The National Shooting Sports Foundation’s initial Modern Sporting Rifle Report, created in 2010, provided the first professional survey data on ownership of these popular semiautomatic rifles. The report revealed that owners were passionate about their MSRs, that most used them often and largely for target shooting, that they owned multiple modern sporting rifles and they enjoyed accessorizing them.
The newly released update of the report—NSSF Modern Sporting Rifle Comprehensive Consumer Report 2013—shows these characteristics remain true, with much of the data falling within the range of the earlier report. Although the report is available only to NSSF members, the press release announcing the report does include some valuable data. Not an NSSF member? Regarding membership contact Bettyjane Swann or Samantha Hughes or visit the NSSF website.