I agree but I'm not sure why the OP felt it needed defending. The Garand is a fine rifle, it's just less than ideal as a modern fighting rifle. It truly is the stuff of legends. That's the problem, when the argument is more about perpetuating a legend than actual logical discourse. I have the same eyes-glazed-over reaction when the subject is the .45Colt and the sum total of a person's opinion is the myth & legend it shooting horses out from under their riders. The line between fact and fiction is non-existent. I would. There has been no technical details provided by the OP supporting his claim. Just a constant reminder to go to the 20:30 point in a video. Very little debate on the technical aspects of this discussion at all, because the OP won't engage. So what was the point of this thread, other than trolling? And for the record, posting a thread with the express intent of inciting the audience is the definition of trolling. That is personal choice but I won't have a home defense weapon without a light attached. A red dot is also infinitely better than iron sights or magnified optics at night. Unlike a lot of folks, I train at night because if "it" is gonna hit the fan, it's likely to happen in the middle of the night.