[SHOT 2022] New AR-15 Models From Anderson Manufacturing

    [SHOT 2022] New AR-15 Models From Anderson Manufacturing

    Anderson Manufacturing is a major producer of AR-15 parts and complete guns. In fact, they made 700,000 lower receivers last year alone. Several new models in their AM-15 line were on display at SHOT Show 2022. Most notably, Anderson is back in the AR pistol market. They have not produced pistols in the last few years, but their new family of AR pistols is bringing that era to an end. These 5.56 and .300 Blackout pistols are available now direct from the manufacturer. Anderson does not name their complete guns (other than a part number), so we will be referring to them by their features.

    [SHOT 2022] New AR-15 Models From Anderson Manufacturing

    AM-15 10.5″ 5.56 pistol

    This model has a traditional 10.5″ barrel with a front sight tower and standard handguard. It also includes a Magpul flip-up rear sight and SB Tactical SBA-3 stabilizing brace. MSRP will be around the $600 price point, but the street price will be closer to $500.

    [SHOT 2022] New AR-15 Models From Anderson Manufacturing

    AM-15 7.5″ 300 Blackout with Sylvan Arms folder

    [SHOT 2022] New AR-15 Models From Anderson Manufacturing

    AM-15 7.5″ .300 Blackout with Sylvan Arms folder

    This pistol pairs a Sylvan Arms folding stock adapter with a 7.5″ barrel chambered in .300 Blackout. MSRP is $775.

    [SHOT 2022] New AR-15 Models From Anderson Manufacturing

    AM-15 10.5″ 5.56 package gun

    Rounding out the AM-15 pistol line are new models packaged with Vortex Crossfire red dot sights. They have free float handguards and SBA3 stabilizing braces. These package models are available with 10.5″ barrels chambered in 5.56 or .300 Blackout. Pricing will be in the $800 range and they are available direct from Anderson Manufacturing now.

    [SHOT 2022] New AR-15 Models From Anderson Manufacturing

    AM-15 10.5″ .300 Blackout package gun

    Moving away from the AM-15 pistols, Anderson produces the AM-9 line of 9mm guns. They use Glock-pattern magazines and retail around the $600 price mark. Availability has been spotty over the last year due to a shortage of forgings, but hopefully, that situation resolves soon.

    [SHOT 2022] New AR-15 Models From Anderson Manufacturing

    AM-9 9mm pistol

    In other news, the Anderson AM-10 large frame line is undergoing a full rework. New versions will be compatible with Aero M5 parts. The new AM-10 will be “competitively priced.”¬† However, the estimated release timeframe is currently 6-8 months out, so we will have to wait for more details.

    AKA @fromtheguncounter on Instagram. Gun nerd, reloader, attorney, and mediocre hunter. Daniel can still be found on occasion behind the counter at a local gun store. When he is not shooting, he enjoys hiking, camping, and rappelling around Utah or traveling abroad.


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