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Weaponology – “M1 Carbine / M1 Garand”

The U.S. Army Rangers get the pick of pinpoint rapid fire weapons for there missions. The M1 Garand and M1 Carbine were Ranger favorites in two major conflicts. The carbine was only 35 inches long and weighed a mere 5 pounds. The combination of accuracy, compact size and high rate of fire seem to make it the ultimate Ranger weapon. But the pistol caliber lacked stopping power. The M1 Carbine was actually designed to replace the pistol offering the shooter greater accuracy.

The M1 Carbine’s bigger brother was the M1 Garand. It was the standard infantry weapon in World War II and Korea. Five and a half million were produced in four decades of service. It’s combination of accuracy, semi-automatic fire and rifle caliber made it the number one Ranger weapon. The adoption of John Garand’s semi-automatic rifle in 1936 put the U.S. Army at an advantage over every other country in World War II.

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