People The Ashley Update: Beauty and the Beast, with Guns instead of Books Ashley Hlebinsky March 1, 2018 Join the Conversation Hlebinsky, who previously worked at the Smithsonian is exactly the kind of ambassador the shooting community needs. Torrentially well informed, passionate to the point of geekery, and blessed with a wicked sense of humor, she can swill whiskey and smoke cigars while holding forth on black powder muskets until your eyes glaze over. Spreading the gospel of responsible firearms ownership has never been more important, and being able to demystify an inanimate object while educating the public about its role in the nation’s history goes a long way toward countering negative publicity. This week on The Ashley Update, construction of the new museum is ongoing, so there are a whole lot of empty racks. We get a sneak peek inside some of the storage labs in the lower level, and also see a french bolt action with a Pugsley stamp. Edwin Pugsley was a designer, Winchester CEO, and a helluva lot of guns in the Cody Firearms Museum came from him. Do you have a question for Ashley about anything she’s discussed this week or even about some of the little-known things she loves? Explore RECOILweb:Atibal XP8 with Swyftview LeverBlack Rifle Coffee CompanyKimber Expands Manufacturing Facilities To AlabamaIGWM - In God We Must American Made Wearables NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.