ARMALITE AR-180
ARMALITE AR-180
ARMALITE AR-180

SKU 223066

used

Used Price

$3,000.99 In stock

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Seller Description

ArmaLite responded to the lack of military sales for the AR-18 by introducing a semi-auto-only variant of the AR-18—the AR-180 in 1969. Looking back and analyzing the facts at hand, this seemed a sound idea with great potential due to little competition in the civilian market for “black rifles,” especially one priced as competitively as the AR-180. Furthermore, Colt had its hands full with producing M16s, with little time to consider introducing the AR to the civilian market. ArmaLite was trying to offer a reasonably priced military-style semi-automatic rifle variant. Indeed, they were ahead of their time in the 1970s. We take such models for granted today without a second thought because of the number of ARs/AKs/G3s/FN-FALs we have on the market.

The AR-180 weighs in slightly over 6 pounds and measures 38 inches long. The AR-180’s 18-inch barrel features a 1-in-12-inch twist rate, as found on the original M16. The 55-grain .223 bullets were the norm, with no thought given to the heavier .223 bullets common today. The AR-180 has a true 5.56mm chamber, enabling it to fire both 5.56mm and .223 Remington loads. The AR-180 takes a magazine very similar to the AR-15, though with the magazine catch slot located on the right side. This is a different spot than typical AR-15 magazines with a magazine catch on the left side.

Manufacturer: Armalite - Model: AR-180 - Barrel Length: 18 inch - Caliber: 5.56mm NATO (.223 Rem.)

FIREARM ONLY. NO CASE/BOX. (1) 30 RD MAGAZINE INCLUDED. PRICE FIRM.

UPC ECOM00223066
Caliber 5.56MM
Finish BLACK
Capacity 30 ROUNDS
Weight NOT SPECIFIED
Action SEMI AUTO
Frame Material NOT SPECIFIED
Slide Material NOT SPECIFIED
Barrel Length 18 BARREL
Receiver Material NOT SPECIFIED
Receiver Finish NOT SPECIFIED
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