Outdoor Channel's “MidwayUSA’s Gun Stories” is on Point with the Sharps Rifle – Wednesday, September 2 at 11 p.m. ET
DENVER (Ammoland.com) – Westward expansion, fear of the unknown and one man’s obsession with the gun loading process lead to the invention and rise of the Sharps rifle. In this week’s episode of MidwayUSA’s Gun Stories, actor, shooting enthusiast and TV host Joe Mantegna gives viewers an inside look at a gun recognized for its impact on the Civil War and America’s exploration of the West. Tune in to MidwayUSA’s Gun Stories airing on Wednesday, September 2 at 11 p.m. ET on Outdoor Channel.
Speed, accuracy and versatility are a few of the valuable characteristics of the Sharps rifle – a firearm invited by Christian Sharp in 1848. The Sharps rifle saw its rise during the Civil War as one of the top single-shot firearms and proved itself to be an asset on the battlefield. Its ease of use and muzzle velocity of up to 1,200 feet per second also meant the rifle would become increasingly popular after the war. In addition to the rifle’s stint in the Civil War, Mantegna will showcase the many reasons the firearm has solidified its place as the “gun that won the West.”
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