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 is the Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Group 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. A Certified Instructor since 2009 he has taught concealed weapons courses in the West Michigan area in the years since and continues to pursue training and teaching opportunities as they arise.