Battlefield V is shipping out to the Pacific theater of World War II, and it's about time!

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Why own a vintage M1 Garand when you can own the vintage M1 Garand?

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Just before Veterans Day, Activision released Call of Duty: WWII, the latest title in a flagship military first-person-shooter series that’s birthed dozens of games since 2003. This installment was widely hyped — and anticipated — as a return to the franchise's roots. Needless to say, we here at Task & Purpose were eager to review it.

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Some good news for surplus rifle lovers broke this week with reports that as many as 86,000 M1 Garands could be returning home. The Civilian Marksmanship Program, or CMP, will soon receive tens of thousands of rifles formerly loaned to the Philippine government.

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Vintage military surplus small arms have always been popular among the shooting community. Small arms from both world wars are old enough to classified as “curio and relics” by the  Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, making them easier to obtain. In particular, weapons pivotal in U.S. military history like the M1 Garand and M1903 Springfield still command interest from gun owners; and the Garand can even still be purchased directly from a government-sponsored program.

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When it comes to war movies and combat scenes, there are some things that bring the fourth wall crashing down, at least for military personnel and veterans.

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