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  • M1 Garand: Our New Service Rifle (Original 1938 Review)

    05/21/2012 7:19:38 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 28 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | Aug, 1938 | Maj. G.H. Drewry
    For more than thirty years the Ordnance Department endeavored to obtain a satisfactory semi-automatic or self-loading rifle to replace the bolt action Springfield. These efforts were not confined to the development within the Department. Invitations were extended periodically to gun designers in this country and abroad to submit weapons for test, and tests were made of those received which showed any promise of meeting the specifications prescribed. During this period of thirty odd years many rifles were received and tested. Mechanisms embodying every known principle of operation were represented in the many types submitted. After many tests of various calibers,...
  • M1 Garand: Our New Service Rifle (Original 1938 Review)

    05/18/2012 11:00:10 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 84 replies
    American Rifleman ^ | August 1938 | Maj. G.H. Drewry
    For more than thirty years the Ordnance Department endeavored to obtain a satisfactory semi-automatic or self-loading rifle to replace the bolt action Springfield. These efforts were not confined to the development within the Department. Invitations were extended periodically to gun designers in this country and abroad to submit weapons for test, and tests were made of those received which showed any promise of meeting the specifications prescribed. During this period of thirty odd years many rifles were received and tested. Mechanisms embodying every known principle of operation were represented in the many types submitted. After many tests of various calibers,...
  • M1 rifle ammo

    06/17/2011 4:41:00 PM PDT · by MileHi · 75 replies
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  • US Deploying Heavily Armored Battle Tanks For First Time in Afghan War

    11/22/2010 9:59:28 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 33 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 22, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    "We've taken the gloves off, and it has had huge impact..."Jet-powered M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank The U.S. military is sending a contingent of heavily armored battle tanks to Afghanistan for the first time in the nine-year war, defense officials said, a shift that signals a further escalation in the aggressive tactics that have been employed by American forces this fall to attack the Taliban. ... The officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss specific tactics, said the combination of the raids, the airstrikes and the use of explosives on the ground...
  • US opposes Seoul’s bid to sell old rifles

    08/18/2010 8:02:27 AM PDT · by KyGeezer · 85 replies
    The Korea Times ^ | 08-12-2010 | Jung Sung-ki
    The U.S. government opposed South Korea’s bid to sell hundreds of thousands of aging U.S. combat rifles to American gun collectors, a senior government official said Thursday. The ministry announced the plan last September as part of efforts to boost its defense budget, saying the export of the M1 Garand and carbine rifles would start by the end of 2009. The U.S. administration put the brakes on the plan, citing “problems” that could be caused by the importation of the rifles. The problems the U.S. government cited were somewhat ambiguous, said an official at the Ministry of National Defense on...
  • Vanity: My new M1 Garand

    12/27/2009 5:36:29 PM PST · by atomic_dog · 141 replies · 4,265+ views
    Gentlemen, May I present my newest acquisition. A genuine "service grade" M1 Garand. I told everyone that this was a "Christmas gift from my uncle" which, in a way it was. I ordered this from the CMP the first week in December. I expected it around February but it showed up Christmas Eve. How's that for a government agency? Take another look at this bad boy. All I wanted was a shooter but this gun is beautiful. The stock is a little off but a little Tung oil will fix that right up. I am posting this for a reason....
  • Guest Post: The Boom Before The Bust (see graphs)

    09/14/2009 7:04:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies · 1,195+ views
    Zero Hedge ^ | 09/13/09 | Tyler Durden
    Guest Post: The Boom Before The Bust Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/13/2009 21:29 -0500 Submitted by The Pragmatic Capitalist We're at a truly fascinating crossroads in modern economic times. Financial theory as we have come to know it will be changed forever based the recent actions of Ben Bernanke and global central bankers. Millions of textbooks will be rewritten in the coming 10 years and careers will either flourish or die on the back of the actions of these bankers. Those in favor of Bernanke's legendary helicopter drop are celebrating a 6 month rally in equities, but a vital...
  • Officials: Teen used WWII-era rifle (Indiana Shooting of Deputies)

