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Talk:ArmaLite AR-18

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SAR-87, an advanced AR-18 derivative that was under development by the now-defunct Sterling Armaments of Dagenham – 5.56x45mm NATO
Sterling Armalite AR-180 – 5.56x45mm NATO
Armalite AR-18 with folded stock and high-capacity magazine – 5.56x45mm NATO
Armalite AR-16 prototype - 7.62x51mm NATO

Screen-Used Variants

A transferable fully automatic Armalite AR-18 that was used in The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day - 5.56x45mm NATO
Stunt prop of the modified Sterling Armalite AR-180 in Tomorrow Never Dies.
Folding prop of the modified Sterling Armalite AR-180 in Tomorrow Never Dies.
Folding prop of the modified Sterling Armalite AR-180 in Tomorrow Never Dies, unfolded.
Stunt prop of the modified Sterling Armalite AR-180 in Tomorrow Never Dies.


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I really want one of these rifles.-S&Wshooter 04:44, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

Sadly, the AR-180s are no longer made by Armalite as of 2009. They still sell parts on their website but no full rifles. I guess they didn't sell well. It's a shame though, they were very competitive with the Kel-tec and the Mini-14. They did have a cracking problem on the aluminum recievers though from what I hear. Hughjefender.

One of the most aesthetically pleasing rifles out there, shame they stopped making them :( --Chrausis 21:25, 4 December 2010 (UTC)

Can AR-18s accept M203 grenade launcher attachments like the M16 & M4A1?

Good news and bad news for AR-18 fans: One, some small companies still make them. Bad news, the only ones that are made in large enough numbers are made by Vulcan Arms. Vulcan's track record is not so stellar from what I hear. They also reuse parts from FAL kits for them too, so it looks weird as hell. I can't remember the other small shops that make them. As for mounting a grenade launcher, I'm not sure. I wrote a story at one point where one of the characters uses a AR-18 with a GP-30 mounted, but that's just creative license. Hughjefender

Here's the thing. I read several articles all of which had less than glowing reviews of this weapon. Aesthetically pleasing or not the receiver cracking "problem" was not easily overcome and, as one article mentioned, the AR-18s wound up collecting dust in several arms rooms of various SWAT teams. --Charon68 14:37, 1 April 2012 (CDT)

I shot an AR-180 years ago, and I walked away feeling somewhat underwhelmed, considering the number of people who claim that the U.S. military should have adopted this instead of the AR-15/M16 (the 1986 Gun Digest actually had an article penned by Jack Lewis where he made this argument). It has terrible ergonomics (the charging handle feels extremely clunky to operate, plus it's bad for right-handed shooters), and I remember hating the feel of the hand guard (it's square, so it doesn't conform to one's hand very well). I would rather shoot an AR-15 any day. I realize that the AR-18 is a more naturally reliable platform than the AR-15, and that almost every Western service rifle made since 1970 is influenced by its gas piston operation, but those characteristics do not by themselves make for a superior rifle. -MT2008 19:54, 1 April 2012 (CDT)

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