POTD – M1 Garand Sniper Rifle

Thought these were neat images. Looking closer, I am guessing this is a M1C variant since the scope mount is bolted to the receiver. The M1D’s typically have the scope mounted to the barrel.

I am not so sure the actual scope is correct. It doesn’t look like the scope I had on my old M1D, but I am no expert. Maybe it’s just missing the turret covers? Those more knowledgable please feel free to chime in.

M1 Garand Sniper Rifle Left Side.

M1 Garand Sniper Rifle Left Side.

But why this POTD? Why a Garand Sniper Rifle? Because it gives me a opportunity to point out the future goal of gun control. Are you a precision rifle shooter? Well…once the “assault weapons” are banned and regulated, next on the list are “sniper rifles”.

M1 Garand Sniper Mount

M1 Garand Sniper Mount

Oh?! You didn’t get the memo? You don’t “need” a M1D to shoot a deer. You don’t need a takedown chassis to punch holes in paper? You don’t need detachable magazines and all those other “tactical accessories” to shoot bench rest competitions. “Tactical” this. “High power” that.

M1 Garand Sniper Rifle. Right Side.

M1 Garand Sniper Rifle. Right Side.

I have heard these arguments in Europe and soon they will be here, “Sniper rifles are only used for one purpose, and that is to shoot people. Sniper rifles are bad”.

Don’t doubt me. You’re next.


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Areas of focus: Defense and National Security, Modern Light Weapons, Analysis of the Geo-political / Military Relationship in the Context of Strategic Goals.
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  • attackpilot


    Thought better of it. Note taken on the underlying message, though. Nice post.

    • I happen to agree with your comment and wish you didn’t delete it. I addressed the subject in a previous post called, “The No Fly List is a Lie”. Link below.



    • I will basically restate your comment. If someone is on a “terror watch list” why aren’t they being indicted and arrested and tried?

      The government is getting things both ways here. They don’t stop terrorists from coming into and operating in our county, killing our citizens, but then pass the buck on blame by saying, “Dude was on a list”.

      Bullshit. Fuck your list. Charge some mother-fuckers or don’t. But don’t give me this double-secret-probation list bullshit.

      I ain’t scared to say it.


      • Brady

        Amen brother! Been preaching that same message all week to the sheeple!

  • Jeff Mc Leod

    And then they will go after the cowboy shooters and let’s not forget the Clay shooters

    • Yup. I have seen lever guns run faster than semi-autos. As a matter of fact, Australia has moved to ban all lever-guns now.

      So much for “reasonable”.



  • Outlaw

    It’s all bullshit from the “man” in charge and God help us if it becomes the “woman” (I’m being real kind here calling “it” a woman, if “it” was Bill wouldn’t be trying to nail everything that walks on two legs now would he?) in charge. As long as they get their armed bodyguards paid for with our tax dollars then they have no rights, (especially one they feel like they have because they were elected) that you and I shouldn’t have. What really pisses me off is clowns like Rangel crowing that “they need protection because of who they are” LOL. What a crock. Who they are is a bunch of pampered, spoiled idiots that have no idea what reality in America really is. Their heads are so far up their asses that they couldn’t get them out with butter and help.
    It’s like Thomas Jefferson famously said “The beauty of the second amendment is that it won’t be needed till they try and take it away.” Jefferson and the brilliant men who founded this nation were so much smarter than the college educated (Harvard Law?) idiots who populate DC and the surrounding area today that it isn’t funny. It would be funny if it weren’t so damn serious an issue.
    It’s exactly like you said Marky, assault rifles are just the first step in their long game to remove all traces of legal firearms from law abiding owners in America, at least that is their plan regardless of their lies and “common sense” gun regulations bullshit that they spew.
    Things are going to be interesting in the not to distant future, no matter which way the election goes.