    06/19/2007 7:16:23 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 72 replies · 2,355+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 6/18/2007 | Ryan Lenz
    GEORGETOWN, Ind. - A 15-year-old boy used a World War II-era sniper rifle to fatally shoot a deputy and critically wound another outside his southern Indiana home, authorities said Tuesday. The teen, Tyler Dumstorf, had shot the deputies Monday evening and was found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot early Tuesday inside the home about 13 miles outside Louisville, Ky., authorities said. Prosecutor Keith Henderson said the boy's father bought the M1 Garand some time ago and that he and his son shot it during target practice. The gun is a showpiece, and possessing one is not illegal, the prosecutor said....
  • Concern Growing Over U.S. Troops' Ammo

    06/07/2006 5:42:42 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 150 replies · 4,159+ views
    CBS News ^ | June 7 2006
    As American troop casualties in Iraq continue to mount, concern is growing they may be outgunned. That includes new questions about the stopping power of the ammunition that is used by the standard-issue M-16 rifle. Shortly after the U.N. headquarters was bombed in Baghdad in August 2003, a Special Forces unit went to Ramadi to capture those responsible. In a fierce exchange of gunfire, one insurgent was hit seven times by 5.56 mm bullets, reports CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian. It took a shot to the head with a pistol to finally bring him down. But before he...
  • US urges Russia to reconsider missile export to Iran

    05/26/2006 4:43:26 PM PDT · by familyop · 3 replies · 425+ views
    Xinhua News Agency (government owned) ^ | 26MAY06 | Editor: Luan Shanglin
    WASHINGTON, May 26 (Xinhua) -- The United States on Friday urged Russia to reconsider its decision to honor its commitment to sell Iran the Tor-M1 air defense missile system. "We would hope that Russia would take a second look at this issue," State Department spokesman Sean McCormack told a news briefing. Russia said earlier in the day that it would fulfill a contract to supply its sophisticated Tor-M1 air defense systems to Iran. "Russia has signed a contract with Iran for the supply of Tor-M1 close-range air defense systems to Iran," Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said. "The contract will...
  • New M1 Carbine

    06/11/2005 10:01:31 AM PDT · by 95ssimpala · 94 replies · 10,628+ views
    Has anyone shot the Auto-ordinance M1 carbine? I want a shooter more than a collector’s item and a grand for a Fulton Armory rebuild is a little much. Shopping around most of the decent GI carbine I’ve seen run around the same price as a new one. I’ve read mixed reviews of other Auto-ordinance products before they were taken over by Khar and none on the carbine. I would like to know about accuracy, reliability, and GI parts interchangeability.
  • M-1 Casualties in Iraq: TUSK to Update Abrams for Urban Battle

    04/07/2005 12:55:35 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 43 replies · 2,451+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | April 6, 2005 | Unattributed
    Of the 1,100 American M-1 tanks that have served in Iraq, about seven percent have been badly damaged, at least enough to get shipped back to the factory for rebuilding. Only about 30 percent of the Iraqi based M-1s have not been in combat. As infantry have known since World War I, tanks draw fire. But they are well protected, and fewer than twenty of the 4,400 tank crewmen involved have been killed, two thirds of those while standing up in a turret hatch, with at least head and shoulders exposed. The main cause of lost tanks is, as it...
  • Wounded Marine gets help via (gun) show (Veteran raffles off M-14 to help soldier)

    01/15/2005 5:41:56 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 6 replies · 687+ views
    Ann Arbor News ^ | 1-14-04 | Jo Collins Mathis
    Wounded Marine gets help via show Howell Veteran raffles off his M-14 at gun show to raise funds for soldier Friday, January 14, 2005 BY JO COLLINS MATHIS News Staff Reporter Every day, John Lundberg of Howell spends four or five hours visiting patients at Ann Arbor's Veterans Administration Medical Center. "Nothing in my life is as important as letting these guys know someone out there cares," said Lundberg, a Marine who fought in the Vietnam War and now works as a court officer in Livingston County. During the last few months, Lundberg's been touched by one patient in particular....
  • Abrams Tank Still Far From Retirement (Army Future Force)

    10/01/2004 11:59:26 AM PDT · by SLB · 34 replies · 1,608+ views
    National Defense | October 2004 | Roxana Tiron
    The battle-tested Abrams tank is poised to remain in service for at least 25 more years, or until the Army is certain that it has an adequate replacement. The tank will stay in the Army, "until we are convinced that the Future Combat Systems is going to give us better lethality," said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker. Abrams tanks will be upgraded not only so they can stay relevant for many more years but also so they can be used as test platforms for FCS, Schoomaker told National Defense following a hearing of the House Armed Services...
  • The M1A3 Abrams Tank Thread (proposals for modernizing our aging fleet of M1 and M1A1 tanks)

