Well, I just found out that I qualify for most of the criteria . The only thing I don't have yet is proof of safe firearm handling. I plan on getting a C&R next year anyway, so I think I'm going to try to get one of those M1 Garands when I have the funds. Any ideas on what grade I should get? I like a pretty gun, but not enough to pay a LOT more for it. It doesn't have to be all matching either (not a collector, a shooter ). I basically want one that is good. solid, and accurate.