Modern Sporting Rifle?

Andrew, of the Vuurwapen Blog, is on a roll this week. Today he talks about the ‘modern sporting rifle’ — a term coined by the NSSF to combat the stigma of the AR-15, or black rifles. I have never called my AR-15 a ‘modern sporting rifle’. It’s just ‘my AR’ or ‘my AR-15’. I’m not a fan of the ‘modern sporting rifle’ terminology. And I agree with Andrew that it wasn’t executed very well, which may be a big part of the reason that the name hasn’t caught on.