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Old 05-06-2012, 03:39 PM   #11
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AR15 doesnt stand for armalite or armalite rifle or assault rifle. It is simply the initials for "Automatic Rifle model 15".

As the first AR15 were select fire rifles.
the AR 15 is actually semi auto if I am correct
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the AR 15 is actually semi auto if I am correct
No, the AR15 was a select fire weapon, safe, Semi, Full.
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the AR 15 is actually semi auto if I am correct
Not true, the first AR15s delivered to the military were full auto. This was in the early 60s before the M16 designation. Some still exist today.
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And just because this diversion needs a pic...
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Wow! Nice low serial number, Fixer. This one's pretty low also:

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Man, i want an A1 so bad, I just can't justify it though.

I'd be happy with just the barreled upper.
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In the corps I have an a3 because I like the fixed but stock better and the 18 inch barrel. We use dpms
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What does the "15" stand for?
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What does the "15" stand for?
The 15th design by ArmaLite.

The AR1 was a bolt action sniper rifle.
AR5 was a .22lr Boltaction take down
AR7 was a semiauto version of the AR5
AR10 is the 308 version of the AR15
AR16 is a gas piston rifle as is the AR18 and AR180 and AR180B (this is where the # doesnt match up.) Read my link a couple posts up, Post #9
The AR17 is a semiuto shotgun...

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Good info by Fixer, that's pretty much what I've read too. And that illustrates why AR stands for ArmaLite not ArmaLite Rife, since they also made shotguns and pistols (like the AR-24, actually that's a rebadge of a CZ-75).
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