Friday, April 9, 2010

AAIMS Property Management

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Springfield M14

The Springfield M14 or M1A as it is known today is the cornerstone of Springfield Armory’s weapon systems. The M14 is a weapon system derived from the M1 Garand which was the primary infantry rifle used in the 1940s during World War II. The M14 did away with the 8-round “en bloc” clips and added a box magazine that would hold 20 rounds. These rounds would be .308 compared to .30-06 rounds that the M1 Garand sported. In 1957, the United States Army began fielding the M14 rifle but did not begin receiving the rifles until July 1959. However, due to production delays the 101st Airborne Division was the only Army unit fully equipped with the M14 by the end of 1961. The total number of rifles fielded was 1.38 million and cost just over $143. The M14 served in Vietnam early on but was eventually replaced in 1966-1967 by the M16. And though the M14 was designed to replace 4 of the primary weapons used in World War II, it did not succeed due to various issues. When the war in Afghanistan kicked off, the US Military again called on the M14 rifle to be used as a designated marksman weapon due to its knockdown capability and semi-automatic sniper fire capabilities. The Springfield M14 and its variants were used due to its excellent accuracy and effectiveness at long ranges. Some common modifications of the Springfield M14/M1A include scopes, fiberglass stocks, and various other accessories.
The M14/M1A sports the 7.62mm NATO (.308 Winchester) round; the barrel is 22 inches with 1 turn to ever 12 inches, right hand, four-groove carbon steel; it weighs 9.2 lbs and is 44 1/3 inches long; the M14 contains a rotating bolt and is a gas operated, air cooled, semi-automatic magazine fed weapon; it sports a Military square sight post on the front and a military aperture with MOA adjustments for both windage and elevation with a 26 ¾ inch sigh radius on the rear; the most common magazine is a 20 round box magazine and a trigger pull of 5-6 lbs. in a two-stage military trigger.
I own the Springfield M14/M1A with two 20 round magazines, bipod, scope mounting attachment with a SWAT tactical Scope and I currently have the Aimpoint Comp ML2 sight attached to the weapon. The weapon is slightly heavier than I would like but it is deadly accurate and has extreme knockdown power. If I had the choice of weapons to use, I would use this weapon instead of the unreliable M4 that I am required to carry in combat. I would recommend this rifle to anyone as well as other weapon systems, many of which you will find at Be sure to check out these other weapon systems, especially if you are in the market to purchase one.