Periodically the GCA holds a National Convention
, which rotates around the United States. At these events, members get to enjoy the camaraderie of other collectors and see other parts of the country. Conventions are sometimes held in conjunction with major gun shows. Some Conventions feature special shooting matches. Several Conventions have been held at historic Springfield Armory. Whatever the venue, every effort is made to offer a Convention program that is entertaining, educational, and provides an opportunity for Garand enthusiasts to get together.
Additionally, GCA sponsors entry fees for members who participate in certain events at the National Matches held each year at Camp Perry, Ohio. For shooters, these events are ideal for using your M1 to its fullest.