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DrillAmerica® M1 Garand Replica

This 8.5-pound balanced replica is by far our most popular rifle! It is used for parades, performances, competitions, and training by active duty personnel, reservists, cadets, veterans, law enforcement personnel and firefighters. Be sure to also check out our full selection of rifle slings, bolts, and carrying cases for this one-of-a-kind M1 Garand replica rifle.

 
DrillAmerica® 1903 Springfield Rifle
A highly detailed replica of the 1903 Springfield that is the overwhelming favorite of professional drill teams.
 
DrillAmerica® M1 Garand Rifle with Moving Bolt
Glendale’s exclusive DrillAmerica® rifle is a detailed replica of the M1 Garand and is the only available weapon of its type, weight and balance for parades, drill, and competitions.
 
DrillAmerica® Parade Rifle
Recommended for parade use and Alternative Arms Drillers.
 
DrillAmerica® M1 Garand Rifle with Moving Bolt, Engraved
Glendale’s exclusive DrillAmerica® rifle is a detailed replica of the M1 Garand and is the only available weapon of its type, weight and balance for parades, drill, and competitions.
 
DrillAmerica® M1000 Rifle Stock
Glendale exclusive! A replacement stock (screw holes included).
 
DrillAmerica® Mark 1 Parade Rifle
Glendale exclusive! Molded from a high-impact resin for greater durability.
 
Mark 1 Parade Rifles
Molded, unpainted matte finish, polystyrene rifle, 39" long, chrome-plated non-moving parts, leather sling, 3.25 lbs. each.
 
Mark 1 Parade Rifles: Stocks Only
Molded polystyrene rifle. Stock only - no hardware.
 
New Guard America High Impact Drill Stock for Demilitarized 1903A3 & 1903 Rifles
Glendale Parade Store in partnership with New Guard America proudly introduces the NGA High Impact Rifle Drill Stock for the US Model 1903A3 and 1903.
 
Replica 1903 Springfield Parade Rifle
Full 42" size, lightweight pine wood, nickel-plated barrel and bolt, rubber butt plate, stacking swivel, operating bolt action and clicking trigger.
 
Replica 1903 Springfield Parade Rifles: Stocks Only
White Rifle stock with black front and rear pads.

THE M1 GARAND

Canadian John Garand was Chief Civilian Engineer at the Springfield Armory in Massachusetts when he developed a semiautomatic .30 caliber rifle, known as the M1 or “the Garand.” After grueling tests, the U.S. Army adopted it in 1936, thus making the United States the first country in history to adopt a semiautomatic rifle as its standard military rifle. Unfortunately, there were many problems with the original M1 as it was first being issued. The M1’s early performance problems gave it such a bad reputation that after the 1939 National Matches, the National Rifle Association was able to get Congress to look at the problem. A major redesign was ordered on October 26, 1939, and Garand redesigned the rifle.

In July 1940, the Army demonstrated the revised M1 before Congressional officials, allowing them to fire the rifle for themselves. Senator Ernest Lundeen, a former infantry officer and the M1’s biggest critic, fired 27 consecutive bull’s-eyes at 300 yards, convincing all at the event that the M1 was the best design available. In November 1940, the US Marine Corps adopted the M1 as its standard service rifle. The M1 was first fired in battle during World War II. Between 1942 and 1945, Springfield Armory and Winchester Repeating Arms built just over 4 million M1 rifles. Over the years the M1 Garand proved to be an exceptional rifle – accurate, durable, rugged, and reliable.

M1 Garand Unrewarded inventor

For the M1 and many other technical innovations related to weaponry, John Garand received no monetary award other than his modest Civil Service salary. A bill introduced in Congress to grant him $100,000 did not pass. His reward was a couple of government medals for meritorious service in the early 1940s.

Drill with our M1 replica!

Today the M1 also fulfills a ceremonial role with all branches of the military and with police departments in color guard and honor guard units and with drill teams. And that’s where Glendale comes in! – as exclusive distributors of the DrillAmerica® rifle, an 8.5 pound replica of the M1 Garand.. Visit our site for the new DrillAmerica® rifle and the best in parade and drill equipment and uniform accessories at http://www.paradestore.com