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The World's Most Insignificant Case of M1 Thumb

Today, I learned a valuable lesson, very cheaply. I'm sporting what is probably the tiniest case ever of the infamous Garand Thumb.

A very minor owie

(Can you even see the tiny blood blister in the center? I thought not.)

I caught my thumb in the bolt by the teeny-tiniest amount; luck won out over ineptitude. This is the only damage I sustained in my first practice match with the M1 Garand at the San Jose Zouaves club. I'm very grateful to the kind folks at the Zouaves, who put on a great intro course and practice match to get newbies (like me) started in high power rifle competition.