Am I Un-American?

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by rglbegl, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. rglbegl

    rglbegl Well-Known Member

    Mar 4, 2004
    Dana point CA
    Am I Un-American if I dont like the M1A?

    My buddy just bought a Springfield M1A National Match edition.
    The price tag was closing in on $2000, and at that price I am very disappointed in it.

    The action and stock fit together very poorly
    The trigger is very stiff (NM is supposed to be a lighter trigger pull)
    The take down trigger guard is bent, or does not fit properly
    The safety takes a body builder with a tool to get it to engage.
    The hardware is flimsy
    The upper cover is plastic
    The metal blueing was done by a grade schooler
    And the wood looks cheap

    Was this thing a lemon?
    Or are military guns supposed to be kinda cheesy?

    Since I am sure someone will ask for it

    Gratuitus pic

  2. al45lc

    al45lc Active Member

    Mar 8, 2010
    colorful colorado
    I would be disappointed too with all that. I bought an M-1 Garand from the DCM after qualifying( back when you HAD to qualify) and it's great, shoots well, good overall fit and finish. MY buddy did it at the same time, his came and was a certified POS! Loose stock to metal fit, poor trigger and metal finish overall, and we could never get the bore bright, it sucked on the range.
    A crappy gun is a crappy gun, and plenty of Americans hate the M-1, M-14 and the M-16. When I got the Garand, my Father( Korean conflict vet) couldn't understand why I wanted one, he hated that rifle.
    It's just a matter of taste.

  3. wpage

    wpage Active Member

    Aug 25, 2009
    Why not contact them and see if you got one that missed quality control...
  4. rglbegl

    rglbegl Well-Known Member

    Mar 4, 2004
    Dana point CA
    That is what he is going to do on Monday.

    Dont get me wrong here. I am actually a huge springfield fan.
    I was just kinda wondering if most M1A's were a little crude, or if maybe he just got a bad one.?.
    It was ordered off the internet, so he didn't have a chance to inspect the weapon before purchase.
  5. Bobitis

    Bobitis Guest

    My brother got a couple through the CMP.

    Both were in very good condition, but that was 15-20 years ago. At that time I think he paid around $600 each for them. And you didnt get to pick through them. You got what they sent you. Dunno if he got lucky or not.