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Special Presentation: NRA, American Rifleman and the M1 Garand Rifle

Special Presentation: NRA, American Rifleman and the M1 Garand Rifle

The “U.S. Semi-Automatic Rifle, Caliber .30, M1” was a remarkable achievement. It was the first general issue semi-automatic rifle of any nation. But the rifle that went to war in 1941 wasn’t the rifle the U.S. Army adopted in 1936. And it was a rifle that the Army did not want the NRA to evaluate. What were they hiding? From adoption until the start of World War II, the U.S. Army and the National Rifle Association were at odds over the M1 rifle. Did NRA hate the M1 rifle? Why would the United States Army not talk to the NRA? These are questions that will be answered by American Rifleman Editor-in-Chief Mark Keefe in a presentation that addresses the biggest rift between the NRA and the Army Ordnance Department. Attend the American Rifleman Special Presentation,"NRA, American Rifleman and the M1 Garand Rifle," at the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Dallas, Sunday, May 6, 2018 (1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Room 141, 143 and 149) to find out. Regular session attendees know the seats fill up fast, often rendering the event Standing Room Only. In other words, get there early!

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