POTD: Italian Armi Dallera Custom AR15

Eric B
by Eric B

Today’s Photo Of The Day is a series of pictures I took a few years ago.

I spent a few days with this Italian Ferrari-like beauty, made by Armi Dallera Custom or ADC for short.

An European AR15 in full race specification for IPSC or other Practical Shooting competitions.

The compensator is small, but felt very (surprisingly) effective.

MIL-specified Trijicon VCOG (Variable Combat Optical Gunsight) made in the USA. Can double as a hammer if you need one, and works OK as an optic. Note the built-in mount.

Below: Not the left hand charge design.

The bolt carrier group, with left and right hand charge. Fast, but a bit fragile as you have to take everything out when cleaning which is a daily business in competition.

ADC Italy

You can find more race ready Italian AR15s here.

Yes, the local Pizza supplier was a bit surprised when I ordered 20 empty boxes…

Eric B
Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6x6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.

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  • RAE Industries RAE Industries on Nov 03, 2017

    Exactly ! A Ferrari AR15

  • TalbotFarwell TalbotFarwell on Nov 06, 2017

    Is it meant for the US market? I thought Italians couldn't own firearms in "military calibers", hence the historic Beretta offerings in 9x21mm and 7.65 Luger, like the 98F.

    • Chris22lr Chris22lr on Nov 06, 2017

      @TalbotFarwell ADC are available all over Europe, so Italian restrictions are not a problem on these markets. Also, if I'm not mistaken, .223 Remington is apparently "non-military-enough" in Italy (and since for CIP there's really no practical difference between .223 and 5.56, most Euro manufacturers just need to stamp a "politically correct" chambering designation on the gun to be in compliance with the law).