different calibers.
     
  17. tango2echo

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    There's alot of AR-15's that I wouldn't stake my life on. I've never seen a Garand that I would say that about.
     
  18. offthepaper

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    Range and power.

    Garand.
     
  19. Frisk

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    Garand.

    Also m1a over ar15 too. :neener:
     
  20. Schofield

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    Well a gun isn't all about shootin' which is why I pick the Garand. I can't think of a more addicting and pleasing sound then that >ping< after you've spent your allowance. And let's be real here, in a class 5 zombie invasion (the deadliest) then you want some power. Plus I imagine it would be over all more accurate.
     
  21. ReelFaith

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    I say both. SOCOM and Scout! :D
     
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    +1 for an AR with multiple uppers
     
  23. PT1911

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    well I would say without a doubt ar-15. several reasons for that. First let me say the Garand is a great gun that I hope to own eventually, but there is a reason I went for the AR first. Lets see, cheaper ammo, available hi capacity mags, an incredible variety of customization options, and, well, one heck of a cool factor too. I would love to get a garand and will in time, but for all practical purposes, AR all the way.

    unless of course you are shooting from a trench..
     
  24. PT1911

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    not to mention the optics.. with a garand, though they are pretty dern accurate, you are still using human eyes to look potentially a few hundred yards... I would rather a nice optic to examine the nose hairs at the same distance... makes being accurate a whole lot easier. sorry to all the IRON site enthusiasts..
     
  25. RP88

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    As awesome as the Garand is, it's kind of like comparing a vacuum tube to a laptop, IMO

    AR all the way
     
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