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Old 04-20-2010, 04:33 PM   #1
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Default What should I get M1 Vs Ar.

I was looking into a new rifle and now I cant decide what i want to get. I have always loved the m1 although iv never shot one, but for the same price I could build a decent Ar. I'm not sure what way I want to go. Thought some insight from others would be nice. Let me know what ya think. Thanks Anthony
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Old 04-20-2010, 04:40 PM   #2
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An M1 is a Garand. Do you mean M1A? If so, my answer is the M1A. But that's just because I'm old and personally don't care for the AR platform. Many here will disagree with me.

The M1A gives you a lot more stopping power, but the ammunition costs more. Both the rifle and ammunition are considerably heavier to lug around. All that said, I still prefer the M1A.
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I like the AR platform. I would go with the AR. Much lighter shorter and very versitile.
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I ment an M1 Garand. They were actual only called M1's the garand tag came a little later from my understanding. But im debating between a Cmp garand or an Ar build. Thanks Anthony
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I have a '43 Springfield M1 and I love it. It's heavy, but it's a great shooting and accurate rifle. I also have a sentimental attachment to the .30-06 round.

There's folks here that have built and some who are building AR's. They're two extremely different firearms. Building an AR will improve your skills. Having an M1 will improve your sense of history.
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I personally like the AK. And its alot cheaper and more fun to shoot. Thats what I own and love to shoot.
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You can get an AR later, always choose the Garand when you can. The price doesn't go down, so get it first.
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I'd take an m1 garand just because I like antiques. Shoots a nice 30-06 and you can polish the wooden finish up nicely.
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my preference has always been the AR platform. you can get an AR in a wide variety of calibers. parts are easy to get. they are very accurate. magazines are easy to get and widely available. i used to have an m1a and mi garand. both are too heavy and clunky. i find the romance of them higher than the practicality.

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While I do like the AR if I was choosing between the two I'd go with the M1 simply for the fact as stated they are not going to get any cheaper. I have a lot of love for old battle rifles and the M1 is a great piece of history that you can take out and have a lot of fun with. the 30 06 round packs a hell of a wallop and can be accurate for days! I don't see the AR going anywhere and the prices have calmed down on those enough now where you can look around for what you really want your AR to be like and not have to worry too much that the price or availability is going to change any time soon.

I've got AR's, AK's,SKS's, 30 carbines, Lever rifles and 22 plinkers. But my long gun collection will never be near complete until I put an M1 in it.
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