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U.S. M16: A Half-Century of America’s Combat Rifle

Historian Martin K.A. Morgan joins American Rifleman at the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits to discuss the M16, combat rifle of the U.S. for 50 years.

3/13/2012

Seminar: U.S. M16: A Half-Century of America’s Combat Rifle

Date: April 15, 2012
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Room 275 (Level 2), America's Center Convention Complex, St. Louis, Mo.

Speaker: Martin K.A. Morgan, military historian and author of Down To Earth: The 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment In Normandy.

Moderators: Mark A. Keefe, IV (Editor-in-Chief, American Rifleman) and Joseph L. Kurtenbach (Assistant Editor, American Rifleman).

Recap:

The AR-15/M16 and its various forms have served Americans for 50 years. The M16 was carried by troops in Vietnam, fired shots in Grenada and Panama, seen two different conflicts in Iraq and remains one of the most trusted firearms the military can offer.

Military historian Martin K.A. Morgan will join American Rifleman's Mark Keefe and Joe Kurtenbach to discuss the history and success of the M16 during a special session at 2012's NRA Annual Meetings in St. Louis on April 15. Morgan will cover all aspects of the M16, from its birth to its current status, in celebration of the gun's 50th anniversary.

For a complete schedule of events at the 2012 NRA Annual Meetings, visit nraam.org.

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4 Responses to U.S. M16: A Half-Century of America’s Combat Rifle

Dr. Tony Sapienza wrote:
April 19, 2012

Martin K A Morgan's presentation at the NRA Annual Meeting was extremely informative and superbly entertaining. And when his dad spoke, I couldn't keep my eyes dry. If that wasn't enough, Major Plaster is a master raconteur. A soldier who's 'seen the elephant' but he remains polite and humble. It was an honor to be in their presence!!

Sergeant D wrote:
March 29, 2012

Great rifle, capable of very consistant accuracy when the shooter is disciplined. Had a Soldier in my S.D.M. class drill 600 meter steel silhouettes standing offhand with iron sights using M-855 ammo from an M16-A4.

SFC Tucker wrote:
March 27, 2012

I went from being baffled by the rifle, then disgusted by it, and thoroughly unimpressed by it. Now, as I pass the 50 year mark myself, I have come to appreciate Mr. Stoner's original vision, its evolution, and I believe the current "family" of Mr. Stoner's invention is an excellent group of firearms. I own 1 in .308 Win and one in 5.56NATO. Happy 50th Birthday to the Black Rifle.

DAVE KELLY wrote:
March 14, 2012

AS A MEMBER OF THE 82nd AIRBORNE, WE CARRIED THE M-16 DURING OUR INVASION OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC IN EARLY 1965. BACK THEN IT WAS OK FOR CITY FIGHTING, BUT MOST MEN COULD NOT HIT ANYTHING OUT PASS 250 YDS. I UNDERSTAND THAT THE M-16 HAS BEEN IMPROVED SINCE THEN.