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Myths circulate around about the "ping" noise the M1 Garand made when the last round from a clip was fired and the clip ejected. This video shows that clip being ejected, in slow motion as well, and then addresses the myth that the distinct "ping" sound made when the clip ejects gave troops away during WWII. Except for some very specific and particular circumstances, it is a total and complete myth that the "ping" noise was somehow endangering troops.

Here's why:

The Garand Ping Myth - YouTube
 

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I'm sure that it could of happened a time or two, most myths have some truth to them. A garand is pretty loud when it goes off, especially without any hearing protection. My ears would be ringing so bad after a couple of rounds I would not be able hear the ping of the clip ejecting and hitting the ground. I can't hear it with ear plugs in.
 
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