National Firearms Museum Senior Curator Phil Schreier prepares to speak about a sniper rifle for soon to be released six-part series on the Evolution of Snipers.
Fairfax, Virginia - Always looking for another opportunity to share their knowledge, a handful of experts here at NRA headquarters were recently tapped to participate in a six-part series on the evolution of snipers. Scheduled for release in the coming Spring, the project is just one of the many educational and historical programs created by the Denver-based production company known as Centre Communications.
"We wanted to create as detailed an account as possible on the development of sniping throughout the history of war," said Centre Production Manager Mark Reeder. "A historical perspective, missions and goals, aspects of concealment, scopes, camouflage, spotters, etc..."
A primary player in the production is National Firearms Museum Senior Curator Phil Schreier. An obvious choice when you think about it. After all, who better than Schreier to fill in the blanks when you're looking for a tale or two about history and guns?
Covering everything from George Washington's dubious encounters during the French and Indian War all the way up to the current war in the Gulf, Schreier sat in the Petersen Gallery rattling off facts and anecdotes surrounding more then two dozen guns. Displaying firearms from the general display, Hollywood Guns, and a few from their private collection, Shreier and others spent over two hours rotating from muskets to Barretts.
"They were outstanding and will make it possible for us to make the story of the American sniper an outstanding production."
And when that story is complete, we'll be sure to let you know.