NRA National Firearms Museum's Latest Exhibit: America's Rifle

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posted on July 31, 2015
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Are you and your family looking for something fun and educational to do this summer? Well, we here at the National Rifle Association are proud to announce the debut of the latest exhibit at the NRA National Firearms Museum. Called America’s Rifle, this year-long exhibit examines the evolution and popularity of AR-pattern modern sporting rifles. “There is so much history to be told about the AR pattern rifle’s development,” said NRA Museums Director Jim Supica. “America’s Rifle explores the advancements in firearms technology that paved the way for this rifle to be so safe, reliable, and adaptable to almost any situation.”

The year-long exhibit follows the history of AR-pattern rifles from their development to their uses today in competition, hunting, recreational shooting and personal defense. Featuring more than a dozen rifles, America’s Rifle highlights influential predecessors like the M14, G3, and FN-FAL in addition to the M16 and AK47. This educational exhibit illustrates the significant differences between the select-fire military type rifles capable of full-auto and the semi-auto AR pattern sporting rifles owned by millions of civilians.

America’s Rifle will be on exhibit in the National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia, until July 2016.

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