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'Gas-Trap' Garand: The First M1 Rifle Design

The rifle that became the “greatest battle implement ever devised” during World War II was not flawless as adopted in 1936. Ever heard of a “gas trap” Garand?

Book Review—M1 Garand Photo Essay

The gun that Gen. George Patton called “the greatest battle implement ever devised.”

Days of Infamy—The M1 Garand's Baptism By Fire

Nearly three-quarters of a century ago, the “U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30, M1,” was first used in combat in defense of the Philippines. Although the American and Filipino troops—the “Battling Bastards of Bataan”—were defeated, the M1 performed well. And, like MacArthur, the Garand would return.

Keefe Report: U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30 M1

The “U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30 M1,” continues to fascinate and captivate new generations of Americans.

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