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    1955 HRA M1 Vs. Modern Tactical Carbine Course

    Good morning! I was asked to post a few of my M1 videos here on the forum, so I thought I would start with this one. I made it a couple of months ago and enjoyed it quite a bit. In this one, I am pitting my 1955 HRA against a course of fire intended for modern tactical carbines. To see how the old war horse fared, click the link below. As always, be sure to let me know what you think of the video!

    Howard

    https://youtu.be/TkrTqz6daWk

    #2
    I cheat too win, a nice hand load with some 125's and the ol-M1 recoils like the AR. You would have had a ton of time left over and crushed it.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Phil McGrath View Post
      I cheat too win, a nice hand load with some 125's and the ol-M1 recoils like the AR. You would have had a ton of time left over and crushed it.
      I really wanted to shoot the course with M2 type ammo. As I mentioned in the video, the soldiers and Marines who had to fight with the M1 in close range engagements had to do so with their issued rifle and ammo, so I wanted try the carbine course with what they would have had to use.

      Howard

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        #4
        Really great video, and shooting!!
        Thanks for sharing it here with us.
        Welcome to the Addiction!

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          #5
          Originally posted by BMS View Post
          Really great video, and shooting!!
          Thanks for sharing it here with us.
          You're welcome!

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            #6
            Impressive. Thanks for sharing !

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              #7
              Impressive--INDEED. My father was in the 503rd PIR in the SWPA in WWII and he said a 50 yard shot was a long-range shot.
              Jon

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                #8
                Thank you! I’m sure the “average shot” varied depending upon the environment any given unit was operating in. That said, I’m also sure there were a lot of close-range engagements during the war.

                Howard

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                  #9
                  While a lot of attention is given to the hardware; I've learned that someone who's really proficient with a rifle a generation or two back will be a very dangerous adversary for an average or less proficient person with the latest equipment. For those areas that limit magazines to 10 round capacity, the Garand will actually be better. It's a much faster reload.
                  The thief may possess something he stole, but he does not own it.
                  The owner has a right to take his property back from the thief.

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                    #10
                    Great video. I am surprise that this course does not require reduced Q targets. Even if a reduced Q targets were used all your shots would have still been on target.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Smokey View Post
                      While a lot of attention is given to the hardware; I've learned that someone who's really proficient with a rifle a generation or two back will be a very dangerous adversary for an average or less proficient person with the latest equipment. For those areas that limit magazines to 10 round capacity, the Garand will actually be better. It's a much faster reload.
                      The M1 is still a great rifle. It's only real "deficiencies" as compared to modern military rifles are its size/weight, and its limited ammunition capacity. Some might also suggest its greater recoil impulse is a hinderance, but as seen in the video, you can certainly still fight with one and control it reasonably well.

                      Howard

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by RDS View Post
                        Great video. I am surprise that this course does not require reduced Q targets. Even if a reduced Q targets were used all your shots would have still been on target.
                        I don't know if it came across in the video, but I'm not a fan of this course. There are several things I would like to see changed. Unfortunately, the Governor has not called to ask for my input. I'm thinking about making another video like this with one of my lever action rifles. As soon as I devise a way to pass the reloading stage, you will probably see that one!

                        Howard

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