Guns The Ashley Update: Winchester Light Weight Military Rifle Prototype Ashley Hlebinsky December 16, 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. 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:Best Pocket Pistol Holsters [2022 Buyer's Guide]Any Pack a Gun Pack: 5.11 Rush Tier Rifle SleeveGlock Introduces 19X PistolFriday Night Gun Porn: PROOF Research 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.