    08/19/2004 8:47:02 PM PDT · by Southack · 185 replies · 11,547+ views
    Multiple Sources ^ | 8/20/2004 | Multiple
           The US Army has wasted billions of dollars to upgrade a few hundred tanks to the M1A2 configuration (right), and wants to spend billions to convert more.  The US Army claims that no tanks were lost to enemy fire during the Persian Gulf war, so why upgrade their anti-tank capabilities with a few gadgets which cost twice as much as the tanks themselves?  Tanks remain vital, but the US Army spends half of its operations and maintenance budget for all ground equipment to keep 5000 M1 series tanks ready for World War III with the Soviets.        There is much...
  • Details Sketchy On How Tank Was Breached

    06/07/2004 9:36:51 AM PDT · by mark502inf · 85 replies · 505+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch | June 3, 2004 | By Tim Doulin
    The M1A1 Abrams tank to which Pfc. Nicholaus E. Zimmer was assigned was designed with the purpose of preserving the lives of crew members. But Zimmer was killed when the tank came under attack Sunday from rocket-propelled grenades, which should not have been able to penetrate the tank's armor. Details of the attack and how Zimmer, of southern Delaware County, died were sketchy yesterday. "We know it was RPGs and he was assigned to a tank, and the tank came under attack," said Cathy Gramling, a Defense Department spokeswoman. "But we don't know the circumstances." Zimmer could have been struck...
  • The FReeper Foxhole's TreadHead Tuesday - M1 Abrams MBT - Jan. 13th, 2004

    01/13/2004 12:01:13 AM PST · by SAMWolf · 236 replies · 10,149+ views
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Studies the M-1 "Garand" Rifle - November 17th, 2003

    11/17/2003 3:30:47 AM PST · by snippy_about_it · 125 replies · 4,930+ views
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    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • Iraqis Shoot at U.S. Tanks Caught in Narrow Streets

    04/08/2003 9:50:59 AM PDT · by bedolido · 25 replies · 339+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 04/08/03 | Greg Grant
    WITH THE U.S. 3RD INFANTRY DIVISION, BAGHDAD -- Iraqi tank-killer teams armed with rocket propelled grenades have been stalking the huge American tanks as they moved tentatively in narrow streets since the lightning U.S. thrusts began into the capital. "Iraqis were firing down on us from rooftops that we were lighting up with every machine gun we have," said tank commander Lt. Mike Flynn. "We could see them try to get into position to shoot RPGs [rocket propelled grenades] into our engine deck. We couldn't move because there wasn't enough room on the road so we just kept up a...
  • Light, mobile weapons win over lumbering tanks

    08/14/2002 8:44:51 PM PDT · by AdA$tra · 77 replies · 931+ views
    Scripps Howard News Service ^ | August 14, 2002 | By LANCE GAY
    NATIONAL Light, mobile weapons win over lumbering tanks By LANCE GAYScripps Howard News ServiceAugust 14, 2002WASHINGTON - The days of the Army's main battle tank are coming to an end. There is no longer a threat from the former Soviet Union to pour tanks into the plains of Western Europe through Germany's Fulda Gap, and there is no industrialized nation putting together a tank army that's a threat to the United States. U.S. Army Gen. Eric Shinseki last month signed off on the Army's latest battle plan for the future, dubbed "Objective Force," which will feature equipment that can be...
  • Does anyone want an M1 Garand or M1 Carbine while supporting your 2nd amendment rights????

    03/22/2002 5:00:45 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 65 replies · 2,007+ views
    Annual Meeting CMP Rifle Raffle: The MCRGO Educational Foundation is raffling off two historic firearms to raise money for it’s programs, which include Eddie Eagle instruction, the purchase of pro-gun educational materials for public schools and libraries, and possible future scholarship opportunities which are currently under development. At our Annual Membership meeting on June 1st, we’ll draw two tickets. First-place winner will take home a USGI M-1 Carbine that was acquired by MCRGO last year from the CMP. This gun is right out of long-term arsenal storage and the winner will be it’s first civilian owner. Second winner will take...