“The .30 Cal Garand was the first automatic rifle to be used as the standard infantry weapon of a major army when it was adopted by the U.S. Army in 1936. Its rugged construction and reliability make this weapon a popular and valuable addition to anyone.”— Fallout Tactics description
The M1 Garand, surnamed "the greatest battle implement ever devised", was created in 1936 by John Cantius Garand and was the first semi-automatic rifle to be generally issued into the U.S. Army. It is a .30-06 gas-operated, semi-automatic, 8 shot clip-fed rifle. It provides good accuracy up to 100 m and begins to decline sharply from 300 m. It has a respectable rate of fire and is also easy to disassemble and clean.