Re: when and where was your !st encounter with the m1 garand
Sometime in the early 1960s, I don't remember exactly when, in the Clifton, VA area. A friend bought one for hunting. We shot it at our range. I didn't think much about it as I was "into" blackpowder "Civil War" weapons at the time. It was 20 years before I bought one for myself. Now, I own three.
We, as a nation, have become fatified, lazified and stupefied.