The M-1 Garand was the standard rifle for the American soldiers. The M-1s are used by the paratroopers and some of Miller's men, including Upham, Caparzo, and Mellish. It's considered by one of the best weapons of the World War 2, and possibly of all time. It was one of the first semi-automatic rifle. It was later the base of the famous automatic M14 assault rifle in the Vietnam War.