What the AR in AR-15 really means

Some ignorant anti-gun people seem to think the AR in AR-15 means “Assault Rifle”. Some trolls deliberately say that just to get people worked up and to waste their time.

I’d like to definitely set the issue to rest with this post. The AR in AR-15 does not mean “Assault Rifle”.

Here, for present day applications, is the definitive definition of what AR means (given appropriate legal constraints):


H/T to Phoenix‏ @Phoenix81977532.


5 thoughts on “What the AR in AR-15 really means

  1. HAHAHAHAHAHA! perfect!
    I believe it stands for Armalite Rifle, but I like your definition better.
    And when someone calls my AR an assault rifle. I tell them that’s not a very good definition because mine is much more deadly than just an “assault rifle”.

  2. That nomenclature implied double taps with a standard size mag, right?

    • I started to go there and decided against it. I’ll leave it up to your imagination for the rest of it.

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