Tag: AR180

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POTD: AR180 Noir

Photo by @jim_guns. More Armalite 180 love. This AR180 is using a NoDak SPUD lower with a Nikon fixed power P223 3×32 scope. The black background is eye catching due to the lighting. I was told it is a trashbag.

AR180 Rifle: Crude Gun, Incredible Legacy


The Armalite AR18 and its civilian counterpart (the AR180) were marketed as affordable alternatives to more expensive designs of the period. While the rifle failed to take off or find a lucrative military contract, the gas system (or elements of it) has been used in many different designs. In this [Read More…]

AR180 Field Strip


The Armalite AR180 is the civilian version of the select-fire AR18 rifle. Chambered in 5.56, they were intended to allow nations with limited machining capabilities the ability to manufacture modern military rifles in the spiffy new 5.56×45 cartridge. While the rifle did not enjoy much success [Read More…]

Top 5 AR15 Alternatives… That Failed


For decades now, companies have tried to release firearms to dethrone the mighty M16/AR15 rifle. While some attempts have been more successful than others (some enjoying even moderate success), all the ones on this list have fizzled out or seem to be losing most, if not all factory support. While [Read More…]