Amongst the prototypes and production models of the AR-5 and AR-7, the author discovered a full-sized plastic replica of the Strategic Air Command’s (SAC) survival rifle, a little-known relic of ArmaLite history and a throwback to a time when guns joined cars and airplanes on the shelves of model stores.
First adopted in 1962, the select-fire AR-15/M16 in its various forms has armed the U.S. military for more than 50 years.
The idea of shooting 3-Gun might justifiably be daunting for a casual shooter, which is exactly why NRA Outdoors created the 3-Gun school.
Despite the failed fortunes of its former manufacturers, the AR-7 rifle remains in production after nearly 60 years. It is certainly one of the most unique rimfire survival guns ever designed—with a developmental and service history that is full of surprises.