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 36 pages to as many as 40 pages. When you consider that the GCA Journal does not accept display advertising, it means there is a lot 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 its uniqueness with text, photographs, and a completed M1 Data Sheet.

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.

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 $35 a year, it is a good value ($50 foreign).

Click here to download a complete courtesy/sample issue of The GCA Journal
Click here to download a recent sample of M1 Member Memories.
Click here to access a fully searchable Index to GCA Journal articles from Nicolaus Associates Garand Collectors Association (GCA) Journal Index
Click here for Writers Guideline for submission of articles.

Other links

Library of Congress Veterans History Project

GCA Marketplace

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 submit an ad to the GCA Market Place (service for GCA members only)  

Editorial Staff

Editor-in-Chief: Garrett Shropshire
Senior Editor: Bob Seijas
Managing Editor: Mike Bernazzani
Editor: Dave McClain
Editor: Brian Guenthenspberger
Editor: Cody Toombs

Technical Advisor: Gus Fisher
Technical Advisor: Scott Duff
Technical Advisor: Paul “Bubba” Goedde
GCA Marketeplace: Greg Mirsky
Membership/Distribution: Sharon Bosley
Membership/Distribution: Carl Palermo

Letter to the Editor