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Old 08-14-2017, 10:51 AM
Thisguy65 Thisguy65 is offline
 
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Default Garand matches with a left handed shooter. What sights?

Been looking at matches and the style of shooting (single loading, slow prone fire for example). For a lefty seems like some of these positions would be a pain in the butt for lefties like my self.


What sights are you guys using? NM, stock?
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Old 08-14-2017, 12:49 PM
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An as-issued match means how the rifle was issued off the assembly line, no modifications. Most lefties I know do one thing..... practice.
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Old 08-14-2017, 07:17 PM
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My twin brother is lefty (well he's a righty that shoots lefty, and I am a lefty that shoots righty) He must use a sled for single load of the Garand. He also he does shoot the 1903 in matches also. Jim
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Old 08-14-2017, 10:43 PM
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The Garand is easy for a left-hander to shoot. Doesn't matter what kind of sights. No special hardware is needed.

Practice, as previously stated, is key.
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Old 08-15-2017, 06:59 AM
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Left hand Garand shooting? Not so hard. Shooting from the left is no different than shooting from the right. Sight in, etc. Rounds go where they are supposed to go when one handles the rifle correctly. Reloads are interesting. I typically insert the clip over the top and press down with my fingers till the op-rod goes forward. Due to the position of my hand, have had no problems w/ M-1 finger! Have also loaded using thumb of left-hand. Just find it easier to use my fingers. HTH. Sincerely. bruce.
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Old 08-16-2017, 08:30 PM
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I didn't know if you guys use nation match sights or not.
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Old 08-16-2017, 08:41 PM
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I didn't know if you guys use nation match sights or not.
The hooded type are not legal for as-issued.

The un-hooded NM rear sight with the smaller aperture is legal.

I have the latter on my current "match" Garand but can't say it has improved my scores. I think you can do just fine with the standard sight.
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Old 08-17-2017, 08:13 AM
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I think that filling the issue sight with JB Weld and redrilling it to 0.051" (wire drill size) is definitely worth doing-and CMP legal. If you have young eyes, you can start with 0.039 or 0.046", easy to go larger. Good Shooting. ..
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