The Garand is almost as good as a real rifle
I can teach Mr Williamson to load without hurting
himself, and to catch a partial clip in his hand. He
will never love the Garand as I do. On the worst
days of my life she never failed me.
-lock bolt open
-with edge of right hand against bolt operating
handle press a clip of 8 down into the receiver.
Allow bolt to come forward an inch or so, then
smartly remove right hand and allow bolt to go
forward and chamber a round.
To recover a partial clip ....
-with right hand hold bolt open
-place left hand palm down over receiver
-press clip release with left thumb and catch the
emerging partial clip in left hand.
To carry safely and discreetly, but ready for use.
-Press down on top round of a clip of seven and
allow bolt to close on empty chamber
-Remove barreled action from stock.
-Place rifle in a duffel bag, for example.
It takes only seconds to assemble rifle, cycle the
bolt to chamber a round and be ready to defend
This video explains the Garand.