The gun pictured above was stolen at the ironically named and NRA sponsored Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. When it comes to outdoor sports, that gun doesn’t really fit the look of a rifle. The Great American Outdoor Show is a yearly event in Harrisburg and is staged in the state’s Farm Show Complex.
According to local news reports, the manufacture’s describe the gun as a “prototype 9mm Subgun.”
A 9mm rifle with a shortened barrel was on display at a Precision Firearms booth for visitors to handle when three suspects used diversionary tactics to hide the gun and slip into the crowd. The thieves were described as one woman and two men.
Capitol police declined to provide any additional details about the crime and declined to share surveillance photos of the suspects. Guns.com initially reported the story.
The prototype was unique, according to an online “Be On the Lookout” notice posted by the gun manufacturer.
“It was our one and only prototype 9mm Subgun,” the notice said. “Share this post and make it as difficult as possible for the thieves to sell it or use it.”
The gun was not secured to the show’s booth with cables. Tethering of firearms is recommended, but not required under the show’s rules.