Springfield Armory has expanded its M1A family with the M1A Tanker. Inspired by the shortened "Tanker" Garand rifles of World War II, the M1A Tanker packs full-size firepower in a more easily maneuverable package. As an homage to those who have carried Springfield Armory rifles into battle for 200 years, this Tanker configuration of the SOCOM 16 features a vintage walnut stock.
With a 16.25" parkerized barrel, the M1A Tanker measures nearly 10 inches shorter than a standard M1A. The walnut stock is mounted with an enlarged ghost ring, adjustable for windage and elevation, while the front sight features an XS sight post for better low-light target acquisition. Though it weighs only 8.75 lbs., the Springfield Armory muzzle brake is design to cut recoil from the formidable .308 Win. round.
“Our M1A SOCOM 16 was honored with the Golden Bullseye Award for “Rifle of the Year” in 2005. Because of the enduring popularity of that model, we wanted to offer that same rifle with a new walnut stock for a variation we know our customers will love,” explains Springfield Armory Vice President of Marketing Steve Kramer.
The M1A Tanker accepts the same magazines as other M1A models, so users can choose from five-, 10- or 20-round magazines. A 10-round parkerized magazine is included with the M1A Tanker. For more information on this historic piece, which retails for $1,987, please visit springfield-armory.com.