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The US Carbine caliber .30 M1, Why? – Presented by George Gurick
May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The US Carbine caliber .30 M1, Why?
Presented by George Gurick
Gurick gives an in-depth look at the reasons behind the adaption of a "light rifle" to replace the M1911A1 pistol for troops in World War II. Gurick also discusses the virtual miracle worked by American industry to produce six million M1 carbines between 1942 and mid 1945.
George R. Gurick Jr. is a former U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant of the regular Air Force and a dyed-in-the-wool "Army Brat". He also is a competitive shooter, attaining the classification of NRA Expert in open competition and enjoys shooting U.S. military small arms. Gurick also holds a Master Instructor rating from the Civilian Marksmanship Program and an instructor/coach rating from the regular Army's Marksmanship Unit at Fort Benning, GA.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Admission is $8.00 per person, cash or check only, for non-members and free for Wright Museum members, unless otherwise noted. Because of limited seating, we strongly encourage you to make reservations by calling 603-569-1212.
The 2017 Education Programs are made possible by the generous sponsorship of Ron Goodgame and Donna Canney.