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A look at the AR-180.An early competitor of the AR-15 which is made and operates much like an AK-47 AR-180.comhttp://www.ar-180.com AR15 Buyers Guidehttp://AR15buyersguide.com Another video review by:http://www.GunWebsites.com Read our Gun Websites Blog;http://gunwebsites.blogspot.com Chat with us at GunChat.nethttp://www.gunchat.net/chat Gun Websites on Facebook;http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gun-Web… Gun Websites on Twitter:http://twitter.com/GunWebsites
5.56x45 mm NATO (M193) Action: Gas operated, rotating bolt Overall length: 940 mm (738 mm with folded
stock) Barrel length: 464 mm Weigth: 3.09 kg with empty 20 rds magazine,
3.317 rg with loaded 20 rds magazine Magazine capacity: 20, 30 or 40 rds
was designed by Armalite company, USA, in 1963,
as a competitor to M16.
AR-18 had stamped "folding" receiver,
and gas drive with gas piston, which is more reliable
than direct gas system of M16, especially in adverse
conditions (proven many times by AK-47). The lack
of the recoil damper enabled implementation of
the side-folding buttstock. The charging handle
is located on the bolt carrier, at the right side
of the weapon.
AR-18 was select-fire weapon, while AR-180 was
semi-auto "civilian" variation.
Initially manufactured in USA by Armalite, later
license to this design was sold to HOWA company
of Japan and to Sterling company, Great Britain.
Total of no more than 20.000 AR-18s and AR-180s
Many refer the AR-18 as exellent gun, and it's
failure had the roots in the political situation
- at that time (1960s-1970s) USA and USSR gave
aqay millions of M16s and AK-47 to everyone who
claimed to be "friendly" to one or another
country, so there were almost no place for AR-18.
As of note, AR-18 was quite polular among terrorists
from IRA, who gawe to the rifle the name "Widowmaker".
According to the latest press-releases, Armalite
is going to re-iccarnate AR-180. It will be (probably)
called AR-180B, and will not be similar to original
Ar-180. Instead, they (Armalite) are going to
install new upper receiver with AR-180 style bolt/bolt
carrier and gas system assemblies atop of the
lower receiver of the new design, with magazine
weil and trigger group being similar to tohose
from Armalite's M15 rifle (their own variant of
AR15). This will give to the new rifle partial
parts interchangeability with other AR-15 style
rifles, as well as ability to use ALL M16/AR15
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