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Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by THEAKDUDE, May 5, 2012.
Misinformation on the title to the whole thread.
Most yahoos think it means "Assault Rifle"...
Hey, look at that, my very first post in the AR thread!
I don't know jack about AR's, but I do know what AR stands for...
Yeah, a ton of people think that's what it stands for. An AR can't be an 'assault rifle', an assault rifle by definition must be full auto. That's why yhe ATF came up with the 'semi auto assault rifle' terminology.
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.
All of the searches I conducted on this subject indicate that AR does indeed stand for
ARmalite, Eugene Stoner's employer and manufacturer at the time of his design of the weapon.
I am not sure if you are joking... but no, AR stands for ArmaLite...
maybe the AR24 was going to be a automatic rifle and they changed it to a pistol...
look it up.
another fact that will dismiss the AR= automatic rifle is;
The AR1 is a bolt action rifle as well.
You beat me to it, you are exactly right, even the handguns have always had an AR designation.
http://www.armalite.com/images/Library%5CHistory.pdf A good read and has pics of most of the AR line of firearms. The ones that are not shown are the ones ArmaLite didnt produce and died on the drawing board.
you are look it up
the AR 15 is actually semi auto if I am correct
No, the AR15 was a select fire weapon, safe, Semi, Full.
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.
And just because this diversion needs a pic...
Wow! Nice low serial number, Fixer. This one's pretty low also:
Man, i want an A1 so bad, I just can't justify it though.
I'd be happy with just the barreled upper.
In the corps I have an a3 because I like the fixed but stock better and the 18 inch barrel. We use dpms
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...
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).