What Does AR in AR15 Rifle Mean?

The AR in AR-15 Rifle stands for Armalite Rifle, not assault weapon!

ArmaLite, Inc.
ArmaLite, Inc.

Geneseo, IL – -(Ammoland.com)- Few firearm manufacturers have captured the imagination of American Shooters as thoroughly as ArmaLite arms and manufacturing.

ArmaLite first rose to prominence during the late 1950s, with a series of innovative rifles that looked unlike any produced before. Those first rifles had the designation “AR” in the model name for the the company that made them: ARMALITE.

Yeah you read that right: What does AR in Ar-15 mean? It stands for Armalite Rifle. Not assault rifle or automatic rifle, no matter what the anti gun hacks at the fake news networks tell you.

ArmaLite was first established as a Division of Fairchild Engine and Airplane Corporation on October 1, 1954. At least two years of privately funded development preceded the Fairchild supported program. The ArmaLite Division of Fairchild is the first phase of the company’s history and where it built the first AR-10 Rifles.

What Does AR in AR15 Rifle Mean? – Armalite Rifle

What Does AR in AR15 Rifle Mean?
What Does AR in AR15 Rifle Mean? Armalite Rifle

So you have been schooled. Now if anyone asks you what does AR mean, you know the truth. AR is for Armalite Rifle the first AR15 rifle.

 

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ArmaLite has one of the broadest product lines in the firearms industry. We manufacture and sell semiautomatic rifles in a variety of calibers including 5.56mm and 7.62mm, long range super-accurate bolt action rifles in calibers including .308 Winchester, .300 Winchester Magnum, .338 Lapua, and 50 BMG, and classic 9mm pistols.Visit:www.armalite.com

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    joe
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    joe

    Our forefathers didn’t know we would have computers, telephones, cell phones, telegraphs, fax machines, copy machines, Morris code, satellites and 123,000 social media twitters and facebook websites to communicate with. So you give up ALL technology and write letters (in cursive), send them by horse curriers to do ALL your communication and I’ll own only muzzle loader guns.

    Dale
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    Dale

    You lost me at “anti-gun hacks”. Inflammatory and denigrating language has no place in a policy discussion, which tells me you only talk at people, you don’t talk with them, and you certainly don’t listen to anyone who doesn’t mirror your own viewpoint back at you.

    Ken
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    Ken

    Maybe you should listen to your own rant.

    Mike lawlor
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    Mike lawlor

    Although i’m british , i’ve both used and had these weapons fired at me , so feel qualified to make a comment . People seem confused over the issue of the term ” assault ” rifle . The ARMALITE 15 is the civilian version of the M16 ( military 16 ) . The M16 has a two stage safety catch for single shot and automatic fire . The AR15 has a single stage safety catch for single shot only . Therefore the M16 is an assault weapon , whilst the AR15 is not .the original use for the M16 ,… Read more »

    Jonathan Grimm
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    Jonathan Grimm

    AR is the branding for “Armalite” not “Armalite rifle”. For example, an AR-24 is a pistol. Hope that helps.

    WS U.S. Army, Ret
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    WS U.S. Army, Ret

    Your absolutely incorrect, it does stand for Armalite Rifle, others such as Colt is a Colt 223, it is also not an assault weapon eather, only a fully automatic weapon can be properly called an assault weapon.

    Rick Uselton
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    Rick Uselton

    Look my AR was my Army Rifle. If I’m going hunting I’m going to hunt anmails . Or if I’m in the military I’m going to assault the enemy. Depending what you are going to do the AR has many venues. Just call it for what you are using it for.
    The end.

    Texas Irregular
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    Texas Irregular

    Hello? AR= America’s Rifle!

    Rick Uselton
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    Rick Uselton

    I’m a Vietnam vet ! We had Colt AR Rifles in nam.
    We always referred to our AR’s as an Assault Rifle.
    Because as of a matter of fact all of our weapons of war
    We’re assault Weapons. At that time my AR and me
    Slept together when I did sleep. The end.

    B. Turner
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    B. Turner

    I try to educate people about he AR all the time!
    I liked the article where I read thar the AR15 is the modern day musket.
    The most popular and most widely owned rifle of its time.

    Raconteur
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    Raconteur

    ‘Assault RIFLE’ is an actual military term for a select fire rifle (semi or full automatic & burst fire), firing an intermediate power round. ‘Assault WEAPON’ is a term coined by Josh Sugarmann to confuse the semi autos with full autos and he has been very successful with the help of the useful idiot press and use of the term by ignorant gun owners.

    Englebert Flaptyback
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    Englebert Flaptyback

    The gun-control crowd has run with the term, but “assault weapon” is the invention of gun marketers, wayyy back in the 1980s.

    scott
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    scott

    I would love to see more sites and or companies put up honest info. such as this. AR stands for the company
    Armalite, therefore AR, it has nothing to do with ‘Assault Rifle’. Assault rifle is a term the liberal media created to use as a scare tactic . Nothing more.

    Wes
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    Wes

    Not a good nane. Stupid pr idiot should have thought of that. I know all of you thought it stood for assault rifle until you looked it up. But it is still an assualt rifle. Not designed for target or hunting deer. It is designed as a wartime people killer designed for the military. Not for home use or defense. Facts.

    Ryan Franco
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    Ryan Franco

    It seems that what you are saying is that only military personnel should own Assault Rifles. If you live in America, you might want to reevaluate how aligned you are with the American values that have been part of this country since its inception. Many people argue that the forefathers didn’t foresee automatic weapons and assault rifles when they wrote up the second amendment. I argue that such an argument is completely irrelevant. The advancement of weaponry was only important to the forefathers as it effected the ability of the government. In lay terms, forefathers has just fled a corrupt… Read more »

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Wes, What it was designed for is immaterial. What it is used for is up to the person operating it.

    Roy D.
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    Roy D.

    Wes, sounds like you would be a real killjoy in the bedroom. But then maybe you’ve never been there.

    PEG
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    PEG

    Totall unnecessary @ken the remark to Wild Bill TOTALLY unecessary as is all this name calling. When will people learn to civillay discuss and educate each other without insults and unsubstantiated facts or claims? Show me evidence and real stats and facts and I’ll listen to whoever is talking to me. Through out bs and insults I’m going to not listen to you. I mean hide no behind the relative anonymity of a screen or in person either one!