The concerto of sound echoed from a mere three feet; the reverberation rose as an old familiar friend. From the first shooter down, it resonated across the line, rising, reaching its crescendo just past the halfway point. Then lessening until the sound of silence brought forth its powerful realization—we were training gunfighters. A static turn
The thought of a new black rifle exciting me was a foreign concept. I’m just old enough to have grown up with them and seasoned enough to have experienced most every iteration—from the original SP1/M16 through our modern chopped and channeled variations. What we have now in the AR-15 platform is a true user-friendly tool.