Gift Idea for your Gunner: AR.5 Bottle Opener

Why 80% an AR-15 receiver when you can 50% one and never use it in a firearm, ever? My gut answer would be to never go halfsies on a receiver, especially if it cannot be used in a firearm. But, my gut answer would be wrong…

Nelson Precision Manufacturing has found a perfectly valid reason to shrink a receiver down to 50% and keep it from being used as a firearm – using it as a bottle opener. (Don’t mix alcohol and guns, boys and girls).

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Nelsom Precision Manufacturing makes and sells the AR.5 Bottle Opener. Fashioned after America’s favorite modern sporting rifle lower, the AR.5 is a fantastic little gift for the firearm enthusiast in your life (note- you qualify as “in your life” if you need an excuse to buy this for yourself). The AR.5 is manufactured from billet 6061 aluminum and Type III hard coat anodized, just like its real-steel big brother.

To Quote Nelson:

These pocket size bottle openers are as cool as your full size pea shooter and screams F***in Merica! Each of these freedom loving mini AR lower bottle openers are manufactured in house to insure the quality of our product is never sacrificed and are proudly made in the U.S.A. The AR.5 “A better way to assault your favorite beverage”

Those interested can pick up the standard version or their USMC special edition AR.5 from their website. Retail is set at $30. 

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Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • DanGoodShot

    They could have put full retard mode markings on the selector switch. Instead of little bullet markings, make em little bottle caps.

    Edit: Really my comment is on hold 4 the word retard? Don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. Sorry I wasn’t PC enough. Come on TFB.

    • Martin M

      Never go full re….*delete*

      • DanGoodShot

        LoL.

    • glenn cheney

      Gunny just shaking his head.

      • glenn cheney

        Skuttlebutt has it “dis-cussed” out is the operative, not our UUUHHH-RRAAHH man with the plan. I’m on latrine number two diesel duty for committing much worse around here, but it was fun at the moment. Now, lol, not so much.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Yeah, I dont see myself carrying around one of these.

  • Gary Kirk

    Does this semi automatically make you have a drinking problem?

    • DanGoodShot

      Seeing as no full auto markings… yes semi only. Lame

  • RickH

    Is it tactical?

  • Ryobiwankenobi

    Any chance that Timney makes a half-scale trigger? Or that Magpul makes some half-scale accessories. This might be wide enough to build in 32acp with Keltec mags!

  • SirOliverHumperdink

    I could buy a REAL Anderson, build an AR for $400 and shoot the caps off.

  • AHill

    I know what you’re all wondering…. And yes someone has made a FIRING 1/2 scale AR in .17 HM2. Just Google “1/2 scale AR” and I’m pretty sure that it was first posted on a certain road that was high…. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/166bb27e731c0381332274c26d1cc96658d682e06753e8a0ce91cad2df73bc39.jpg
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b1608f30930bfbe1d38b473aed1591af7f1f3362f2210cdd3dce9c700d208d89.jpg

  • SLNTPEW

    Love mine. Have it on my key chain n use it often

  • Shane Ellis Werner

    I have 1 and I think it’s awesome. Great convo peice. Everyone that sees it has to pick it up and check it out

  • Medic4Life

    I got one as a gift not to long-ago. I was very impressed with the quality and detail for it being a bottle opener… definitely a cool gift to get any gun enthusiast, made me happy

  • KC11

    Mine works great and is always a hit during party’s.