Kinda proud of this series. I love the idea of the Scout Rifle, but the more I found out about it, the more I realized that it reflects a “Gun Culture 1.0” mindset. The parameters for the Scout Rifle were laid down when hunting was the #1 priority for American gun culture.
But things have changed since then. While self-defense was always a priority for Gun Culture 1.0, it took a backset to hunting and the great outdoors. Today’s gun owners see self-defense as the #1 reason to buy a gun, with competition, training and then hunting being other priorities, in that order.
So I thought I’d take a shot at creating a General Purpose Rifle for Gun Culture 2.0, that should reflect the priorities of today’s city-dwelling gun owners, and this was the result.