The GCA Journal
The GCA Journal is the official publication of the Garand Collectors Association. This full-color quarterly magazine grew from a humble newsletter in GCA’s early days. Today this striking publication contains articles from some of the most knowledgeable people alive today about John Garand’s superb M1 rifle and related topics, complete with color photographs and illustrations. All articles submitted for publication in the GCA Journal are peer reviewed for accuracy and authenticity.
Each issue ranges from 32 pages to as many as 40 pages. When you consider that the GCA Journal does not accept display advertising, it means there is lots of outstanding reading in every issue.
Within the pages are many outstanding articles that detail research about this fabulous weapon. There are several standing features, too. In each edition there is a photo essay about an interesting M1 titled “Featured Rifle.” These describe the weapon and it’s uniqueness with text, photographs, and a completed M1 Data Sheet.
Here’s a great sample article! Click on the image.
Another prominent part of each issue is the GCA Marketplace. This is a classified ad section for members-only.
The ads are free for GCA members and instructions for submitting classified ads are found at the beginning of the section. Headings are For Sale, Wanted, Services, Letters to the Editor, and Club News. The GCA Journal does not accept display advertising, so you can imagine that the pages of each issue are loaded with good reading.
Click here to download a recent sample of the GCA Marketplace.
Another popular feature in each issue is titled, M1 Member Memories. Here, GCA members submit photographs and short stories about their M1′s or a meaningful tie to the hobby. Many of the photographs are of family members and have never been previously published.
Click here to download a recent sample of M1 Member Memories.
You can tell we are proud of our official publication, The GCA Journal. It is member-driven and contains the editorial content we like to read. Much of the information can not be found anywhere else. The GCA Journal is the chief member benefit in GCA and for $25 a year, it is a bargain ($40 foreign).
Click here to download a complete recent issue of The GCA Journal
To access a fully searchable Index to GCA Journal articles visit:
Nicolaus Associates Garand Collectors Association (GCA) Journal Index
Writers Guideline for submission of articles.