I recently decided to take up the hobby of World War II re-enacting, I've pretty much narrowed my weapon down to the M1 Carbine or Garand, leaning hard towards the Garand, but I can't find any blanks that are priced even remotely reasonable. My gear and uniform is over $600 as it is, plus the price of the gun. I can't really afford $.50 - $1.00 a round for obvious reasons. Does anyone hav any suggestions? Thanks in advance.