AR stands for Armalite Rifle, the firm for which Eugene Stoner worked when he designed the original AR10 and AR15 rifles. The firearm market is now saturated with hundreds of "AR-style" rifles based on this original design. So if you're in the market for a basic AR15, it might make sense to turn to the original maker of these rifles. What's the manufacturer up to these days? Plenty.
For our latest NRA Gun of the Week, we brought in the Armalite 16" M15 Law Enforcement Carbine, the civilian version of the rifle used by agencies around the country. Learn more by watching the accompanying video hosted by Managing Editor Joe Kurtenbach.