Until a few years ago I had never
actually considered buying an M1. I have always been much more
interested in handguns than in rifles, due in part to my training
and experience, and due in part to a lack of familiarity with
Late in 1999 however events would come to
pass that would change all of that. First, I became involved in
building a website for Tactical
Intervention Specialists - a company that manufactures long
range tactical rifle slings. The owner promised to teach me a
bit about 'the art of the rifle' and so I purchased a nice bolt
TIS I was introduced to Jerry Rice of Nor-Cal
Precision. Jerry builds high precision long-range rifles.
One thing led to another and in exchange for some work on my Winchester
I built him a website too. So... in short I was hooked! My handgun
days were certainly NOT over but an interest in and admiration
of rifles was now in my blood... and I was expanding my horizons.
Just as I became comfortable with
my new bolt-action, (in about October of 1999), it came to my
attention that the US Government was disposing of surplus M1 Garand
rifles. I have always had an interest in history and M1s are nothing
if not historic.
I looked into the surplus program, concern was running very high
that the Clinton - Gore Administration was considering shutting
down the program and melting down the remaining M1s in the armories.
That was enough for me! My sense of history and my love of the
shooting sports compelled me to become a curator of one of these
pieces of living history and I am very glad I did.
is devoted to my experiences with the M1 Garand Rifle.
I do NOT purport to be an expert of any kind on the M1.
This website seeks solely to communicate my experiences and opinions
on the legendary M1 Garand. Painfully little of this information
was of my own deduction or reasoning. Most of what you see here
I gleaned from people on the web and from books. I am
always looking for new information and insight. If you happen
to find an error on these pages let me know!
click on the images to the left and enjoy the M1 Garand
- An American Companion In Three Wars website. Please
also read the website credits
and about the tribulations and triumphs of this site here: Behind
The Scenes Of My M1 Garand Page.
I hope you enjoy what has become
known as "Charles' M1 Newbie page." I'd love to hear
from you if you have questions or comments.
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