I saw on the blog roll last night from Lyle over at Joe’s place that there is finally an M1 Garand UltiMAK rail. I was ready to start jumping up and down for joy and then the reality set in. I love my M1, I love it so much I do NOT want to change it. It was manufactured January of 1944 and the stocks appear to be original.
The thing is I do shoot that M1, I pull it out for CMP, and I do enjoy having a rifle around with iron sights to practice with. I would definitely shoot the M1 more if I put a rail on there, I just can’t bring myself to alter a piece of history. I guess it’s time to add another to the collection.
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.