‘AR’ Stands for ArmaLite

Some people—even some within the firearms industry and hunting and target-shooting communities—remain misinformed about AR-style modern sporting rifles, thinking that the AR prefix stands for “assault rifle” or “automatic rifle.” It means neither. The AR stands for ArmaLite, the company that in the 1950s developed this style of rifle, which eventually became both the military’s … Continue reading ‘AR’ Stands for ArmaLite