I had purchased a rifle about 11 years ago. I bought an M-1 Garand from a pawn shop. I didn't know much about them back then and I bought one made by C.A.I. I found out later that it was probably assembled out of parts. I was seriously disappointed. I had tried to shoot it one time but it had problems cycling and I never fired it again. I don't prize it as much as my other rifles that I have that are pieces of history. Well I was watching "triggers" on history channel and they were talking about the Garand. Well I decided to pull mine out of the gun safe and take the gun sock off of it. It looked better than I remembered. Well I decided to play with google and did a search. After reading the high road and some of the other gun blogs. I pulled mine apart. All of mine parts including the barrel are made by Springfield Armory. it does look good, but I do have a question...Apparently commercial ammunition can be a problem for the Garands. Is there any commercial ammunition that simulates the M-2 ball that was used on these originally? I would like to fire a few clips through it just to see how it does.