People The Ashley Update: Sharps Week, Not Shark Week Ashley Hlebinsky July 26, 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 Ashley breaks down Sharps Week (including a shark costume), and of course there's some gun talk. Specifically, Ashley goes into a Sharps 1853 Sporting Rifle–one that was personally owned by General Custer. And also some other items from Custer's collection. 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? Want to see more Ashley Updates? WATCH HERE Explore RECOILweb:G41 (W): A Flawed but Notable Part of 20th Century Firearms HistoryIt's Sig for the Army's XM17 Pistol - and Winchester for their AmmoBrand New & Shiny: Glock 46Crimson Trace Lightguard for Kimber, Ruger and S&W 1911 Pistols 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.