Category Personal Security

Gun Review: Springfield Armory, Inc. M1A Super Match Rifle

My Rifle
 
M1A SM
 
This is my rifle. There are many like it (there are an estimated 2,000,000 M1A/M14 rifles in existence), but this one is mine. It is a Springfield Armory, Inc. Super Match M1A, model SA 9102, chambered for the 7.62×51 mm NATO cartridge. I can’t say how much I paid for this rifle, because my wife might read this. Suffice it to say, I paid “somewhere near $400”. At least in the cosmic sense. (Hey, when Carl Sagan is talking “billions and billions”, the difference between a few hundred and a few thousand can be rounded to zero.) For the reader’s reference, most sellers want around $3700 today for a shiny new Super Match model, less for a Standard model (Standards were a little over $1200 before The Great Gun Shortage Of 2013, around $1700 as of this writing).
 
I have to admit...
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