Happy Birthday Eugene Stoner

For your viewing pleasure, Eugene and Mikhail discussing their rifles in the most civil AR and AK discussion ever. Pre-internet obviously, something this civil and wholesome could not exist in the modern age of comment sections.

Perhaps my favorite aspect of the whole thing is the genuine respect the two have for each other’s designs. Both were and continue to be the pinnacle examples of auto-loading rifle designs. The other example that continues to thrive, the AR-18 action, is also Stoner’s team from Fairchild Armalite.

These two defined modern fighting rifles, almost everything that has come since has their design elements in them. They rifles that have come since borrowed from the best. The rest is history.

Keith Finch
Keith is the former Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. He got told there was a mountain of other things that needed doing, so he does those now and writes here when he can. editor@gatdaily.com A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. Teaching since 2009, he covers local concealed carry courses, intermediate and advanced rifle courses, handgun, red dot handgun, bullpups, AKs, and home defense courses for civilians, military client requests, and law enforcement client requests.