I was issued a M-14 during my visit to Viet Nam. Every time I pulled the trigger it went BANG! Didn't matter how dirty or wet it and I was! The M-14 was my BTC rifle. It's similarity to the M1 Garand I had at home drew me in. My A.R. Sales Company, three digit rifle came to me in the early 1980's. At that time you needed to show a score card from two High Power matches to qualify to purchase a M1 from the "DCM" and my rifle helped me win one match and and scored in the top 10 in the second match. Still have both the M1A and that subsequent Springfield M1 Garand. Both will be passed onto my kids. .. .. ..Myself I see the M14-M1a as the Premier U.S. Battle Rifle, Period
No doubt about it for reliability the robust design and engineering have created a long lasting versatile Weapon that has short or long range capability to follow shot after shot at desired target with accuracy and the knockdown power.
The Rifle just sitting there is SEXY, and you just want to hold the Rifle, and look through the sights and PLACE the bullet into the desired target. Hmmmm
And the MEN that have used the Rifle in combat that participate on the Forum to further the constructive use of Rifle for Marksmanship skills. Thank YOU to all that participate here, on the Forum.
I myself read here every day and continue to learn more about a Rifle that I have held for self assurance for over 30 years. That to practice my Marksmanship skills will make me a
better prepared Rifleman. Anything that I have written here is not ment to offend or DisHonor Men that have seen the Elephant, if I can use that term.
Why Do You Own The M14-M1A Rifle?