Re: when and where was your !st encounter with the m1 garand
I drilled with the M1 Garand 1968-1969. High School ROTC. Did some dry fire target practice with it. We disassembled and cleaned them. Beautiful piece of history. I was best Drilled Cadet during the annual IG inspection 1969. It's pretty heavy for a scrawny high school kid to handle. I was lucky not to get my thumb smashed doing inspection arms. I would like to have one but they are costly.