August 14, 2018Civilian Marksmanship Program▸General▸
I just wanted to tell you how thrilled I was with my recent rifle purchases, they were absolutely beautiful and great to fire, they even make me look like a good shot. I went shooting with my uncle Tim, who is a Korean war veteran. He has not held a Garand in over 50 years, he immediately started telling me stories of how the Garand saved his life on many occasions and its dependability. Uncle Tim was only able to fire a few rounds due to his age and health but had a great time watching us kids shooting. I hope some day soon the CMP will get some more M-1 Carbines as I’m sure he could fire that all day long. Just to let you know, myself and his sons are all veterans and served with the 82nd Airborne division at different times in the last 25 years. Also, I want to say thank you to your Gunsmithing dept. as I incorporated the ideas given to me by two of your staff to fire the Garand more effectively as I lost my left hand in Iraq. It was fun to hit the target finally. Again, thank you so much.