The NRA are famous for being a gigantic stick-in-the-mud when it comes to new technology and ideas. The organization banned all silencers from its annual meeting and convention for decades, before finally relenting and letting them in around five years ago. That fuddy-duddy nature can be clearly seen even in their corporate portraits, where everyopne is holding either a break action shotgun or a bolt action rifle except for Ted Nugent’s zebra striped AR-15. The NRA has been co-branding with rifle manufacturers for ages, but never before have they put their logo on an AR-15 rifle. Until now.
The rifle is a fairly stock AR-15, but with some slick designing on the part of the Black Rain folks. The handguard is free floated, and uses their nifty top rail design to keep it as slim and sleek as possible. The receiver is milled and perfectly mated. The bolt is nickel boron coated. And as for the barrel, as usual its an in-house creation that is capped with an effective muzzle brake.
With a NRA branded AR-15, there’s the potential for some major issues. Imagine if someone uses one of these to commit a murder, and the immediate media backlash as images of the evil black rifle in question are paraded across the screen. Nevertheless its a cool rifle, and they’re only doing a very limited run.