AR180 vs AR15

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by ZZTop, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. ZZTop

    ZZTop New Member

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    Whats the difference between an AR180 and an AR15?
     
  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    difference

    The 180 is the semi-auto version of the AR-18. A select fire 5.56 mm that was designed to be more easily manufactured in third world nations. It is made with sheet metal stampings rather than expensive aluminum forgings (M-16). The 180 uses a gas piston system not unlike the AK's. The folding stock, Z shaped cocking handle and lack of carry handle being the most visible differences.

    The early versions were made in Japan and England. The new rendition uses a polymer lower receiver and lacks the folding stock (I believe).