Springfield Armory M1A Standard Model rifle

The M1A Standard is the most commonly-purchased rifle in the M1A family. It's the rifle you think of when you watch "Full Metal Jacket". It's as close to a GI-issue M14 as you can get.

The Standard model has all of the features of an M14, photo of soldier in Iraq aiming his M14 rifleexcept full auto capability. It has the carbon steel barrel, gas operated rotating bolt action, ten or twenty round magazine capacity, military sights, and hefty walnut stock.

It's the rifle that is based upon the M14, a weapon designed in the 1950's but still used by our military today.


Caliber: 7.62mm NATO (.308 Win.)
Barrel: 22", Twist: 1 turn in 12 inches, right hand, four-groove carbon steel
Size Weight: 9.2 pounds, Length: 44 1/3" long
Mechanism: Rotating bolt, gas operated, air cooled, semi-automatic magazine fed
Sights Front: Military square post
Rear: Military aperture with MOA adjustments for both windage and elevation. 26 3/4" sight radius
Capacity: 10 round box magazine*
Trigger Pull: 5 to 6 lbs., two-stage military trigger

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Springfield Armory Standard M1A Rifle Reviews:

Overall Rating: review stars, 5 out of 5 possible stars 5 out of 5
By Mike D, Toms River, NJ
August 4, 2014

Purpose: Target Shooting

"Always wanted one and waited a year for delivery of my Loaded M1A (9222). Absolutely love it. Carried one during my tour in VietNam. Now I read comments and reviews of those wanting waiting and wishing for theirs. Well worth the price, accuracy and now honor of telling others I own one."

Overall Rating: review stars, 5 out of 5 possible stars 5 out of 5
By Daniel, San Antonio, TX
March 25, 2013

Purpose: hunting

"I have more guns then most (around 200), and could not get may hands on a new (Mar 43') Garand, until I went to an auction and made it clear I was taking it home with me. Truly one of the best guns ever made, almost 70 years old and will out perform most guns made today. If you don't have one, don't get one (I want to get a few more and don't want to have to out bid you) just kidding, get one, hell get two."

Overall Rating: review stars, 4 out of 5 possible stars 4 out of 5
By Mike, Clute, Texas
March 19, 2013

Purpose: hunting

"Only draw back to this weapon or the M14 was weight- it has better firepower and accuracy at distance than the current M16 or M4. Not as good as either of those in close quarters because of the weight and length. Great weapon to shoot at 500 yds or longer. Qualified Expert with it 4 times before the Corps took it away- always have liked it. Would love to get one for my collection but the price is a stretch right now."

Overall Rating: review stars, 5 out of 5 possible stars 5 out of 5
By Phillip Drescher
February 29, 2012

Purpose: Target Shooting

"Out of the box took it out to zero. just plinking mode untill i got the feel of the triger pull, about one clip. zeroed at 100 yrds (all that was avalible at time)1 clip at 100 yrds all fit with in the diameter of silver dollar. love this rifle. plan to take it out to 500 meter course or even 800 meter. expect this rifle to do well. i think it would do great as a hunter rifle in open/long shot apps."

Overall Rating: review stars, 4.5 out of 5 possible stars 4 out of 5
By PrivateJoker Arlington, TX
March 9, 2011

"I wanted an M1A for years and didn't get one until two years ago. It's just like the M14 I got to shoot in training many years ago. In fact it's better. I get really good groups even with factory ammunition. I think they could have put something a little better than the plastic shield over the barrel for a gun that cost this much. Other than that I love it. I wish Springfield Armory could make them for less money but it's still worth it."

Overall Rating: review stars, 5 out of 5 possible stars 5 out of 5
By T.Rod, Roseville, MI
January 21, 2012

"I used this weapon in Viet Nam....for three years,nothing can beat it.."

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