Am I nuts for loving the M-1? In pretty much (hell, every) WWII-themed shooter I’ve ever played, my rifle of choice has always been the M-1 Garand. Am I crazy for loving this cumbersome beast of a rifle, complete with it’s ludicrous reload system of having to completely empty the 8-round clip before you can load another? Call me sentimental, but I like snapping off the last two rounds into the ground, hearing that satisfying ker-chink as the empty clip is ejected, and loading another full clip before I wade into the next firefight. Even in CoD World at War, when there are other rifles (the Gehwehr for one) that are just as accurate and also semi-auto like the M-1, I still steadfastly clung to my Garand through thick and thin, even when I watched that ammo counter click down into the red numbers when I was only halfway through a level (thankfully your buddies drop like flies in this game so you can pilfer their clips at regular intervals). The submachine guns have their place (in fact I’ll always take a Thompson over a shotgun for close-quarters trench warfare or storming buildings), but for me, nothing beats the Garand for long range stopping power.
What's your go-to gun?
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