Periodically the GCA holds a National Convention
in varied locations all over the United States. At these events, members enjoy the camaraderie of other collectors and see other parts of the country. Conventions are sometimes held in conjunction with major gun shows and displays from member collections are encouraged. Some Conventions feature shooting matches. 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.
In the “off” years without a Convention, a GCA Membership Meeting is held. A popular destination for these meetings is the CMP’s Talladega Marksmanship Park, with matches held exclusively for GCA members.
Additionally, GCA sponsors entry fees, shirts and caps 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.
Other special events are held from time to time, and are announced in the GCA Journal and on the web site.