Action Match With M1 Garand

This is how you run and gun with a M1 Garand USPSA style. John Z has been using his M1 Garand at the Sir Walter Gun Club for a couple years. Watch him run through these stages engaging targets and reloading his M1 on the run. Looks like fun and some good training for a classic weapon.



Nicholas C

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  • JumpIf NotZero

    The machete on the back tho.

    • tincankilla

      for those Nazi Zombies

      • Trey

        better posture too.

    • Nicholas C

      Better a machete than an AR pistol right? LOL

    • BattleshipGrey

      I’m pretty sure you get extra points if you chop the last target in half.

    • john4637

      Old jungle fighter!!!

  • Bill

    Every once in a while I consider taking the M1 out on the road, but the feeling passes. There are a couple cool chest rigs on the market though, I’d love to roll out with about 60 clips pouched all over me.

    I wa sort of surprised when I first got it by how bulky and unwieldy it wasn’t.

    • Heretical Politik

      It is definitely shorter than you think a 24″ barreled rifle should be.

  • Otm Shooter

    Pretty good reloads. Makes me want to give it a try. I would need to start reloading 30-06 tho. Kudos to him for running an American classic.

  • Vitsaus

    Obviously CGI, everyone knows that Garands are not usable for anything but collecting because the open action makes them jam for like no reason, on cloudy days, or if you’re sweating near them, etc…

  • Beomoose

    That blade on the back, John Z trying out for XCOM?

  • TVOrZ6dw

    Wow, great fun to watch this guy work that Garand,
    I’m just glad that this weapon doesn’t have removable magazines, a pistol grip, and won’t hold more than 10 rounds. Otherwise this guy might be able to hurt somebody. 🙂

    • john4637

      M-14 LOL!!

  • Sweet! Well-practiced with the reloads too.

  • Spencerhut

    I’ve run my Garand at a few matches. I’ve won a stage here and there against the AR/AK crowd. I’ve actually had people stop what they are doing to come watch me shoot the M1 several times. When you smash the loud pedal and run the Garand hard it performs! Love mine. Funny thing is my wife loves hers too!

  • gunsandrockets

    Ah, the sweet sweet ‘ping!’ of Freedom!

    • Anthony Rosetta

      I wish I had said that! I love that ping!

  • gunsandrockets

    • gunsandrockets

      Too much? If so, please delete.

  • Goody

    Would be awesome to see what the system is capable of with a better race rig. Grab & go chest rig or something.

  • MrEllis


  • DIR911911 .

    old school cool 🙂

  • john4637


  • Anthony Rosetta

    Who said: “The greatest battle implement devised by man”? I love my “National Match Garand” to this day.

    • Perry Dace

      Would love one of those! One day…

    • Miguel Raton

      That would be America’s foremost advocate of armored mobility [aka “tank warfare”] General George Smith Patton, Jr.

  • Miguel Raton

    Didn’t hear any ping on clips 2 & 4, with a cameraman standing less than 10 feet away. I guess that pretty well sums up the whole urban myth of the enemy hearing it 50 yards out & rushing you while you reload… ::)