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ArmaLite was founded in the mid-fifties by George Sullivan. Its most well-known product is the AR-15 rifle designed by Eugene Stoner, though ArmaLite sold the AR-15 design to Colt due to financial difficulties, making Colt the primary producer of AR-15 derivative rifles, and the creator of the M16 rifle adopted by the US military.

In the early 1960s, the AR-18 was introduced, as ArmaLite's answer to the AR-15, however it failed to supersede the Colt rifles.

ArmaLite ceased all operations in the early 1980s, however it was successfully resurrected in 1996 by businessman Mark Westrom, who re-launched the company as ArmaLite, Inc. New types of weapons were also introduced, including large-caliber bolt-action sniper rifles and self-loading pistols. In 2013, ArmaLite, Inc was sold to Strategic Armory Corps, who also own McMillian Firearms.


Founded: 1954 (Fairchild-ArmaLite), 1996 (ArmaLite, Inc.)

Country of Origin: USA

Products: Assault Rifles, Civilian Rifles, Sniper Rifles, Pistols



Weapon Caliber(s) Capacity Produced Variants Image
AR-7 .22 LR 8, 10, 15, 25, 50 1959 - Present Arma7.jpg
AR-10 7.62x51mm NATO 20 1956 - Present Numerous Ar10-1.jpg
AR-15 .223 Remington 20 ArmaLite AR-15.jpg
AR-16 7.62x51mm NATO 20 Ar16gc3.jpg
AR-18 5.56x45mm NATO 20 (old variants)
any STANAG magazine
1963 - 1968 AR-180
AR-50 .50 BMG Single-Shot 1999 - Present AR-50A1 ArmaliteAR-50.jpg


Weapon Caliber(s) Capacity Produced Variants Image
AR-17 12 Gauge 2 1964 - 1965 Armalite AR-17.jpg

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