Your AR-15 rifle shoots pellets with Crosman's MAR 177 attachment
Columbia, South Carolina - Patiently waiting by the Crosman table, I overheard their Web and Social Marketing Manager (Chip Hunnicutt) absolutely gushing over one of their products. Usually I'm good about waiting my turn, but my patience waned soon enough as I began climbing over another writer's shoulder for a better look.
"Step on up son," said Hunnicutt. "Let me tell you about the Crosman MAR 177."
Should have know.
We first heard about the Crosman MAR 177 back at the 2012 SHOT Show in Vegas. For those of you unfamiliar with the product, here's the Reader's Digest version.
The Crosman MAR (Modular Adaptive Rifle) is a quasi conversion kit for an AR-15 rifle. All you have to do is remove your current upper and replace with the Crosman MAR. Just like that and you're
firing .177 pellets instead of 5.56 rounds. Not a bad option consider the nation's
current ammunition supply.
"With the ammo shortage, yea, that's the hot topic. If you can find it you can't find a lot of it. So folks are starting to consider air guns."
Surrounded by hundreds of firearm related accessories at the the 2013 Professional Outdoor Media Association Conference in South Carolina, the MAR was one of the more popular attractions. But the popularity of the Modular isn't restricted to just the conference.
"We see them at the national matches, regional matches and hear about a lot of people who just use them for some trigger time in the basement," Hunnicutt explained. "They don't want to go out in the bad weather to the range. Instead they can shoot right in their back yard, in the basement, wherever. It's not going to shoot real far, it's not going to cause any damage, and it's not real loud either.
"It's the perfect combination."