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Old January 1, 2019, 07:45 AM   #1
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True meaning of "AR15"

Most probably know already..AR stands or represents the Armalite outfit (back in the 50s) then Colt (M16) bought the rights to the weapon...15 stands for the 15th model or prototype. Most tyros and the public, media jokers and so forth think it means "assault rifle" or automatic rifle, scary as hell!!

Kinda like WD40...Water Displacement 40 (got it right on the 40th try

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Old January 1, 2019, 07:54 AM   #2
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Considering that most "media jokers" have no real idea what an "assault rifle" really is, they just make the initials "AR" mean whatever they want or what meets their current agenda.
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Old January 3, 2019, 08:50 AM   #3
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15 stands for the 15th model or prototype.
I sure would like to know what the first 14 prototypes looked like.
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Old January 3, 2019, 09:53 AM   #4
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Thanks Centuriator. Checked out the link and the book is $95 and is "sold out". I thought perhaps I could find this on Ebay cheap.....not a chance.
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Old January 3, 2019, 11:44 AM   #5
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So much for the truth ???

I am familiar with a Gun Counter sales person for a local chain store that deals primarily farm and auto supplies. He gets numerous phone inquiries about his store selling AR's.
His standard answer is; We do not sell or deal in AR's. Once he determines the callers agenda, he goes into more detail. ….

After the last shooting, the store manager instructed him to remove all AR-Types from the shelves. A month later he was instructed to display them but on a lower rack. …..

To date, I have not heard a Politician that knows much about firearms but still talks like experts. Last week I heard a news man who referred a handgun that was capable of shooting 10-bullets at the same time. Sure would like to see that one ……


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Old January 3, 2019, 09:43 PM   #6
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I sure would like to know what the first 14 prototypes looked like.
I don't know about the others but I do know what an AR-7 and an AR-10 looks like...
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Old January 4, 2019, 02:43 PM   #7
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Most probably know already..AR stands or represents the Armalite outfit (back in the 50s) then Colt (M16) bought the rights to the weapon...15 stands for the 15th model or prototype.

Kinda like WD40...Water Displacement 40 (got it right on the 40th try

If I'm wrong let me know.
Well, there is a difference between being a model and a prototype in number when compared with WD40. The AR1 is not the first of a sequence of prototypes for the gun that became the AR15. So it isn't really anything like WD40. It didn't take Armalite 15 tries to get it right. The 15 was the spinoff of the 10, however, but there isn't a chain of 11, 12, 13, and 14 between them. The AR series includes bolt guns, shotguns, large caliber and small caliber offerings, some that went into production and some that did not.

https://www.armalite.com/history/
https://www.wd40.com/cool-stuff/history
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Old January 5, 2019, 12:51 AM   #8
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The AR-17 isn't even a rifle. It's a shotgun.
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Old January 5, 2019, 05:49 PM   #9
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There was a take down AR3 or maybe AR4 rifle in .22 rimfire magnum and .22 Hornet. I've never seen them anywhere so they may not have been put into production...

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Old January 6, 2019, 02:01 PM   #10
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Geezerbiker, the AR5 and AR7 were both take down rifles that went into production, used by the US and Israeli militaries as survival rifles for air crews. The AR7 went into production via Charter Arms and Henry for the civilian market.
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Old January 6, 2019, 03:36 PM   #11
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And let us not forget the AR-18, which doesn't bear much resemblance to the AR-15 aside from being a select-fire rifle in 5.56mm.

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Old January 7, 2019, 11:40 AM   #12
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True meaning of "AR15"
America's Rifle - 15
Assault Rifle - 15
Awesome Rifle - 15
Average Rifle - 15
A Rifle for 15 year olds
A Rifle guaranteed to last 15 years
A Rifle with 15 parts
Annihilation Reaper - 15
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