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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.
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WARNING! This product contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information: www.p65warnings.ca.gov
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