Whatever you call it, MSR, AR-15, M4 (carbine), Black Rifle, or just the AR, the Modern Sporting Rifle has been the most popular rifle sold in the United States for more than two decades, and especially the last eight years. It is currently the standard issue for all of the U.S. military units, but usually in the full-auto version.
The MSR has become extremely popular for target shooting, varmint hunting and personal defense, but those shooters without military training often do not know all of the features of their new semi-automatic arms. There is a new book on the market that is the essential AR-15 training guide called “AR-15 Skills and Drills” by renowned firearms instructor Tiger McKee.
McKee covers the parts and basic operation of the rifle, then goes into depth on: basic, combat and long range marksmanship; ammunition; sighting-in; standard manipulations and malfunctions; firing and fighting techniques; and much more. The book has 269 pages and more than three hundred photographs to demonstrate the lessons. It is published by Gun Digest Books, www.gundigeststore.com, and is available there and on Amazon and other booksellers. The retail price is $32.95.