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Relic of a Different Time: The Lindberg AR-5A Replica

Amongst the prototypes and production models of the AR-5 and AR-7, the author discovered a full-sized plastic replica of the Strategic Air Command’s (SAC) survival rifle, a little-known relic of ArmaLite history and a throwback to a time when guns joined cars and airplanes on the shelves of model stores.

The ArmaLite Story

The history of ArmaLite is long and tortured, filled with marvelous innovation and crushingly bad timing. Yet, now it looks like its day has finally dawned.

The First Colt AR-15 Rifle

What did the blogosphere think about the Colt AR-15 when introduced in 1962? Oh, right. The Internet hadn't been invented yet.

A Look Back At The ArmaLite AR-7 Explorer

In this overview we take a look at a storied survival rifle design from the genius of Eugene Stoner, The ArmaLite Rifle 7, or AR-7.

The Unlikely Resilience of the AR-7 Survival Rifle

Despite the failed fortunes of its former manufacturers, the AR-7 rifle remains in production after nearly 60 years. It is certainly one of the most unique rimfire survival guns ever designed—with a developmental and service history that is full of surprises.

Modern AR-180: The Brownells BRN-180 System

Fans of piston-driven ARs now have a new option in the BRN-180 system, a modernized recreation of the unique AR-180 as developed by Eugene Stoner.

U.S. M16: A Half-Century of America’s Combat Rifle

First adopted in 1962, the select-fire AR-15/M16 in its various forms has armed the U.S. military for more than 50 years.

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