And you shoot Heavy Metal 3-gun division with an M1 Garand. I don’t know off the top of my head anyone that does that, but let’s just pretend for a second. Because to be honest, that would be pretty much the coolest thing – running 3-gun HM division with a Garand, a GI-style 1911, and an 1897 Trench Gun. Normally you’d run in Heavy Metal Iron sights, but say you wanted to shoot in optics and put a scope on your Garand. Most Garand scope mounts are heavy, kludgy, and fragile.
Until now. Meet the Ultimak M1 Garand rail which puts the scope forward, perfect for long eye relief scopes or red dot optics. Sure, some people may say it’s blasphemy to put an optic on a Garand, but those people probably also don’t like beavertail grip safeties and rails on their 1911s.
I don’t own an M1. I really probably should, if for no other reason than it is a piece of American history, the rifle that won WWII. In fact, I should probably buy 2. One for historical purposes, and another for shooting. The shooter would get the Ultimak rail system put on it most rickey-tick.
This is pretty cool. The Ultimak guys make good stuff, helping bring guns like the M1 Carbine into the 21st century, and now they’re offering a similarly slick set-up for the Garand.