What is “Garand Thumb”

Garand Thumb or M1 Thumb is the painful condition resulting from a Garand’s bolt slamming into one’s thumb. It’s also the clever name of this blog, where I ramble on about shooting CMP games matches, Service Rifle and XTC.

Garand Thumb is often caused by not locking the bolt back as shown below. As long as one locks the bolt back correctly Garand Thumb is in fact uncommon.


If you came here looking for the real identity of the YouTuber “Garand Thumb”  good news, I got you covered.  Before he became a multicam operator, he was president of his High School’s audio video club, which more than qualifies him to do those gear reviews.