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.
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.
I got a set for my CMP H&R Garand. The finish as others have said is different than other clips you’ll find. They work for me, keeping in mind that helping the op rod on the first round is normal for a Garand. These are tight clips; maybe a little harder to load if you have weak hands.
These clips worked great right outta the package. Would highly recommend.
Work fine in my Garand
I picked up a pack of these a while back from a local vendor and while I don't fire my Garand as much anymore as I used to I use these clips when I do and they fit feed and eject just like the WW2 ones I have do.
I see complaints about them being parked not blued but it seems to me most if not all my original Mil-Surp clips are also parked.
Personally I prefer the parkerizing over bluing anyway, just a matter of preference I guess.
Be glad when they get some more in as I would like to pick up another bag just to keep on hand and having brand new clips is nice to have even though my OEM clips still work fine. Can't ever have to many clips for any of my guns though and this is a good deal for brand new clips.
Good New Clips
These en-bloc clips are a good price for new ones. They all function well in my M1 Garand.
I see in other reviews that some had problems with the fit and function of these clips. I didn't seem to have any problem with the ten I received. I would also rather they be blued rather than parkerized, but it doesn't seem to affect their function in either of my rifles. KeepShooting has a great return policy and superb customer service, so I would think it would be worth a try if these are something your looking for.
Didn't even need these, but was buying stuff on the black friday sale and got them. Finally got to shoot them yesterday during the warm spell here in PA. They fit and function fine. The ones I got were very oily, which would be my only complaint. The oil was very thick not sure why it was there.
These are okay
These work out fine. I had no problems with fit like the last review. The only thing I do not like is the parkerized finish. I think these should have been blued. I have never seen a parkerized en-block.
Would buy again, just wish they were blued and not parked.
majority of the clips did not fit in magazine of either of 2 M1s at all. Some fit in one way. would not recommend
Cheap, But didn't work
The en bloc fit fine without rounds, but after loading the clip with 8 rounds and trying to drop it into my Garand, it would jam being pushed in. The clip wouldn't eject, so I had to pry the rounds out.
This is in a USGI, U.S. SA M1 Garand from the CMP.
Get Some, Work Great
Got these and finally got around to shooting. Fit and feed perfectly in my new-to-me CMP Garand.
Cheapest Ones Around!
I ordered these up real quick cause there the cheapest I could find for 10 of them, at lest when I ordered them. They work great too!
best clips I have
Out of about 4 different types of aftermarket clips for my M1,these are my favorite and work the smoothest.
Great smooth finish
I use these once a week and I have nothing negative to say
Work Fine, Buy With Confidence
Review byD.B. William
These M1 Clips work fine. Buy with confidence. Use them every Saturday I go to the range. Shoot both surplus FN ammo from years ago when it was cheap as well as reloads, never an issue. Clips also eject as positively as originals.
I have been collecting and shooting the Garand since 1977 and can say that these enblocks are an excellent value. Examination of the clip shows a parked but satin smooth finish which aids in the election of the clip.
Forget the junk being sold as aftermarket clips made by other companies these are a keeper.
Review byM1 Phreak
These work great. I shot them for the first time this weekend and they load easy, insert perfectly, and pop out when empty on my original SA M1.