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.
Country of Origin: USA
Products: Assault Rifles, Civilian Rifles, Sniper Rifles, Pistols
|AR-7||.22 LR||8, 10, 15, 25, 50||1959 - Present|
|AR-10||7.62x51mm NATO||20||1956 - Present||Numerous|
|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|
|AR-17||12 Gauge||2||1964 - 1965|