Armalite AR-10 VSR

The Armalite AR-10 VSR is a 7.62x51mm rifle with an 18-inch Cerakoted black stainless steel barrel and a 15-inch free floating VSR handguard forend. The stock is a lightweight MBA-1 adjustable stock with adjustable comb. It has a “Raptor” ambidextrous charging handle and a two-stage precision trigger. It weighs 8.8 pounds and comes with a 20-round PMAG.

A closer look at the handguard below:

armalite are-10 vsr forend

Shelby Murdoc

Murdoc is a freelancer who writes at various publications and web sites including Shooting Sports Retailer and


  • Chris Durkee

    This may just be the best looking rifle at SHOT this year. Would anyone be able to comment on the optic?

    • Patrick Selfridge

      I prefer function over form, hopefully Armalite nailed both……..As for the optic, Aimpoint Comp M4S.

  • Jack Morris

    Any word on MSRP?

  • Dracon1201


    • Patrick Selfridge

      You could probably shed more weight off the rifle with a different forearm and stock. Add lightening cuts and Keymod attachment points down the length of the rail would shed some ounces as well.

      • Hank Seiter

        Yep, nothing like controllability and getting beaten up by the recoil of the 7.62x51mm in a 6 pound rifle. My first AR-10A1 weighed around 6.75 pounds and though I don’t find the .300 Win Mag’s recoil in an 8 pound Parker-Hale bolt action all that objectionable, I just didn’t like getting beat-up by that Armalite particularly over a bench. But I suppose if you’re running an adrenaline high in a real firefight, you probably wouldn’t notice the cheek bruising recoil.

        Just sayin’.

  • Amsdorf

    Definite like.

  • LEO

    And the price is?

  • corey

    What is the specified accuracy and suggested retail price? If sub MOA this could give Larue some serious competition.

  • Carter Wood

    armalite is taking orders at $1799.99


      direct or is there a dealer?

      • Carter Wood

        what I read that was from armalite’s web site.

  • bmartin79

    Finally it looks like a Armalite is actually stepping up their game for the first time in many years they’ve actually take in the initiative yto do something different I am very sure that they will make lots of money off this rifle .

  • Esh325

    Why aren’t 30 round .308 magazines more common?

    • Tom

      Because they are huge.

    • MR

      See Dracon’s comment.

  • uisconfruzed

    Ooooohhhh… Pretty!