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ArmaLite AR-18: The Forgotten AR

Developed off the 7.62 NATO AR-16, the ArmaLite AR-18 was an inventive 5.56 NATO assault rifle much like the firm's famous AR-15, and though over shadowed, its short-stroke gas piston system has inspired many current generation designs.

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.

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.

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 AR-10 Story

Fewer than 10,000 original AR-10s were produced, and its true legacy is its spawning of its smaller caliber successor.

A Look Back at the ArmaLite AR-18/180

There is a small, but dedicated, cult market for the AR-18 rifle, which appears to be fueled by the lack of availability.

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.

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.

NRA Outdoors' 3-Gun School Provides Good Bang for the Buck

The idea of shooting 3-Gun might justifiably be daunting for a casual shooter, which is exactly why NRA Outdoors created the 3-Gun school.

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.

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