Put this video together just featuring firing the M1 Garand. It never gets old, there is something amazing about firing one realizing the history you hold in your hands, from the action/sound of putting in the eight round clip, chambering that first round, taking the safety off and then sending .30-06 bullets down range...with that really solid tough manageable recoil back into the shoulder and the booming report followed by the "ping" of the ejecting clip.
The Garand remains one of my most favorite rifles. I had seven, down now to three, and they are my keepers.
How about you? Care to share your "first time" with a Garand?
LINK TO VIDEO HERE.