M1 rifle used in WWII and all the way up to Vietnam as a sniper rifle, largely superseded at that time by the M14 which was in turn superseded by the M16A1, named after its creator John Garand. Garand is an informal term but everyone knows what it means. Properly prounounced like "errand", most people say "guh-rand".
The Nazi's hated the Garand because it was so good at kicking their kraut eating, war-mongering, fascist asses.
by 9 Ball September 22, 2006
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