Comments: I Am Not Alone

Mine's on order...if I can just get the lady in the office there to accept that I really am still a member of two clubs, not just one, that meet their requirements.

Posted by Doug in Colorado at June 21, 2005 01:15 PM

I'll admit to being infected. :)

Some day, maybe this year.

Posted by jed at June 21, 2005 02:25 PM

As a matter of fact, had mine out last Friday to celebrate summer a little early. The clang of the clip coming out must be the start of the infection because you have to hear it MORE!

Posted by Outlaw3 at June 22, 2005 06:10 AM

Depending on the definition of garanditis (buying vs. upgrading), I either caught the bug in '02 or am a bit behind schedule.

Posted by Xrlq at June 23, 2005 11:00 PM

I bought my Garand 14 years ago.
Took it to the range, fired one clip through it, said "uh huh --- it works". Stuck it in the (authentic WWII Garand sleeve) and put it in the corner of the closet along with about 150 rounds of .30-06 ammo, which are already plugged into 8-round Garand clips. (I bought out the dealer's entire stock when I bought the rifle ... need any more clips? I have a ton of 'em.)

Good rifle, excellent caliber, but I don't like the iron sights and think the 1903-A3 Springfield is better because these old eyes are just BEGGING for a scope that can be mounted over the bore.

Posted by Jerry the Geek at June 24, 2005 01:18 AM

You're infected. The upgrade thing is a related symptom but not necessarily present in all cases.


There's a fellow name o Ben Jones. He makes lenses for the Garand's sights that magnify either the target or the front post, depending on which you're having trouble seeing. Might be something that gets that garand out of the closet for ya.

But if a scope is what you must have, might I suggest looking into a 17 enfield? The CMP has those for about $50 less than the Springfields.

Posted by Publicola at June 25, 2005 08:42 PM
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