[NRAAM 2022] AM10 Gen2 from Anderson Manufacturing

Austin R
by Austin R
[NRAAM 2022] AM10 Gen2 from Anderson Manufacturing

Anderson Manufacturing unveiled their new AM10 Gen2 at this year’s NRAAM. Three different variants of this new DPMS-pattern design were on display with various barrel lengths. I sat down with representatives from Anderson to go over these three new models at NRAAM 2022.

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[NRAAM 2022] AM10 G2 AR-10 from Anderson Manufacturing

[NRAAM 2022] AM10 Gen2 from Anderson Manufacturing
The newly designed Gen2 AM10 is tailor-made to accept industry-standard AR-10 components and accessories. Built around the DPMS pattern, the Gen2 AM10 comes in 16″, 18″, and full size 20″ configurations.
[NRAAM 2022] AM10 Gen2 from Anderson Manufacturing
The 16″ version is dubbed the AM-10 Battle Rifle and features an A2 birdcage flash hider, Magpul K2 pistol grip, and Magpul carbine buttstock. The 16″ barrel is tucked underneath a 15″ M-LOK handguard. All parts (minus furniture) are manufactured in-house by Anderson.
[NRAAM 2022] AM10 Gen2 from Anderson Manufacturing
In addition to the 16″ Battle Rifle, there’s an 18″ Ranger and 20″ Marksman XL with some minor tweaks made.
[NRAAM 2022] AM10 Gen2 from Anderson Manufacturing
Both the 18″ and 20″ models come with Anderson’s Knight Stalker Flash Hider equipped. All three variants come threaded with 5/8×24 muzzle devices.
[NRAAM 2022] AM10 Gen2 from Anderson Manufacturing
The lower receivers feature an oversized flared mag well for faster reloading.
[NRAAM 2022] AM10 Gen2 from Anderson Manufacturing
All three models feature an 8620 steel bolt carrier with no dust cover or forward assist. The 16″ and 18″ models have carbine length gas systems and buffers. While the 20″ version comes with a rifle-length gas system and buffer that features a fixed Magpul PRS Lite buttstock. MSRP for the Gen 2 AM10 rifles starts at $950 and the rifles are available now.
[NRAAM 2022] AM10 Gen2 from Anderson Manufacturing

Product Specs

  • WEIGHT: 8 lbs
  • LOWER RECEIVER MATERIAL: Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum
  • UPPER RECEIVER MATERIAL: Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum
  • UPPER RECEIVER FINISH: Type 3 Hard Anodized – Black
  • LOWER RECEIVER FINISH: Type 3 Hard Anodized – Black
  • TRIGGER GUARD: Closed Trigger
  • RF-85 TREATED: Non-treated
  • BOLT CARRIER FINISH: Nitride
  • BOLT CARRIER MATERIAL: 8620 Steel
  • BOLT FINISH: Nitride
  • BOLT MATERIAL: 9310 Steel
  • BARREL MATERIAL: 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium
  • BARREL LENGTH: 16″, 18″, 20″
  • BARREL FINISH: Nitride
  • BARREL CONTOUR: Government Profile
  • TWIST RATE: 1:10
  • GAS SYSTEM LENGTH: Mid Length, Rifle Length
  • GAS SYSTEM TYPE: Low Profile
  • GAS BLOCK DIAMETER: .750 inch
  • CHARGING HANDLE: Standard Charging Handle
  • HANDGUARD TYPE: M-Lok
  • HANDGUARD LENGTH: 15 inch
  • PISTOL GRIP: Magpul K2
  • THREAD PATTERN: 5/8 – 24
  • MUZZLE DEVICE: A2 Flash Hider (16″),  Knight Stalker Flash Hider (18″, 20″)
  • BUFFER TUBE: 6 Position Buffer Tube (16″, 18″),  PRS Lite (20″)
  • BUTTSTOCK: Magpul
  • PRODUCT UPC: 676351707099 (16in),  676351707082 (18in),  676351707105 (20in)
Austin R
Austin R

The author is a military contractor who enjoys conducting independent firearms research and reloading. Article inquiries and suggestions are welcome at austinjrex at gmail.com

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  • Vitor Roma Vitor Roma on Jun 01, 2022

    Carbine gas on an AR-10 is stupid. 308 has plenty of oomph to cycle well even in a rifle length port in a 16" barrel.

  • PaulWuzHere PaulWuzHere on Jun 02, 2022

    Getting affordable .308 in the hands of people with tighter budgets is fantastic. Anderson and PSA are doing good work for the market. Will be interesting to see long term reviews.

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