AR18

Why was it not as popular as the AR15?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it is

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    because

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    because the 15 is superior for everything but suppressed SBR

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The recoil hurts my shoulder.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      If your ass can take a dick, your shoulder can take the kick. Now get back to it soldier!

  5. 1 month ago
    BigC

    basically every semi auto rifle that isn't an AR15 or AK is based off the ar18
    sadly the ar18 itself isn't that popular, it will make a come back some day, especially with how popular retro shit is getting

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I’m sorry but what you refer to as an “AR-18 clone” is actually a m1 carbine clone, a rifle invented almost 30 years prior. You see, the m1 carbine uses a short-stroke (or gas tappet as it was called at the time) system to operate a rotating bolt in a semi-automatic rifle. This rifle began development in 1938 at the Winchester Repeating Arms company at the request of the US ordnance department for a small, light rifle that can be used by support troops. David “carbine” Williams (inventor of the gas tappet) often gets all the credit for the invention of this rifle, but he was actually a pretty big detriment to the project as he often threw fits and refused to work if he didn’t get his way. We should give our thanks to the whole team that invented this weapon, and all of the derivatives that it resulted in! If you would like to know more about this great weapon the book series “War Baby!” by Larry L. Ruth is a great resource, although it is a little pricey.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        M1 uses a tappet like the AUG and SCAR. Both of which are not AR-18s I agree. Most modern mislabeled AR-18 copies are actually G36 clones which use the SVT style piston.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        [...]
        >ak is based off of M1
        >everything not based off ar15 is based on the M1
        >everything is an ar 18/M1
        Well, except roller delayed stuff but then again 'no one copies the french and the french copy no one'

        M1 uses a tappet like the AUG and SCAR. Both of which are not AR-18s I agree. Most modern mislabeled AR-18 copies are actually G36 clones which use the SVT style piston.

        I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you're referring to as an AR-18, is in fact, an M1-Carbine clone, or as I've recently taken to calling it the the Winchester Repeating Arms plus M1

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I’m sorry but what you refer to as an “AR-18 clone” is actually a m1 carbine clone, a rifle invented almost 30 years prior. You see, the m1 carbine uses a short-stroke (or gas tappet as it was called at the time) system to operate a rotating bolt in a semi-automatic rifle. This rifle began development in 1938 at the Winchester Repeating Arms company at the request of the US ordnance department for a small, light rifle that can be used by support troops. David “carbine” Williams (inventor of the gas tappet) often gets all the credit for the invention of this rifle, but he was actually a pretty big detriment to the project as he often threw fits and refused to work if he didn’t get his way. We should give our thanks to the whole team that invented this weapon, and all of the derivatives that it resulted in! If you would like to know more about this great weapon the book series “War Baby!” by Larry L. Ruth is a great resource, although it is a little pricey.

      >ak is based off of M1
      >everything not based off ar15 is based on the M1
      >everything is an ar 18/M1
      Well, except roller delayed stuff but then again 'no one copies the french and the french copy no one'

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        roller delay is German, though

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          *Spanish

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Late to the party. By the time it hit the scene, people who wanted a 5.56 had either already bought what they were going to get, or were only going to buy domestic. Factually and by design, the AR15 is a nicer gun, so its not like those who had the AR15 were going to downgrade to an AR18 for the sake of a folding stock.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      > Factually and by design, the AR15 is a nicer gun, so its not like those who had the AR15 were going to downgrade to an AR18 for the sake of a folding stock.
      Holy fucking retard

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    because the buffer tube makes a difference.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Cheap weapon which army didn't want in the end, thinking it would cause more trouble in the wrong hand, and intentionally downgraded the mags and mag wells.
    this cheap stamped sheet metal is gospel to many moron allies trying to design their own. If you squint like them, all their short stroke piston(perhaps long stroke as well) and boxy stamped receiver 556 rifles looks familiar. FNC picks up where armalite left off.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Did other countries buy them?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Japan HOWA got directly licensed to manufacture and later made type 89, while Singapore made SAR80 with sterling's help, who got license.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Why was it not as popular as the AR15?

    It was designed to be the poorfag option.
    A bit like the MP5 vs UMP.
    What happened is that everyone and their dog copied the AR-18 action for their own service rifles from the 80s onwards, but the AR-18 itself was left to rot.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    because nobody made a cheap version. if PSA started pumping out $500 ar-18's people would buy them.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's IS the cheap version and the OP didn't ask why they aren't popular now

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The AR-18 is an ugly rifle.

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