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Posted: 10/13/2003 10:42:27 AM EDT
ArmaLite again LEADS the way !!

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The ArmaLite® Post Post-Ban ™ Rifle Program

Fact: Unless reauthorized or replaced with a worse program, the Assault Weapon Act of 1994 will expire in September, 2004.

Possible outcomes are:

“Reauthorization,” i.e. no change in the law.
Replacement with a worse law, even to the possibility that production is halted.
Expiration of the law.
Expiration for only a short time, and then be reauthorization or worse.

The AW Ban is a cosmetic law, and we’d all like to own rifles without the blemishes that it established. If the law expires, there’s plenty of time to wait for a new rifle with “pre-ban” characteristics. If any of the other three outcomes occur, a delay could be a real mistake. The purpose of the PPB program is to prepare purchasers for any outcome.

The program offers customers a way to avoid the risk of delay, yet also have the benefits of a change in law. The opportunity is provided by the design of ArmaLite’s® 2003 rifles.

1. Beginning immediately, ArmaLite® 2003 rifles (with a pinned muzzle brake, or none installed) ship with a certificate that will provide customers a pin-on flash suppressor and installation instructions at no charge. Unless earlier legislation makes it illegal for customers to install the device, flash suppressors will ship in summer 2004 to allow time to get the rifle modified even if there’s an opportunity of only a few days.

Until the law changes, the flash suppressor will provide a reminder to every customer that it is essential to get out the vote in 2004.

2. For customers who wish to go an extra step and install a bayonet lug, ArmaLite® will continue to sell pin-on sight bases with bayonet lugs, and will provide installation instructions for gunsmiths. All ArmaLite® clamping front sight bases are easily removable, with no pin-holes in the barrel, so pin-on bases can be easily installed.

3. For customers who wish to be able to convert their rifle to a “Pre-Ban” configuration immediately upon expiration, ArmaLite® will produce and sell AR-10™ collapsing buttstocks (the AR-10™ requires a special collapsing buttstock). It is likely that prompt installation of such a buttstock will allow customers to make other changes at a more leisurely pace.

Installation of options 2 and 3 both are already available for law enforcement customers (with proper rifle markings). Civil customers must await a change in the law, and flash suppressors, bayonet lugs, and collapsing stocks will all be accompanied by clear information about the law to prevent a violation.

4. Pre-2003 rifles with pinned front sight bases or threaded-pinned-welded brakes, or customers who wish threaded brakes on 2003 models instead of pinned ones, require gunsmith or factory replacement of those parts. ArmaLite® offers the components for sale, and will perform conversions at normal shop charges.



Mark A. Westrom
President


“Don’t risk a delay… prepare for possible AW expiration today with ArmaLite®.”

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I am a ''Nationalist''. I support my country - the USA - FIRST !


Link Posted: 10/13/2003 12:14:51 PM EDT
What about us AR-180B people?
Link Posted: 10/13/2003 3:11:59 PM EDT
Thats....just plain awesome!!!
Link Posted: 10/14/2003 3:56:36 AM EDT
I hope they make a folding stock AR-180B, that would be uber!
Link Posted: 10/14/2003 6:05:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Armed_Scientist:
I hope they make a folding stock AR-180B, that would be uber!



A_S,
as much as I like the old preban AR-18's and AR-180's, the folding stock hinge was always the weak point. I'm guessing that ArmaLite will opt for the more traditional retractable stock. Here the wants/needs of the military may well be the deciding factor.

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Link Posted: 10/14/2003 5:31:36 PM EDT
Awesome company.
Link Posted: 10/15/2003 6:04:17 PM EDT
They actually did something I LIKE!!! Kudos...
Link Posted: 10/19/2003 2:19:56 AM EDT
As soona as my poor ass has some disposable income, im buying an AR10 from Armalite and an M82 from Barrett. Gotta love companies like them.
Link Posted: 10/19/2003 6:44:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TopCrest:
As soona as my poor ass has some disposable income, im buying an AR10 from Armalite and an M82 from Barrett. Gotta love companies like them.



While your taste in firearms is excellent, your "disposable income" is in mortal danger !!
Link Posted: 10/19/2003 9:08:20 AM EDT
On disposable income....NO KIDDING...I am actually thnking of skipping a semester and working double over time so that I can have the cash to make some SERIOUSLY big purchases come Sept. Even if they were to re-authorize the ban....a little extra cashola never hurts.
Link Posted: 10/19/2003 9:10:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/19/2003 9:11:30 AM EDT by desertmoon]

Originally Posted By Spade:
What about us AR-180B people?

...maybe they'll give you a metal reciever!!!!

bwaahhaahaahaahaaaaa


Oh my God, I'm killing me!!!

Guys...forgive me...I just couldn't resist!
Link Posted: 10/19/2003 9:25:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By desertmoon:
On disposable income....NO KIDDING...I am actually thnking of skipping a semester and working double over time so that I can have the cash to make some SERIOUSLY big purchases come Sept. Even if they were to re-authorize the ban....a little extra cashola never hurts.



If you possibly can, stay in school, get that diploma and have more disposable income for the rest of your life. Assuming the AWB sunsets, some current products in the planning stage reach production, I'm thinking 2005 is gonna be a helluva year for new (and expensive) goodies of the 'AR' kind !!
Link Posted: 10/19/2003 9:53:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By desertmoon:

Originally Posted By Spade:
What about us AR-180B people?

...maybe they'll give you a metal reciever!!!!

bwaahhaahaahaahaaaaa


Oh my God, I'm killing me!!!

Guys...forgive me...I just couldn't resist!




I don't want a metal lower.
Link Posted: 10/19/2003 11:09:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/19/2003 11:16:42 AM EDT by Gunbert]
Bravo Zulu to the guys at Armalite!!
Link Posted: 10/19/2003 4:31:35 PM EDT
Ah, do they have photos of this pin-on flash suppressor and sight tower?
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 10:30:26 AM EDT
ARMALITE...gotta love'em....unless your one of the crybabies who wants his returned rifle for lifetimewarranty service back 2 days after you sent it in.[>Q] AR10T..my next purchase.......I already have a armalite I delighted with.
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