Guns The Ashley Update: Winchester Light Weight Military Rifle Prototype Ashley Hlebinsky December 16, 2018 0 COMMENT 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. Ashley has a big update about a new show, Master of Arms. In this week’s update, Ashley also shows us an antique rifle that proves safety has always been important. This week, Ashley explains to us how this Winchester rifle could have been selected by the government instead of the AR15. When the government wanted a lightweight rifle, Winchester developed this rifle to be tested for the government’s requirements. Ultimately, Winchester decided not to move forward with the project due to cost. Check out what happened on last week’s Master of Arms: 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:Surefire Announces 1000 Lumen P3X Fury TorchEMDOM USA's Universal Pistol Mag PouchNew Pro Gun Restaurant Hires Gun Bunny WaitressesBaby It's Cold Outside!