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M1 Garand or AR-15?

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Re: Garand or AR?

Postby vaeevictiss » Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:48:40

All depends what you want it for. If you are a collector and want something historical the get the garand. If you want something to shoot get the AR. Ooooo I'm sure I just set off the garand guys here with that one lol. But face it. The garand was a great gun, and it's had is time, but the technology has advanced greatly and it brought us the AR and that platform outperforms the garand in nearly every way.

You could also pick up the newer m1a socoms. I have a buddy with one and they are pretty wicked.

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Re: Garand or AR?

Postby scrubber3 » Fri, 25 Apr 2014 07:16:58

Grendel69 wrote:Im thinking this over myself.

Im looking at the newer Springfield M1A models.

For the AR, Daniels Defense or RRA

I think Im gonna go with the M1A for now and look at getting a AR some time down the line.


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Re: Garand or AR?

Postby Grendel69 » Sun, 11 May 2014 22:15:12

^ Scrub.

Ive actually changed my mind... again.

I was just given a Rem700 30-06 by my father in law. Hes getting up there in age and gave it to us. It kind of cures my itch for now, so going with the AR.

As soon as I get a Virginia address, Ill be getting a DD.


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Re: Garand or AR?

Postby vaeevictiss » Mon, 12 May 2014 11:08:52

I plan on getting a stag 3g upper for the lower I got. That's another option. From what a hear, a lot of other higher end companies get their stuff from stag...From what I hear lol.

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Re: Garand or AR?

Postby HighExpert » Fri, 23 May 2014 22:22:46

The Garand. I think you will be able to buy an AR for a long time. There are only so many Garands.
30-06 original or .308 conversion? 30-06 FMJ will probably get even harder to get.


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Re: Garand or AR?

Postby arkypete » Mon, 26 May 2014 12:23:20

I would not advise either. Why not get an Armalite AR10. You would have the high capacity for the AR15 and the knock down of the 30-06.

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Re: Garand or AR?

Postby Wolvee » Mon, 26 May 2014 20:30:31

Since I already have several high end AR's I have to vote M1. I've wanted one for a while but I wont trust Springfield's quality.

I would never buy a Springfield product. They make crap and claim to be the their namesake and they're not.
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Re: Garand or AR?

Postby Lester » Tue, 06 Oct 2015 09:21:39

AR all the way for my all around rifle. I do like that you can get the 22 coversion and shoot cheap. I did just get a 7.62 x 39 upper and I am looking forward to shooting that on my lower.


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Re: Garand or AR?

Postby WVUBeta1904 » Tue, 06 Oct 2015 12:47:47

I chose the Garand for the same reasons that I think a lot of others have - attainability.

No question that an AR-15 is more versatile in almost every way. AR's can and will most likely be available on the cheaper side for a very long time. That being said, the Garand has so much history behind it, and will soon become a much more coveted firearm in the future. In fact, you can already see it now.

Aside from that, AR's are incredibly fun to shoot, and there is really no replacing a solid AR build in your collection.
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Re: Garand or AR?

Postby dusterdude » Tue, 06 Oct 2015 18:55:42

I bought my garand in 1993,i wanted a rifle that had a lot of marine history,not counting the fact,its just a bad ass rifle


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Re: Garand or AR?

Postby jmax » Fri, 09 Oct 2015 19:18:36

I have Garands, I have owned ARs and an M16, and am now developing cast bullet loads for the M1, yes you can shoot cast in a gas gun with gas checks.right now my 06 cost is less than a dime:-)

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Re: Garand or AR?

Postby FiremanBob » Fri, 09 Oct 2015 20:14:27

You really need at least one M1, in the standard service rifle or National Match configuration. You also need an assortment of AR15s in different setups for a variety of purposes.

If you vote well, and do your part to get others out to vote for the good guys, there are thousands of M1s and ammo for them in such places as S. Korea waiting to be repatriated under the Civilian Marksmanship Program. This is a great reason to become active in politics this year, if you haven't been in the past.
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Re: Garand or AR?

Postby Monkey » Sat, 10 Oct 2015 07:21:09

Poll is inadequate - needs a "Yes" button. For all the reasons mentioned above.


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Re: Garand or AR?

Postby dorminWS » Sat, 10 Oct 2015 09:36:25

:thumbsup:
Monkey wrote:Poll is inadequate - needs a "Yes" button. For all the reasons mentioned above.
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Re: Garand or AR?

Postby Remek » Fri, 25 Dec 2015 01:47:23

I originally opined on my present thoughts, having just aquired and started shooting an M1, and haing an MP-15 as well as MP-22. However, I realized I was making points previously made. So, I thought I'd focus in a little more on one thing I find I really love.

The AR is modular, so you customize a lot. I have mine set up with red dot, BUIS, and a laser/strobe/flashlight. Really fun and potentially disorienting to any foe.

However, even with all that, the sighting system and firing of the M1 is my prefered system. I know exactly where that bullet at any particular distance, and can adjust the sights for windage and distance and elevation very predictably. Add to that the 30-06 with the heavy rifle, and I so little kickback it is almost unbelieveable, By comparison, I have a 7x57 that will take your shoulder off, its like a 12 gague.

Knowing what I know now, I'd have gotten the M1 first. That said, I would still be buying an AR, and specifically, I am looking toward also aquiring an AR-10 in the future.

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Re: Garand or AR?

Postby TETech » Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:30:16

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Re: Garand or AR?

Postby tangodown » Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:07:34

Garand all day. You can build an AR any day for really cheap any time, don't pass up on the Garand

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