The AR-15 comes in many sizes and has many options, depending on the manufacturer. The part shown bottom center is the lower receiver with pistol grip and trigger assembly.
|Place of origin||United States|
|Designer||Eugene Stoner, Jim Sullivan, Bob Fremont|
|Manufacturer||ArmaLite, Colt, Bushmaster, Rock River Arms, Stag Arms, DPMS Panther Arms, Smith & Wesson, Ruger, Anderson, Daniels Defense, CMMG, Olympic Arms, DSArms, Palmetto State Armory, Spike's Tactical, and others.|
|Weight||2.27 kg–3.9 kg (5.5–8.5 lb)|
|Barrel length||* 24 inches (610 mm)
|Cartridge||5.56×45mm NATO and others; see list of AR platform calibers|
|Action||Direct impingement or Gas Piston / Via a Rotating bolt|
|Rate of fire||Depends on operator's speed when pulling trigger.|
|Muzzle velocity||975 m/s (3,200 ft/s)|
|Effective range||400–600 m (avg 547 yd)|
|Feed system||Various STANAG magazines. 5–100-round capacity|
|Sights||Adjustable front and rear iron sights|
The AR-15 is a semi-automatic rifle made by ArmaLite in 1958 by Eugene Stoner. It was used in the Vietnam War, and today is a civilian version of the M-16. The AR-15 is a lightweight, intermediate cartridge magazine-fed, air-cooled rifle with a rotating lock bolt, actuated by direct impingement gas operation or long/short stroke piston operation. It has been produced in many different versions, including numerous semi-automatic and select fire variants. It is manufactured with extensive use of aluminum alloys and synthetic materials.
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