ArmaLite M-15 18″ Tactical Rifle

ArmaLite 15TBN

One of ArmaLite’s new offerings for 2014 is the M-15 18″ Tactical.  This rifle is chambered for the 5.56 NATO cartridge and uses an 18″ AISI 416R stainless steel heavy barrel with a 1:8″ twist.

This M-15 has a low profile gas block and a free-float proprietary quad rail handguard.  The upper is a flat top with Picatinny rail.  The lower is forged 7075-T6 aluminum.

ArmaLite 15TBN-L

This gun comes with a two stage National Match trigger and weighs in at 7.9 pounds.  One magazine ships with the rifle.  The MSRP is $1,449.00.

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  • M.M.D.C.

    Nice looking rifle. Is Armalite making any accuracy claims?

  • Fred Johnson

    Good to see that ArmaLite is still moving along producing ARs after they got bought by SAC. The “Tactical” moniker is interesting since I think of varmint rifles or target rifles when I see a stainless barreled 5.56 AR.

  • ben

    New to SHOT Show 2009! Introducing the ArmaLite M-15 18″ Tactical Rifle. Everything you’re looking for in one convenient package.

  • lifetimearearesident

    Is that a rifle length gas system on an 18 inch barrel?
    What is the barrel diameter profile?

  • Raymond Johnson

    Very nice. And, 1-pound lighter than the HBAR although the HBAR is a 1:10 RH twist if I’m not mistaken.