The M1 Garand, also known as the United States Rifle, Caliber .30, M1, is an icon. Not only did it serve as the replacement for the highly-touted M1903 Springfield, it was essentially the first semi-automatic rifle to see widespread issue to infantry the world over. Obviously, the M1 Garand was not perfect, otherwise it would never have been replaced in 1954 by the M14, but during its two decades as the standard issue U.S. service rifle, the gas-operated, .30-06 Springfield-spitting rifle made quite a name for itself.
One of the biggest drawbacks to the M1 Garand is its dated feeding system, which requires the use of an 8-round en-bloc clip rather than a detachable box magazine. What could have been a downfall for the rifle was actually not a big problem at all, though the design is often criticized. Whether you like them or not, you are going to have to use them should you choose to fire the M1 Garand. And if you are going to fire the M1 Garand, you may as well use some clips you can count on, like Keepshooting.com's 10-pack of M1 Garand en-bloc clips.
Our 10-pack of M1 Garand en-bloc clips contains 10 brand new clips that were manufactured to military specifications and are sure to feed your rifle a steady diet of lead. Grab a 10-pack today for the low price of $14.95.
M1 Garand En-Bloc Clips
As noted, the M1 Garand can only be fed by an en-bloc clip. The M1 Garand en-bloc clip holds eight .30-06 Springfield cartridges and is designed to be inserted into an internal magazine within the rifle alongside the cartridges as a singular unit. Upon the final discharge, the clip is ejected by the rifle, leaving the bolt open and ready to accept another. With each discharge comes a distinct pinging sound, one that was believed to have been used by enemy forces to signify reload times and therefore an opportunity to attack. The design was by no means perfect but en-bloc clips were both cheap and reliable, qualities that still exist today and can be found in Keepshooting.com's 10-pack of M1 Garand en-bloc clips.
Original en-bloc clips are over 50 years old, and while they make a nice collectible they are probably not the most practical choice. As such, we decided to begin manufacturing our own brand new en-bloc clips. Just as cheap and just as reliable as the originals, our M1 Garand en-bloc clips are manufactured according to U.S. military specifications on Canadian tooling. Each clip is fully heat treated to preserve strength and tension and finished with the correct gray parkerized finished.
Folks, if you want brand new en-bloc clips, these are the clips for you. And because I do not see anyone producing a variant of the M1 Garand that accepts box magazines any time soon, you are stuck with en-bloc clips. Make sure you get some that work. Make sure you get the 10-pack of M1 Garand en-bloc clips from Keepshooting.com today for just $14.95.
Note: As noted, our M1 Garand en-bloc clips were manufactured on existing Canadian tooling. At the risk of damaging the tooling, it was not re-engineered and the mark was left intact. As such, these clips display the D-A-Q marking from Dominion Arsenal Quebec. This appearance of this mark is not an invitation to pass off our en-bloc clips as originals.