The M1 Garand (officially designated as United States Rifle, Caliber .30, M1) was the first semi-automatic rifle to be generally issued to the infantry of any nation. Called “the greatest battle implement ever devised” by General George S. Patton, the Garand was used heavily by U.S. forces in World War II, the Korean War and to a limited extent, the Vietnam War.
This course includes both classroom learning and range time. Students will receive a copy of the United States Army Marksmanship Unit’s Service Rifle Marksmanship Guide. In the afternoon students will shoot a National Match course of fire. M1 Garand rifles will be provided, however if anyone wants to bring their own they are more than welcome to do so. You are also welcome to bring a modern sporting high powered rifle (i.e. AR15, etc.) if this is what you own. Upon successful completion of the course, students who join a CMP affiliated club will be eligible to purchase rifles and ammunition from the Civilian Marksmanship Program.
The topics covered in the course include:
- History of the M1 Garand
- Complete rifle disassembly
- Operation, maintenance, & cleaning procedures
- High Power rifle shooting positions
- Fundamentals (breathing, sight alignment, trigger)
- National Match rules & scoring
Tuition is payable in full and in advance to reserve your place in the class. Payment is non-refundable, but rescheduling with a 48-hour notice will be allowed for the next available class. A class can only be rescheduled one time. Extenuating circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis. This course has limited enrollment. Courses fill up fast and the first 10 applications received will be assigned to the course.
This class is given annually the spring.
The next class will be in May 2020.