I managed to not embarrass myself against more experienced shooters and I managed to put 35 rounds thru an M1 Garand with my thumb intact!
Guess it's time to get serious about ordering a CMP Garand.
Spending a couple of hours handling and shooting an M1 Garand has increased my level of respect for the men who carried these rifles in World War II and Korea. The Garand is NOT a lightweight rifle. The rifle and a battle load of ammunition certainly added to a soldier's burden!