This is a discussion on Proper Garand Shooting Position pictures? within the M1 Garand Accuracy forums, part of the Rifle Forum category; Gents, is there a photo tutorial anywhere, or maybe a blog, etc that has some good photos of proper shooting position with the M1. I ...
Gents, is there a photo tutorial anywhere, or maybe a blog, etc that has some good photos of proper shooting position with the M1. I seem to get a fat upper lip often from smacking my thumb into my face- and when I move my cheek weld back it doesn't feel right. A couple of up close photos of a 'pro' with an M1 would really help.
Use your grip and thumb to set a consistent head position. Then move your thumb to the other side. It also often makes a rearward trigger pull easier with your thumb more in line with your palm. Try it. I had a McMillan fiberglass stocked SM M1A that used to cause a bloody lip. Learned from a DM to move my thumb. I think it was Larry McGinness.
Yeah, I learned at an Appleseed shoot to put my thumb on the right side of the stock (I'm right handed).
Its interesting. At Appleseed, I found that on some stocks, like my m1 carbine, I will put my thumb on the trigger side, but then on others, my thumb just goes over the top.
It all seems to be some sort of natural reaction to the feel of an individual stock. With my M1, I definitely go with thumb over the top. When I do a good neck stretch and cheek weld, I get right in there on it too.