December 21, 2013

Garands Are Good For You

"Now that right there was just pure fun. I don't know if it was good for you but it was good for me" - Jerry Miculek, upon doing some rapid fire work with a Garand. Oh yes - there's video....
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September 21, 2013


Well, when a co-worker and our boss quit on the same day, I thought that'd max out the overtime opportunities within the company. I was wrong. After that the owners decided they didn't need a supervisor over my division after...
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June 29, 2006

A.R.T. For The U.N.

I don't think the U.N.'s intentions are honorable (I also believe that the sun rises in the east) but I don't think they're the most direct threat we face right now. That being said any excuse is a good excuse...
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May 30, 2006

Garand Of The Grail?

Heh. "Father O'Bannon, I appreciate the Holy Evil-Slaying Dagger, I really do, but could you see your way into talking the Pope into blessing a Garand or three? This hand-to-hand stuff bites." Via Irons in the Fire....
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March 02, 2006

The Post

Since all the smart kids are doing it (repeatedly) & getting the attention of the smart & pretty kids I figured I'd give it a shot....
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February 05, 2006

CMP Humor

The way it works is that when a Garand is retired from the service it was issued in (Navy, Air Force, etc...) it goes to an Army Depot & from there to the CMP. Well an old Marine in this...
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February 04, 2006

But It's The Thought That Counts

Matt is joining the growing list of folks that urge people to buy something Danish as a counter-protest to the protests of a percentage of Muslims who aren't happy with cartoons in a danish paper. Well I've been recommending buying...
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January 27, 2006

CMP News Update

This is an update to the CMP News post I did a few days ago. Seems they're currently Sold Out of U.S.G.I. Winchester, U.S.G.I. International Harvester & Danish winchester Service Grade Garands. Greek Springfield Armory Service Grades are still available...
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Carnaval De Les Garand

With so many responses I figure I had better just get to it. The M1 Garand is considered antiquated by some (known as "heathens" round here) & revered by others (my people) but it's generally agreed upon that they're just...
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January 24, 2006

Blogger Survey

Just out of curiousity how many bloggers out there own at least one M1 Garand? How many plan on owning one sometime in the near future? How many would at least like to? Just wondering. But if you're a blogger...
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January 22, 2006

CMP News

If you've been to the CMP website or visited the CMP Forum then this will probably be old news to you. Service Grade Garands are going for $700 & up now except for the Greek Springfield Armory Garands which are...
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December 25, 2005

Handloading for the M1 Garand

No, I don't yet own a Garand. (Sigh) But those who do, or who, like me, plan to, this Guns & Ammo article on Match-grade 30-06 loads for the Garand is worth bookmarking. (Cross-posted from FreedomSight)...
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November 15, 2005

My Garand

I'm not entirely through tinkering with my Garand yet, but I'm close. Matter of fact I've done just about all I'm prepared to do myself, which means the rest will have to wait till I figure out which gunsmith I'm...
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October 10, 2005

Blogging High Power

I talked my pal over at Libercontrarian into going to a match with me. If you're unfamiliar with High Power Rifle Matches then click that link. If you just want the Libercontrarian's take on things then click that link. &...
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August 16, 2005

High Power Primer

I like shooting High Power Rifle matches. That's not the same as being good at them, but I like shooting them anyway. To spread my addiction I'll try to give you an idea of what's involved. This will be a...
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August 04, 2005

Your Cash; Your Cause

The NRA has done two things right. Yes; I said it. (It's really me; Publicola & I really like Garands - that should prove it's me). Moreover one of those things they got right other pro-gun groups have gotten wrong....
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July 30, 2005

Distinguished Reader Garand Porn

Robert ( B.F.I. volunteer, Distinguished Rifleman[.pdf] & all around nice fellow) sent me some pics of his latest acquisitions from the CMP. A word though; earning the title of Distinguished Rifleman is no easy task. For more reading on the...
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June 28, 2005

And The Winner For Columnist Of The Year Is...

Ed Culhane of the Green Bay Press Gazette, What did Mr. Culhane write about to earn this coveted (albeit cashless) award? Here's a sample of his fine work: "The M-1 Garand, an infantry rifle, felt heavy in my hands, but...
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June 21, 2005

I Am Not Alone

Garanditus. Highly contagious. It can even be spread through casual contact via the internet. No known cure or immunization, nor is either desired....
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June 14, 2005

Still Got Some Sand In My Shoes

I'm back, though swamped at the moment. many thanks to the fine guest bloggers Miss Annika, James, Jed & Matt (who have an open invite to post here anytime). I'll try to post a brief account of the trip but...
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May 16, 2005

You Know You're A Gun Nut If... go to a machine gun shoot & end up selling ammo to the guy you're renting from. :)...
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April 18, 2005

Cordite, Enfields & Garands - Oh My!

Carnival of the Cordite (#9) is up. So is Les Jones' Gun Links #37 (Lee-enfield Edition). & some of you may have noticed during your shopping for Buy A Gun Garand Day - the CMP has changed its pricing &...
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April 12, 2005

B.A.G. Day Links You Should Click

B.A.G. day is coming up. See Aaron for the latest. I originally posted these recommendations for B.A.G. day at my blogspot blog, but for the helluvit I'll include the post in the extended entry. & also check out the Carnival...
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February 06, 2005

An Update

If you're wondering why I haven't been posting much the past few weeks then this may provide an answer for ya: More pics can be found at : Military Surplus Make-Over: Wood You Like To Refresh A Garand? & don't...
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February 01, 2005

How Would You Arm A Squad

Over at Kim du Toit's forum a couple of questions came up that form the basis for a friendly discussion (i.e. no blood drawn - from vital organs at least) over the basis of arming a squad of soldiers. The...
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November 04, 2004

A B-day Gift

No, not for me. At least not anything material I'm getting. This is almost as nice though....
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